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Export authorizations pertaining to U.S. Government: Current scope and historical perspective

The International Traffic in Arms Regulations, administered by the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, and the Export Administration Regulations,...


OFAC releases new guidance on the price cap policy for crude oil of Russian Federation origin

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control published a Determination pursuant to Executive Order 14071 that implements the price cap policy for crude oil...


FinCEN analysis of BSA filings in 2021 reveals increased number and severity of ransomware attacks

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s most recent financial trend analysis report on ransomware-related Bank Secrecy Act filings for 2021 reveals an increased number of...


U.S. Government seeks to restrict biotechnology cooperation with China

The United States government is increasingly scrutinizing U.S. industry’s reliance on China for biotechnology research and development and manufacturing, and is taking steps to expand ...


BIS imposes significant new export controls on China regarding semiconductors and supercomputers

The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security has issued an interim final rule to deny China’s access to certain semiconductor and advanced computing technology...


Recent CFIUS developments: Annual Report for 2021 & new executive order

This alert discusses two major updates related to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS,” or the “Committee”) in the past several weeks....


Just launched: Doing business in the United States 2022

The U.S. is one of the easiest jurisdictions in the world in which to do business. Regulatory barriers are generally low, establishing a branch or business entity is quick and easy, labor...


OFAC issues guidance on implementation of G7 price cap on Russian crude oil and petroleum products

On 9 September 2022, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published “Preliminary Guidance on Implementation of a Maritime Services...


U.S. prohibits imports of Russian gold and imposes new sanctions in latest measures against Russia

The U.S. Government has imposed additional punitive measures against Russia in response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine. The new measures include a prohibition on imports of...

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