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EU releases 14th package of sanctions against Russia

On June 24, 2024, the European Council adopted a new comprehensive package of economic and individual restrictions against Russia. The package mainly

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European Commission Issues Provisional Ruling on Electric Vehicle Value Chains in China

On 12 June 2024, the European Commission ("Commission") issued a press release announcing a provisional conclusion that the battery electric vehicles

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EU Parliament Approves Ban of Products Made with Forced Labor

On April 23, 2024, the European Parliament approved a ban of products made with forced labor. The ban will allow the EU to prohibit the sale, import, and

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Baltic Countries Customs Initiative for Sanctions Against Russia Expands

On May 9, 2024, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, and Finland signed an agreement to implement unified control measures designed to prevent the

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UK Announces Further Sanctions on Russia

On February 22, 2024, the United Kingdom (UK) announced new sanctions targeting Russia and entities supporting the war in Ukraine.

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The European Union Council Adopts a 12th Package of Sanctions Against Russia

On Dec. 18, 2023, The European Union Council has adopted a 12th package of sanctions against Russia.

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EU Publishes Sanctions Due Diligence Guidance

On September 7, 2023, the European Union (EU) Commission published a “Guidance” document addressed to European operators to help them identify, assess,

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European Union (EU) Council Imposes Additional Sanctions on Russia and Belarus

On 9 March 2022, the European Union (EU) announced further targeted sanctions against Russia and Belarus. In addition to the introduction of new

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EU and UK Impose Restrictions on Belarus

In late June 2021, the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) imposed restrictions on Belarus following the forced landing of an intra-EU Ryanair

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EU Commission Publishes FAQs on COVID-19 Vaccine Export Requirements

On February 12, 2021, the European Union (EU) Commission published frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the export requirements for Covid-19 vaccines. The

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Germany Amends Dual-use & Military Export List

On October 29, 2020, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy published the 16th regulation amending the Foreign Trade Ordinance (in

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Switzerland Implements Additional Restrictions on Medical Protective Equipment

On March 25, 2020, the Swiss Government adopted a new regulation, taking effect as of March 26, requiring a prior license for any exports of medical

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Germany Suspends Export Ban on Medical Equipment

On March 19, 2020, the German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) suspended their previous order of an export ban for medical protection

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European Commission Issues Border Management Guidelines

On March 16, 2020 - the European Commission presented guidelines to Member States on health-related border management measures in the context of the

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Several Countries Issue Export Bans on Masks, Protective Gear

On March 4, 2020, Germany issued a ban on the export of medical protection gear and equipment to avoid supply shortages. The official communication in

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