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EU Sanctions Against Russia Adopted and Extended; Sanctions Extended Concerning Crimea and Sevastopol

In early July 2016, the EU extended the economic sanctions targeting the financial, energy and defense industries of the Russian economy, as well as dual-use goods, until Jan. 31, 2017. These sanctions were prolonged because the European Council determined that the Minsk agreements concerning military activity in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine have … Continue Reading

The UK Votes to Leave the European Union

The UK voted yesterday to leave the European Union. The timetable for the UK’s exit, the terms of exit, and the UK’s post-exit relationship with the European Union (EU), are still to be determined, which will take time. Until these issues are clarified, firms with a UK presence, or UK customers, will have to address … Continue Reading

U.S. and EU Extend Deadline for Deal in Iran Nuclear Talks

On June 30, 2015, the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) plus Germany, the European Union, and Iran agreed to extend by seven days their self-imposed deadline for finalizing a deal regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) … Continue Reading

The EU seeks Strengthening of Safe Harbor Rules

The European Union (EU) has launched a commission to review the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) Safe Harbor agreement. The review comes in the wake of PRISM, the National Security Agency’s data collection program. Safe Harbor is a voluntary program for U.S.-based companies with operations in the EU to transfer personal data across EU borders. … Continue Reading

New Rumored Chinese Antidumping Case Against Polycrystalline Silicone

There have been persistent rumors that China is planning to bring an antidumping duty investigation against imports of polycrystalline silicone from the United States and Korea.  At this point, there is no indication that European Union imports would also be targeted, but that could change if the EU initiates trade remedy proceedings against solar modules/cells … Continue Reading
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