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August 28, 2019, Covington Alert

On August 23, 2019, President Donald J. Trump tweeted: "Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing . . . your companies HOME and making your products in the USA."

August 20, 2019, Covington Alert

On August 19, 2019, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued a Final Rule adding 46 non-U.S. affiliates of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (“Huawei”) to the Entity List and extended, through November 18, 2019, a revised Temporary General License (“TGL”) authorizing certain transactions with Huawei and listed Huawei entities.

August 8, 2019, Covington Alert

On August 5, 2019, President Trump issued Executive Order 13884 imposing comprehensive sanctions against the Government of Venezuela. Specifically, the Executive Order blocks all property and interests in property of the Government of Venezuela that are in or that come into the United States or the possession or control of a U.S. person.

April 25, 2019, Covington Alert

The Trump Administration has announced multiple U.S. sanctions measures over the past several weeks, further tightening the sanctions on Iran and imposing additional measures on Venezuela and its allies, Cuba and Nicaragua.

April 19, 2019, Covington Alert

On April 17, 2019, the Trump Administration announced that it would allow lawsuits to proceed against traffickers in property confiscated by the Cuban government. This decision, made pursuant to Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996, or Helms-Burton Act (22 U.S.C. §§ 6082-6085), marks a sharp departure from the practice ...

March 5, 2019, Covington Alert

On March 4, 2019, the Trump administration announced that it would allow some lawsuits to proceed against traffickers in property confiscated by the Cuban government. This decision, made pursuant to Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, was a sharp departure from the practice of previous presidential administrations. This Client Alert will provide background ...

August 8, 2018, Covington Alert

On August 6, 2018, President Trump issued Executive Order 13846 (the “Executive Order”) that re-imposes -- and to a limited extent broadens the scope of -- certain U.S. secondary sanctions targeting Iran that had been suspended in January 2016 pursuant to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) with Iran.

June 15, 2018, Covington Alert

As described in our May 9, 2018, alert, the United States determined on May 8, 2018, to end its participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) and re-impose sanctions against Iran that had been suspended as part of this 2015 nuclear agreement between the United States, Iran, Germany, France, the UK, and China.

May 15, 2018, Covington Alert

On May 8, 2018, the United States announced the decision to end its participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) and re-impose sanctions against Iran that had been suspended as part of this 2015 nuclear agreement between the United States, Iran, Germany, France, the UK and China.