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US – USTR declines to adjust Sec. 301 action in Large Civil Aircraft dispute

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On February 12, 2021, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a notice stating that the USTR together with the affected...

United States: BIS Amends the EAR to Enhance Certain End-Use and End-User Controls as...

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On January 15, 2021, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published an interim final rule (“Rule”) amending various provisions of the Export Administration Regulations...

United States and United Kingdom: What will Biden’s presidency mean for ESG?

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Biden has indicated prioritizing climate change - and he moved fast by signing an executive order to have the US re-enter the Paris climate accord on the day of his inauguration. He has stated that such prioritisation is also about creating new jobs and spurring economic growth. He has plans to push through major infrastructure projects, boost the auto industry in its quest to build low-emissions vehicles, help move the power sector toward renewables, and encourage innovation in energy technologies. The expectation is that there will be climate change regulatory initiatives and expanded ESG reporting and disclosure efforts that may affect the direction and pace of the US energy transition. In this session, our panel shared their insights on what this might mean for business both in the US and more globally as Biden seeks to have the United States re-engage on the world stage. We were joined by Global Torch Light.

United States: This Week in Government Enforcement

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Please join us for a new weekly video series, hosted by Baker McKenzie's North America Government Enforcement partners Tom Firestone and Jerome Tomas.This weekly briefing is available on demand and will cover hot topics and current enforcement actions related to white collar crime and criminal investigations in the US and abroad to arm you with the information you need to start your business week.As one of the largest global law firms, we will call upon our exceptionally deep and broad bench of white collar experts throughout the world and particularly in the commercial hubs of Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America to join our weekly discussion series.

United States: Expanded Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations – FAA Publishes Long-Awaited Final Rules on...

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After rulemaking processes that collectively lasted nearly two years and garnered nearly 54,000 cumulative comments, on January 15, 2021, the FAA concurrently published its long-awaited rules on the Remote Identification (“Remote ID”) of Unmanned Aircraft (“Remote ID Rule”) and Operations Over People (“OOP Rule”).  These rules are essential to the advancement of innovative commercial unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”) applications and the acceleration of routine expanded UAS operations.  The Remote ID Rule establishes a framework for the development of an unmanned traffic management (“UTM”) system that will enable the full integration of UAS into the National Airspace System (“NAS”).  The OOP Rule, which also addresses UAS flights at night, is the first expansion of the FAA’s small UAS (“sUAS”) regulations in 14 C.F.R. Part 107 (“Part 107”) since they went into effect on August 29, 2016.  Our previous summary of the Remote ID Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) is available here, and our summary of the OOP NPRM is available here.

US 50 State Shelter-in-Place/ Reopening Tracker

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Shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders have been prevalent throughout the United States since March 2020 as state and local governments have sought to protect their...

United States: Trump Administration designates Ansarallah and issues humanitarian general licenses; Biden Administration issues...

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On January 19, 2021, the US State Department designated Ansarallah, a political movement and militia group in Yemen also known as the Houthis, as a Foreign...

United States – State proposed extension and amendment of US-Egypt Cultural Property Agreement

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On February 5, 2021, the Department of State published in the Federal Register a notice  proposing to extend and amend the Memorandum of Understanding Concerning the Imposition of...

United States: State receives Albanian request for cultural property protection

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On February 5, 2021, the Department of State published in the Federal Register a notice  of receipt on November 9, 2020, of a request for cultural property...

Ukraine imposes its first ever sectoral sanctions

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In response to opening the consulate of the Republic of Nicaragua in the temporarily occupied Crimea, on 2 February 2021 the Parliament of Ukraine...
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