In a slightly more-somber-than-usual episode of EMBARGOED!, we start with a few thoughts on the widespread protests in the U.S. and addressing racial injustice before pivoting to the White House announcement that Hong Kong is about to lose its special status and what that may mean for Hong Kong, China, and beyond. We then revisit one of our favorite topics, Huawei, to discuss the company's effort to weather the latest U.S. export control restrictions and check in on the Canadian extradition proceedings for Huawei's CFO. We also share our thoughts on a recently unsealed indictment alleging a massive sanctions evasion and money laundering scheme to benefit North Korea (aided by China). Finally, in the Lightning Round we start on the open seas to provide quick takes on the latest Venezuela-related maritime designations and a recent Iranian enforcement case, and then wrap up with theories about some recent Entity List additions.
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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 for new bi-weekly episodes so you don't miss out!
3:06 Prelude: A few thoughts on George Floyd, the protests, and racial injustice
13:40 Hong Kong + China Sanctions
51:05 Unsealing of DPRK Indictment
1:01:50 Lightning Round
1:02:12 Latest Venezuela Designations Focused on Shipping
1:05:22 Iranian Tanker Purchase
1:09:19 Phantom Entity List Additions from May 22 Announcements
1:17:02 Final Thoughts