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Alison Stafford Powell co-leads the Firm's West Coast Trade Compliance team. She has considerable experience counseling US and non-US companies on managing trade compliance in the areas of export controls, trade and financial sanctions and US anti-boycott laws. As a dual-qualified lawyer, she provides practical advice to help non-US companies reconcile US and foreign trade regulations and on the extra-territorial impact of US trade restrictions. Chambers USA quotes clients' praise for her being "extremely knowledgeable, responsive, commercially strong and understanding complex issues well." Legal 500 describes here as an "outstanding specialist." She has worked in the Firm's London, Washington, DC and Palo Alto offices since 1996.

Baker McKenzie’s Sanctions Blog published the alert titled OFAC Publishes Preliminary Guidance on Implementing the Price Cap Policy for Petroleum Products of Russian Origin on 6 January 2023. Read the article via the link here. Please also visit our Sanctions Blog for the most recent updates.

On 5 December 2022, the US Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) issued the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Compliance Program Guidelines. The ITAR Guidelines set out DDTC’s expectations for an effective ITAR Compliance Program and an introduction to controls contained in the Arms Export Control Act and ITAR.

Welcome to our Virtual Year-End Review of Import/Export and Trade Compliance Developments Conference resource center. Baker McKenzie’s international trade compliance lawyers from around the world discussed the major global legislative, judicial and administrative activities and trends in export controls, trade sanctions, customs compliance, and import requirements in nine 75 minute sessions which took place from 15 to 17 November 2022.

In keeping with tradition, we are pleased to invite you to our annual Global Year-End Review of Import/Export & Trade Compliance Developments. This year, we are excited to provide a virtual offering available to all our clients and friends worldwide, plus an in-person reception and networking event for local attendees!
The conference will be comprised of 75 minute virtual sessions over the course of three days. Please join us on November 15, 16 and 17 for any or all sessions. The in-person reception will take place on November 15 at Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, California.
Our international trade compliance lawyers from around the world will review the major global legislative, judicial and administrative activities and trends in export controls, trade sanctions, customs compliance, and import requirements.
Visit our events page for more information and to register.

On 23 September 2022, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC) issued Iran General License D-2 (GL D-2), which amends and replaces the former Iran General License D-1 (GL D-1), and published three related Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). GL D-2 authorizes a more expansive set of internet communication-related activities, including cloud-based software and services, that are otherwise prohibited under the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations. According to the accompanying press release, GL D-2 aims to support internet freedom in Iran by updating US sanctions guidance in light of changes in communications technology since the issuance of GL D-1 in 2014 and to respond to the Iranian government’s efforts to suppress internet access following recent anti-government movement in Iran.

Baker McKenzie’s Sanctions Blog published the alert titled OFAC Issues Preliminary Guidance on the Implementation of a Maritime Services Policy Ban and Related Price Exception for Seaborne Russian Oil on 20 September 2022. Read the article via the link here. Please also visit our Sanctions Blog for the most recent updates.

The Annual Compliance Conference begins next week and attracts over 6,000 in-house senior legal and compliance professionals from across the world. This leading compliance conference will be held across five weeks from 6 September – 6 October 2022. We will be virtually delivering our cutting-edge insights and guidance on key global compliance, investigations and ethics issues. Our global experts will provide practical insights and analysis on significant developments:
• anti-bribery
• corruption and economic crime
• customs and FTAs
• ESG, supply chain and product compliance
• antitrust and competition
• export controls, sanctions and foreign investment

Click here to view the full agenda and register your interest in joining us virtually at this must attend global compliance conference for senior in-house legal and compliance professionals.

Baker McKenzie’s Sanctions Blog published the alert titled OFAC Issues New General Licenses Related to Russia-Related New Investment Prohibition and Updates FAQs on 27 July 2022. Read the article via the link here. Please also visit our Sanctions Blog for the most recent updates.

Welcome to our Virtual Global Trade Conference, a virtual offering for all our clients and friends worldwide. Baker McKenzie’s international trade compliance lawyers from around the world discussed the major developments impacting international trade, in 75 minutes sessions which took place from 20 to 21 July 2022.

Annual Compliance Conference

Our popular Annual Compliance Conference, which attracts over 6,000 in-house senior legal and compliance professionals from across the world, will be held across five weeks from 6 September – 6 October 2022. We will be virtually delivering our cutting-edge insights and guidance on key global compliance, investigations and ethics issues. Our global experts will provide practical insights and analysis on significant developments across:
– anti-bribery
– corruption and economic crime
– customs and FTAs
– ESG, supply chain and product compliance
– antitrust and competition
– export controls, sanctions and foreign investment

Click https://www.bakermckenzie.com/en/insight/events/2022/10/annual-compliance-conference to register your interest in joining us virtually at this must attend global compliance conference for senior in-house legal and compliance professionals.