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Commerce restricts certain transactions involving Information Communications Technology and Services
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On 19 January 2021, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) issued an interim final rule addressing national security concerns related to the Information and Communications Technology...

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The rise of FDI regimes and their impact on M&A transactions

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is an important part of the global economy: OECD data indicates that there was USD$1,426 billion of global FDI in 2019. In recent years, governments around...

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BIS provides updated FAQs on the Foreign-Produced Direct Product rule
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Following the final rules published in August 2020 that imposed additional controls on certain foreign-produced items, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and...

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Court Rulings Reinforce Limitations on Sweeping Executive Orders Based on IEEPA

Recent court rulings enjoining enforcement of the Trump Administration’s Executive Order (“EO”) targeting TikTok show signs of curbing the sweeping powers of the...

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Executive order prohibits U.S. persons from trading in securities of Chinese military companies
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On 12 November 2020, President Trump issued an executive order on "Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance Communist Chinese Military Companies" (EO), which ...

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U.S. government releases expected report on Hong Kong sanctions
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On October 14, 2020, the State Department released an expected report identifying Hong Kong and Chinese persons who the U.S. government considers to have undermined Hong Kong's autonomy ...

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BIS tightens export control rules restricting Huawei's access to certain foreign-produced items
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On 17 August 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced two final rules that further tighten export controls with regard to China, as well as...

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BIS seeks public comments on potential export controls regarding foundational technologies
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Under the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (ECRA), the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) released an advance notice of proposed rule-making (ANPRM) on August 26, 2020 seeking public...

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BIS issues frequently asked questions to clarify the military end use/user rule International Trade Alert

On 29 June 2020, the final rule expanding the military end user/user controls (MEU) issued by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) went into effect.

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