International Regulatory Enforcement

U.S. Increases Sanctions on Iran as Tensions Escalate
On Friday, January 10, the Trump Administration increased the stakes for non-U.S. companies seeking to do business with Iran, as tensions between the two countries escalate.
OFAC’s Mixed Signals Lead to Exxon Victory in District Court
Jason Fiebig, Jeremy Steed, Christina Ferma, Thomas Jordan
A One-Two Punch: The U.S. Government Hits China's Technology Sector
The United States Government took two actions on Wednesday that indicated increased pressure and restrictions on the Chinese telecommunications sector. First, President Trump declared a national emergency that will prevent U.S. companies from transacting with foreign information and communication technology companies that the U.S. government deems to be a national security threat. Second, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced it would place Huawei and 68 affiliates on the Entity List, effectively prohibiting the supply to Huawei of any U.S. goods or technology
President Trump Withdraws From Iran Deal - Six Key Takeaways
On May 8, 2018, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran. President Trump's unilateral decision to withdrawal from the agreement puts the fate of the JCPOA in jeopardy. The impact on U.S. foreign policy will be profound, but, more immediately, the President's decision triggers an end to U.S. sanctions relief under the JCPOA and re-imposes many sanctions prior to January 2016. The implications are far reaching. We identify six key takeaways for U.S. and global businesses.
Italy Introduces New Measures to Simplify Dual-Use Export Transactions and Sets the Sanctions Related to Trade Embargoes and Proliferating Materials
Italy introduced new comprehensive measures to organize and simplify the authorization procedures on dual-use items and exported technologies. The Government has also established the sanctions applicable to infringements of the rules on dual-use and not listed items, as well as items covered by anti-torture measures and EU sanctions.