National Security Counsel

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Kay C. Georgi, Marwa M. Hassoun*, Sylvia G. Costelloe, Sisi Liu
Well, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) waited until the summer was over, but timing may be the best part of the new export controls on Russia and Belarus (the “Rule”). Understanding the new Rule and how the old regulations have been amended is a bear.
Jeffrey E. Rummel
The Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act requires the Commission to publish and maintain a list of communications equipment and services that pose an unacceptable risk to national security or the security and safety of US persons The FCC added equipment and services from three entities.
David R. Hanke, Eitan Berkowitz, Derek Ha
Longstanding concerns on Capitol Hill about certain “outbound” activities conducted by U.S. companies and investors, particularly in the technology sector, both in China as well as outside of China with a China nexus, have given rise to significant legislative developments this year.  
David R. Hamill, Leah Scarpelli, Nancy A. Noonan, Angela M. Santos, Diana Quaia
US Government agencies have announced concurrent reviews of the Section 301 and Section 232 tariffs, which may result in changes to the current tariff rates and product lists in the coming months. At the end of this report is a chart specifying the periods and deadlines this spring and summer.
Kay C. Georgi, Matthew Tuchband, Sylvia G. Costelloe
On May 8, 2022 (aka Mother’s Day), the Biden Administration announced yet another series of export controls and sanctions measures intended to ratchet up the costs on Russia’s economy and limit its ability to continue its war in Ukraine. 
Kay C. Georgi, Marwa M. Hassoun*, Matthew Tuchband, Sylvia G. Costelloe
On Friday, April 8, 2022, the US Government added two more weapons to its artillery of actions against Russia and Belarus.
Matthew Tuchband
On Wednesday, April 6, 2022, the U.S. Government, in concert with the G7 and European Union, took significant additional sanctions actions against Russia “to impose severe and immediate economic costs on the Putin regime for its atrocities in Ukraine, including in Bucha.”
David R. Hanke
Last week, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) each held a hearing on the US Intelligence Community’s (IC) 2022 Annual Threat Assessment, a mandatory annual report prepared by the various US intelligence agencies.
Kay C. Georgi, Marwa M. Hassoun*, Angela M. Santos, Matthew Tuchband, Sylvia G. Costelloe, Christine E. Hintze
On March 11, 2022, the President issued Executive Order 14068 (EO 14068) Prohibiting Certain Imports, Exports, and New Investment with Respect to Continued Russian Federation Aggression.
Kay C. Georgi, Marwa M. Hassoun*, Matthew Tuchband, Sylvia G. Costelloe
In a coordinated effort, on March 2, 2022, the White House announced another round of broad trade controls and sanctions against Russia and now Belarus in response to Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine.
Matthew Tuchband, Marwa M. Hassoun*, Sylvia G. Costelloe
On February 25 and 28, 2022, the US Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued its fifth and sixth actions against Russia.
Kay C. Georgi, Marwa M. Hassoun*, Matthew Tuchband, Sylvia G. Costelloe
Our National Security team has an overview of the new US export controls on Russia and the new US sanctions on Russia and Belarus.
Jeffrey E. Rummel
Inter-Agency Spectrum Coordination Initiative will assist frequency requests of defense contractors in support of military priorities 
Kay C. Georgi, Marwa M. Hassoun*, Matthew Tuchband
Responding to the Russian announcement recognizing the independence of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) regions of Ukraine, President Biden signed Executive Order 14065 (the EO) on February 21, 2022, which went into effect immediately.
Angela M. Santos, Robert E. Shervette, IV, Christine E. Hintze
An overhaul of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) will occur in early 2022 to align with the World Customs Organization (WCO) Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) updates scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2022.
Sarah B. “Cissy” Jackson, Travis L. Mullaney, Kevin R. Pinkney
On November 17, 2021, the Department of Defense (DoD) published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking in connection with announced changes to the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) for the defense industrial base, styled “CMMC 2.0.” 
D. Jacques Smith, Michael F. Dearington
The Department of Justice recently announced a new initiative that aims to hold government contractors accountable when they fail to meet required cybersecurity standards. 
John P. Zaimes, Natalie C. Kreeger
On October 7, 2021, Governor Newsom signed the Silenced No More Act (SB-331), which expands existing restrictions on the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in settlement agreements based on claims of workplace discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.  
Valerie C. Samuels, Lauren C. Schaefer
On October 13, 2021, the EEOC once again issued updated FAQs concerning the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, among others, to issues arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
David R. Hanke, Marwa M. Hassoun*, Kay C. Georgi
In late September, the Biden Administration took a variety of actions to address the ongoing global semiconductor shortage and the various supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Matthew Tuchband, Kay C. Georgi
On September 2, 2021, OFAC published an update to their October 2020 Ransomware Advisory. We reported on the original Ransomware Advisory in our alert on October 8, 2020, OFAC's New Ransomware Advisory.
Kay C. Georgi, Marwa M. Hassoun*
On September 7, 2021, three former U.S. Intelligence Community and military personnel (Defendants) entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Department of Justice, National Security Division.
Berin S. Romagnolo, Nancy A. Noonan
Certain foreign entrepreneurs can now enter the US under the re-launched International Entrepreneur Rule to pursue and build new business opportunities in the United States.
Angela M. Santos, Marwa M. Hassoun*, Yun Gao
Withhold release order was issued that will prohibit imports of products produced in whole or part from silica produced by Hoshine Silicon Industry Co., Ltd. and its subsidiaries. This company has been linked to the largest global solar producers.
Berin S. Romagnolo, Nancy A. Noonan
Due to COVID-19, the interview waiver process has been implemented more broadly at consular posts around the world and the requirements to qualify have been expanded.