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Stopping Just Short of the Kitchen Sink, USG Requires Licenses for Exports of Entire HTS Chapters to Russia
During the G7 meeting in Japan on May 19, 2023, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published two new rules aimed at further restricting Russia’s ability to obtain items needed to support its war efforts against Ukraine.
On Friday, February 24, 2023, on the one-year anniversary of Russia’s further invasion into Ukraine, President Biden, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) and the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) imposed duties relating to Russia.
On Friday, February 24, the one-year anniversary of Russia’s further invasion into Ukraine, President Biden, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the US Department of State, and the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) imposed new sanctions.
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On October 28, 2022, the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry (BIS) issued FAQs on the new semiconductor regulations. The FAQs are short and relatively clear (thank you!) even if they were released on a Friday afternoon.
FCC Commissioner Carr Voices Support for Legislation That Would Identify Links Between Licensees and Authoritarian Regimes
The “Foreign Adversary Communications Transparency Act” (FACT Act), introduced by Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY), would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to publish a list of every entity that both holds an FCC license or authorization.
Knowing who owns legal entities is essential to stopping terrorism, money laundering, and other sophisticated criminal enterprises. For entities formed in the United States there has never been a requirement to disclose ownership. But that’s about to change.
US Drops New Export Controls on the Chinese Semiconductor, Advanced Computing, and Supercomputer Industries
On Friday, October 7, 2022, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) released an interim final rule containing an enormous set of export controls that will likely damage the Chinese semiconductor, advanced computing, and supercomputer industries.
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.
As US-China Rivalry Intensifies, Congress Pushes to Further Decouple – Outbound Screening and the NCCDA
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.
Former US Senator and ArentFox Schiff Counsel, Doug Jones, will deliver a keynote at Democracy's Last Line of Defense for The National Judicial College.
Mother’s Day Sanctions: United States Bans Accounting, Management & Other Services to Russia, Demands More Export Licenses
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.
Attorney-Client Privilege Issues: Three Ways Companies Can Shield Privileged Communications From Their Directors
Directors owe fiduciary duties to the company. To make informed decisions and satisfy those fiduciary duties, directors generally have broad access to the company’s books and records, with a few exceptions.
Headlines that Matter for Companies and Executives in Regulated Industries
On Friday, April 8, 2022, the US Government added two more weapons to its artillery of actions against Russia and Belarus.
Biden Administration Rolls Out New Tranche of Sanctions on Russia Blocking Major Russian Banks and Elites and Prohibiting New Investment
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.”
US Threat Assessment: China and Russia Remain Priority, While Emerging Technology and Global Health Security Gain in Importance
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.
US Blocks More Russian Elites, Imposes Import Restrictions on Energy & More, Adds Export Controls on Luxury Goods
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.
Join ArentFox Schiff's Matthew Tuchband and Marwa Hassoun as they discuss new Russian sanctions and export controls.
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.
OFAC Latest Steps: Blocking Putin and Senior Officers, Further Targeting Sovereign Russian Financial Entities, and Publishing Implementing Regulations
On February 25 and 28, 2022, the US Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued its fifth and sixth actions against Russia.
Our National Security team has an overview of the new US export controls on Russia and the new US sanctions on Russia and Belarus.
Inter-Agency Spectrum Coordination Initiative will assist frequency requests of defense contractors in support of military priorities
US Imposes Territorial Sanctions on Ukrainian Breakaway Republics & Broader Russia Based Sanctions: What You Need to Know
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.
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