Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade law news:
- On February 13, 2022, the United States has suspended all imports of Mexican avocados until further notice after a U.S. plant safety inspector in Mexico received a threatening message on his official cellphone.
- On February 11, 2022, The Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) removed from the Code of Federal Regulations the Burundi Sanctions Regulations because of the termination of the national emergency that the regulations were based on. The Burundi Sanction Regulations were originally issued in 2016 to provide immediate guidance to the public.
- On February 15, 2022, The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added regulations to implement a November 12, 2020 Executive order related to securities investments that finance Communist Chinese military companies, as amended by a June 3, 2021 Executive order related to the Chinese military-industrial complex and Chinese surveillance technology. These regulations will take effect on February 16, 2022 in addition to OFAC’s amendment to the Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 544 that revises an existing general license authorizing the provision of certain legal services and adds a general license authorizing payments for legal services from funds originating outside the United States.
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