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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

US May 'Rethink' Imposing Sanctions During COVID-19 Pandemic, Pompeo Says

The U.S. may consider lifting sanctions on countries significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. While Pompeo said the U.S. provides exemptions for exports of humanitarian goods, he suggested the Trump administration will review its…Subscribe to Read >>

EU Issues Customs Guidance, Amends Regulations to Help 'Struggling' Customs Agents, Industry

The European Union will suspend certain import duties and customs penalties, and is “strongly” encouraging traders to only apply for “essential customs declarations,” due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Commission said in a March 30 guidance. In the…Subscribe to Read >>

Trump Administration Should Do More to Restrict Emerging Tech Exports to China, Senators Say

The Trump administration should be doing more to restrict sales of emerging technologies to China, lawmakers said in interviews earlier this month. The administration hasn't yet issued regulations under the authority granted by Congress more than 19 months ago. Senators…Subscribe to Read >>

COVID-19 May Lead to Faster Global Rise in Online Trade, Customs Documents, Trade Expert Says

The COVID-19 pandemic may lead to an increase in electronic trade documentation as both governments and industries are increasingly forced to communicate online, said Kevin Shakespeare, director of stakeholder engagement at the Institute of Export and International Trade. Although there…Subscribe to Read >>

Potential No-Deal Brexit Caused by COVID-19 Pandemic May Leave Questions Unanswered for UK Exporters, Lawyer Says

The COVID-19 pandemic may hinder the United Kingdom and the European Union from striking a deal before the Brexit transition period ends in December, potentially creating export control confusion for companies, according to a trade lawyer. The U.K. has formed…Subscribe to Read >>