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  • Petition Summary: Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solutions from Russia and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    On June 30, 2021, CF Industries Nitrogen, LLC and its subsidiaries, Terra Nitrogen, Limited Partnership and Terra International (Oklahoma) LLC (“Petitioners”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of certain urea ammonium nitrate solutions from Russia and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION The merchandise...

  • April 2021 Trade Law Update

    In Husch Blackwell’s April 2021 Trade Law Newsletter, you’ll learn about the following updates in international trade and supply chain law: Court of International Trade declared Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum “derivatives” under Proclamation 9980 invalid as contrary to law The Biden Administration imposed new sanctions on Russia and established a framework for future expansion...

  • Biden Administration Imposes New Russia Sanctions and Establishes Framework for Future Expansion of Russian Sanctions Regime

    Recently, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) sanctioned various individuals and entities connected to Russia’s technology sector and also expanded sanctions against dealings in Russian sovereign debt.  In addition to these immediate actions, President Biden also issued a new Executive Order which will significantly expand OFAC’s authority to impose future...

  • Opportunity to Request Administrative Review

    On January 5, 2021, Commerce announced in the Federal Register the opportunity to request an annual administrative review for products that are currently subject to antidumping and countervailing duties. In addition to administrative reviews, Commerce has included an opportunity to request a new suspension agreement proceeding pertaining to Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from Russia....

  • U.S. Increases Pressure on Russian Gas Pipelines with Imposition of New CAATSA Secondary Sanctions; Issues New General Licenses for Companies Doing Business with GAZ Group

    The U.S. Department of State recently published updated guidance pertaining to Section 232 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (“CAATSA”). The revised guidelines subject energy export pipelines originating from Russia, particularly the Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream pipelines, to secondary Section 232 sanctions (not to be confused with Section 232 of the Trade...

  • OFAC Announces Multiple Changes to Russia Related Sanctions

    On December 19, 2018, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) and the U.S. State Department took multiple sanctions actions related to Russia: Proposed Delisting of En+ Group, UC Rusal and ESE OFAC notified Congress of its intent to remove En+ Group plc (“En+ Group”), UC Rusal plc (“UC Rusal”) and JSC...

  • How USPTO Trademark Records Can Help (or Hurt) Your Competitive Edge

    While all soccer eyes are on Russia, a company in Reno, Nevada has filed two new applications for the trademarks WORLD CUP 2026 – FAN INFO and WORLD CUP 2026 – U.S. TICKETS, just one day after North America was announced as the host of the World Cup in 2026. Also interesting to note is...

  • Russia Sanctions Developments Incite Controversy and Signal Possible Future Changes

    CAATSA Overview Congress enacted the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” (CAATSA) on August 2, 2017 in response to Russia’s continuing occupation of the Crimea region of Ukraine and cyber-interference in the 2018 United States Presidential elections. We previously covered CAATSA in blog posts here and here. CAATSA was notable because it passed the House...

  • Russia Sanctions Developments Incite Controversy and Signal Possible Future Changes

    CAATSA Overview Congress enacted the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” (CAATSA) on August 2, 2017 in response to Russia’s continuing occupation of the Crimea region of Ukraine and cyber-interference in the 2018 United States Presidential elections. We previously covered CAATSA in blog posts here and here. CAATSA was notable because it passed the House...

  • Congress Passes Russian Sanctions Bill with New Sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea

    Yesterday, July 25th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” by a vote of 419-3. The bill originated as an act in the Senate which was focused on Iran. In response to Russian meddling in the U.S. election, the Senate expanded that bill to include additional sanctions against Russia,...

  • OFAC Issues General License Authorizing Limited Interactions With Russia’s FSB

    As previously reported here, former President Obama in December 2016 issued an amendment to Executive Order (“EO”) 13694, which imposed sanctions on the Russian Federal Security Service (a.k.a Federalnaya Sluzhba Bezopasnosti and/or FSB) (“FSB”), other Russian entities and officers of those entities. The Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) also placed FSB...

  • Treasury Department Issues New Sanctions Against Russia

    On December 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued its latest round of Russian sanctions as part of the ongoing U.S. response to Russia’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and its subsequent escalation of conflict in the region. The new sanctions target seven individuals, eight entities,...

  • U.S. Expands Russia/Ukraine Sanctions to Target Evasion

    On September 1, 2016, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) placed sanctions on 37 new individuals and entities to prevent attempts to circumvent U.S. sanctions against Russia, help the private sector with compliance and to foster a diplomatic resolution to the conflict in Ukraine. The new list (found here) includes 17 separatists in eastern...

  • US and EU Tighten Sanctions against Russian Banks, Defense and Energy Sectors

    Yesterday, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced increased economic sanctions against Russia, including measures against Russia’s largest bank – Sberbank Russia – as well as several state-owned defense technology companies and five energy companies (Gazprom, Gazprom Neft, Lukoil, Surgutneftegas and Rosneft).  The United States has also tightened previous

  • EU Increases Sanctions Against Russia

    As described in our Alert published on August 1, 2014, the United States and other nations have ramped up sanctions against Russia related to the ongoing situation in Ukraine. On July 31, 2014, the European Union imposed increased sanctions designed to discourage Russia from, in the words of the EU Regulation, “destabilising the situation in...

  • U.S. and Others Step Up Sanctions Against Russia

    In response to Russia’s continuing actions in Ukraine, the United States and other nations have implemented increased economic sanctions that significantly broaden the scope of the sanctions previously in place. In addition to the U.S. actions, Canada, the European Union and Japan have imposed similar sanctions against Russia, including asset freezes and individual designations. What...

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