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On January 17, 2023, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) amended (i) certain Russia-related General Licenses (“GLs”) and (ii) four Russia-related Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”). Amended General Licenses Amended GLs include the following: GL 6C, “Transactions Related to Agricultural Commodities, Medicine, Medical Devices, Replacement Parts and Components, or Software Updates, the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic, or Clinical Trials,” replaces and supersedes GL 6B (see previous blog post here)…

On December 30, 2022, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued “Preliminary Guidance on Implementation of the Price Cap Policy for Petroleum Products of Russian origin” to explain how OFAC will implement a ban on the provision of services related to the maritime transportation of Russian-origin petroleum products (“Petroleum Products Guidance”). The petroleum products ban builds on a similar ban related to maritime transportation of Russian-origin crude oil that…

On December 5, 2022, the US Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) issued the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) Compliance Program Guidelines (“ITAR Guidelines”). The ITAR Guidelines set out DDTC’s expectations for an effective ITAR Compliance Program (“ICP”) and an introduction to controls contained in the Arms Export Control Act and ITAR. More specifically, the ITAR Guidelines outline key elements of an effective ICP, and identify suggestions, common compliance pitfalls, and/or…

In keeping with tradition, we are pleased to invite you to our annual Global Year-End Review of Import/Export & Trade Compliance Developments. This year, we are excited to provide a virtual offering available to all our clients and friends worldwide, plus an in-person reception and networking event for local attendees! The conference will be comprised of 75 minute virtual sessions over the course of three days. Please join us on November 15, 16 and 17 for any or all sessions. The in-person reception…