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Kerry B. Contini

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On July 17, 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) published a request for comments on the letter of attestation process in connection with the export restrictions on certain personal protection equipment (“PPE”). These restrictions were imposed earlier this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our previous blog posts on the FEMA restrictions and their exemptions can be found here and here. FEMA requires that exporters submit a letter of attestation via a document…

On June 15, 2020, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published an interim final rule (“Interim Final Rule”) effective on June 18, 2020 to authorize the limited release of certain items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) to Huawei and its affiliates listed on the BIS Entity List (“Huawei Listed Entities”) in the context of international efforts to develop technical standards for 5G and other new technologies. In a…

Baker McKenzie has launched the new COVID-19 Product Import/Export Review (“COVID-19 PIER”), a multijurisdictional tracker that will help companies stay on top of export restrictions and import measures related to products in actual or feared short supply during the pandemic. As companies seek to protect their personnel and reopen safely, they may find it challenging to navigate a complex and rapidly changing global patchwork of export and import measures relating to personal protective equipment, other…

On May 14, 2020, the US Department of State, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), and the US Coast Guard issued guidance to the private sector aimed at preventing deceptive shipping practices used in sanctions evasion, smuggling, facilitation of terrorism, and other criminal activity (the “Advisory”).  The Advisory focuses on tactics recently used by malign actors to evade sanctions and sets out a non-exhaustive list of best practices companies…