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New UK guidance on controlled technology transfers

On 22 March 2021, the UK Government published new official guidance on exporting military or dual-use technology.

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UK pushes back timetable for post-Brexit border checks

On 11 March 2021, the UK government announced that it is extending the existing post-Brexit import customs declarations deferment from 1 July 2021 until 1 January 2022, meaning full customs ...

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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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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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France gets tough on reviewing foreign direct investments screening
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Last month the French Minister of Armed Forces formally blocked, for the first time ever, a foreign investment by a U.S. company. In addition the French Minister of Economy and Finance...

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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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The UK-EU trade deal: What you need to know

On Christmas Eve, the United Kingdom and European Union finally agreed a trade deal – the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) – which will define the post-Brexit trading...

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New best practices guide on UN sanctions implementations and guidance on UN sanctions laws published

The Guide provides useful information on UN sanctions prohibitions as well as best practices guidance for the implementation of UN sanctions by stakeholders. Whilst the Guide is primarily...

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