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New Global Trade and Sanctions Blog Launched

Posted May 11, 2015

New York City based law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has launched a new Global Trade and Sanctions blog focusing on developments in U.S. and European Union (EU) sanctions regulations as well as other significant developments in global trade regulation. The blog aims to be “a go-to site for companies assessing how the easing or tightening of international sanctions will affect their businesses, as well as a resource base for pending legislation and regulatory developments.”

The blog is a collective effort of the firm’s International Trade and Public Policy teams, with contributions by other practices as well and draws on their experience advising clients on compliance with economic embargoes imposed by the U.S. government through various legislative measures as well as EU sanctions particularly against Russia and Iran. Additionally, the firm notes that its International Trade practice also advises clients on the full range of government regulations affecting international trade and investment, including export controls, customs law, the rules of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, trade remedy proceedings such as antidumping investigations, and international trade agreements such as the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Nancy Fischer, leader of the Public Practices Section (which includes International Trade, Public Policy and other regulatory-related practices) says, “Our blog will consist of timely posts that will be of interest to any company in the world who may be affected by either US or EU restrictions. The threat of sanctions brings consequences to companies in numerous industries, including travel, tourism, oil and gas, infrastructure projects, telecommunications, agriculture, and construction to name a few, and we will discuss the issues that these businesses and our clients need to understand, as well as helping our clients assess the ability to pursue opportunities in those countries where sanctions are being levied or lifted.”

Click here to read the latest post on the opening up of certain transportation links to Cuba under the present sanctions regime.