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On May 17, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control announced the first significant amendments to its Burmese Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 537, since February 2013.
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The U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced sanctions against 77 entities and individuals associated with the Waked Money Laundering Organization...
Jones Day
On May 11, 2016, Congress passed the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016.
Mayer Brown
OFAC's actions significantly reduce the scope of US sanctions that have discouraged and impeded US business dealings with Burma.
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A US court of appeals on 5 April 2016 set aside a US federal judge's decision to reject a settlement between the Department of Justice and Fokker Services BV.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Congress and the president just closed a loophole in a customs law that will make it easier for any party to petition U.S. Customs and Border Protection successfully to detain, seize and forfeit imported merchandise shown to have been produced by convict, forced or indentured labor.
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On May 5, 2016, the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced sanctions against 77 entities and individuals associated with the Waked Money Laundering Organization.
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Although the United States, the European Union and the United Nations lifted a number of sanctions targeting Iran on 16 January 2016 in accordance with the terms of the recent Iran nuclear deal.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On May 3, French fashion house Chanel hosted the first international fashion show in Cuba since the 1959 communist revolution. The Resort 2017 show was held open-air in Paseo del Prado, one of the city's central streets.
Mayer Brown
On May 10, 2016, the US Senate passed legislation restarting the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) process.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On April 21, OFAC announced updates to its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to Cuba.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On April 15, Adam Szubin, OFAC Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, spoke at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) on key lessons learned from U.S. sanctions programs.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On March 24, OFAC issued General License I authorizing U.S. persons to engage in certain transactions ordinarily incident to the negotiation of, and entry into, contingent contracts for licensable activities...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On April 4, the DOJ announced that Steven Lim, a citizen of Singapore, had been extradited from Indonesia to the United States in connection with criminal sanctions violations.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
In overruling the district court, the panel held that the "Judiciary generally lacks the authority to second-guess those Executive determinations, much less to impose its own charging preferences."
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Many companies across the world, both small and large, have decided to enter the U.S. market
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
DOJ Civil Rights Division issued a letter highlighting the risk of discrimination claims when employers request citizenship or national origin information from applicants and employees to comply with U.S. export control laws.
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As Colombia moves toward a peace agreement with FARC rebels and works to accomplish reforms necessary for OECD accession, the nation stands poised at the threshold of significant growth and transformation.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On April 15, 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued the Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations...
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On April 21, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) updated its Frequently Asked Questions Related to Cuba and this Alert highlights key aspects of this guidance.
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