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On June 12, 2024, the US Departments of Treasury and Commerce issued new sanctions and export controls in response to Russia’s continued war in Ukraine. Below we outline key categories of these new and expanded trade measures designed to restrict the flow of support to the Russian military-industrial base. New Sanctions Restrictions The new sanctions issued by the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) are directed at Russia’s foundational financial infrastructure…

The US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) announced that it is issuing a new License Exception MED that in many cases will eliminate BIS licensing requirements for EAR99 medical devices shipped to and within Russia, Belarus, Crimea, Donetsk People’s Republic (“DNR”), and Luhansk People’s Republic (“LNR”). License Exception MED will go into effect on Monday, April 29. License Exception MED will authorize the export, reexport, and in-country transfer of EAR99 medical devices…

What happened? On January 17, 2024, the US State Department (“State”) announced the designation of Ansarallah, commonly known as the Houthis, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (“SDGT”) pursuant to Executive Order 13224. The designation will be effective on February 16, 2024, at which time the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) will add Ansarallah to the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (“SDN List”). In other words, the designation…

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…