Tag Archives: Europe

Coronavirus COVID-19 – Italy Rachets Up

What Has Changed? Up to now, European Governments have followed an approach to tackling Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) based on three main elements: closing down the main public interactions (retail, hospitality, sports) except those necessary for food and healthcare; encouraging/requiring people to work remotely where they can, and to stay away from work if not … Continue Reading

COVID-19 – How Do I Know If What I Do Is An Essential Service

This post is being published for The Trade Practitioner as part of a content partnership with our International Policy Practice. Please contact Matthew Kirk with any questions.    We are being asked with increasing frequency by companies whether, in the context of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) lockdowns, their business counts as an “essential service”. This … Continue Reading

UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) Issues New Guidance on Travel to the UK

OFSI has updated its sanctions guidance in order to include a section on travel to the UK. The new guidance announces that all designated people who are planning to visit the UK, as well as people being funded by a designated person, must hold an appropriate licence to support themselves while in the country that … Continue Reading

EU Extends Russia Sanctions

On 19 December, the European Council extended the application of economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy for a further six months until 31 July 2017. These restrictions were introduced on 31 July 2014 by way of Council Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 “concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in … Continue Reading

UK Export Control Organisation (ECO) Updates and Amends Five Open General Export Licences (OGELs)

The ECO has updated and amended five OGELs following an update to the EU dual-use list, which was published in the EU Official Journal, on 15 November 2016. The updates include changes to the goods schedule of each relevant licence. Of note, Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia have been removed from the list of excluded destinations … Continue Reading

What Does a Trump Trade Agenda Look Like? Here is Our Take

Likely Major Policy Developments   President-Elect Trump will enter the White House facing a dramatic decline in global trade growth. A recent World Trade Organization (WTO) report notes that 2016 marks the slowest pace of trade and output growth since the 2008 financial crisis. WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo called slowing trade growth “a wake-up call,” … Continue Reading
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