As the U.S. government continues to ratchet up sanctions in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, public reporting suggests there may be a new target in the sites of U.S. sanctions authorities: Kaspersky Labs (Kaspersky), the popular Russian cybersecurity and antivirus company. Any sanctions imposed by the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets

On January 12, 2022 the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a federal register notice delaying the effective date of new controls on cybersecurity items and an accompanying new license exception. The rules are now set to take effect on March 7, 2022.

The new controls were published in an 

On March 23, 2021, CIT Judge M. Miller Baker ruled largely in favor of Plaintiff’s motion for judgment on the agency record regarding concerns that labor cost data was compromised by forced labor. The Plaintiff, New American Keg, a domestic manufacturer that called on the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) to investigate keg imports in

On April 8, 2021, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-Idaho) introduced the Strategic Competition Act of 2021. The bipartisan proposal will be raised for consideration by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a legislative business meeting on April 14. In addition to addressing forced labor, forced sterilization,

Last year saw a marked uptick in unfair import investigations at the International Trade Commission (ITC), with an especially strong close to the year: eight new complaints in December alone brought the year’s total to 62 new complaints to the Commission, well above the ten-year average of 49. Complaints alleging trade secret misappropriation rose particularly,

On May 12, 2020, the China State Tariff Commission of the State Council issued a new round of tariff exemptions on China’s Batch 2 of $60 billion worth of US imports. China implemented retaliatory tariffs following the Trump administration’s imposition of Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imported goods. This is the second instance of exclusions

Mar.27.2020

As a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, restaurants may have food on hand that they can no longer use to prepare food for patrons. Similarly, food manufacturers may have inventory labeled for use in restaurants that is no longer in demand by the restaurant industry. To encourage the further distribution of this food during

U.S. Iran Sanctions – All clear or are you confused about The EU Blocking Regulation?

Worried about orders to go to high risk or dangerous areas such as Yemen, Libya, West Africa or Venezuela?

Crowell & Moring Partner Michelle Linderman and Stephen Askins, Tatham Macinnes LLP, will look at the practical, legal and insurance implications

Issues First Final Determination of Evasion against a U.S. Importer

On August 14, CBP issued its first final determination in an Enforce and Protect Act of 2015 (EAPA) investigation, finding substantial evidence that wire hangers were imported through evasion. The agency determined the hangers were transshipped by Eastern Trading NY Inc. (Eastern Trading) from China