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  • Five Charged in Scheme to Export Thermal Imaging Scopes and Night Vision Goggles to Russia, in Violation of the Arms Export Control Act

    On June 17, 2021, a federal grand jury in Los Angeles from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California unsealed an indictment that accuses five defendants of having conspired to unlawfully export thermal imaging riflescopes and night-visions goggles to Russia. All five defendants are charged with conspiring to violate the Arms Export...

  • President Biden Imposes Additional Sanctions on Russia

    On April 15, 2021, the United States unveiled a sweeping series of additional sanctions on Russia, marking the first major Russia-related sanctions development of the Biden Administration and the most material such U.S. action in several years.  The actions were spearheaded by President Biden’s issuance of an as-yet-unnumbered Executive Order (the “EO”) that grants the Department of...

  • UPDATE: Export Control Agencies Coordinated Response Target Russia for Prohibited Chemic Weapon Activities

    In an update to our prior post published on March 8, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and State Department published additional actions against Russia in response to the poisoning of Aleksey Navalny on March 18. The new sanctions and export controls are summarized below. Bureau of Industry and Security The Secretary of State...

  • Export Control Agencies Coordinated Response Target Russia for Prohibited Chemical Weapon Activities

    On March 2, 2021, the Biden Administration announced the intelligence community’s finding that Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) used a banned chemical nerve agent to poison Russian opposition leader, Aleksey Navalny.  Shortly following the White House’s press briefing, the Departments of State, Commerce, and Treasury issued press releases announcing new sanctions and export controls,...

  • Congress Passes New Russia and Venezuela Sanctions and Advances New Russia & Turkey Sanctions

    Dec.27.2019 As 2019 draws to an end, Congress has been busy on economic sanctions legislation. This includes passing new Russia-related sanctions and a Venezuela-related government contracts procurement restriction as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA 2020). The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has also approved two new pieces of...

  • Putin Signs First Countersanctions Bill into Law; Debate Continues on Second Measure

    Following the imposition of new U.S. sanctions on Russia in April 2018, Russian lawmakers have introduced two draft bills proposing Russian countersanctions against ‘unfriendly’ states, as well as criminalizing compliance with foreign sanctions in Russia. The Countermeasures Bill The first measure, the Draft Bill No. 441399-7 On Measures (Countermeasures) in Response to Unfriendly Actions of...

  • Now Available On Demand – Webinar Trade in 2018 – What’s Ahead?

    On April 19, Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Attorneys hosted a webinar on “Trade in 2018 – What’s Ahead?” Please click here to register and view the webinar on demand. Summary From the Section 232 national security tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the ongoing NAFTA re-negotiation, the Trump administration is seeking to implement significant...

  • OFAC Issues New Russia Sanctions Tied to Mueller Indictment

    On March 15, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated as Specially Designated Nationals (“SDNs”) 2 new persons under an existing Obama-era cyber Executive Order, and 13 new persons under new authority granted by the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). This was the first time OFAC has utilized any of the multitude...

  • U.S. and EU Extend Russia Sanctions this Month

    Within the last month, both the United States and European Union have decided to extend the authorities underpinning some or all of their Russia-related sanctions programs. For the United States this involved renewing the “national emergency” finding that provides the basis for each of the Russia-related Executive Orders while in the European Union this involved...

  • OFAC Issues Guidance on New Russia and Iran Sanctions

    The U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published new guidance in October related to the implementation of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). As we have previously summarized, the new law is divided into three parts: Title I-Sanctions with Respect to Iran; Title II-Sanctions with Respect to the Russian Federation and...

  • President Trump Signs Substantial Expansion Of Sanctions On Russia, Iran, And North Korea

    On August 2, President Trump signed into law the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017 (CAATSA), which imposes new sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea. While President Trump noted his view that the legislation was “significantly flawed”, its passage represents the successful culmination of months of Congressional negotiations and its provisions will...

  • From Russia with Love – U.S. Sanctions Russian Intelligence Entities for Alleged Hacking in Presidential Election

    On December 29, 2016, the President issued an Executive Order, “Taking Additional Steps To Address The National Emergency With Respect To Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities.” This amended Executive Order (EO) 13694, “Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities,” increasing its scope to allow for the “imposition of sanctions on...

  • Privacy-Cybersecurity Weekly News Update—Week of November 13

    Discussion headlines:  New guidelines for IoT; Russia blocks access to LinkedIn; Standing under the TCPA; Long distance search warrant power The DHS and NIST Release Guidelines for the IoT This week, both the Department of Homeland Security and the National Institute of Standards and Technology released a set of guidelines intended to secure the IoT. ...

  • Privacy & Cybersecurity Weekly News Update- Week of July 3

    Article 31 Committee approves Privacy Shield; House Cuts FCC Funding Over Attempted Broadband Privacy Regulations; No Charges for Clinton in Data Security Probe; European Commission launches public-privacy partnership on cybersecurity; European Parliament adopts NIS Directive; Privacy Code of Conduct for mHealth app providers finalized; French parliament about to make French Privacy act more...

  • Privacy & Cybersecurity Weekly News Update

    California AG Defines “Reasonable Security;” Apple Opposes FBI Hack Request; Russia to Enforce Data Localization with (Surprise) Audits; HHS Helps Health App Developers Determine if Subject to HIPAA; Carrier IQ Agrees to $9M Data Leak Settlement California AG Defines “Reasonable Security” California Attorney General (AG) Kamala Harris published the 2016 “California Data Breach Report,” which...

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