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Global Trade & Sanctions Law Blog

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Status of the Iran Nuclear Deal and New Sanctions Designations

Iran - January 12 2018 Today, President Trump issued a statement on the status of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“Iran nuclear deal”) and the Office of Foreign…

U.S. Targets Human Rights Abusers and Corrupt Actors Worldwide - Key Takeaways from the Potent New Sanctions

USA - January 10 2018 On December 20, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13818 (the “E.O.”) implementing provisions of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights…

Update on US Investigation of China’s IP Practices

USA - January 8 2018 Further to our alert published on November 13, 2017 regarding whether acts, policies, and practices (“APPs”) of China related to transfer of…

Large Whistleblower Award to Non U.S. Person- Lessons for Anti-Corruption Compliance Programs

USA - December 13 2017 On December 5, 2017 the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) awarded more than $4.1 million to a whistleblower for alerting the SEC to a…

CBP Takes Measures to Enforce Ban on Imports Made With Forced Labor and Sanctions for Forced North Korean Labor in Supply Chains

USA - December 4 2017 On November 22, 2017, Apple, Inc. (“Apple”) released a statement confirming reports that its major supplier in China, Foxconn Technology Group…

Three Key Aspects of the Proposed Reform to the CFIUS Process

USA - November 18 2017 On November 8, 2017, members of the U.S. House and Senate introduced companion legislation that would update the Committee on Foreign Investment in…

Reaching for a Rarely Used Tool to Probe China IP Practices

China, USA - November 14 2017 During his visit to China, President Trump raised concerns about the trade deficit between the United States and China as well as China’s trade…

Evolving U.S. and UN Sanctions Against North Korea

North Korea, USA - November 13 2017 Following President Trump’s trip to Asia, sanctions policies for North Korea continue to evolve. The U.S. government has strengthened sanctions…

U.S. Government Agencies Publish Changes to Cuba Sanctions Program Pursuant to President Trump’s Policy Announcement

Cuba, USA - November 8 2017 On November 8, 2017, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) and the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and…

BIS Clarifies Use of License Exceptions GOV and STA

USA - November 7 2017 On November 1, 2017, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) introduced clarifications to the Export Administrative…