I will present a webinar titled, “Hot Topics in US Sanctions: Recent Enforcement and Compliance Best Practices.”

The US Government continues to implement and vigorously enforce US economic sanctions and embargoes. Rarely a week goes by without the agency taking action, be it prohibiting trade with a newly identified North Korean front company, issuing a General License temporarily authorizing the wind-down of operations in Venezuela, or announcing a sizable penalty against a well-known international bank.

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In February, we discussed the impact easing restrictions with Cuba would have on trade. And Cuba continues to be a hot topic for U.S. companies and business people.  Yet it is vital for counsel to understand the continuing hurdles and steps necessary for compliance.  On April 12 at 1:00 pm EST, we will present a webinar, Doing Business in Cuba: Navigating the Evolving Sanctions Landscape, Leveraging New Opportunities.  During this lively panel, we will review issues such as the following:

  • Which business activities are currently permissible for U.S. companies with respect to Cuba?
  • How is the Commerce Department regulating exports and re-exports to Cuba?
  • What steps should companies take to promote OFAC and export control compliance with respect to Cuba?

We hope you can join us! To learn more or register, visit the Strafford website.

Since our update in April of this year, the U.S. government has continued to aggressively modify and enforce its various sanctions programs. And this trend shows no signs of slowing in the months to come.

As in the first quarter of 2015, the last three months were marked by a combination of broad policy changes, individual designations and removals, and various enforcement actions. While recent developments did not include the overhaul of any sanctions program akin to the Cuba amendments in January, they did set the stage for significant changes in the future.

Here, we consider notable U.S. sanctions developments in the past quarter, and offer our thoughts on what is to come.

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