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On June 27, 2022, President Biden and the other G7 leaders issued a statement on support for Ukraine (“G7 Statement”), in which they vowed to sustain and intensify their coordinated sanctions measures in response to Russia’s war of aggression. The corresponding White House Announcement outlines the actions the Biden Administration planned to take in coordination with the G7, including additional sanctions measures. The following day, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”)…

On May 26, 2022, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued a final rule (the “Final Rule”) updating the scope of License Exceptions Authorized Cybersecurity Exports (“ACE”) and Encryption Commodities, Software, and Technology (“ENC”) related to cybersecurity items in response to public comments on the interim final rule related to cybersecurity items published on October 21, 2021. The interim final rule established a new control on certain cybersecurity items for…

On April 29, 2022 the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) announced the publication of a Final Rule that reissued and renamed the Ukraine-/Russia-Related Sanctions Regulations (“Reissued Regulations”) and updates to related public guidance. Found at 31 C.F.R. Part 589, the Reissued Regulations took effect on May 2 and have been expanded to include a more comprehensive set of regulations, including additional interpretive and definitional guidance, general licenses, and other regulatory…

On February 2, 2022, the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued seven new Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) (FAQs 957 through 963) and on February 25, 2022, issued General License 20, “Authorizing Transactions Involving Afghanistan or Governing Institutions in Afghanistan” (“GL 20”) to expand authorizations for commercial and financial transactions in Afghanistan and seven new FAQs (FAQs 991 through 997). OFAC also made updates to FAQs to account for the new…