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Kerry B. Contini

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On August 9, 2021, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada significantly escalated sanctions against Belarus in a multilateral effort to put pressure on the current Lukashenko regime. These sanctions were announced on the first anniversary of the fraudulent elections held in Belarus on August 9, 2020 and follow a series of previous measures against Belarus, including most recently the coordinated measures between the UK, US, Canada and the EU in June (see our…

On June 17, 2021, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued three pandemic-related general licenses (“GLs”) authorizing certain transactions and activities through June 16, 2022, involving Syria, Venezuela, Iran, or certain blocked entities in these countries. The new GLs are Syria General License No. 21, Venezuela General License No. 39, and Iran General License N,  and they authorize certain transactions and activities related to the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of COVID-19…

Today, Baker McKenzie’s Global Supply Chain Compliance Blog published the blog “The White House Announces Key Findings from 100-Day Reviews Under ‘America’s Supply Chains’ Executive Order and Takes Actions Intended to Ensure Supply Chain Resilience.”  The post examines a set of reports published by the White House following a 100-day review of four key supply chains: semiconductor manufacturing and advanced packaging; large capacity batteries, including electric vehicle batteries; critical minerals and materials; and pharmaceuticals and…