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Forced Labor Legal Developments in Europe: EU Council and Parliament Negotiate Final Text for Proposed Regulation

While many have focused in recent months on the US enforcement of the forced labor import ban (19 U.S.C. 1307) and the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) (Public Law No. 117-78), the EU is working on its own set of regulations prohibiting products made with forced labor from entering the EU market. A proposal … Continue Reading

EU Renews Its Sanctions Against Bosnia and Herzegovina

The EU Council has renewed its sanctions against Bosnia and Herzegovina until 31 March 2018. The measures include an asset freeze and travel ban on listed individuals and entities believed to be undermining its sovereignty and territorial integrity, posing a serious threat to the Bosnian security situation, or undermining the Dayton/Paris Peace Agreement. Council Decision … Continue Reading

EU Imposes Asset Freeze Measures on Crimean Members of the Russian Parliament

The EU Council has added six members of the Russian Parliament, all were elected to the State Duma from the Crimea and Sevastopol region of Ukraine in September, to its sanctions adopted with respect to territorial integrity or sovereignty of Ukraine. Regulation (EU) 2016/1955 implementing Regulation 269/2014 and Decision 2016/1961 amending Decision 2014/145/CFSP.… Continue Reading

EU De-Lists Two Syrian Firms After Successful Annulment Applications

The EU Council has de-listed Tri-Ocean Energy and its subsidiary Tri-Ocean Trading from its sanctions against Syria. The de-listings arose from their successful annulment applications in the General Court of the EU in September 2016. In annulling their listings, the Court said that the Council had not properly identified the two entities, and had not … Continue Reading

EU Lifts UN Security Council Sanctions Against Côte d’Ivoire

The EU Council repealed its restrictive measures against Côte d’Ivoire on 10 June 2016. The adoption of Security Council Regulation 2283 on 28 April 2016, which terminates with immediate effect all UN sanctions against Côte d’Ivoire, has led to the Council lifting the entirety of the Union’s own additional restrictive measures against the country. Regulation … Continue Reading