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BIS Amends EAR To Revise Requirements For Exports To Persons Listed On The Unverified List
On December 19, 2013, the US Commerce Department, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a final rule (Final Rule) amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 C.F.R. Parts 730-774, to impose certain requirements for exporters that deal with parties listed on the Unverified List (UVL) and to clarify the criteria for designation of a person on the UVL.
United States
7 Jan 2014
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DDTC Updates Guidance About Reporting Fees, Commissions, And Political Contributions Relating To Commercial Sales Of Defense Articles And Defense Services
On December 13, 2013, the US State Department, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls published on its website updated guidance for existing rules about reporting fees, commissions, and political contributions pursuant to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, 22 C.F.R. Part 130.
United States
2 Jan 2014
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New Burma SDNs Named; Change To Existing SDN Designations
On December 17, 2013, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced several additions to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list under the Burma (also known as Myanmar) sanctions program for links to arms trading with North Korea.
Worldwide
2 Jan 2014
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Another Major Sanctions Settlement By A Foreign Bank: Royal Bank Of Scotland Pays $100 Million To Federal And New York State Regulators
On December 11, 2013, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the Federal Reserve) and the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) each concluded regulatory actions against Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS or the Bank), based in the United Kingdom.
United States
2 Jan 2014
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Weatherford Settlements: Integrated FCPA And Trade Controls Enforcement Actions Highlight The Importance Of Integrated Compliance, Suggest Expanding SEC Enforcement Efforts
On November 26, 2013, Weatherford International Ltd., a Swiss-based oilfield services company with significant operations in Houston, Texas, and a number of its overseas subsidiaries (Weatherford or the Company), comprehensively settled long-running Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), export controls and economic sanctions (foreign trade controls) investigations with five separate US law enforcement agencies.
United States
17 Dec 2013
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DDTC Issues "Beta" Tool For Decision Making About Reporting Fees, Commissions, And Political Contributions Relating To Sales Of Defense Articles And Defense Services
Earlier this month, the US State Department, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls issued a beta version of a click-through tool to assist the defense industry.
United States
3 Dec 2013
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The Iran Nuclear Deal: What It May Mean For US Economic Sanctions
The White House has released a Fact Sheet outlining key aspects of the interim deal that was concluded on November 23, 2013 among Iran and the so-called "P5+1" powers.
United States
3 Dec 2013
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Export Control Reform Finally Kicks In
On October 15, 2013, the first set of final rules implementing the US Government’s Export Control Reform (ECR) Initiative took effect, reshaping the structure of US export controls.
United States
25 Oct 2013
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BIS Imposes 180-Day Deadline For Final Voluntary Self-Disclosures
In a Federal Register notice dated August 9, 2013, the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security issued a final rule amending § 764.5 of the Export Administration Regulations to require that final voluntary self-disclosures of EAR violations be received by the Office of Export Enforcement within 180 days of OEE’s receipt of an initial VSD.
United States
14 Aug 2013
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New York Department Of Financial Services Settles For $250 Million With Asian Bank And Targets Reinsurers For US Sanctions Law Compliance
In recent weeks, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has increased its enforcement and compliance activities related to US sanctions law, targeting foreign financial institutions operating in New York, as well as non-US reinsurers.
United States
16 Jul 2013
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Effective July 1, 2013: Executive Order 13645, Implementing The Iran Freedom And Counter-Proliferation Act Of 2012 And Authorizing New Iran Sanctions
Effective today, July 1, 2013, the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 (IFCA) and Executive Order 13645 (EO) introduce extensive sanctions with respect to Iran.
United States
14 Jul 2013
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DOE Publishes DEAR Proposed Rule Regarding Contractors' Compliance With Export Control Laws
The Department of Energy recently issued a proposed rule to amend the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation to explicitly incorporate pre-existing export control requirements into DOE contracts.
United States
3 Jul 2013
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DFARS Final Rule Regarding US/UK And US/Australia Trade Treaties Issued
The US Department of Defense, DAR Council recently issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to implement the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty Between the United States and the United Kingdom.
United States
3 Jul 2013
14
DFARS Final Rule Regarding US/UK And US/Australia Trade Treaties Issued
The US Department of Defense, DAR Council recently issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement.
United States
3 Jul 2013
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US State Department Releases Final Responsible Investment Reporting Requirements For Burma: Some Reports Due July 1, 2013
The US Department of State recently released the final "Burma Responsible Investment Reporting Requirements", which updates and clarifies the previously proposed reporting requirements for "new investments" in Burma authorized under General License No. 17 issued by the US Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
United States
25 Jun 2013
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OFAC Issues General License Authorizing The Export To Iran Of Services, Software, And Hardware Incident To The Exchange Of Personal Communications
On May 30, 2013, the US Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control issued General License D under the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations.
United States
12 Jun 2013
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Settlement Brings Long-Running Total FCPA Matter To Closure In The US
After an almost 10-year investigation, on May 29, 2013, Total, S.A., the French petroleum company, entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the US Department of Justice.
United States
12 Jun 2013
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US-Australia Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty Implemented In ITAR And Officially In Effect; License-Free Exports Now Available For Australia Under Certain Circumstances
On April 11, 2013, the US State Department, Directorate of Trade Controls, issued a final rule amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations to implement the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty between the United States and Australia.
United States
4 Jun 2013
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EU Relaxes Sanctions Against Syria, Including Oil Embargo, And Ends Economic Sanctions Against Myanmar/Burma
The Foreign Affairs Council of the EU recently agreed to soften sanctions against Syria and to introduce further waivers in a calculated move to recognise the Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces.
Worldwide
22 May 2013
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Exporters Should Review New Changes To AES Reporting Requirements
The US Bureau of the Census has recently published a lengthy notice in the Federal Register amending and updating the requirements for electronic export information that must be reported in the Automated Export System.
United States
2 Apr 2013
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