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Eunkyung Kim Shin

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On March 29, 2024, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) released an interim final rule, effective April 4, 2024 (“April 2024 IFR”) to correct inadvertent errors made in prior semiconductor-related rules in the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) and further clarify such rules. The April 2024 IFR clarifies the (1) “Implementation of Additional Export Controls: Certain Advanced Computing Items; Supercomputer and Semiconductor End Use; Updates and Corrections” (88 FR 73458, October…

On March 6, 2024, the US Department of Justice (“DOJ”), Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”), and Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) jointly issued a compliance note titled “Tri-Seal Compliance Note: Obligations of foreign-based persons to comply with US sanctions and export control laws” (“Tri-Seal Compliance Note”). This note highlights longstanding US sanctions and export controls that apply to non-US companies and individuals as well as the…

On January 26, 2024, the US Departments of State, Treasury, Commerce, Homeland Security, and Labor, and the Office of the US Trade Representative published a Supplemental Business Advisory (“Supplemental Advisory”) intended to highlight additional high-risk sectors and activities and update guidance for individuals, businesses, financial institutions, and other persons (e.g., investors, consultants, non-governmental organizations, due diligence service providers) regarding continued risks of doing business in Myanmar/Burma. The Supplementary Advisory incorporates significant sanctions developments against Myanmar…

On December 11, 2023, the US Departments of Commerce, the Treasury, Justice, State, and Homeland Security issued a “Quint-Seal” Compliance Note titled Know Your Cargo: Reinforcing Best Practices to Ensure the Safe and Compliant Transport of Goods in Maritime and Other Forms of Transportation (“Note”). The Note is directed at the maritime and other transportation industries—including transportation companies, maintenance companies, insurance providers, financial institutions, and “other entities involved in funding and facilitating the transport of…