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Biography for Ian Cohen

Ian Cohen, Associate Editor, is a reporter with Export Compliance Daily and its sister publication International Trade Today, where he covers export controls, sanctions and international trade issues. He previously worked as a local government reporter in South Florida. Ian graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Florida in 2017 and lives in Washington, D.C. He joined the staff of Warren Communications News in 2019.

Recent Articles by Ian Cohen

Biden Likely to Continue US Trend of Heavy Sanctions Use, Observers Say

While the Joe Biden administration will likely pursue more multilateral sanctions than the Trump administration, industry should not expect the Office of Foreign Assets Control to reverse its yearslong trend of increased sanctions, a former OFAC official and law firms…Subscribe to Read >>

Biden Admin Should Push for Multilateral Investment Agreement on China, Former Trump Adviser Says

The U.S. and its allies should come to an international agreement on reviewing incoming and outgoing Chinese investment to make sure those deals are not enabling human rights abuses or funding Chinese military and technological advances, said H.R. McMaster, President…Subscribe to Read >>

Commerce Drafts Rule Regarding Chinese, Russian Companies With Military Ties, Report Says

The Commerce Department drafted a rule that would restrict U.S. exports to 89 Chinese and 28 Russian companies with military ties, Reuters reported Nov. 22. The rule, which includes several Chinese aerospace companies such as the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of…Subscribe to Read >>

Biden Has Opportunity to Correct US Sanctions Regime, Report Says

U.S. sanctions under the Trump administration have at times been imposed recklessly, which could permanently alienate allies and lead to less effective sanctions programs, according to a November Atlantic Council report. But the trend can be corrected under the incoming…Subscribe to Read >>

FMC to Investigate Unfair Fees, Container Practices by Carriers

The Federal Maritime Commission will begin investigating whether ocean carriers are violating regulations on detention and demurrage fees, container returns and container availability for U.S. exports, the agency said Nov. 20. The investigation, which will be led by FMC Commissioner…Subscribe to Read >>