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As part of a comprehensive streamlining effort, the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) issued an interim final rule that reorganizes and restructures Part 120 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).  This action marks the initial stage of the DDTC’s effort to restructure and consolidate the ITAR through a series


On October 20, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or the Committee) issued a press release laying out new guidance to provide clarity about how the Committee assesses violations of the laws and regulations that govern transaction parties, including potential breaches of CFIUS mitigation agreements.

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On September 15, President Biden signed an Executive Order (EO) with the first ever formal Presidential direction to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or the Committee). The EO emphasizes the risks that the Committee should consider when reviewing covered foreign company purchases of U.S. businesses. The EO is intended reemphasize

In a rule change that was effective April 8, 2022, but communicated on April 11, 2022 the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) expanded coverage of export controls on Russia and Belarus to include any item with an Export Control Classification Number (ECCN).  Prior controls applied to items in Commerce Control List (CCL)

It has been almost three weeks since the U.S. and its allies began imposing serious new sanctions and export control restrictions on Russia and Belarus in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  This post summarizes the state of affairs as of Friday, March 11, 2022.

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In coordination with the European Union and G7 countries, the United States announced a raft of new sanctions and trade control measures targeting Russia today in response to the ongoing war in Ukraine.  The new measures include:

  • The planned revocation of Russia’s Most Favored-Nation status, which is likely to substantially increase duties on many imports

Over the last two weeks, the United States, European Union, and allied countries imposed a broad range of sanctions and export control restrictions on Russia and Belarus in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  Additional sanctions measures are likely in response to the very fluid situation in Ukraine.

This post summarizes the state of affairs

This week, the United States, European Union, and allied countries imposed a broad range of sanctions and export control restrictions on Russia in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  We expect Western countries to implement additional measures in the coming days and weeks in response to the very fluid situation in Ukraine.

This post summarizes

As part of a package of new sanctions on Russia that are effective February 24, 2022, the United States imposed a series of significant new export control measures on exports of many products, software and technology to Russia.  The Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS), the bureau at the Commerce Department that administers U.S. “dual

This post was updated on 2/24 following the release of the underlying EU legislation.

Yesterday, the European Union imposed new sanctions on Russia in response to the situation in Ukraine.  The array of measures imposed by the EU mirror elements of the sanctions imposed over the last few days by the United States and United