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Baker McKenzie’s Global Compliance News Blog published “International: TMT Talk Podcast Series – Latest Episode – ESG – Key issues and developments for global supply chains for the TMT sector,” which can be viewed here.

Baker McKenzie’s Global Compliance News Blog published “United States: Biden Administration Supply Chain Reports Deeper Dive #3: White House 100-Day Review of Semiconductor and Advanced Packaging Supply Chain Recommends Strengthening Export Control,” which can be viewed here.

Baker McKenzie’s Global Compliance News Blog published “Biden Administration Supply Chain Reports Deeper Dive #2: Focus on the Use of the Defense Production Act to Incentivize Production in Critical Supply Chains,” which can be viewed here.

On June 17, 2021, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued three pandemic-related general licenses (“GLs“) authorizing certain transactions and activities through June 16, 2022, involving Syria, Venezuela, Iran, or certain blocked entities in these countries. The new GLs are Syria General License No. 21, Venezuela General License No. 39, and Iran General License N,  and they authorize certain transactions and activities related to the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of COVID-19 (including research or…

On June 24, 2021, the White House announced that US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a Withhold Release Order (WRO) on silica-based products made by Hoshine Silicon Industry Co., Ltd., a company located in Xinjiang, and its subsidiaries. This WRO is based on information reasonably indicating that Hoshine used forced labor to manufacture silica-based products. As a result, personnel at all U.S. ports of entry have been instructed to immediately begin detaining shipments…

On June 23, 2021, the Department of Labor published in the Federal Register a notice announcing public availability of an updated list of goods—along with countries of origin—that the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) has reason to believe are produced by child labor or forced labor in violation of international standards (the List). ILAB is required to develop and make available to the public the List pursuant to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act…