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On June 15, 2020, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published an interim final rule (“Interim Final Rule”) effective on June 18, 2020 to authorize the limited release of certain items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) to Huawei and its affiliates listed on the BIS Entity List (“Huawei Listed Entities”) in the context of international efforts to develop technical standards for 5G and other new technologies. In a…

Baker McKenzie has launched the new COVID-19 Product Import/Export Review (“COVID-19 PIER”), a multijurisdictional tracker that will help companies stay on top of export restrictions and import measures related to products in actual or feared short supply during the pandemic. As companies seek to protect their personnel and reopen safely, they may find it challenging to navigate a complex and rapidly changing global patchwork of export and import measures relating to personal protective equipment, other…

On May 14, 2020, the US Department of State, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), and the US Coast Guard issued guidance to the private sector aimed at preventing deceptive shipping practices used in sanctions evasion, smuggling, facilitation of terrorism, and other criminal activity (the “Advisory”).  The Advisory focuses on tactics recently used by malign actors to evade sanctions and sets out a non-exhaustive list of best practices companies…

On April 17, 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) filed a notification of exemptions (the “FEMA Notification”) in the Public Inspection List that identifies 10 exemptions from the temporary final rule published on April 10, 2020 (the “FEMA Rule”), which restricts the export from the United States of certain personal protective equipment (“PPE Products”) used in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the FEMA Notification will not be published in the Federal Register until Tuesday,…