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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

Foreign Direct Investment Reporting Requirement Revived

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has reinstated a previously dormant reporting requirement via Form BE-13 for certain new foreign direct investment in the United States. The reporting requirement applies retroactively. Qualifying investment transactions that occurred during 2014 prior to Nov. 26, 2014, must be reported by Jan. 12, 2015. Qualifying … Continue Reading

Digital Trade Under Investigation

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is investigating the role of digital trade in the U.S. and global economies.   According to the ITC, the reports will contain the following items: The first report, Digital Trade in the U.S. and Global Economies, Part I, will: describe U.S. digital trade in the context of the broader economy; … Continue Reading

Chinese Investments in the U.S. and CFIUS Review

After Africa, South America and Europe, Chinese companies are increasingly focusing on investing in the United States.  This recent trend raises some potential issues under the rules governing foreign investments in the United States administered by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).  Although Chinese investments that may be subject to review … Continue Reading