EU-US: Export Controls and Sanctions Update November 2017

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    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 Issues Judgments on Designated Individuals Under Ukraine Restrictive Measures
    • EU Imposes Restrictive Measures, Including Arms Embargo on Venezuela
    • EU Trade Committee Votes to Control Export of Dual-Use Cyber-Surveillance Items
    • EU Amends Russia Prohibitions in Context of ExoMars 2020 Mission


    • UK Government Publishes New Trade Bill
    • Terrorism and Terrorist Financing
    • UK Introduces Regulations in Light of EU Sanctions on Venezuela
    • House of Lords Report Expresses Deep Concern over UK Sanctions Bill
    • UK Amends Nine Open General Export Licences to Reflect EU Dual-Use Regulation Amendments
    • UK Publishes Taxations (Cross-Border Trade) Bill
    • UK Implements EU Sanctions on Mali
    • Commission Updates to EU Control List of Dual-useItems Enter into Force


    • UN Adopts Resolution to Extend Restrictive Measures on Somalia and Eritrea
    • Switzerland Introduces Sanctions on Republic of Mali


    • FinCEN Issues Final Rule Further Restricting North Korean Access to the US Financial System
    • New Venezuela-Related Frequently Asked Questions
    • OFAC and BIS Amend Cuba Sanctions Regulations
    • BIS Clarifies Use of EAR Licence Exceptions GOV and STA

    Enforcement Action

    • OFAC Announces Settlement With BCC Corporate SA

    Upcoming Events

    • Save-the-Date: Advanced International Trade Compliance Workshops – Washington DC, 10-12 April 2018
    • Save-the-Date: US Export Controls Workshop – “The ITAR ‘Virus’ Continues to EARvolve!” – Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK, 23-25 July 2018

    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."