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Outline of EU and U.S. Sanctions Relief for Iran under Joint Comprehensive Plan of...

On 14 July 2015, Iran and the EU/E3+3 (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union)...

U.S. Government Removes Cuba From State Sponsors of Terrorism List

On May 29, 2015, the U.S. Government announced Cuba’s removal from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism (the “SST List”), five months after...

US Government Authorizes Transactions Related to Personal Communications Over the Internet for Crimea and...

On May 22, 2015, the US Government relaxed certain export and reexport controls imposed under US sanctions targeting the Crimea region of Ukraine (“Crimea”)....

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...

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