43 episodes

Intelligent talk about international trade for trade geeks and regular people alike, hosted by Miller & Chevalier Members Brian Fleming and Tim O'Toole.

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Intelligent talk about international trade for trade geeks and regular people alike, hosted by Miller & Chevalier Members Brian Fleming and Tim O'Toole.

    Russia-stravaganza! | EMBARGOED! Episode 42

    Russia-stravaganza! | EMBARGOED! Episode 42

    Brian and Tim kick off 2022 by diving deep on Russia and the crisis brewing at Ukraine's border. They discuss the "punishing" sanctions that could be coming if Russia invades Ukraine, Nord Stream 2 (of course), and what companies should be doing right now to prepare for the worst and mitigate risk. In the Lightning Round, Brian and Tim share quick thoughts on the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, new Commerce Department appointments, and OFAC's recent enforcement action against Airbnb Payments.


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    EMBARGOED! is not intended and cannot be relied on as legal advice; the content only reflects the thoughts and opinions of its hosts.


    EMBARGOED! is intelligent talk about sanctions, export controls, and all things international trade for trade nerds and normal human beings alike, hosted by Miller & Chevalier Members Brian Fleming and Tim O'Toole. Each episode will feature deep thoughts and hot takes about the latest headline-grabbing developments in this area of the law, as well as some below-the-radar items to keep an eye on. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts for new bi-weekly episodes so you don't miss out!


    Roadmap:


    Introduction

    The Rundown: RUSSIA!

    Lightning Round
    Enactment of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

    New Commerce Department Appointments Take Their Posts

    OFAC Settlement with Airbnb




    Final Thoughts


    ***Stay sanctions free.***

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Top 10 Stories of 2021 | EMBARGOED! Episode 41

    Top 10 Stories of 2021 | EMBARGOED! Episode 41

    In the year's final episode, Brian and Tim run through a Lightning Round-style discussion of the top economic sanctions and export controls stories of 2021. In no particular order, they discuss: the U.S. hitting the policy reset button, successful court challenges, China!, the slow death of JCPOA 2.0, virtual currency and ransomware, Russia's reemergence, turbulent times yield lots of new sanctions programs and policies, Huawei's CFO gets a DPA, all quiet in the Americas, and a renewed focus on anti-corruption, democracy, and human rights. See you in 2022! Stay sanctions free!


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    Questions? Contact us at podcasts@milchev.com.


    EMBARGOED! is not intended and cannot be relied on as legal advice; the content only reflects the thoughts and opinions of its hosts.


    EMBARGOED! is intelligent talk about sanctions, export controls, and all things international trade for trade nerds and normal human beings alike, hosted by Miller & Chevalier Members Brian Fleming and Tim O'Toole. Each episode will feature deep thoughts and hot takes about the latest headline-grabbing developments in this area of the law, as well as some below-the-radar items to keep an eye on. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts for new bi-weekly episodes so you don't miss out!


    Roadmap:


    Introduction

    Hitting the Reset Button (Treasury sanctions review, end of ICC E.O., end of TikTok ban, big refresh on E.O. 13959)

    Successful Court Challenges to Less Than Successful Policies and E.O.s (Xiaomi, Lukong, TikTok/WeChat, ICC E.O.)

    China, China, China

    No JCPOA 2.0

    Virtual Currency and Ransomware

    Russia Back in Focus

    Turbulent Times = Lots of New Sanctions Programs/Actions (Afghanistan, Burma, Ethiopia, Yemen)

    Huawei CFO DPA

    Venezuela/Cuba/Nicaragua

    Focus on Anti-corruption, Democracy, and Human Rights

    Honorable Mentions - North Korea, DOJ Enforcement Focus

    Final Thoughts


    ***Stay sanctions free.***

    • 58 min
    Fresh New Topics and Old Favorites | EMBARGOED! Episode 40

    Fresh New Topics and Old Favorites | EMBARGOED! Episode 40

    Before turning to some old favorites, Brian and Tim cover some fresh new topics, including the first designations under, and tailored aims of, the new Ethiopia-related sanctions program and the Cambodia Business Advisory on High-Risk Investments and Interactions. Next, they discuss recent actions to combat Iran's attempts to interfere in the 2020 U.S. presidential election and Russia's latest provocations with respect to Ukraine and Europe's energy supply. Finally, in the Lightning Round, Brian and Tim briefly consider a possible U.S. diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics and the end of OFAC's Burundi sanctions program.


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    Questions? Contact us at podcasts@milchev.com.


    EMBARGOED! is not intended and cannot be relied on as legal advice; the content only reflects the thoughts and opinions of its hosts.


    EMBARGOED! is intelligent talk about sanctions, export controls, and all things international trade for trade nerds and normal human beings alike, hosted by Miller & Chevalier Members Brian Fleming and Tim O'Toole. Each episode will feature deep thoughts and hot takes about the latest headline-grabbing developments in this area of the law, as well as some below-the-radar items to keep an eye on. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts for new bi-weekly episodes so you don't miss out!


    Roadmap:


    Introduction

    The Rundown
    New Ethiopia E.O. and Designations

    Cambodia Business Advisory

    Election Interference by Iranian Cyber Actors

    Warning Russia on Ukraine and EU Energy Supply




    Lightning Round
    U.S. Close to Announcing Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Olympics?

