Tag Archives: International Emergency Economic Powers Act

TikTok and WeChat Targeted by Latest Trump Administration Executive Orders

On August 6, 2020, President Donald Trump signed two Executive Orders (EOs) targeting the TikTok and WeChat applications and their parent companies. Specifically, President Trump invoked the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and other related statutes, as well as the national emergency he previously declared under these laws in Executive Order 13873 (Securing the … Continue Reading

US Commerce Department Implements Inflationary Adjustments to Civil Monetary Penalties

Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, the US Commerce Department announced its annual inflationary adjustments to the maximum civil monetary penalties under its jurisdiction. These include, among others, civil monetary penalties issued under the Export Administration … Continue Reading

Chinese National Enters Guilty Plea for Violating US Export Controls

On 21 April 2017, the US Department of Justice announced that Fuyi Sun pled guilty to violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, the law underlying US export controls. Specifically, Sun admitted to attempting to export to China high-grade carbon fiber – an item with aerospace and defense applications – without the required license.… Continue Reading
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