EU-US: Export Controls and Sanctions Update for September/October 2017

November 2017

This publication from our International Trade Practice looks at the shifting regulatory framework for international trade and compliance on both sides of the Atlantic.

In this issue, we cover:


  • EU Renews Sanctions on Burundi
  • Commission Updates EU Control List of Dual-List Items
  • Estonian Presidency Creates New EU Sanctions Map
  • EU Reduces Tariff on Imports from Ukraine
  • EU Institutions Agree on New Methodology for Anti-dumping Investigations
  • EU Adopts New Sanctions on North Korea
  • EU Issues Statement in Support of JCPOA
  • EU Considers Further Sanctions on Myanmar/Burma
  • European Commission Initiates Anti-dumping Investigation Against Imports of Electric Bicycles From China
  • EU Renews Sanctions on Guinea and Moldova
  • EU Updates Sudan Sanctions List


  • UK Implements EU Sanctions on Mali
  • UK Publishes Sanctions and Anti-money Laundering Bill
  • OFSI Publishes New Guidance to Help Charities and NGOs Comply with Financial Sanctions


  • President Imposes New Economic Sanctions Against North Korea
  • Trump Administration Permanently Lifts Sudan Sanctions
  • Changes to the US’ Iran Policy and Additional Non-Nuclear Iran-related Designations
  • OFAC Releases Belarus General Licence
  • President Reaffirms National Emergency Extending the
  • Export Administration Act
  • OFAC Updates Ukraine-/Russia-related CAATSA Guidance

Enforcement Actions

  • OFAC Announces Settlement Agreement With BD White Birch Investment LLC

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.”