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In a new rule announced on January 23, 2024, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) has (i) expanded the scope of the Russian and Belarusian Industry Sector Sanctions under the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”); (ii) revised restrictions aimed at preventing Iran from supplying unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAVs”) (i.e., drones) to Russia; (iii) expanding the scope of items for which there is no de minimis level of certain US-origin items incorporated…

On December 22, 2023, the Biden Administration issued a new Executive Order (“EO”) “Taking Additional Steps with Respect to the Russian Federation’s Harmful Activities” (the “December 22 EO”) amending EO 14024 of April 15, 2021 (“Blocking Property With Respect To Specified Harmful Foreign Activities of the Government of the Russian Federation”) and EO 14068 of March 11, 2022 (“Prohibiting Certain Imports, Exports, and New Investment With Respect to Continued Russian Federation Aggression”). According to a…

On December 7, 2023, the United States Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued three new rules as a broad effort to ease export control requirements under the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) for key allied and partner countries. These rules were enacted in order to reduce the licensing requirement to export, reexport, and transfer US goods, software, and technology to and between allies and partners of the United States. The new rules are…

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…