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OFAC

OFAC’s Framework for Compliance Commitments

Earlier this month, OFAC published a guidance on compliance commitments.  The full name is A Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments and you can access it by clicking the foregoing hyperlink. OFAC lists the following 5 essential components of compliance: Management Commitment: OFAC stresses the importance of a “culture of compliance” that is built from top […]

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Anti-Corruption
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Global Trade

London Metal Exchange – Supply Chain Transparency Move

According to an article by Reuters from earlier this month, the London Metal Exchange (the world’s largest market for industrial metals) is looking at a major push toward transparency in child labor in metals’ supply chain.  Specifically, the LME could by 2022 ban or delist metal brands that are not responsibly sourced .  According to […]

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OFAC

OFAC Issues Guidance on Document and Data Production

March 5, 2019:  Last week, OFAC issued guidance on preferred practices for production of data.  The guidance outlines the preferred format and technical data for submissions of electronic document productions to the Office of Compliance and Enforcement (OCE), including administrative subpoena responses, self-disclosures, and other documents or reports. OCE also updated the Data Delivery Standards […]

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Freshly Brewed
Global Trade
UK

UK Government Guidance on Doing Business in #Lebanon

The UK’s Department for International Trade published a guidance for business seeking to operate in Lebanon. The guidance discusses the country’s economic and political state, the intellectual property, organized crime, human rights, bribery and corruption and terrorism risks that foreign business may face in the country. For a copy of the guidance, click here.

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Brexit
Global Trade
UK

UK Guidance For Business Service Continuity in EU Countries in a No-Deal Brexit Scenario

The UK Government published a detailed guidance discussing various EU countries and their individual rules and regulations that UK businesses (and foreign business in general) should be aware of if they wish to provide services or continue to provide services in those countries following a no-deal Brexit.  In particular, this guidance should be useful to […]

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Brexit
Sanctions

UK Financial #Sanctions Post #Brexit: Update

Earlier this month, the UK’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (“OFSI”) published Updated General Guidance on financial sanctions that will be in effect after Brexit.  For more detail, click here for the UK Government Notice.  For a copy of the Guidance, click here.

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Brexit
EU
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Global Trade
UK

Brexit and UK Trade Agreements: Guidance

February 21, 2019: The UK’s DIT (Department for International Trade) issued an updated guidance earlier today in regards to existing trade agreements that the UK is a part of, and is currently transitioning for post-Brexit applicability. The guidance lists the agreements currently in effect and outlines what will change if the UK leaves the EU […]

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Global Trade
UK

UK Notices to Exporters: 2016-2019

If you are a UK exporter and need to quickly located the notices to exporters that are issued by the Export Control Joint Unit and the UK’s Department for International Trade, click this link. To date, there are four notices issued to UK exporters for 2019, with the last one being from today, February 18, […]

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Anti-Corruption
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Global Trade
Podcast

Vietnam Business Risks Review

Listen in on Vietnam business risks and corruption perception index report. http://media.blubrry.com/compliancekitchen/p/content.blubrry.com/compliancekitchen/Vietnam_Business_Risks_Review.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:40 — 4.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe to the Kitchen podcast Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS

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Anti-Corruption
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Transparency International: the CPI 2018 is Out

TI released its Corruption Perception Index (CPI) for 2018. A copy is available here. The CPI marks the Czech Republic, Brazil and the USA as “countries to watch” while Australia, Chile, Malta, Turkey and Mexico are marked as “decliners”. Estonia, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and Guyana saw improvements. As might be expected, the EU and in […]

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