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BIS adds 70+ entities to Entity List, including many in China

On 18 December 2020, BIS added over 70 entities to the Entity List, including Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) of China. Most of these entities are subject to a...


U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Turkish Presidency of Defense Industries

The State Department announced the imposition of sanctions on the Republic of Turkey’s Presidency of Defense Industries (“SSB”), and four related Turkish individuals under ...

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President issues executive order eliminating Hong Kong's preferential treatment International Trade Alert

On 14 July, the same day the president signed into law the Hong Kong Autonomy Act (the act), President Trump issued the Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization (the EO) directing federal ...

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President Trump expands temporary suspension to include certain non-immigrant visa categories and extend the period of suspension for entry with certain immigrant visas Immigration Alert

On 22 June President Trump signed the Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak.

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USTR investigates digital services taxes in nine more countries and the European Union, as multilateral efforts falter International Trade Alert

On 2 June the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it is launching investigations under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 into digital services taxes...


Pay up: CFIUS imposes filing fees effective 1 May

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Interim Rule establishing filing fees for joint voluntary notices submitted to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States goes ...

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FEMA releases exceptions to rule prohibiting exports of PPE – exports to Canada and Mexico are excluded and other important exclusions apply International Trade Alert

On 17 April the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released significant exceptions (effective Friday 17 April, but to be published on 21 April) to FEMA's temporary final rule...

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President Trump orders Chinese company to divest its ownership of U.S. hotel management software company

On 6 March 2020, President Trump issued an order (the Order) forcing Beijing Shiji Information Technology Co., Ltd., organized in China, and its subsidiary Shiji (Hong Kong) Ltd., organized ...

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BIS revises Country Group designations for Russia and Yemen, imposing additional licensing requirements and removing availability of certain license exceptions International Trade Alert

On 24 February 2020 the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce published a final rule amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and imposing...

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