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An experienced attorney in the area of international trade and supply chain issues, Cortney advises foreign and domestic clients on all aspects of international trade regulation, planning and compliance, including import (customs), export controls, economic sanctions, embargoes, international trade agreements and preference programs.

On July 9, 2024, the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force (FLETF) issued its annual update to its guidelines enforcing the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (“UFLPA”) in a Report to Congress titled “2024 Updates to the Strategy to Prevent the Importation of Goods Mined, Produced, or Manufactured with Forced Labor in the People’s Republic of

On May 22, 2024, the U.S. Trade Representative released a draft Federal Register notice containing the list of imported goods for which it proposes to increase Section 301 duty rates.  USTR also announced that it was considering an exclusion process by which U.S. manufacturers may request that “particular machinery used in domestic manufacturing be temporarily

As previewed over the course of the last month, the Biden Administration has announced that intends to increase Section 301 tariff rates for a host of products, including critical minerals used in battery production, and solar cells and modules. Today’s announcement comes in the context of the U.S. Trade Representative completing its four-year review of

Sanctions Designations and Business Advisory Issued by OFAC and the U.S. State Department

On February 23, 2024, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) and Department of State together announced more than 500 sanctions designations targeting government officials, companies, and individuals in Russia and beyond.  The sanctions, which the U.S. stated were intended

Executive Order Imposes New Russia Sanctions for Foreign Financial Institutions and Prohibits Additional Russian Imports

On December 22, 2023, President Biden issued Executive Order 14114, which amended previous Executive Orders in order to authorize the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) to impose additional Russia-related sanctions on foreign financial institutions and

Husch Blackwell’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation group has published its second-annual Legal Insights for Manufacturing report, covering the top challenges facing U.S.-based manufacturers and including a section on international trade and supply chain concerns. In particular, our team takes a closer look at the elevated importance of know-your-customer/business (KCY/B) practices and how they are

As of Friday September 29, 2023, the United States Congress has yet to reach a spending agreement, as a result companies with international trade operations should prepare for a potential Federal government shutdown. The shutdown, which is expected to take place beginning as of 12:01 am October 1, 2023, will cause significant changes to international

On Monday, August 28, 2023, the Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) of the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a Proposed Rule that, if implemented, would make significant changes to the regulations governing exclusions from the duties and quotas on imports of aluminum and steel imposed pursuant to Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act

Check out the latest episode of The Justice Insiders—a podcast hosted by Husch Blackwell partner Gregg Sofer—where we explore the intersection of international trade law and government investigations and enforcement, particularly in connection with Russia.

I previously appeared on Gregg’s podcast during the first quarter of 2022, and we pick up that

On Friday, May 19, 2023, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) announced the addition of more than 300 Russian Federation individuals and companies as well as other individuals and companies alleged to be aiding Russia’s war efforts to the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (“SDN”) List. Simultaneously, the U.S.