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OFAC Issues New Venezuela-related Executive Order and General Licenses

On January 28, 2019, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that it has designated Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PdVSA) following Executive Order (E.O.) 13850, after a determination by Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin and Secretary of State Michael Pompeo that PdVSA was operating in the Venezuelan oil sector. Additionally, OFAC has amended General License 3 and … Continue Reading

OFAC Issues Venezuela-related General License 6

On January 8, 2019, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued Venezuela-related General License 6, which authorizes the winding down of certain specified transactions with Globovision Tele C.A. and Globovision Tele CA, Corp. until January 8, 2020. Additionally, OFAC issued new FAQs for General License 6, and also added several new individuals and entities to … Continue Reading

BIS Announces Former Florida CEO Pleads Guilty to Export Violations

On December 14, 2018, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced that Eric Baird, former Chief Executive Officer for a Florida based package consolidation and shipping service, pleaded guilty to a single count of felony smuggling and 166 violations of US export control laws. On December 12, 2018, BIS imposed civil penalties of US$17 million and a five-year denial … Continue Reading

US Government Contracts Quick Hit Briefing: Small Business Runway Extension Act Becomes Law, Yet Implementation Halted by Government Shutdown

On December 17, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018 (HR 6330) (the Act), which modifies the period to measure small business size status from three fiscal years of average annual receipts to five fiscal years.… Continue Reading

OFAC Offers Temporary Extension of Ukraine-related General Licenses

On September 21, 2018, OFAC extended certain Ukraine-related general licenses. OFAC issued General License No. 13D authorizing certain transactions necessary to divest or transfer debt, equity, or other holdings in listed blocked persons. OFAC also issued General Licenses No. 14A and 16A, which authorize certain activities necessary to the maintenance or wind down of operations or existing contracts with 1) United … Continue Reading
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