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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…

Last week, the G7 foreign ministers met on the island of Capri in Italy, which is currently serving in the role of the G7 Presidency. As one of the only law firms with offices and sanctions experts in every G7 country, we watched the meeting with great interest to see how the G7 will be approaching sanctions in the near future. We wanted to flag two quick takeaways from the statements coming out of the…

On March 31, 2023, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (“METI”) initiated a public comment procedure for the Draft Amendment to Ministerial Ordinance and the Draft Amendment to Circular that is intended to impose new export control requirements on certain sensitive semiconductor manufacturing equipment from Japan. The public comment period is from March 31st, 2023 to April 29, 2023. Anyone can submit a comment through either (i) the Japanese government’s website, (ii) email,…

On May 1, 2022, the amendment to the Ministerial Ordinance for Exporter Standards and relevant administrative notices (the “Amendment”) came into force. Upon enforcement of the Amendments, so-called “Deemed Exports” will be interpreted in a more restrictive manner than previously. Although export licenses were not required for the provision of technology information between Japan residents, pursuant to the Amendment, if certain conditions are met, such provision may be regarded as a “Deemed Export” and subject…