On April 26, 2024, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule introducing the new License Exception MED that enables delivery of humanitarian medical devices to the citizens of Russia, Belarus, and the Crimea region of Ukraine, and the occupied regions of Donetsk and Luhansk.  This license exception is an effort

On April 18, 2024, the Departments of Commerce and the Treasury announced combined export control restrictions and economic sanctions against Iran for its attack on Israel on April 13, 2024. These actions are intended “to degrade and disrupt key aspects of Iran’s malign activity, including its UAV [Unmanned Aerial Vehicles] program and the revenue the

Effective January 25, 2024, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) again expanded export controls and sanctions against Russia for its continuing aggression against Ukraine and Belarus for its complicity in such activities. In a Final Rule, BIS is expanding the scope of the Export Administration Regulations’ (EAR) Russian and Belarusian

On December 5, 2023, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) imposed sanctions on numerous entities and individuals in order to place additional pressure on both Belarus and Russia. The OFAC sanctions focus on Belarus’ “authoritarian regime” and for its

On August 9, 2023, marking the three-year anniversary of the fraudulent August 2020 presidential election in Belarus, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced new sanctions on eight individuals and five entities, focusing notably on the aviation sector.

Among the designated entities, OFAC has targeted the state-owned flagship carrier

On May 19, 2023, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Department of State sanctioned and placed on the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List over 225 individuals, entities, vessels and aircraft. These actions came at the same time the G7 member countries were meeting and jointly announced both continued

On May 19, 2023, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a significant Final Rule implementing additional sanctions and revising existing export controls against Russia and Belarus for ongoing aggression against Ukraine. According to the announcement, these revisions and additions seek to better align U.S. sanctions with the controls that have

On April 12, 2023, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a Final Rule in which it added 28 entities to the Entity List. The entities are companies located in Armenia , China, Malta, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Syria, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Uzbekistan. Each was placed on the

On February 24, 2023, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a Final Rule amending the Export Administrations Regulations (EAR) to impose new export control measures on Iran. These measures address the use of Iranian Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) (aka, Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), aka drones) by Russia in its ongoing

On February 24, 2023, the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Departments of the Treasury and State implemented further economic sanctions against key industry sectors “in order to further degrade Russia’s economy and diminish its ability to wage war against Ukraine.” These sanctions are being imposed on over 200 individuals and entities, “including