ACC Learning - Understanding U.S. Role in WeChat, TikTok and Other Chinese Sanction Targets

Provided by The Ward Jr. Law Firm PLLC

March 25, 2021 • Robert Ward

Learn about recent U.S. Government action against WeChat and TikTok as well as other prominent Chinese companies, such as ZTE, Huawei, Hikvision and CNOOC. Discover why the U.S. executive, including the new Biden Administration, is resorting more and more frequently to sanctioning individuals and companies through blocking their access to the U.S. financial system and to U.S. customers and suppliers. This webinar will provide an overview of Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) as well as this agency's mission, all in the name of promoting U.S. national security and foreign policy interests. A review of recent enforcement actions will provide participants with lessons learned and strategies for avoiding draconian OFAC penalties (now more severe than penalties for bribery)! With the rise of domestic terrorism in addition to long-standing threats from abroad, knowing how to screen for bad-actors through free Government resources can help domestic as well as globally deployed businesses avoid having their accounts and assets frozen.

Speaker: Robert has over thirty-two years of experience as an international trade law attorney, having worked for three of the big four consulting firms as well as two Fortune 200 companies and a half dozen Fortune 500 companies.

He has served as Chief Compliance Officer for the world's largest maritime services company as well as for a globally deployed oil and gas telecommunications start-up company. He is graduate of Notre Dame and of Tulane Law School along with an LL.M. from the UH Law Center.

In addition, Robert is a Certified U.S. Export Compliance Officer as well as a Licensed U.S. Customs Broker.

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