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FTC Settles Case For $25 Million With Dietary Supplement Sellers Over Cognitive Claims
Last month, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") settled charges against 12 companies who deceptively marketed "cognitive improvement" supplements by using sham news websites
United States
21 Jun 2019
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iSpring Water Settles Case With FTC For "Made In The USA" Claims
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") announced that it reached a settlement with iSpring Water Systems
United States
20 Jun 2019
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International Trade Commission, Meet Buckman
Bexis vividly remembers how he first learned of 21 U.S.C. §337(a).
United States
13 Jun 2019
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The FTC Takes A Bite Out Of Free Trials And Incentivized Reviews
This month, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") announced a settlement with San Francisco-based food delivery service UrthBox, Inc.
United States
15 May 2019
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The United States Prohibits Most Transactions With Venezuela's PDVSA
On Monday January 28, following statements made by Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin regarding the United States' effort to "[hold] accountable those responsible for Venezuela's rapid decline,"
United States
6 Feb 2019
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OFAC Announces Its Intention To Remove Sanctions On Rusal
Specifically, Mr Deripaska has agreed to reduce his ownership in EN+ from 70 percent to 44.95 percent.
United States
24 Jan 2019
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Released CFIUS Annual Report Shows Heightened Scrutiny
CFIUS recently published a summary of their 2015 CFIUS Annual Report to Congress. CFIUS is charged with reviewing foreign investments and advising the President on appropriate actions...
United States
18 Oct 2017
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U.S. To Terminate Vast Majority Of Economic Sanctions On Sudan
Following a 16-month diplomatic effort, on October 6, 2017, the U.S. government announced that it will terminate the vast majority of economic sanctions against Sudan.
United States
9 Oct 2017
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U.S. Designates New Individuals And Entities For Iran-Related Sanctions
As every individual and entity concerned was also made the subject of secondary sanctions, the crucial effect is that both U.S. and non-U.S. companies and individuals can be penalized and sanctioned for dealing with the designated parties.
Worldwide
15 Feb 2017
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Drastic Changes to Sudan Sanctions with New OFAC General License
Before President Obama's exit from The White House, he removed most of the sanctions in place against Sudan.
United States
21 Jan 2017
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OFAC Issues New General License to Significantly Lift Sudan Sanctions
On January 13, 2017, President Obama made sweeping changes to the Sudan sanctions program, removing the majority of the sanctions in place against this war-torn nation.
United States
21 Jan 2017
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U.S. Authorities Amend Cuba Sanctions Regulations
Yesterday, the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued new amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (31 CFR Part 515), and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), respectively (31 CFR Parts 730-774). The changes, which were effective as of yesterday, are an extension of the Obama administration's policy,
United States
18 Oct 2016
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Recent Amendments to the Cuba Sanctions Ease Restrictions for Travel and Shipping Sectors
This client alert addresses the recent amendments to the Cuba sanctions regime in the wake of President Obama's historic visit to Cuba.
United States
23 Mar 2016
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Implementation Day - 16 January 2016
Implementation Day is here. On the evening of 16 January 2016, the EU and the United States lifted nuclear-related sanctions on Iran, in accordance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Worldwide
20 Jan 2016
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Crude Oil Shipments Affected By Recent U.S. Customs Ruling
In a recent ruling, U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") decided that shippers must employ costly U.S.-flag vessels when shipping processed condensate to and from a foreign country to be blended as a diluent with heavy crude.
United States
25 Nov 2015
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10 Things Exporters Need To Know About Crude Oil Swap Licenses
Despite recent efforts to repeal the U.S. ban on crude oil exports, the restrictions remain firmly in place.
United States
14 Oct 2015
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Small Local Bank Agrees to $4.5 Million Penalty for Ineffective Anti-Money Laundering Program and Structured Transactions
On June 15, multiple federal agencies issued a $4.5 million penalty against a local bank that admitted to failing to maintain an effective anti-money laundering program.
United States
19 Jun 2015
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Congress Revives The Generalized System Of Preferences And Makes Benefits Retroactive To August 1, 2013 But Requires Affirmative Applications For Refund By U.S. Importers
Congress first enacted the Generalized System of Preferences in the Trade Act of 1974, which authorized the grant of duty-free treatment to specified goods from designated lesser- developed countries...
United States
27 May 2015
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Schlumberger Faces More Than $232.7 Million In Penalties And Pleads Guilty To Criminal Charges For Violations Of U.S. Sanctions
Schlumberger Faces More Than $232.7 Million In Penalties And Pleads Guilty To Criminal Charges For Violations Of U.S. Sanctions
United States
27 Mar 2015
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Inadequate Screening Processes Result In $7.65 Million Settlement For Violations Of Various U.S. Sanctions Programs
First, the existence of a sanctions compliance program is not sufficient to avoid penalties if it does not work.
United States
27 Mar 2015
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