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UK sanctions three Myanmar military officers for serious human rights violations

Following the military coup on 1 February 2021 and subsequent human rights violations, the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office added three Myanmar military officers to the UK...

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U.S. imposes new sanctions and export controls on Burma

On 11 February 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 14014 "Blocking Property with Respect to Burma" (EO), which authorizes the imposition of sanctions on specific persons...

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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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Bill Banning Imports from Xinjiang re-introduced in Senate with significant changes
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On 27 January 2021, days after the United States government labelled the human rights abuses in Xinjiang as genocide, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) reintroduced the Uyghur Forced Labor...

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Biden Issues wide-ranging Buy American Executive Order – FAR rulemaking to come

On 25 January 2021, President Biden issued his first Buy American Executive Order (EO), titled Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers, which is...

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BIS issues new rule restricting transactions involving military-intelligence end uses and end users

On 15 January 2021, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an interim final rule imposing new restrictions requiring licenses for transactions involving exports, reexports, or...

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MORE, MORE, MORE! German government plans another far-reaching expansion of foreign investment control

Foreign investment control has become a key factor in M&A deals and 2020 was a particularly eventful year. A large number of countries have recently introduced foreign investment...

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RCEP: What does it mean for future Asia-Pacific trade and U.S. companies operating in the region?

After eight years of back-and-forth negotiations, Asia’s Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership on Trade (RCEP), the world’s largest regional trade agreement, was signed in ...

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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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