Extraterritorial Reach of U.S. Export Controls and Sanctions


Under the various export controls and trade sanctions of the United States, the extraterritorial reach of such regulations, statutes, and theories of prosecution have long prescribed restrictions on the trade and financial transactions of other countries and created tensions between the United States and other countries, including its allies. At the very beginning of the Cold War, U.S. reexport controls became the essence of the U.S. export controls and sanctions system; that continues today.

In part one of a two-part article, Larry Christensen examines the extraterritorial exercise of jurisdiction in U.S. export controls and sanctions, the assertions used by U.S. agencies, and their possible limitations.

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