US-EU-UK: Export Controls and Sanctions Update

    View Author May 2020

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

    In this issue, we cover:


    • BIS Issues Request for Comment on New Proposed Rule Amending License Exception APR
    • BIS Issues New Export Control Rules Taking Effect on June 29, 2020
      • Certain items intended for military end use and military end users
      • Removing License Exception CIV
    • FEMA Rules to Temporarily Restrict PPE Exports for US COVID-19 Response
    • DDTC Temporarily Reduces Certain ITAR-Related Registration Fees
    • DDTC Temporarily Modifies ITAR
    • DDTC Revises Two Previous FAQs Regarding US Persons Abroad
    • OFAC and COVID-19-related Humanitarian Assistance and Trade
    • OFAC Extends Venezuela-related General License 13E, Authorizing Certain Activities Involving Nynas AB
    • Counter Terrorism Designations
    • DOJ Charges Industrial Bank of Korea for Violations of The Bank Secrecy Act
    • DOJ Charges Two Iranian Nationals for Violating Money Laundering and Sanctions Laws by Procuring Petroleum Tanker


    • EU Temporarily Tightens Controls on PPE Exports Due to COVID-19
    • EU Offers VAT Relief for COVID-19 Medical Equipment and Devices Imports
    • EU Introduces Additional Tariffs on US Products
    • EU Parliament Pushes Back Against Possibility of Easing Russia Sanctions
    • Dutch Court Rules Against Iranians in a US Extradition Request Case
    • EU Decides on Actions With Respect to Several Countries
      • Yemen
      • Iran
      • Myanmar/Burma
      • Sudan
    • EU Offers Statements of Support to the United Nations
      • Global Ceasefire Due to COVID-19
      • Condemnation of Syrian Use of Chemical Weapons


    • UK Will Allow Importers to Defer Duty and VAT Payments Due to COVID-19
    • Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) Issues Guidance on Remote Compliance Checks
    • ECJU Revises Arrangements for Processing License Applications During the Outbreak