The US Department of Commerce (Commerce) has finalized its proposed regulations (Final Rule) implementing Presidential Proclamation 10414.
The Department of Commerce (DOC) has issued the final rule implementing the two-year moratorium on anti-dumping or countervailing duties (AD/CVD) for solar panels and cells from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam in accordance with the June 6, 2022, Presidential Proclamation (Declaration of Emergency and Authorization for Temporary Extensions of Time and Duty-Free Importation of Solar Cells and Modules from Southeast Asia; See GT Alert, Biden Uses Emergency Powers to Pause New Solar Import Tariffs—Frequently Asked Questions), which provided for the two year moratorium on those tariffs.
On September 15, 2022, US President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order (EO) aimed at increasing the federal government’s review of foreign investment in US businesses deemed critical to US national security interests.
On 13 September 2022, the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Justice issued a letter, signed and sealed by the Director of the International Cooperation Department, to the Director General of the Dubai Courts which effectively directs the UAE courts to enforce judgments and orders rendered by the English courts (the Directive).
The U.S. State Department’s much anticipated interim final rule reorganizing the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is expected to go into effect September 6, 2022.
The Department of Commerce announced Aug. 23 it is delaying the issuance of the preliminary determination in the Auxin circumvention investigation until Nov. 28, 2022.
Since March 2014, following the fall of the Ukrainian government under Viktor Yanukovych and Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the EU has imposed several restrictive measures against the Russian economy, as well as against specific Russian natural and legal persons.
On July 21, 2022, the Council of the European Union adopted a new, seventh package of measures (Package) primarily intended to tighten existing economic sanctions targeting Russia, perfect their implementation, and strengthen their effectiveness.
On 12 July 2022, the UK’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) and various other UK government agencies issued a red alert, in conjunction with the Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Taskforce (JMLIT), setting out various common evasion tactics and techniques the agencies suspect certain persons designated under the UK’s financial sanctions regime use with the help of “UK enablers”.
From 19 July 2022,1 it is a violation of UK financial sanctions for any person who knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that they are carrying out, directly or indirectly, certain investment activity in Russia.
As adoption around blockchain, non fungible tokens (NFTs) and the metaverse grows, there’s an increasing focus on the legal challenges these emerging technologies present.
In Notice 2022-36, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced relief for taxpayers who failed to file certain tax and information returns with respect to tax years 2019 and 2020.
On August 11, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) unveiled its updated COVID-19 guidelines, revising both quarantine and isolation guidelines in the process.
On Aug. 24, 2022, the IRS issued Notice 2022-36, which provides penalty relief to taxpayers for certain late-filed 2019 and 2020 tax returns and information returns, but this relief is only afforded to those who file the eligible returns on or before Sept. 30, 2022, and the relief does not apply to all types of returns.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) received a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for detailed EEO-1 Report employee demographic information that thousands of U.S. employers submitted from 2016 through 2020.
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