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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...


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...


BIS continues to expand export controls on Russia and Belarus and adds 71 entities to the Entity List

On 2 June 2022, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued two final rules, effective on the same day, that revised the Export...


U.S. Department of Commerce solicits public comments on digital asset technologies framework

The U.S. Department of Commerce is seeking comments from the public to inform its development of a framework for enhancing U.S. competitiveness in and leveraging digital asset technologies. ...


OFAC authorizes transactions in listed sectors in connection with non-regime held areas of Syria

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued General License (“GL”) No. 22 on May 12, 2022, authorizing transactions that are ordinarily incident and...

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