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On September 15, 2022, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued (i) two new Determinations under Executive Order (“EO”) 14024; (ii) two new Russia-related General Licenses (“GLs”); (iii) seven new Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) and (iv) five amended FAQs. A press release was issued in tandem with these actions. New Determinations under EO 14024 The new Determination Pursuant to Section 1(a)(i) of Executive Order 14024 expands authorities for the…

On September 9, 2022, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published an interim final rule (the “2022 IFR”) revising the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) to authorize the release of certain technology and software in the context of “standards-related activity” involving entities listed on the Entity List. Comments on the impact of this action on participation in “standards-related activity” must be submitted to BIS no later than November 8, 2022. By…

On August 2, 2022, the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) updated its list of aircraft that have flown into Russia or Belarus in apparent violation of the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) (the “List”) by adding 25 foreign-produced aircraft. These aircraft were identified by BIS as subject to the EAR because they incorporate controlled US-origin content exceeding applicable de minimis amounts (i.e., greater than 25% by value) and having apparently violated the…

On July 14, 2022, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) reissued three Russia-related General Licenses (“GLs”) and issued one new one. OFAC also amended FAQs 967, 1,039, and 1,040, with changes mostly relating to updates made within the GLs. OFAC also issued a new fact sheet on “Russia Sanctions and Agricultural Trade.” GL 6B was amended to broaden the scope of authorized activities in three ways: (i) to broaden…