State Department

Dirty Tricks and Sneaky Tactics: U.S. Issues Advisory on Sanctions Risks Involving North Korea

by Melissa Proctor • July 24, 2018

[July 23, 2018)] On July 23, 2018, the U.S. Departments of State, Treasury and Homeland Security issued an advisory that warns companies of the tactics used by North Korea to evade U.S. and United Nations economic sanctions. Today’s advisory does not impose any new sanctions on North Korea. Rather, the sanctions on North Korea remain […]


U.S. State Department Increases Maximum Civil Penalty Amounts

by Melissa Proctor • January 10, 2018

As of January 3, 2018, the maximum civil penalty amounts that may be assessed by the U.S. State Department for violations of certain laws and regulations have been adjusted upwards for inflation per the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended. What does this mean for U.S. companies? Briefly, violations of the Arms […]