Iran sanctions relief is limited in the face of ongoing political challenges

Conversely, the changes in Iran sanctions in 2015 were extremely limited. What many people do not realize is that the changes that recently took effect, as provided for in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed in July, will also be extremely limited for U.S. entities and individuals.


U.S. businesses face growing opportunities in Cuba

Cuba and Iran are two of the most talked about topics in export compliance lately, and for good reason: both sanctions regimes are undergoing significant changes that have made headlines all over the world.


5 practical trade compliance steps that will save you time and money in global business

Too often, companies train employees on trade compliance as if it is an annoying bundle of red tape that will inevitably hold up operations. Employees are taught that trade compliance is a hurdle they are forced to jump through once they are ready to get a job done. These 5 practical trade compliance steps could save your company some serious time and money.


International businesses beware, the U.S. has entered a new era of sanctions enforcement

Make no mistake about it – sanctions enforcement is here to stay. We are at an important crossroads – the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control is flexing its compliance enforcement muscle, along with the criminal prosecution capabilities of the Department of Justice.
In the years to come, we will look back on these days as the beginning of a new era of sanctions enforcement.