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On January 22, 2024, the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia announced an additional round of coordinated sanctions designations of individuals, entities, and aircraft linked to Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (“PIJ”). This coordinated action builds on recent joint US-UK and unilateral US designations. Our prior blog post on the October 18, 2023 US designations is available here. US Sanctions On January 22, 2024, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”)…

On 30 November 2023, the Defence Trade Controls Amendment Bill 2023 (Bill) was introduced into the Australian federal parliament, proposing amendments to the Defence Trade Control Act 2012 (Cth) (DTC Act). The Bill has been sent to a Parliamentary Committee for review with the Committee’s report due in April 2024. Some proposed changes implement Australia’s commitments under the AUKUS agreement, by removing the need to obtain a permit for supply of most controlled items from…

On 25 October 2023, the Australian Government published two new designations (see here and here) (Designations) introducing new goods export sanctions for Russia and specified regions of Ukraine (being the Crimea, Sevastopol, Donetsk and Luhansk regions). Under the Designations, the following goods have been designated as “export sanctioned goods”: inter changeable tools for hand tools or machine-tools (for example, for pressing, stamping, punching, tapping, threading, drilling, boring, broaching, milling, turning or screw driving), including dies…