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BIS targets companies involved in Chinese military research and development activities

The U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security has added seven Chinese entities to the Entity List. This rule is effective 8 April 2021.

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U.S. broadens sanctions on Russia in connection with poisoning and imprisonment of Alexei Navalny

Over the course of the past few weeks, the U.S. Government has taken several actions against the Russian government in connection with the poisoning of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny....

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U.S. Commerce Department announces additional export controls on Burma

On 4 March 2021, the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced that it would impose additional export controls measures on Burma, adding to measures...

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UK sanctions three Myanmar military officers for serious human rights violations

Following the military coup on 1 February 2021 and subsequent human rights violations, the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office added three Myanmar military officers to the UK...

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U.S. imposes new sanctions and export controls on Burma

On 11 February 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 14014 "Blocking Property with Respect to Burma" (EO), which authorizes the imposition of sanctions on specific persons...

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Commerce restricts certain transactions involving Information Communications Technology and Services
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On 19 January 2021, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) issued an interim final rule addressing national security concerns related to the Information and Communications Technology...

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Bill Banning Imports from Xinjiang re-introduced in Senate with significant changes
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On 27 January 2021, days after the United States government labelled the human rights abuses in Xinjiang as genocide, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) reintroduced the Uyghur Forced Labor...

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BIS issues new rule restricting transactions involving military-intelligence end uses and end users

On 15 January 2021, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an interim final rule imposing new restrictions requiring licenses for transactions involving exports, reexports, or...

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EO prohibits U.S. persons from engaging in certain transactions involving eight Chinese apps

On 5 January 2021, President Donald Trump issued Executive Order (EO) 13971 on "Addressing the Threat Posed By Applications and Other Software Developed or Controlled By Chinese...

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