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House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul released his interpretation of data on licensing outcomes from the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) …

Marking the kickoff of a campaign to build support for the extension of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), Assistant Attorney General Matthew Olsen defended the measure in a speech at the Brookings Institution February 28th.

The U.S.-China Commission released a new staff research report on China's International Commercial Court (CICC). The report explores the “one-stop shop” dispute resolution center for Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)-related commercial disputes.

The Export-Import Bank of the US announced that September’s ask for $49 million long-term loan guarantee to support the export of approximately $36 million worth of U.S. engineering services and refining equipment has been doubled. …

 The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) has updated the guidance for U.S. persons abroad (USPAB) applications. ...

The omnibus spending bill signed by President Biden allocates the Commerce Department $11.2 billion in net discretionary funding, an increase of $1.3 billion above the previous fiscal year, and an …

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began detaining merchandise produced or manufactured by three importers at all U.S. ports of entry on Dec. 5, 2022.  This enforcement action is the result of a CBP investigation …

United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Japan's Minister for Economy, Trade, and Industry Nishimura Yasutoshi signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) to launch a Task Force on the …

The Commission is collecting and will publish stakeholders’ contributions on EU Survey and make them available to the experts of the Member States in the DUCG.  The Commission will also …

 Called the Lieferkettengest, the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (GSCA) requires companies to assess human rights and environmental risks across their entire supply chain. …

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore) is questioning eight major automakers over reports that their supply chains may include materials sourced from the Xinjiang region of China, where …

Based on their establishment and use of their own robust foreign investment screening programs, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) has determined that New Zealand and the United Kingdom have met the Excepted Foreign States (EFS) determination requirements under CFIUS regulations.

Solicitors Regulation Authority has published guidance on the UK Sanctions Regime for SRA-regulated firms, solicitors, registered European lawyers and registered foreign lawyers. “The sanctions …

UK’s Second Economic Crime Bill is at odds with the EU decision. Hogan Lovells reminds clients, “An existing overseas entity (and its officers) who owns land but has failed to register at …

The European Commission has released a proposal to harmonize criminal offences and penalties for the violation of EU restrictive measures. Individual persons could be liable to a maximum penalty of …

The European Commission is proposing to create a new structure to manage frozen and immobilized public Russian assets, invest them and use the proceeds for Ukraine. The announcement includes measures …

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) governing the circumstances under which beneficial ownership information may be disclosed to federal …

In a win for the Legal Industry, the Senate stripped the ENABLERS Act from the National Defense Authorization Act.  The amendment would have closed a key loophole identified by anti-corruption …

Big sugar suffered an uncommon setback when US Customs and Border Patrol issued a Withhold Release Order (WRO) against a Dominican affiliate of Florida’s Fanjul organization, based on …

Enforcement of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) has begun in earnest, according to a DHS official. “We’ve moved a lot of resources over to this new enforcement priority. …

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