Export Controls and Sanctions Update for December 2017/January 2018

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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:


    • Portion of EU Sanctions on Russia Extended Through July 2018
    • EU Amends Restrictive Measures on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
    • EU Adds Seven Venezuelan Officials to Restrictive Measures List
    • EU Amends Its ISIL and Al-Qaida List Following UN Decision
    • EU Extends Its Sanctions on the Democratic Republic of Congo
    • EU Extends Freezing Sanctions in Connection to Situation in Tunisia
    • EU Parliament Adopts Amendments on Dual-Use Items Regulation Proposal
    • EU Reaches Agreement on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Directive
    • EU Declassifies Negotiating Directives for EU-Chile Modernised Association Agreement
    • Four Non-EU Countries Align With EU Sanctions Against Russia


    • UK Revokes Certain Open General Export Licences
    • UK Amends the Consolidated List of Strategic Military and Dual-Use Items
    • UK Issues Guidance on Form to Release Information on Classified Goods and Services to Foreign Nations
    • UK Implements EU’s Venezuela Sanctions Regime
    • Brexit: Developments in Parliament on UK Trade and Sanctions Bills


    • US Commerce Department Implements Inflationary Adjustments to Civil Monetary Penalties
    • Trump Administration Announces Extension of Waivers of Iran Sanctions
    • BIS Adds Two Entities to the Entity List
    • OFAC Publishes Amended Iraq Stabilization and Insurgency Sanctions Regulations
    • President Trump Issues Global Magnitsky Executive Order
    • OFAC Announces New Regulations Implementing the Sergei Magnitsky Act
    • OFAC Announces New Venezuela-Related Designations
    • OFAC Announces New Iran-Related Designations
    • OFAC Announces New North Korea-Related Designations
    • OFAC Releases CAATSA Reports to Congressional Committees

    Enforcement Action

    • OFAC Announces Settlement with DENTSPLY SIRONA INC.

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