Author

Alison J. Stafford Powell

Browsing

On May 28, 2024, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (“CACR”) and issued new and updated frequently asked questions (“FAQs”) to further implement a policy originally announced by the Biden Administration on May 16, 2022 to increase support for the Cuban people and private sector entrepreneurs. The CACR has been revised as follows: Clarification and Expansion of Authorized Internet-Based Services and Software: The authorization for…

The Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued an interim final rule (“IFR”), effective on April 19, 2024, amending the Export Administrations Regulations (“EAR”) to ease most licensing restrictions on exports/reexports to and within Australia and the UK of items subject to the EAR. This is a key change in that export licensing requirements under the EAR for Australia and the UK are now largely similar to those for Canada. The driver for this was…

To offer a consolidated faculty of speakers across the globe that will deliver cutting-edge insights and guidance virtually on key global compliance, investigations and ethics trends, our Annual Mid-Year Trade Compliance sessions are now part of our Annual Compliance Conference that will be taking place virtually from 30 April – 6 June this year (with a vacation break during the week commencing 27 May). With 14 virtual sessions across five weeks, we want to…

On April 24, 2024, President Biden signed into law a national security package (H.R. 815) that includes the 21st Century Peace through Strength Act, the fourth pillar of a broader foreign aid package to assist Israel, Ukraine, and the Indo-Pacific. The law contains numerous sanctions and trade-related provisions. In this blog post, we are summarizing the provisions that are most relevant to multinational companies seeking to comply with applicable trade rules and mitigate risks, which…