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Angela M. Santos, Robert E. Shervette, IV, Christine E. Hintze
An overhaul of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) will occur in early 2022 to align with the World Customs Organization (WCO) Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) updates scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2022.
Sarah B. “Cissy” Jackson*, Travis L. Mullaney, Kevin R. Pinkney
On November 17, 2021, the Department of Defense (DoD) published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking in connection with announced changes to the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) for the defense industrial base, styled “CMMC 2.0.”
D. Jacques Smith, Michael F. Dearington
The Department of Justice recently announced a new initiative that aims to hold government contractors accountable when they fail to meet required cybersecurity standards.
John P. Zaimes, Natalie C. Kreeger
On October 7, 2021, Governor Newsom signed the Silenced No More Act (SB-331), which expands existing restrictions on the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in settlement agreements based on claims of workplace discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.
Valerie C. Samuels, Lauren C. Schaefer
On October 13, 2021, the EEOC once again issued updated FAQs concerning the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, among others, to issues arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
David R. Hanke, Marwa M. Hassoun*, John A. Gurtunca, Kay C. Georgi
In late September, the Biden Administration took a variety of actions to address the ongoing global semiconductor shortage and the various supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Matthew Tuchband, Kay C. Georgi
On September 2, 2021, OFAC published an update to their October 2020 Ransomware Advisory. We reported on the original Ransomware Advisory in our alert on October 8, 2020, OFAC's New Ransomware Advisory.
US Individuals Providing Defense Services Abroad Need a State Department License or Face Potential Prosecution
Kay C. Georgi, Marwa M. Hassoun*, Aman Kakar, John A. Gurtunca
On September 7, 2021, three former U.S. Intelligence Community and military personnel (Defendants) entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Department of Justice, National Security Division.
Berin S. Romagnolo, Nancy A. Noonan
Certain foreign entrepreneurs can now enter the US under the re-launched International Entrepreneur Rule to pursue and build new business opportunities in the United States.
Angela M. Santos, Marwa M. Hassoun*, Yun Gao
Withhold release order was issued that will prohibit imports of products produced in whole or part from silica produced by Hoshine Silicon Industry Co., Ltd. and its subsidiaries. This company has been linked to the largest global solar producers.
National Security Podcast: How the United States Innovation and Competition Act Could Aid Your Business
David R. Hanke, Dan H. Renberg
Arent Fox National Security Partner David R. Hanke and Government Relations Practice Co-Leader Dan H. Renberg discuss what's considered the most significant U.S. industrial policy legislation in decades.
David R. Hanke, John A. Gurtunca
The U.S. Senate has kicked off the complicated process of coordinating and passing multi-committee legislation designed to bolster U.S. technological capabilities, expand the U.S. political, diplomatic, and economic toolkit for dealing with China, and curb China’s growing geopolitical influence.
David R. Hanke
Marketplace reported earlier this week that “Over the past few years, the United States government has increased its scrutiny of foreign acquisitions of American companies and the export of certain technologies.
Timothy J. Feighery, Gerard Leval, Maxime Jeanpierre
Last week, members of the European Parliament debated newly imposed Chinese sanctions as tensions between the two powers continue to escalate.
Senate Eyes New Role for CFIUS in Combating ‘Foreign Malign Influence or Espionage Activities’ Targeting ‘Institutions of Higher Education
David R. Hanke, John A. Gurtunca
This potential expansion of CFIUS’s powers suggests broader congressional concern about attempts by Chinese entities to circumvent CFIUS reviews and access critical technologies.
Kay C. Georgi, Marwa M. Hassoun*, David R. Hanke, Sylvia G. Costelloe, John A. Gurtunca
The subpoena issuance suggests that the Biden Administration will continue the US Government’s assertive approach to China.
Kay C. Georgi, Marwa M. Hassoun*, John A. Gurtunca
Companies should be prepared to conduct additional due diligence for any transactions involving entities in the countries enumerated in this rule.
Angela M. Santos, Sylvia G. Costelloe
If passed, these bills will grant US Customs and Border Protection authority for a region-wide WRO enabling the agency to detain all products from XUAR.
President Biden Orders 100-Day Review of America’s Supply Chains for Semiconductors, Batteries, Critical Minerals and APIs
Marwa M. Hassoun*, David R. Hamill, David R. Hanke, Robert J. Ernest, Jessica DiPietro, John A. Gurtunca, Birgit Matthiesen, Kay C. Georgi
Changes are afoot for key industry sectors with complicated global supply chains.
James M. Westerlind, Elliott M. Kroll, Julius A. Rousseau, III, Kay C. Georgi, Eric A. Biderman, Mark S. Fragner, Richard G. Liskov
On February 4, 2021, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) issued Circular Letter No. 2 (2021) to all authorized property and casualty insurers in New York, outlining a “Cyber Risk Framework” that all authorized property and casualty insurers that write cyber insurance should create an
David R. Hanke, Marwa M. Hassoun*, Sylvia G. Costelloe, Aman Kakar, Kay C. Georgi
The Information and Communications Technology and Services (ICTS) Rule, if implemented by the Biden Administration, would significantly impact companies that have an international nexus in a number of different sectors.
Marwa M. Hassoun*, Travis L. Mullaney
Arent Fox International Trade Group Partner Marwa Hassoun and Government Contracts Group Counsel Travis Mullaney chat about Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act.
Trump and Congress Pave the Way for Potential Delisting of Publicly Traded Chinese Companies from US Stock Exchanges
David R. Hanke, Sylvia G. Costelloe
On December 18, President Trump signed into law the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act, which aims to increase oversight of Chinese companies listed on US stock exchanges and force the delisting of those that refuse to comply with US audit inspection requirements.