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Sanctions against Crimea and Sevastopol: how far do they go?

On 18 December 2014, the European Union significantly extended its trade sanctions in relation to Crimea and Sevastopol. Regulation 1351/2014 ("the Regulation") amends Regulation 692/2014 as...

US Government Issues New Executive Order Targeting North Korea

On 2 January 2015, US President Barack Obama issued a new Executive Order (“the Order”) authorizing the imposition of additional sanctions targeting the Democratic People’s Republic...

U.S. Government Imposes Comprehensive Sanctions against Crimea

Effective 19 December 2014, President Obama issued an Executive Order that (i) imposes comprehensive sanctions on the Crimea region of Ukraine (“Crimea”), which has been occupied...

The EU strengthens sanctions against Crimea and Sevastopol

Council Regulation (EU) No 1351/2014 (the "New Regulation") enters into force today, 20 December 2014, and introduces substantial sanctions against Crimea and Sevastopol as the...

US move to normalize relations to Cuba

On December 17, 2014, following the release by Cuba of American Alan Gross, President Obama announced a new approach to relations with Cuba. According to...

UK imposes additional measures on Russia

On 7 November 2014, the legislation.gov.uk website posted SI 2014/2932 - The Export Control (Russia, Crimea and Sevastopol Sanctions) (Amendment) Order 2014 (the Order)....

US Commerce Department provides further guidance on Ukraine-related export controls

Earlier this week, the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) posted 30 FAQs and responses on its website regarding...

Australia: Expansion of Sanctions relating to Russia and Ukraine

The Australian Government has released for comment the draft regulations and specification instrument to implement expanded sanctions relating to Russia and Ukraine (announced 1...

Switzerland Extends Anti-Circumvention Measures to EU Russia September Sanctions

To prevent the circumvention of international sanctions relating to the situation in Ukraine, Switzerland will, with effect from 18H CET today (Wednesday,...

Singapore implements UN sanctions against Iran

The United Nations (Sanctions - Iran) Regulations 2014 ("Sanctions") was enacted and took effect on 29 September 2014. The United Nations (Sanctions...

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