On 9 August 2023, President Biden issued Executive Order 14105, targeting certain US investments into Chinese companies or Chinese-owned companies engaged in three advanced technology areas. The Executive Order directs the US Department of the Treasury to issue regulations that will (1) prohibit certain categories of US outbound investments and (2) require notification of other investments involving the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, and Macau
On 16 June 2023, the US Commerce Department published a final rule implementing President Biden’s 2021 Executive Order 14034 on “Protecting Americans’ Sensitive Data from Foreign Adversaries,” to amend the Commerce Department’s “Securing the Information and Communications Technology Supply Chain” regulations, 15 C.F.R. Part 7. The amendments mainly relate to connected software applications.
Baker McKenzie’s Sanctions Blog published the alert titled US Government Designates Russian Proxy Wagner Group as a Significant Transnational Criminal Organization; Sanctions Wagner Group Affiliates, Oligarch Affiliates, and Military Industrial Complex Firms on 31 January 2023. Read the article via the link here. Please also visit our Sanctions Blog for the most recent updates.