EU - UK - US Export Controls and Sanctions Update - March 2017

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    In this issue, we cover:

    EU
    • EU Renews Its Sanctions Against Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • European Court of Justice (ECJ) Clarifies Sanctions in Response to the Crisis in Ukraine Against Certain Russia Undertakings
    • EU Extends Asset Freezing Measures and Travel Bans on Individuals and Entities Responsible for Undermining the Territorial Integrity of Ukraine
    • EU Extends Ukraine Misappropriation Sanctions
    • Potential New EU Restrictive Measures on the Democratic Republic of Congo
    • EU Amends North Korea Sanctions
    • Supply Chain Compliance – New French Law on Corporate Duty of Vigilance Law Adopted
    UK
    • UK Export Control Organisation (ECO) Withdraws Iran End-User Concern List
    • UK ECO Amends Its Rules on Capital Punishment Goods
    • UK ECO Updates Six Open Licences
    • UK Introduces New Monetary and Criminal Penalties for Breach of Financial Sanctions
    US
    • BIS Removes ZTE Corp. From Entity List
    • OFAC Issues General License Authorising Certain Transactions with Soho Panama, S.A.
    • Congress Introduces North Korea and Iran Sanctions Legislation
    Enforcement Actions
    • ZTE Corporation Enters Into US$1.19 Billion Settlement
    • BIS Announces Arrest of Ukrainian National and a US$27 Million Settlement With Access USA Shipping, LLC
    Upcoming Events
    • US Export Controls Workshop: “The ITAR “Virus” EARvolves!” – Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK, 12-14 June 2017
    We encourage you to visit our blog The Trade Practitioner, where you will find further updates on export controls, sanctions and other international trade topics. In addition, organizations engaged in the trade of items specially designed for military or space applications are encouraged to download our complimentary ITAR Practitioner’s Handbook covering the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the US Department of Commerce "600 Series."

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