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On June 14, 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) announced new exemptions from a temporary final rule placing export restrictions on certain types of medical supplies and personal protection equipment products (“PPE Products”) used in response to the COVID-19 global health pandemic. The new exemptions include industrial N95 respirators, PPE surgical masks, and specific syringes and needles. The temporary final rule is set to expire on June 30, 2021. FEMA first imposed export restrictions…

Today, Baker McKenzie’s Global Supply Chain Compliance Blog published the blog “The White House Announces Key Findings from 100-Day Reviews Under ‘America’s Supply Chains’ Executive Order and Takes Actions Intended to Ensure Supply Chain Resilience.”  The post examines a set of reports published by the White House following a 100-day review of four key supply chains: semiconductor manufacturing and advanced packaging; large capacity batteries, including electric vehicle batteries; critical minerals and materials; and pharmaceuticals and…

In brief On 17 May 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued an additional round of sanctions pursuant to Executive Order 14014 “Blocking Property with Respect to the Situation in Burma” (“EO 14014”). It designates and adds the State Administrative Council (“SAC”), four individual members of the SAC, seven SAC-appointed ministers, the SAC-appointed governor of the Central Bank of Myanmar (“CBM”), the SAC-appointed chairman of the Union Election…

On March 18, 2021, the US State Department (“State”) published in a Federal Register notice that formally outlines the various US export controls targeting Russia that will be strengthened pursuant to the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 (“CBW Act”) as a result of State’s determination that the Russian Government had used a chemical weapon against its own nationals in violation of international law. These measures were previously announced by…