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Iran’s markets opening up for Australia

Julie Bishop's recent visit to Iran - the first by an Australian foreign minister in over a decade - marks an important step in...

Russia Plans to Limit State Purchases of Foreign Software

The Russian State Duma is planning to impose limitations on government procurement of foreign software products (draft Law No. 7646787-6, introduced to the State...

President Obama Proposes Rescission of Cuba’s Designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

On April 14, 2015, President Obama submitted to the U.S. Congress a report and certification indicating the Administration’s intent to rescind Cuba’s designation as...

Iran: Overview and Significance of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

On 2 April 2015, talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, ended between Iran and the E3+3 countries (i.e., China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United...

U.S. Government introduces cyber sanctions

On April 1, 2015, President Obama issued an Executive Order (the “Cyber EO”) authorizing the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) to designate...

Australia’s expanded autonomous sanctions relating to Russia commenced on 31 March 2015

Australia imposed targeted financial sanctions and travel bans relating to Russia against designated persons and entities in June and September 2014.  Expanded sanctions were...

US Government Issues New Executive Order Targeting Venezuela

On 9 March 2015, US President Barack Obama issued a new Executive Order(“Order”) authorizing the imposition of sanctions targeting Venezuela in response to the Venezuelan...

US: New Customs Requirements for the Import from Cuba

On Thursday, February 26, 2015, US Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) published a public notice on its website regarding the procedures for importations from Cuba recently...

Russia to lift Ukraine-related embargos?

Russia considers a partial withdrawal of its embargo on imports of food products originating from the countries that have imposed Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia....

US Government Publishes List of Cuban Goods and Services Eligible for Importation into the...

On Friday, February 13, 2015, the US State Department published on its website the “Section 515.582 List,” which describes the Cuban goods and services...

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