On February 20, 2024, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) extended Russia-related General License (GL) 83 by issuing a revised version: GL 83A, “Authorizing Certain Transactions Related to Imports of Certain Categories of Fish, Seafood, and Preparations Thereof Prohibited by Executive Order 14068.” The modified GL 83A maintains the

In addition to its role in enforcing U.S. export control laws, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is charged with administering and enforcing the antiboycott laws under the Export Administration Act. These antiboycott laws were adopted to encourage and, in some circumstances, require U.S. companies to refuse to participate in foreign

On February 1, 2024, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published an Oil Price Cap Compliance and Enforcement Alert to provide “[a]n overview of [five] key … evasion methods and [corresponding] recommendations for identifying such methods and [subsequently] mitigating their risks and negative impacts.” The price cap referenced by the

On February 1, 2024, the United States introduced new sanctions to promote peace in the West Bank, targeting recent actions that jeopardize the region’s stability, including attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians and Palestinian attacks against Israelis. This follows the related visa restriction policy announced by the State Department on December 5, 2023. 

The sanctions have

On January 17, 2024, the Department of State announced that it was re-designating Yemen-based Ansarallah, commonly referred to as the Houthis, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) group. This designation will be effective as of February 16, 2024, when Ansarallah will be placed on the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

On January 16, 2024, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued General License (GL) 5N, “Authorizing Certain Transactions Related to the Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. 2020 8.5 Percent Bond on or After April 16, 2024,” which continues to delay U.S. persons’ ability to enforce bondholder rights to the CITGO

On December 20, 2023, nearly eleven months after publishing its finalized guidance on the implementation of the twin price caps on Russian oil and Russian petroleum products, the Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) published a revised Guidance on Implementation of the Price Cap Policy for Crude Oil and Petroleum Products of Russian Federation Origin

On December 22, 2023, President Joseph Biden issued Executive Order 14114 (EO) amending EO 14024 by authorizing the imposition of U.S. sanctions on foreign financial institutions that are either facilitating significant transactions on behalf of persons designated for operating in certain key sectors of the Russian economy, or facilitating significant transactions or providing services involving Russia’s

On December 22, 2023, President Joseph Biden amended, among other things, Executive Order (EO) 14068, by additionally authorizing the prohibition on the importation and entry into the United States, including a foreign trade zone located in the United States, of the following products of Russian Federation origin: fish, seafood, and preparations thereof, as well