Dan Harris
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Earlier this week, the U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (“APHIS”) implemented new regulations permitting imports of pineapple, jackfruit, and starfruit from Malaysia. Under the new APHIS regulations, these fruits can be imported from Malaysia in commercial consignments. To be allowed to import these fruits, U.S. importers must demonstrate that the imported fruit was … read more

Harris Bricken
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Following our earlier posts on the Ukrainian crisis and Crimea’s vote on Sunday to secede from Ukraine and join Russia, President Obama issued an additional Executive Order expanding upon the authority of earlier issued Executive Order 13660. In the new Executive Order, President Obama sanctioned seven Russian government officials and four other individuals whose actions … read more

Harris Bricken
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From a corporate relations and investment perspective, unrest in Ukraine can be summarized with one wintry word:  chill.  On March 6, 2014, President Obama responded to unrest in Ukraine by issuing Executive Order 13660, tasking the U.S. Departments of State and Treasury with drafting implementing regulations to block commerce with individuals and entities deemed to … read more

Harris Bricken
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On March 6, 2014, President Obama signed an Executive Order authorizing the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and the U.S. Secretary of State to take necessary actions to implement the President’s Executive Order addressing recent tensions in Ukraine. The President’s Executive Order is based on a determination that certain individuals, including those asserting governmental authority … read more