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On November 12, 2021, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) sanctioned four entities and two individuals pursuant to Executive Order 14046, “Imposing Sanctions on Certain Persons With Respect to the Humanitarian and Human Rights Crisis in Ethiopia” (“EO 14046“). These designations are in response to the growing humanitarian and human rights crisis and expanding military conflict in Ethiopia. Our previous blog post on the issuance of EO 14046 can…

On November 1, 2021, the US Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) issued a final rule amending entries for Ethiopia and Eritrea in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”). These changes supplement the sanctions imposed on both countries under Executive Order 14046, “Imposing Sanctions on Certain Persons With Respect to the Humanitarian and Human Rights Crisis in Ethiopia,” which was signed by President Biden in September 2021. Our previous blog post…

On October 22, 2021, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published a Proposed Rule to outline potential changes it is considering making to the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) in an effort to clarify and expand the restrictions on the availability of License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization (“STA”) for the export, reexport, and in-country transfer of certain items. BIS is seeking public comments on these proposed changes by December 6, 2021. In a…

Baker McKenzie’s Global Supply Chain Compliance Blog published “Commerce Department Issues Notice of Request for Public Comments on Risks in the Semiconductor Supply Chain and Announces Virtual Forum on Risks in the ICT Supply Chain,” which can be viewed here.