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U.S. Revokes Sanctions on Sudan

October 6, 2017

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. Read More→

Trade-Related News in a Flash 10.6.17

October 6, 2017

OFAC Clarifies “Profit” under New Venezuela-Related Sanctions ; General Updates; CBP & Automated Systems; Enforcement, Events & Opportunities; and Let's Celebrate! View Mailer→

OFAC Clarifies “Profit” under New Venezuela-Related Sanctions

October 3, 2017

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).  Read More→

OFAC Modifies Ukraine-/Russia-Related Directive 1, 2

September 29, 2017

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→

Treasury Sanctions Banks, Bank Representatives Linked to N. Korea

September 26, 2017

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned eight North Korean banks and 26 individuals tied to North Korea’s financial networks.  This action is part of a ratcheting up of sanctions on North Korea in response to its development of weapons of mass destruction and continued violation of UN Security Council resolutions.   The Treasury Department stated that the sanctioned individuals are representatives of North Korean banks operating in China, Russia, Libya, and the United Arab Emirates.  As a result of the sanctions, all property of the designated persons that comes within the United States or in the possession or control of U.S. persons must be blocked.

Trade-Related News in a Flash 9.22.17

September 22, 2017

Trump Orders Broad Sanctions Targeting N. Korea; General Updates; ACE and Automated Systems, Events & Opportunities; and Let's Celebrate! View Mailer→

Trump Orders Broad Sanctions Targeting N. Korea

September 22, 2017

Yesterday, President Trump issued an executive order (E.O) authorizing broad sanctions targeting North Korea, specifically, individuals and entities engaging in significant trade with North Korea and financial institutions that facilitate trade or other significant transactions with the regime.  (It is reported that China’s central bank has directed all of its other banks to immediately cease doing business with North Korea.)  Read More→

News & Events from Joiner Law Firm - Iran, Venezuela, BIS and more!

September 21, 2017

This newsletter features three articles entitled, "The Iran Nuclear Deal: What To Do if Sanctions Snap Back," "New Financial Sanctions on Venezuela ," and "BIS Seeks Comments on Effects of Extending Foreign Policy-Based Export Controls." Read More→

Upcoming Events

The following events related to international trade may be of interest to you:

Event List
  • OCT16-27 Upcoming Vietnam Power Transmission Modernization Reverse Trade Mission (U.S.)

    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→

  • OCT18 HBA’s Compliance Council Roundtable (Houston, TX)

    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→

  • OCT28 Jamie Joiner to Present on Export Controls & Sanctions Compliance Programs (Laredo, TX)

    On October 28, 2017, Jamie Joiner will discuss best practices for export controls and sanctions compliance programs at the Southern Border Conference in Laredo, Texas. Register→

  • NOV1 OFAC 2017 Fall Symposium (Washington, DC)

    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→

  • DEC5-6 Save the Date: 2017 East Coast Trade Symposium (Atlanta, GA)

    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.