On 23 June 2022, the US Department of Health and Human Services Office on Trafficking in Persons issued a request for information on forced labor, a form of human trafficking, in healthcare supply chains. This request for information is part of the office’s ongoing efforts to seek public comments to inform implementation of Executive Order 14001 “A Sustainable Public Health Supply Chain“, the National Strategy for a Resilient Public Health Supply Chain, and other related efforts on forced labor.
Baker McKenzie’s Sanctions Blog published the alert titled BIS Imposes Export Ban on Luxury Goods to Russia and Belarus as well as Russian and Belarussian Oligarchs and Malign Actors on 12 March 2022. Read the article via the link here. Please also visit our Sanctions Blog for the most recent updates.
On 24 February 2022, various US government agencies published their respective reports on supply chain policies for six key industrial bases pursuant to Executive Order 14017, “America’s Supply Chains”. These Reports identify key weaknesses in some of the nation’s most crucial supply chains and offer multi-year strategies to help address those weaknesses. The White House issued a statement and capstone report following the publication of the Reports.
The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, the US State Department, and the US Commerce Department have issued rules adjusting maximum civil monetary penalties under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act – Improvements Act of 2015.