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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 December 2023, the UK Government updated its Notice to Importers (see here), published a new General Trade Licence (see here) and updated its guidance (see here) in relation to the UK’s iron and steel sanctions targeting Russia. As noted in our previous blog in April 2023, the UK introduced sanctions imposing a prohibition on the import of iron and steel products where the metal originated in Russia but was processed in a…

On October 31, 2023, the US, UK, and Canadian governments imposed further coordinated sanctions against Myanmar (Burma) through designations of individuals and entities associated with Myanmar’s military regime and a US prohibition on the provision of financial services to Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (“MOGE”). The measures aim to prevent the Burmese military from obtaining access to arms and other supplies and are part of an effort to unify sanctions measures on Myanmar across the…

On 20 June 2023, the UK enacted additional amendments to The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (“Russia Regulations”) through The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2023 (the “Amendment”). The Amendment makes two principal changes to the Russia Regulations by: expanding the “purpose” for which the Russia Regulations are imposed to include the promotion of compensation payment for damage, loss or injury suffered by Ukraine; and expanding the definition of “non-government controlled…