US-EU-UK: Export Controls and Sanctions Update

October 2020
Region: Americas

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 Amends EAR to Suspend License Exceptions for Hong Kong
  • BIS Designates Huawei Entities, Removes Temporary General License and Amends Foreign-produced Direct Product Rule
  • National Security Direct Product Rule
  • Designated Entity Direct Product Rule
  • BIS Publishes ANPRM Regarding Certain Foundational Technologies
  • DDTC Announces Upcoming Changes to the Policy of Denial for the Republic of Cyprus
  • OFAC Announces Settlement Agreement With an Individual
  • OFAC Announces Settlement Agreement With Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas
  • OFAC Targets Hizballah Executive Council Companies and Official
  • OFAC Amends Cuba Assets Control Regulations


  • EU Issues Notice to Stakeholders Regarding UK’s Withdrawal and Export Controls
  • EU Imposes Sanctions Against Cyberattacks
  • EU Announces Sanctions on Belarus
  • EU Extends Sanctions With Respect to the Situation in Ukraine
  • EU Imposes Sanctions Related to the Libyan Conflict
  • Commission Announces Actions to Make Europe’s Raw Materials Supply More Secure and Sustainable


  • UK Prepares to Join US and Canada in Sanctioning Belarus for Human Rights Violations
  • EU Raises Possibility on Sanctioning the UK for Breach of Brexit Withdrawal Agreement