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US to relax North Korea sanctions to allow coronavirus aid

US to relax North Korea sanctions to allow coronavirus aid

US government will ‘facilitate the approval of assistance from US and international aid organisations’.

Japan tells China: re-export law a barrier to buying Chinese

Japan tells China: re-export law a barrier to buying Chinese

Japanese business associations caution China against damaging ‘strong participation in global value chains’.

SEARCH NEWS

Exxon Mobil wins OFAC suit

Texas court rules OFAC guidance unclear and reverses $2m penalty.

China publishes new draft of export control law

Hike in penalties for breach of the law noteworthy.

Netherlands issues ICP guidelines

The list closely resembles the EU’s 2019 ICP guidelines but is not identical.

First US controls placed on emerging tech

Certain machine learning software used in training neural networks is now controlled under the EAR.

US understood to be drafting Iraq sanctions

The move comes in response to Iraq’s proposed expulsion of American troops.

US embeds benefits and incentives into updated Voluntary Self-Disclosure policy…

… but only for disclosures to the DOJ.

NDAA 2020 sees sanctions against Russia, Syria, Turkey, North Korea

2020 National Defense Authorization Act now awaits presidential sign-off.

US charges Indonesian businessman and three companies for violating Iran sanctions 

Parties alleged to have violated US sanctions when doing business with Mahan Air.

‘Sanctions work’, say outgoing chairs of UNSC committees…

… but ‘political divisions within the Council have made agreement on even quite minor actions difficult’.

Yemen: Amnesty group launches ICC action against arms firms and executives

Amnesty: ‘An ICC investigation would be a historic step towards holding arms company executives accountable for their business decisions.’

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