    End of the Burundi Sanctions Program




    Final Thoughts


    ***Stay sanctions free.***

    • 1 hr 4 min
    A Heaping Helping of China with a Side of Turkey | EMBARGOED! Episode 39

    A Heaping Helping of China with a Side of Turkey | EMBARGOED! Episode 39

    Brian and Tim give thanks for having no shortage of China topics to cover (ever), which include BIS's new interim final rule establishing controls on certain items that can be used for malicious cyber activities, authorized (and possibly unauthorized) exports to Huawei, the FCC's revocation and termination of China Telecom Americas' license, and a brief Lightning Round discussion of the latest on Taiwan. In the middle of all that China content, Brian and Tim also discuss the possible implications of a recent FSIA ruling in the Halkbank case.  


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    Questions? Contact us at podcasts@milchev.com.


    EMBARGOED! is not intended and cannot be relied on as legal advice; the content only reflects the thoughts and opinions of its hosts.


    EMBARGOED! is intelligent talk about sanctions, export controls, and all things international trade for trade nerds and normal human beings alike, hosted by Miller & Chevalier Members Brian Fleming and Tim O'Toole. Each episode will feature deep thoughts and hot takes about the latest headline-grabbing developments in this area of the law, as well as some below-the-radar items to keep an eye on. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts for new bi-weekly episodes so you don't miss out!


    Roadmap:


    Introduction

    The Rundown
    New BIS Interim Final Rule re: Cybersecurity Items and New Entity Lists Additions

    Supplying Huawei

    Team Telecom and China Telecom

    Halkbank Ruling re: FSIA




    Lightning Round
    U.S. Support for Taiwan at the UN




    Final Thoughts


    ***Stay sanctions free.***

    • 59 min
    Dawn of a New Era for U.S. Sanctions? | EMBARGOED! Episode 38

    Dawn of a New Era for U.S. Sanctions? | EMBARGOED! Episode 38

    Brian and Tim kick things off by dissecting the results of The Treasury 2021 Sanctions Review, which charts a (somewhat) new path for OFAC-administered sanctions. We debate what it all means and where things could be headed in the future. Next, we focus on OFAC’s latest guidance for the virtual currency industry and how that ties together with DOJ’s announcement of a new National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team and redoubled efforts to investigate and prosecute export controls and sanctions violations. We then move to China to consider the messy circumstances surrounding ZTE’s court-appointed monitor and an even messier foreign policy situation currently brewing between the U.S. and China over Taiwan. Finally, in the Lightning Round, we share quick thoughts on the extradition of Alex Saab and the impact on the Maduro regime before turning to JCPOA 2.0 to ponder whether the door to a deal is just about closed.


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    Questions? Contact us at podcasts@milchev.com.


    EMBARGOED! is not intended and cannot be relied on as legal advice; the content only reflects the thoughts and opinions of its hosts.


    EMBARGOED! is intelligent talk about sanctions, export controls, and all things international trade for trade nerds and normal human beings alike, hosted by Miller & Chevalier Members Brian Fleming and Tim O'Toole. Each episode will feature deep thoughts and hot takes about the latest headline-grabbing developments in this area of the law, as well as some below-the-radar items to keep an eye on. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts for new bi-weekly episodes so you don't miss out!


    Roadmap:


    Introduction

    The Rundown
    New OFAC Guidance for Virtual Currency Industry

    DOJ Enforcement

    ZTE's Forever Monitorship

    A Dangerous Game of Chicken Over Taiwan




    Lightning Round
    Extradition of Alex Saab and Impact on Maduro Regime

    Requiem for JCPOA 2.0?




    Final Thoughts


    ***Stay sanctions free.***

    • 1 hr 14 min
    On Ransoms, Virtual and Diplomatic | EMBARGOED! Episode 37

    On Ransoms, Virtual and Diplomatic | EMBARGOED! Episode 37

    Brian and Tim are back to discuss ransoms of all shapes and sizes. First, they tackle OFAC’s new ransomware guidance and contemplate what it means for the risk faced by victims and others within the ransomware payment ecosystem. Next, Brian and Tim discuss recent OFAC settlements addressing Directive 4 and facilitation and, then, dive deep on the big announcement that DOJ resolved the criminal case against Huawei’s CFO with a DPA. Finally, in the Lightning Round, they share quick thoughts on the guilty plea entered by a cryptocurrency expert for conspiring to violate the North Korea sanctions.  


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    Questions? Contact us at podcasts@milchev.com.


    EMBARGOED! is not intended and cannot be relied on as legal advice; the content only reflects the thoughts and opinions of its hosts.


    EMBARGOED! is intelligent talk about sanctions, export controls, and all things international trade for trade nerds and normal human beings alike, hosted by Miller & Chevalier Members Brian Fleming and Tim O'Toole. Each episode will feature deep thoughts and hot takes about the latest headline-grabbing developments in this area of the law, as well as some below-the-radar items to keep an eye on. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts for new bi-weekly episodes so you don't miss out!


    Roadmap:


    Introduction

    The Rundown
    New Ransomware Advisory and Designation

    OFAC Settlement - Directive 4 and Facilitation

    Huawei CFO Gets a DPA




    Lightning Round 
    Ethereum Developer Pleads Guilty to DPRK Sanctions




    Final Thoughts

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

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One of the best sanctions podcast out there

There are several sanctions/export control sanctions podcasts. This one is one of my favorite ones.

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Great podcast

Thank you for helping crystallize complex topics in an ever-changing compliance landscape.

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A podcast for the workday!

As a newbie export control practitioner and long time podcast enthusiast, the intersection of export control knowledge and updates in a podcast is so relevant to me! Easy to follow and enjoyable to listen. A definite work-day listening requirement.

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