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February 2021

As the legal, regulatory, and commercial implications of coronavirus COVID-19 continue to evolve, our lawyers and advisors are helping clients navigate the complex considerations that companies around the world are facing and develop plans and strategies in response. Reach out to our COVID-19 task force at COVID19@cov.com. Below is a compendium of resources ...

February 1, 2021, Covington Alert

Following the United Kingdom’s formal departure from the European Union regulatory regime on 31 December 2020, the UK now implements a unilateral export controls and economic sanctions framework. The post-Brexit UK trade controls regime is the product of a series of transitional statutory measures implemented by the UK Government, beginning in 2018 with the ...

January 22, 2021, Covington Alert

On January 19, 2021, the Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) published an Interim Final Rule to implement provisions of Executive Order 13873, “Executive Order on Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain” (May 15, 2019) (the “ICTS Order”).  Unless suspended by the Biden Administration, the Rule will go into effect 60 days ...

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 ...