THE JOURNAL OF EXPORT CONTROLS AND SANCTIONS

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HMRC releases guidance to exporters in case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit

HMRC releases guidance to exporters in case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit

Many UK businesses ‘will need to apply the same processes to EU trade that apply when trading with the rest of the world.’

BIS announces review of emerging technology controls

BIS announces review of emerging technology controls

Emerging technologies may be considered ‘essential to US national security’.

SEARCH NEWS

OFAC targets companies that ‘seek to profit’ from Russia’s presence in Crimea

Sanctions ‘in response to Russia’s continuing malign activity and destabilizing behaviour.’

EU amends restrictive measures on Venezuela and North Korea

List of vessels prohibited under North Korea sanctions is amended.

OFAC extends EN+, RUSAL and GAZ licences again

Licences have been extended as a result of ‘substantial corporate governance changes’.

Japan’s METI announces plans to revise Foreign Exchange Order and Export Trade Control Order

Revisions bring lists in line with multilateral regimes.

US maintains pressure on Iran with Hizbollah designations

Designations target parties leading Hizbollah’s operations in Iraq and Palestine.

US administration issues guidance after re-imposition of Iran sanctions

Largest demonstration of ‘maximum pressure’ against Iran by current US administration to date.

EU and US continue to press Maduro regime

Ongoing pressure a response to human rights violations and ‘undermining democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela.’

Rotenberg case illustrates ‘complexities of secondary sanctions’

Secondary sanctions questions may lead to more banks de-risking.

Views sought on direction of UK sanctions policy after Brexit

Inquiry will ‘explore and evaluate’ possible approaches to sanctions policy after leaving the EU.

EU Parliament condemns Russia’s actions in Kerch Strait

…and reiterates concern at the involvement of European companies which ‘undermined the EU sanctions regime.’

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