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US Iran Sanctions and EU Blocking Regulation

The European Commission has started the process by which it would add US sanctions measures on Iran to the so-called Blocking Regulation.

Updates on Russia’s Proposed New Counter-Sanctions

The Russian government is preparing to introduce new counter-measures in response to US and EU sanctions. and filed a draft bill envisaging criminal liability for complying with Western sanctions.

United States Withdraws from Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

On May 8, 2018, President Trump announced that the United States will be withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”), culminating months of uncertainty around the fate of the Iran nuclear deal. Furthermore, President Trump announced that the United States would re-impose nuclear sanctions against Iran.

Myanmar/Burma: EU strengthens arms embargo and adopts framework against serious human rights violations

On 27 April 2018, the EU published legislation imposing further restrictive measures on Myanmar/Burma, strengthening the EU’s arms embargo and targeting the Myanmar/Burma army and border guard police officials.

U.S. Government to Include Digital Currency Addresses on List of Sanctioned Parties

The U.S. Government is considering adding digital currency addresses affiliated with individuals and entities identified to the List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons

New US Sanctions Measures Put Shipping Industry on Notice of North Korea Sanctions Risks

In the aftermath of the new sanctions imposed to North Korea, potential risks have been identified in the global shipping industry.

UN votes to impose new sanctions against North Korea

Following its intercontinental ballistic missile test in November, the UN Security Council unanimously voted to imposed new sanctions on North Korea.

US Government Implements the Global Magnitsky Act and Publishes Magnitsky Act Sanctions Regulations and...

The Order implements the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act and targets human rights abusers and corrupt actors globally.

Latest Developments on the Qatar Diplomatic Crisis

Following the political and economic boycott of Qatar, the post presents the latest developments regarding the Qatar diplomatic crisis.

EU agrees six-month extension to Russia sectoral sanctions

European Union Leaders reached an agreement on the extension of the economic sanctions against Russia until July 2018.

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