Today, the United States decided to fully repeal the bulk of the economic sanctions on Sudan and the Government of Sudan, in response to the Government of Sudan’s sustained positive actions, which includes reduced offensive military activity in Sudan, improved humanitarian access throughout Sudan, and cooperation with the U.S. on counter-terrorism efforts and in addressing regional conflicts. The revocation will be effective Oct. 12, 2017. Read More→
Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published an FAQ explaining what constitutes “profit” for purposes of subsection 1(a)(iv) of the recent Venezuela-related Executive Order (E.O) issued by President Trump (Executive Order 13808). (The subsection prohibits U.S. persons or those within the U.S. from engaging in transactions involving dividend payments or other distributions of profits to the Government of Venezuela by any entity owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by the Government of Venezuela.) Read More→
Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) amended Ukraine-/Russia-related Directive 1 and Directive 2 in order to implement the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act – the new law which, among other things, strengthens current sanctions on Russia and imposes new sanctions on the country. All activities previously prohibited under Directives 1 and 2 remain prohibited. Read More→
The following events related to international trade may be of interest to you:
Join the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) for the Vietnam Transmission Modernization Reverse Trade Mission (RTM). The USTDA will host a delegation of officials from Vietnam’s National Power Transmission Corporation and related subsidiary transmission companies. The RTM is scheduled for Oct. 16-27, 2017, and will take place in Washington, DC; Portland, OR; and San Francisco, CA. The purpose of this RTM is to introduce delegates to U.S. technologies and industry best practices in the electric power transmission sector. More Info→
Join the HBA International Law Section, Anti-Trust Section, Corporate Counsel Section, and Oil and Gas Section at an exciting lunch held in the Energy Corridor as Compliance Counsel for companies in various sectors of the oil and gas industry discuss topics of interest, including the impact of the Trump Administration on laws and regulations such as the FCPA, export controls, sanctions, and anti-trust, among other topics. Register→
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) invites you to join the OFAC 2017 Fall Symposium which will include presentations on OFAC regulations affecting all U.S. persons, as well as targeted reviews of sanctions concerns for new and updated OFAC programs. The event is free but advance registration is required. More Info→
Join U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for the 2017 East Coast Trade Symposium in Atlanta, GA. CBP confirmed that an agenda and registration will be forthcoming.
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