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On June 12, 2024, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced new sanctions and export control restrictions on Russia and Belarus. These measures have significant implications for companies that do business with or in these regions, as they may face new licensing requirements, limitations, or prohibitions

On May 31, 2024, the Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published a Federal Register notice announcing the seventh phase of the Lacey Act’s import declaration requirement, adding enforcement of Phase VII will begin on December 1, 2024. Known as “the United States’ oldest wildlife protection statute,” the Lacey Act (16

On May 28, 2024, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) revised the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) to enhance support for the Cuban people and independent Cuban private sector entrepreneurs. These amendments, effective on May 28, 2024, aim to promote internet freedom and broaden financial services in Cuba. In

On May 24, 2024, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it was further extending certain product exclusions in the Section 301 Investigation of China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation. The current 429 product-specific exclusions were scheduled to expire on May 31, 2024. However

On May 28, 2024, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) posted in the Federal Register a request for comments regarding its proposed modifications to certain tariffs related to the Section 301 investigation of China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation that was initiated in 2018 and resulted

On May 17, 2024, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a Final Rule revising the Section 232 tariff exclusion process for imported steel and aluminum products. These changes, effective July 1, 2024, are intended “to refine the framework under which exclusions from the tariffs on steel and aluminum can be requested

Citing national security concerns, President Biden issued an executive order (EO) on May 13, 2024, demanding a Chinese-affiliated company “sell or transfer” its ownership interests and any other rights in an approximately 12-acre lot that comes within one mile of Francis E. Warren Air Force Base (“Warren AFB”) in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The divestment order is