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 READ PUBLICATION Welcome to the March 2021 edition of Baker McKenzie’s International Trade Compliance Update. Here are the highlights: WTO: New Director General, Covid-19 notifications, Myanmar trade policy review, DSB activities, TBT notifications WCO: Announcements and news releases UK, US, Canada announce measures over Xinjiang human rights concerns CITES: Notifications…

The US Treasury Department and the US State Department have announced two new rounds of sanctions against Syria, including the first designations under the recently-enacted Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act (“Caesar Act”).  The first round, announced on June 17, 2020, resulted in the addition of 39 individuals and entities to…

On July 31, 2020, the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) amended the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) to suspend the availability of all License Exceptions for Hong Kong that provide differential treatment relative to mainland China. Our blog post on prior steps taken to revoke preferential treatment…