With the COVID-19 pandemic, some companies will become prime targets for acquisitions, mergers and investments. Others may recognize that their survival is in being acquired or merged with existing companies, or in receiving investments to continue. Perhaps it is time to revisit what this means for companies.

On February 24th, BIS issued a Federal Register Notice revising the Country Group designations for Russia and Yemen based on national security, foreign policy, and proliferation-related concerns. BIS stated that this action was “intended to facilitate and support accountability in connection with exports and reexports of items” to Russia and Yemen.