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United States: President modifies Sec. 232 action on aluminium imports from Canada

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On October 27, 2020 President Trump issued Proclamation 10106 of October 27, 2020 Adjusting Imports of Aluminum Into the United States (published in the Federal Register on October...

United States: President issues Proclamation to modify GSP benefits

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On October 30, 2020, the President issued a Proclamation to Modify Duty-Free Treatment Under the Generalized System of Preferences and for Other Purposes (not yet published...

United States: Commerce amends National Security License Review Policy for items destined to China,...

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On October 29, 2020, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a final rule (the “final rule”) amending the license review policy under...

United States: Government Escalates Restrictions on Government Contractors Using Chinese Equipment

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The US Government continues to implement measures intended to restrict the provision or use of Chinese-origin goods and technology.  Notably, on July 14, 2020,...

Latin America and the US: You’re Invited – the incoming US administration and...

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The Incoming US Administration and the Future of Supply Chains in the Americas Following an historic presidential election that took place amid a global pandemic,...

APAC: Baker McKenzie Asia Pacific International Commercial and Trade Webinar Series, starting on 3...

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Asia Pacific International Commercial and Trade Webinar SeriesDecember 2020 – January 2021 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (GMT+8)We are pleased to present the...

China: People’s Republic of China enacts new Export Control Law

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From 13 to 17 October 2020, the 22nd Session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress (“NPC”) deliberated on the third review draft (草案三次审议稿) of China’s Export Control Law (ECL) before its final passage into law on 17 October 2020. The ECL will come into effect on 1 December 2020.

United States: Government Imposes Sanctions on the Iranian Financial Sector under Executive Order 13902...

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On October 8, 2020, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) identified the Iranian financial sector as subject to Executive Order (“EO”) 13902 and, based...

United Kingdom: OFSI publishes Annual Review 2019-2020 and issues reminder to report frozen assets

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On 9 October 2020, the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (“OFSI“) published its Annual Review, providing an overview of OFSI’s activities in the financial...

Asia Pacific: Sanctions and Investigations Q&A

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Read publicationIn this cover story by Asian-Mena Counsel,* four Baker McKenzie lawyers and two thought-leading GCs talk about key issues in sanctions and investigations.Mini...
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