US-EU-UK: Export Controls and Sanctions Update

    View Author August 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:

    US

    • BIS Adds Certain Cultivation Chambers and Precursor Chemicals to the CCL
    • BIS Permits Release of “Technology” in the Context of Standards Organizations
    • DDTC Amends Licensing Policy Regarding the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong)
    • US Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Reaches Settlement With Several Companies
    • OFAC Issues Global Magnitsky General License and Frequently Asked Question
    • Federal Grand Jury Indicts California-based Company, Company President and Employee in Alleged Scheme to Violate the Export Control Reform Act
    • Department of Justice Sentences Massachusetts Man for Smuggling Goods From the US to Iran

    EU

    • EU Council Amends North Korean Sanctions and Extends Venezuelan Sanctions Listings
    • The Paris Court of Appeal Holds That US Sanctions Cannot Be Considered as Mandatory Rules in France
    • EU Renews Crimea and Sevastopol Sanction
    • EU Renews Economic Sanctions on Specific Economic Sectors of the Russian Federation
    • EU Announces That the Free Trade Agreement With Vietnam Entered Into Force
    • EU Calls for More Transparency on COVID-19 Trade-related Measures by WTO Members
    • EU Affirms Airbus Compliance
    • EU Plans on Restricting Exports of Communication Interception and Cybersurveillance Equipment and Technology to Hong Kong
    • EU and UK Prepare for Hard Brexit

    UK

    • The UK Imposes First Human Rights Sanctions
    • The UK Extends Arms Embargo on People’s Republic of China to Hong Kong
    • The UK Announces Plans to Remove Huawei from UK 5G Networks by 2027
    • The UK Plans to Resume Granting Export Licenses of Military Equipment to Saudi Arabia