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For the second week of our Annual Compliance Conference, we discussed key trade compliance issues impacting our clients globally. Specifically, we discussed the trade policy response of the US, EU and U.K. to ever increasing geopolitical disruption, global strategies for handling sanctions regulators and enforcement, and key global sanctions and export controls developments. Trade policy response to geopolitical disruption – China and beyond Tuesday 7 May SPEAKERS: Tristan Grimmer (Partner, London), Sylwia Lis (Partner, Washington…

On Monday 11 March, the UK Export Control Joint Unit (the “ECJU”) announced amendments to its Export Control Order 2008 (the “2008 Order”) and Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 (the “Retained Dual-Use Regulation”), pursuant to the Export Control (Amendment) Regulations 2024 (the “Regulations”). The Regulations will come into force on 1 April 2024 and will amend Schedules 2 and 3 of the 2008 Order, as well as Annex I of the Retained Dual-Use Regulation. Amendments…

As part of the EU’s 12th package of sanctions against Russia, adopted on 19 December 2023 (see our previous blog post here), the EU introduced a requirement under Article 12g of Regulation 833/2014 which requires EU exporters to include wording in certain goods contracts prohibiting the re-export of the goods to Russia and providing for “adequate remedies” in the event of a breach, in order to combat the circumvention of EU export bans and more…

On 14 December 2023, the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (“OFSI”) published its 2022-2023 annual review (see here). The review summarises OFSI’s activities over the 2022-2023 financial year and looks ahead at trends and OFSI’s priorities for the next year. Russia Sanctions The report has a particular focus on the UK’s expanded Russia sanctions regime, stating that by 31 March 2023, “130 oligarchs and family members” who had a combined net worth of around £145…