Tag Archives: travel

US Policy Prognosis: The Legislative Response to COVID-19

The post is being published for The Trade Practitioner as part of a content partnership with our Public Policy Practice. Please contact John B. Breaux, Trent Lott, Edward Newberry and Robert Kapla with any questions.  With the rapid spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), commonly known as the “coronavirus” or COVID-19, lawmakers are proposing and … 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

Trade Talk: Week in Review (22-28 August 2016)

TPP – Opposition Remains Strong.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) stated last week that the U.S. Senate will not vote on TPP’s implementing legislation during lame-duck session of Congress as many – including the Obama Administration – had hoped, saying: The current agreement, the Trans-Pacific agreement, which has some serious flaws, will not be … Continue Reading

EU Renews Its Sanctions Relating to Human Rights Violation in Iran Until 13 April 2017

The restrictive measures impose an asset freeze and travel ban on the listed individuals and entities and also ban exports of any apparatus with the potential to be used for internal repression or telecommunication monitoring. The EU’s sanctions relating to Iranian human rights concerns did not fall under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and so were not part … Continue Reading

EU Renews Its Sanctions Against Bosnia and Herzegovina Until 31 March 2017

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 to be taking part in activities that undermine the Dayton/Paris Peace Agreement. Council Decision 2016/477 amends Decision 2011/173/CFSP.… Continue Reading

OFAC Further Eases Cuba Sanctions Before President’s Visit

In the weeks preceding President Obama’s historic visit to Cuba, the US Treasury Department’s OFAC announced new measures to further ease economic sanctions against the country. Like other sanctions relief measures implementing the President’s shift in policy toward Cuba, these recent measures are directed to further support the Cuban people. Among other things, they expand to individual travellers the … Continue Reading

EU Amends Economic Sanctions against Guinea, Moldova, Yemen, and Zimbabwe

The Council of the European Union (the “Council”) has issued Council Decisions amending sanctions regimes in force with respect to Guinea, Moldova, Yemen and Zimbabwe. See Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1923 (Guinea), Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1925 (Moldova), Council  Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1927 (Yemen) and  Council Decision  (CFSP) 2015/1924 (Zimbabwe), inter alia, amending the list of individuals … Continue Reading
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