Publications

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State Department signals increased focus on surveillance technology and human rights abuses

On 4 September 2019 the U.S. State Department issued "Draft 'U.S. Government Guidance for the Export of Hardware, Software and Technology with Surveillance Capabilities and/or...

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U.S. imposes additional sanctions on Russia under Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act

On 2 August the United States announced that it will impose a second round of sanctions on Russia pursuant to the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 ...

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Proposed additions of chemical families to Schedule 1 of Chemical Weapons Convention and BIS requests for comments from chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies

On 14 August 2019 the U.S. Department of Commerce published a proposed change to the list of "Schedule 1" chemicals in the "Annex on Chemicals" to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).

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U.S. moves towards (but stops short of) complete embargo on Venezuela

On 5 August 2019 the Trump administration issued Executive Order 13884 (the executive order) imposing sweeping sanctions against the government of Venezuela, including its agencies and...

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OFAC update: Final interim rule amending the reporting, procedures, and penalties regulations (RPPR) and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) disclosures

On 20 June 2019 the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a final interim rule (effective on 21 June 2019) amending its reporting, procedures, and...

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U.S. Sanctions regulator outlines expectations for Global Sanctions Compliance: impact on Private Equity

On 2 May 2019, the U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC"), the agency responsible for enforcing economic sanctions, published "A Framework for OFAC Compliance...

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Trump administration further tightens U.S. travel restrictions to Cuba

On 4 June 2019 the Trump administration implemented certain regulatory changes first announced on 17 April 2019 by National Security Advisor Ambassador John Bolton in a foreign policy...

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OFAC outlines expectations for global sanctions compliance

On 2 May 2019 the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued "A Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments" (the framework), which outlines five...

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U.S. policy reversal allows suits in U.S. courts and visa denials, for “trafficking” in confiscated property in Cuba

Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996 (Helms-Burton) allows U.S. persons to bring an action in U.S. federal court to seek damages for...

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