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The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced that on April 9, 2019, the Japanese Cabinet approved a revision to Appended Table 3-2 of the Export Trade Control Order (Cabinet Order No.378 of 1949; the “Export Order”) and added South Sudan to the list of the areas subject to strict export control (areas against which arms and other embargoes have been imposed by the UN Security Council) in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2428.

On August 3, 2018, the Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce (BIS) published in the Federal Register a final rule [Docket No. 180228230-8230-01] amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to conform to the Department of State’s (State) amendment of February 14, 2018 to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) that placed restrictions on exports of defense articles (and defense services) to the Republic of South Sudan (South Sudan). The State action reflected a policy determination by the Secretary of State that it was in the best interests of US foreign policy to impose such restrictions.

On March 22, 2018, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued a final rule [Docket No. 180227219-8219-01] (the “Final Rule”) adding, in relevant part, 15 South Sudanese entities to the Export Administration Regulations’ (“EAR”) Entity List — a step that increases the pressure on that country following the US Government’s imposition of an arms embargo last month.

On 3 March 2015, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted Resolution 2206 (2015) which creates a system that permits the imposition of sanctions recommended by a Sanctions Committee against individuals and entities responsible for or complicit in, or having engaged in, directly or indirectly, actions or policies that threaten the peace, security or stability of South Sudan. The Resolution permits the imposition of a travel ban and an asset freeze. The UN announcement…

On 3 February 2015, legislation.gov.uk posted SI 2015/97 – The Export Control (Various Amendments) Order 2015. According to the Explanatory Note accompanying the posting: This Order makes provision for the enforcement of amended trade restrictions against Russia specified in Council Regulation (EU) No 1290/2014 (OJ No L 349, 5.12.2014, p20) which amends Council Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine (OJ No L 229, 31.7.2014,…

On December 23, 2014, the President issued Presidential Proclamation 9223 of December 23, 2014 — To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and for Other Purposes (published in the Federal Register on December 30, 2014) The Proclamation: • Designates Guinea-Bissau as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country and revises general note 16(a) to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) by inserting in alphabetical sequence in the list of beneficiary sub-Saharan…

On November 5, 2014, the Canada Gazette published the Special Economic Measures (South Sudan) Regulations (SOR/2014-235, October 24, 2014) and the Special Economic Measures (South Sudan) Permit Authorization Order (SOR/2014-236, October 24, 2014) pursuant to the Special Economic Measures Act. The Special Economic Measures (South Sudan) Regulations impose targeted sanctions against persons engaged in activities that directly or indirectly facilitate, support, provide funding for or con¬tribute to a violation or attempted violation of the Cessation…