U.S. Government Agencies Update Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory

The U.S. Departments of State, Treasury, Commerce, Homeland Security, Labor and USTR urges businesses, individuals, investors, consultants, labor brokers, academic institutions, and research service providers to be aware of the significant reputational, economic, and legal risks of their involvement with operations, supply chains.

U.S. Export and Sanctions Update

The following provides an update on recent significant developments affecting the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the U.S. embargoes and sanctions programs.

Commerce Department Adds 77 Individuals and Companies to the Entity List

On December 18, 2020, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) announced that it was adding 77 individuals and companies from various countries to the Entity List. The BIS explained that these parties were added to the Entity List because they have ties to China’s military, support China’s militarization of the South China Sea, are involved in human rights violations, have stolen U.S. technologies or trade secrets, and/or have committed U.S. export violations. The new controls on these entities took effect on December 18th. The Entity List can

The Fundamentals of U.S. Country of Origin and Marking Rules

Live Webinar Sponsored by: Lorman Education Services Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET Please join Peggy Chaplin Louie, Senior Attorney with Miller Proctor Law PLLC, for a live webinar sponsored by Lorman Education Services on January 13, 2021 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET. Articles that are imported into the United States are required by law to be marked to reflect their countries of origin. The failure to properly mark and declare the correct country of origin can result

Did You Miss These Recent Significant Export and Sanctions Regulatory Developments?

The following provides a snapshot of recent regulatory export and sanctions developments in case you happened to miss these key news items: OFAC Sanctions Key Players in Iran’s Oil Sector On October 26, 2020, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added several individuals, entities and vessels to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List, including Iran’s Ministry of Petroleum, the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), and the National Iranian Tanker Company, for operating in Iran’s oil sector and supporting the Islamic Revolutionary Guard in violation of the U.S. economic sanctions. OFAC also added several people to the SDN list for their involvement in sales of Iranian gasoline to the Government of Venezuela. U.S. persons are prohibited from dealing, directly or indirectly, with SDNs without prior OFAC authorization. OFAC Prohibits Remittance-Related Activities Involving Entities on the Cuba Restricted List On October 23, 2020, OFAC amended the Cuban Assets Control