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OFAC Sanctions Russians for Election Interference and Malicious Cyberattacks

Posted in Economic Sanctions, Export Controls
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated several Russian individuals and entities as Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs) pursuant to the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017 (CAATSA) and a cyber-related Executive Order. The new sanctions are retaliation for Russia’s interference in the most recent presidential election as well… Continue Reading

USTR Releases Reports Identifying Problematic Trade Practices by Chinese and Russian Governments

Posted in Trade Agreement Compliance, World Trade Organization
On January 19, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released its annual reports on China’s and Russia’s compliance with their World Trade Organization (WTO) obligations. These reports highlight areas in which these countries continue to pursue policies that run afoul of global trade rules. In its reports, USTR concluded that both “China and Russia have… Continue Reading

President Releases National Security Strategy

Posted in Trade Negotiations, Trade Policy, Trade Remedies
On Monday, the President released the Administration’s National Security Strategy.  Organized into four pillars – the protection of the American public, the promotion of American prosperity, the preservation of peace, and the advancement of American influence – the National Security Strategy reflects the Administration’s goals to “revitalize the American economy, rebuild {the} military, defend {the… Continue Reading

Easing Sanctions Against Russia? Congress Says Not So Fast, Mr. President

Posted in Economic Sanctions
Despite early rumors that President Trump would lift the Obama Administration’s economic sanctions against Russia, it might not be so quick or so easy, if Congress has its way.  Two pieces of legislation have been introduced in Congress, the first aimed at inhibiting the President’s ability to ease the current Russian sanctions regime and the… Continue Reading

The Outlook For Sanctions and Export Controls in the Next Administration

Posted in Economic Sanctions, Export Controls
With the presidential election fast approaching, businesses may be wondering what the next administration is likely to do with respect to sanctions and export controls. If Secretary Clinton is elected, the most likely path is a continuation in general of the current policies. If Donald Trump is elected, the prospects are much less clear. And… Continue Reading

Opportunity for Comment: Effects of BIS’s Foreign Policy-Based Export Controls

Posted in BIS, Export Controls
The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has published its annual notice soliciting comments on the effects of the foreign policy-based controls contained in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (Effects of Foreign Policy-Based Export Controls, 79 Fed. Reg. 52,630 (Dep’t Commerce Sept. 4, 2014)). BIS is collecting these comments as part a… Continue Reading
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