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The UK Department for International Trade has recently published guidance on how the UK will transpose and implement the EU Blocking Regulation (Council Regulation (EC) 2271/96) post-Brexit. The EU Blocking Regulation seeks to counter the extra-territorial impact of certain US sanctions (the “proscribed US sanctions”), currently in respect of Iran and Cuba (please see our previous blog post on updates of the EU Blocking Regulation in respect of Iran here). During the transition period, the…

The Department for International Trade has revealed in a notice to exporters that HMRC has received settlements totalling £700,368.01 for export control violations between March and September 2020.Fines of up to £211,250 were issued to exporters across 19 settlement actions for unlicensed exports of dual use goods, military goods and related activity controlled by the Export Control Order 2008. This is the highest annual total for export control fines to date.HMRC has a discretionary power…

On 11 November 2020, the UK Government introduced a new bill that would significantly expand its powers to review transactions on national security grounds, in line with global trends of increasing regulatory scrutiny of incoming foreign investments. Join us on Wednesday 2nd December 14:00 – 15:00 (GMT) where our panel of experts will discuss everything you need to know about the newly proposed UK Foreign Investment rules, including: Criteria for a mandatory national security…

Want to find out more? Read the full version of this update on our free global Foreign Investment and National Security blog at https://foreigninvestment.bakermckenzie.com Mandatory, CFIUS-style screening system in place for transactions in 17 industry sectors On 11 November 2020, the UK Government introduced the long-anticipated National Security & Investment Bill before Parliament. The new law will significantly expand the Government’s existing powers to review the national security implications of transactions and has been timed…