Topic Archives: Export Controls & Sanctions

Federal Procurement

Impending Tariffs Could Increase Cost of Performance, but Remedy-Granting Clauses May Allow for Price Adjustments

As talk of a trade war escalates, government contractors should be alert to the possibility that the recently imposed steel and aluminum tariffs could increase their cost of performance.  The orders, signed March 8, 2018, impose a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent tariff on imported aluminum, with exemptions for imports ...›

Missed MoForward 2018? Read Our Recap!

On Thursday, October 26th, Morrison Foerster’s Government Contracts Group held its inaugural MoForward Event at the Tysons Corner Ritz Carlton. The event was a rousing success, reflecting the unique interaction between our deep government contracts bench and our colleagues who have led the government’s and industry’s most significant enforcement and response teams. The full day ...›

MOFO Event: MoForward 2018

Please join Morrison & Foerster’s Government Contracts Group for our inaugural MOFOrward event on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Tysons Corner Ritz Carlton – a collaboration between our deep government contracts bench and our colleagues who have led the government’s and industry’s most significant enforcement and response teams. This full-day program will offer practical, ...›

Protests and Litigation

Applicability of the Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Act

President Trump made headlines in April by signing an Executive Order urging federal agencies to “Buy American and Hire American.”  While this Order makes no substantive legal changes and, for now, appears to be more bark than bite, it should engender in all federal contractors a renewed focus on domestic preference laws.  Determining which domestic ...›

Federal Procurement

The “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order, Digested

The domestic-preference provisions of President Donald Trump’s April 18 executive order on “Buy American, Hire American” are ambitious in scope, requiring government-wide action to maximize the use of U.S. goods. While the order’s provisions will prove tricky to effectively implement, it is nonetheless a harbinger of things to come. All government contractors — and especially ...›

Export Controls & Sanctions
January 24, 2017Export Controls & Sanctions

Amid Wave of Final Executive Actions, President Obama Eases Sanctions Against Sudan

On January 13, 2017, the White House issued an executive order revoking significant aspects of the sanctions in place against Sudan (that have been in effect since 1997).  In conjunction with the announcement, the Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced a corresponding amendment to the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations (SSR), 31 C.F.R. part ...›