What U.S. businesses should know about China’s anti-foreign sanctions law

Jul 27, 2021
U.S. businesses in China are advised to audit supply chains and revisit contracts.
When the U.S. blacklists Chinese companies, it's relatively straightforward for American businesses: just cut ties. But China’s new anti-foreign sanctions law complicates things a bit more.
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Germany under U.S. pressure over Russian pipeline

Apr 19, 2021
The U.S is threatening further sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline linking Russia and Germany.
Workers building a section of the wall of the Nord Stream 2. German voters may decide the controversial pipeline's fate.
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Iran sanctions: What will become of oil prices?

Apr 22, 2019
Traders are concerned about supply.
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Sanctions sink agreement at Vietnam summit

Feb 28, 2019
Both sides have blamed the other for the failure to reach a deal.
 In this handout photo provided by Vietnam News Agency, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during their second summit meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel on Feb. 28, 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
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EU moves to shield companies that trade with Iran from U.S. sanctions

Dec 6, 2018
A new electronic money-transfer system intends to "create some economic independence for European companies," one expert says.
Flags of the European Union member states hang inside the Council of the European Union's Lex building in Brussels.
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U.S. to impose sanctions on Russia over nerve agent attack

Aug 8, 2018
Following a 15-day congressional notification period, the sanctions will take effect on or around Aug. 22.
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U.S. sanctions on Iran present foreign companies with dilemma

Aug 6, 2018
U.S. sanctions on Iran go into effect today. Back in 2015 when Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program, many U.S. sanctions were lifted. But President Donald Trump pulled out of the multinational agreement in May, and now the measures are back. What’s at stake for foreign companies? Click the audio player above to hear […]
A man takes a glance at a newspaper with a picture of US president Donald Trump on the front page, in the capital Tehran on July 31, 2018. - Iran's currency traded at a fresh record-low of 119,000 to the dollar today, a loss of nearly two-thirds of its value since the start of the year as US sanctions loom. 
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump during their historic summit at the Capella Singapore hotel on Sentosa Island on Tuesday.
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Why North Korea's priority isn't its underdeveloped economy

Jun 12, 2018
North Korea's relationship with the U.S. is not about "aid or even investment," according to Leon Sigal, director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project at the Social Science Research Council.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump sign documents as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) and Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, look on at a signing ceremony during their historic U.S.-North Korea summit.
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Germany: Business as usual with Iran

May 9, 2018
In Germany, officials are confident that the European leaders will broker a deal that avoids U.S. punishment.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas leaves after giving a statement on May 9, 2018 in Berlin after US President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of a landmark deal curbing Iran's nuclear program and reimposed crippling sanctions, defying European pleas and prompting international outcry. 
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