Russia Sanctions: The U.S. today designated two key supporters of an extremist group called the Russian Imperial Movement (“RIM”) under the Specially Designated Global Terrorist program.  OFAC explained that “RIM and its supporters continue to exacerbate Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine through their fundraising efforts.”  

The UK designated 12 individuals and entities under

On June 13, 2022, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued CBP Publication No. 1793-0522, its UFLPA Operational Guidance for Importers (Operational Guidance). The Operational Guidance was issued by CBP to assist the trade community with its preparation for the UFLPA rebuttable presumption, which is set to go into effect next week on June

Please join us for a Crowell & Moring webinar where attorneys will examine the myriad of challenges that companies face when balancing efforts to comply with the export regulations of both the United States and China. We will delve into both nations’ export control regulations and provide observations on areas to watch over the next

In ruling N326004 (June 3, 2022), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the country of origin and tariff classification of a motorcycle. The merchandise was identified as the XR-150L Series Motorcycle, which has a gas-powered engine with a displacement of 149.16 cubic capacity (cc). The motorcycle’s manufacturing and processing operations take place in Mexico, which

Sixth Round of EU Sanctions

As previewed in last week’s weekly highlights, the EU published a new round of sanctions on June 3, 2022, which includes a wide range of new restrictions.  Key provisions are summarized below.

The EU now prohibits the purchase, import, or transfer of Russian-origin crude oil and certain petroleum products.  Although

With just over two weeks until the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) goes into effect on June 21, 2022, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued very minimal guidance to the importing community on how it will enforce the legislation. In webinars and meetings conducted by CBP last week, CBP stated that it

In ruling NY N324883 (April 15, 2022), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the tariff classification of a wireless intercom headset system from China. The item, referred to as the “Solidcom C1 full-duplex wireless intercom headset system,” is compromised of up to 8 wireless headsets and a HUB station. The audio communication between the headsets

Russia Sanctions:  The EU and UK each made several amendments regarding previously-designated individuals and entities.  The amendments included corrections to names and dates of birth.

General Licenses:  The U.S. made two announcements related to general licenses (“GLs”).  The U.S. announced that it will not renew GL 9C.  The specific provisions that expired are:

On May 23rd, President Biden, accompanied by Japanese Prime Minister Kishida and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, formally unveiled the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF). The agreement is significant as the participating economies represent over 40% of global gross domestic product, and include five countries not included in the original Trans-Pacific

Russia Sanctions:  This week the UK designated 12 individuals and three Russian airlines, JSC Rossiya Airlines, JSC Ural Airlines, and PJSC Aeroflot.  The individuals include: (i) the chair of the board of directors of Russia’s National Media Group; (ii) a member of the board of directors of JSC SOGAZ (an EU- and UK-designated entity)