The United States Adds Foreign Companies to Entity List

Today, the U.S. Government added four foreign companies to the Entity List for engaging in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. The four entities are Candiru, NSO Group, Computer Security Initiative Consultancy PTE (COSEINC), and Positive Technologies. We are not taking action against countries or governments where […]

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State Department’s Clean Energy Demand Initiative Brings

Thirty-nine companies have signed letters of intent to procure renewable energy to offset electricity demand for major sectors including technology, manufacturing, retail, and health. Fourteen country partners have, in turn, signaled support for high-level principles to enable corporate renewable procurement, ramping up deployment and

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U.S. Investors Are Funding Malign PRC Companies on …

Chinese companies involved in both civilian and military production. Some of these companies produce technologies for the surveillance of civilians and repression of human rights, as is the case with Uyghurs and other Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang, China, as well as in other

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Communist Chinese Military Companies Listed Under E.O

Executive Order 13959—Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance Communist Chinese Military Companies—released on November 12, 2020 and as amended on January 13, 2021, prohibits investment by U.S. persons in “ostensibly private and civilian” companies that “directly support the PRC’s [People’s Republic of China] military, intelligence, and security apparatuses

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Business and Human Rights

The activities of businesses impact the lives of millions of people worldwide. Even small enterprises have value chains that span continents. This means that all businesses can play an important role in respecting and promoting human and labor rights. U.S. companies working and collaborating with partners overseas are one of the most effective and critical communicators of the importance of

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U.S. Investors Are Funding Malign PRC Companies on …

PRC Entity List Companies on the MSCI and FTSE. A number of PRC firms have been placed on the Commerce Department’s Entity List for engaging in or enabling activities contrary to the national security and/or foreign policy interests of the United States.. This includ es entities that have been implicated in supporting PRC military development, providing material support for human rights

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Jim Dine – U.S. Department of State

Jim Dine is closely associated with the development of pop art in the early 1960s. He frequently affixed everyday objects, such as tools, rope, shoes, neckties, and other articles of clothing, many of which were personal possessions, to his canvases.

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Catherine Latson – U.S. Department of State

Catherine Latson. With a professional background in the film and theatre industry and a degree in Biology / Studio Art, Catherine began as a painter. Twenty years working as a scenic artist for major metropolitan theatre and film companies took her across the country with homes in Minneapolis, Boston, Honolulu, and now New York.

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Launching the First Movers Coalition at the 2021 UN

Founding Member companies have made commitments in at least one of these sectors: Steel: Members commit to purchasing volumes of near-zero emissions steel by 2030. The deployment of near-zero emissions iron and steelmaking technology is needed to deliver a net-zero steel sector with minimal residual emissions.

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Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory

The Responsible Sourcing Tool, developed by the State Department and Verité, assists U.S. federal contractors, procurement officials, and companies to better identify, prevent, and address the risks of human trafficking in their global supply chains. Forced Labor Importer Due Diligence Fact Sheet

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Foreign Affairs Offices and Organizations

AFSA (American Foreign Service Association) – the professional association of the U.S. Foreign Service and the exclusive bargaining agent for all Foreign Service employees in the five foreign affairs agencies. The AFSA Member Guidance section of their websites offers basic information that may be of assistance, including an attorney’s list.

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U.S. Arms Sales and Defense Trade

The United States is committed to strengthening allies and partners worldwide to meet their sovereign self-defense needs and to improve their capabilities to operate with U.S. forces to address shared security challenges. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs oversees most government-to-government arms transfers and commercial export licensing of U.S.-origin

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The Clean Network

Clean Networks is a comprehensive effort by a coalition of like-minded countries and companies to secure their critical telecommunications, Internet, cloud computing, data analytics, and 5G technologies from malign actors by relying on only trusted vendors who are not subject to unjust or extra-judicial control by authoritarian governments, such as the Chinese Communist Party.

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Courier and Expeditor Companies

Courier companies, also known as “passport expeditors,” are private companies, some of which are allowed to submit passport applications on behalf of customers. Thinking of using a courier company? Here are a few things you should know: These companies do not operate as a part of the U.S. Department of State.

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Designated Sponsor List By Country

Designated Sponsor Organizations By Country. The addresses listed here are the official locations of the designated sponsor organizations. Many sponsors can place participants anywhere in the United States, regardless of their official location.

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The United States Imposes Sanctions on Chinese Companies

The United States is imposing additional sanctions on the following two Chinese companies, which own or control one or more of the four companies identified above, and had knowledge of their sanctionable conduct: Kunlun Holding Company Ltd. and COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian) Co., Ltd.

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Employer Opportunities

The first step in the process is to decide what type of participant you would like to hire by visiting the list of programs. Each program has an information page specifically targeted to hosts and employers. The second step is contacting one of the Designated Sponsors for the chosen program. The Designated Sponsors are the organizations that

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Imposing Sanctions on Two Burmese State-Owned Enterprises

Today, the United States is taking further action to restrict the regime’s access to key economic resources by designating two state-owned enterprises that benefit the regime as it engages in violence against the people of Burma. Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE) and Myanmar Pearl Enterprise (MPE) are being designated pursuant to Executive Order

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Documents 201-301

Foreign Relations, 1969-1976, Volume XI, South Asia Crisis, 1971 Released by the Office of the Historian. 201. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Pakistan/1/

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Forced Labor in China's Xinjiang Region

In addition, since 2019 the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection has issued 10 Withhold Release Orders against goods and companies connected to forced labor in Xinjiang to block their entry into the United States. Likewise, many companies have taken a stand against the use of forced labor in China by cutting ties

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List of Restricted Entities and Subentities Associated

Holding Companies. CIMEX — Corporación CIMEX S.A. Compañía Turística Habaguanex S.A. GAESA — Grupo de Administración Empresarial S.A. Gaviota — Grupo de Turismo Gaviota. UIM — Unión de Industria Militar. Hotels in Havana and Old Havana. Aparthotel Montehabana. Gran Hotel Bristol Kempinski Effective November 15, 2019

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Office of Global Partnerships: Partnerships for Afghan

The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are seeking to mobilize private sector response to support at-risk and vulnerable individuals from Afghanistan who have arrived in the United States. We also want to express our gratitude to those who have already made commitments: Google announced $2 million from and Google’s employee-led giving […]

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For Exporters/Re-Exporters and Trade Facilitation Companies

Companies should integrate this compliance program into its overall regulatory compliance, security, and ethics programs. 4. Each Company should ensure that relevant Company personnel receive regular training in export control compliance responsibilities, and should consider offering to its employees incentives for compliance (and disincentives

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