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Significant new sanctions and export control measures by the US government against Russia

On May 19, 2023, the US Department of Treasury, State, and Commerce imposed the most significant tranche of sanctions and export control measures in several months. The measures included...


U.S. Commerce Department: failure to report export control violation is aggravating factor

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) clarified its policy regarding voluntary self-disclosures and enforcement actions on April...


US export controls compliance while avoiding immigration-related discrimination: DOJ issues guidance

On Tuesday April 18, 2023, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) issued additional guidance regarding compliance...


U.S. expands the use of export controls to target human rights abuses worldwide

In 2021, the Export Controls and Human Rights Initiative (“ECHRI”) was launched at the first Summit for Democracy as part of the Presidential Initiative for Democratic ...


Significant new U.S., UK and EU measures mark anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

On 24 February 2023, the U.S. intensified its sanctions on Russia and released new trade control measures targeting key sectors, evasion efforts, and military supplies. Taken together, the...


Disruptive Technology Strike Force to enforce U.S. laws protecting advanced technologies

On February 16, 2023, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the creation of a joint Disruptive Technology Strike Force (Strike Force). The...


Aerospace & Defense Insights | DDTC outlines expectations for global compliance

Through Aerospace & Defense Insights, we share with you the top legal and political issues affecting the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry. Our A&D industry team monitors the ...


U.S. implements new export controls on toxins, plant pathogens and biological equipment

The United States Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security has issued regulations to amend the Export Administration Regulations to implement changes to controls of...

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