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Russia Sanctions:  The UK designated 63 individuals this week, including several war correspondents embedded with Russian forces in Ukraine that work at Channel One, a major state-owned media outlet in Russia.  The UK also designated one entity, Evraz PLC, a UK-incorporated holding company of a multinational steel manufacturing and mining company group.  Additionally, the

Russia Sanctions:  There were limited developments this week.  There has been speculation that the EU would release its sixth round of sanctions against Russia, but no updates have been reported thus far.  The new package of sanctions is still expected soon.  The U.S. and UK also did not expand their list of designations this

Russia Sanctions:  Last Friday, the U.S. (BIS) added a number of entities to the Entity List citing their support of the Russian and Belarusian militaries.  Over the April 1 weekend, the world began to learn of the atrocities in Bucha.  The U.S., UK, and EU have since responded with a number of new sanctions

Russia Sanctions:  As the war enters its fifth week, the U.S. and UK continue to expand the restrictions and add to the list of designated individuals and entities.  Relative to sanctions and other prohibitions previously announced, there were few developments over the past week, but additional targeted sanctions may be forthcoming should the Russian

Russia Sanctions:  The U.S., EU, and UK continue to apply pressure on Russia through new sanctions on oligarchs and politicians and restrictions on exports.  A number of other countries have implemented similar measures and continue to widen the scope of such prohibitions as the invasion continues.  On a more limited scale, Belarus has also

Comment Period for UFLPA Opens on January 24

As an update to our Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA”) post, the public comment period will open on Monday, January 24, 2022.  A Federal Register Notice will be published on Monday and the 45-day comment period will end on March 10, 2022.  The UFLPA was

Thea Rozman Kendler and Matthew Axelrod joined the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) as Assistant Secretaries of Commerce. Both were nominated by President Biden and confirmed by the Senate.

Under the Export Control Reform Act, 50 U.S.C. §4852(a), the President must appoint two Assistant Secretaries of Commerce to assist the

This is an update to our December 22, 2021 post on the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.

On December 23, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA). This action by President Biden comes a week after the law passed both chambers of Congress. After stalling in the Senate

On April 19, 2021, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued Belarus General License 2H (“GL 2H”) revoking General License 2G (“GL 2G”), which was due to expire on April 25, 2021.

For more than five years, OFAC regularly extended GL 2 G, and earlier versions of it, authorizing U.S. person activity with the

On April 8, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a final rule that added the following seven Chinese entities to the Entity List:

  • National Supercomputing Center Jinan
  • National Supercomputing Center Shenzhen
  • National Supercomputing Center Wuxi
  • National Supercomputer Center Zhengzhou
  • Shanghai High-Performance Integrated Circuit Design Center
  • Sunway Microelectronics
  • Tianjin Phytium Information Technology

The entities