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December 9, 2019: Global Magnitsky changes + 2 new Venezuela designations

The Office of Foreign Assets Control has issued Global Magnitsky General License Number 1Authorizing Certain Activities Necessary to the Wind Down of Transactions Involving Ventspils Freeport Authority, Ventspils Attistibas Agentura, Biznesa Attistibas Asociacija, and Latvijas Tranzita Biznesa Asociacija.

Additionally, the following persons:

ANDRIC, Goran, Serbia; DOB 21 Apr 1965; nationality Serbia; alt. nationality Bosnia and Herzegovina; citizen Serbia; alt. citizen United Kingdom; Gender Male (individual) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: TESIC, Slobodan).

BRKIC, Nikola, Serbia; DOB 13 Jan 1954; nationality Serbia; Gender Male (individual) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: TESIC, Slobodan).

CHANDY, King (a.k.a. CHAN DY, King; a.k.a. CHANDY, Keung; a.k.a. CHANDY, Koeung), Cambodia; DOB 01 Mar 1959; alt. DOB 01 Mar 1958; Gender Female (individual) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: KIM, Kun).

CVJETKOVIC, Sreten, Serbia; DOB 15 Jan 1961; nationality Serbia; Gender Male; National ID No. 006789921 (Serbia) expires 25 May 2025 (individual) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: TESIC, Slobodan).

KAPIDZIC, Esad (a.k.a. KAPIDZIC, Eso), Serbia; DOB 23 Jun 1959; alt. DOB 23 Jun 1958; POB Prijepolje, Montenegro; nationality Serbia; Gender Male (individual) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: TESIC, Slobodan).

KIM, Kun, Cambodia; DOB 01 Jan 1954; POB Chan Toung Village, Sralap Commune, Tbaung Khmum District, Cambodia; Gender Male; Passport N0000259216 (Cambodia) expires 10 Jun 2025; alt. Passport D0002907 (Cambodia) (individual) [GLOMAG].

LEMBERGS, Aivars, Ventspils, Latvia; DOB 26 Sep 1953; POB Jekabpils, Latvia; nationality Latvia; Gender Male (individual) [GLOMAG].

MARICIC, Ljubo, Serbia; DOB 10 Jan 1959; nationality Serbia; Gender Male (individual) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: TESIC, Slobodan).

PETROVIC, Zelimir, Serbia; DOB 01 Sep 1981; nationality Serbia; Gender Male (individual) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: TESIC, Slobodan).

PETROVIC, Zoran, Serbia; DOB 25 Apr 1969; nationality Serbia; Gender Male (individual) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: TESIC, Slobodan).

PHARA, Kim, 135, St. 110 SR., Takhmao, Kandal, Cambodia; DOB 10 Sep 1984; POB Cambodia; Gender Male; Passport N0263817 (individual) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: KIM, Kun).

PHEAP, Try (a.k.a. PHEAP, Thy), N10AB Street 271 SK. Toek Laork III, Khan Toul Kork, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; DOB 15 Jul 1965; POB Kandal Province, Cambodia; Gender Male; Passport N0239194 (Cambodia) expires 21 Feb 2008 (individual) [GLOMAG].

SARENAC, Nebojsa, Serbia; DOB 25 Dec 1977; nationality Serbia; Gender Male (individual) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: TESIC, Slobodan).

SOPHARY, Kim, 135, Street 110, Takhmao, Kandal 0811, Cambodia; DOB 12 Dec 1982; POB Kampong Cham, Cambodia; Gender Female; Passport N00013860 (Cambodia) expires 13 Aug 2024 (individual) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: KIM, Kun).

SUBOTIC, Milan, Serbia; DOB 08 Nov 1981; nationality Serbia; Gender Male (individual) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: TESIC, Slobodan).

and entities:

7 MAKARA PHARY CO., LTD., Deaum Mien, Daeum Mien, Ta Khmau, Kandal 8252, Cambodia; Company Number 00037307 (Cambodia) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: SOPHARY, Kim). 

ARANEKS DOO (a.k.a. ARANEKS DOO BEOGRAD-VOZDOVAC), Bulevar Oslobodenja 166, Belgrade 11010, Serbia; Tax ID No. 110965174 (Serbia); Registration Number 21407429 (Serbia) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: TESIC, Slobodan).

BIZNESA ATTISTIBAS ASOCIACIJA (a.k.a. “BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION”), 8 – 1 Uzavas iela, Ventspils LV-3601, Latvia; Tax ID No. 40008055717 (Latvia) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: LEMBERGS, Aivars).

BUSINESS DIVERSITY LIMITED (a.k.a. BUSINESS DIVERSITY LTD), Unit 11/F, CNT Tower, 338 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; Registration Number 2421075 (Hong Kong) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: TESIC, Slobodan).

CAMBO ELITE SECURITY FORCE CO., LTD., Thmei, Ta Khmau, Ta Khmau, Kandal 8251, Cambodia; Company Number 00038610 (Cambodia) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: SOPHARY, Kim).

FALCON STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS DOO (a.k.a. FALCON STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS DOO BEOGRAD-PALILULA), Todora Manojlovica 28, Belgrade 11060, Serbia; Tax ID No. 110427636 (Serbia); Registration Number 21348953 (Serbia) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: TESIC, Slobodan).

FINROST LIMITED, Eleniko Building, Floor 4, Fla, 7 Stasandrou, Nicosia 1060, Cyprus; Registration Number HE 357180 (Cyprus) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: TESIC, Slobodan).

K D RUBBER PLANTATION CO., LTD., 135, 110, Thmei, Ta Khmau, Ta Khmau, Kandal 8251, Cambodia; Company Number 00023622 (Cambodia) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: CHANDY, King).

LATVIJAS TRANZITA BIZNESA ASOCIACIJA (a.k.a. LATVIAN TRANSIT BUSINESS ASSOCIATION; a.k.a. TRANSIT BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OF LATVIA), 66 Dzintaru iela, Ventspils LV-3602, Latvia; Tax ID No. 40008008110 (Latvia) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: LEMBERGS, Aivars).

M D S THMORDA S E Z CO., LTD. (a.k.a. MDS THMORDA SEZ), 10 AB, 271, Tuek L’ak Bei, Tuol Kouk, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Company Number 00019416(Cambodia) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: PHEAP, Try).

M. D. S. IMPORT EXPORT CO., LTD. (a.k.a. MDS IMPORT EXPORT; a.k.a. MDS IMPORT EXPORT CO., LTD.), 10 AB, Tuek L’ak Bei, Tuol Kouk, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Tax ID No. K005-105000833 (Cambodia); Company Number 00019488(Cambodia) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: PHEAP, Try).

MELVALE CORPORATION DOO BEOGRAD (a.k.a. PREDUZECE ZA PROIZVODNJU, PROMET I USLUGE MELVALE CORPORATION DOO, BEOGRAD STARI GRAD), Tadeusa Koscuska 56, Belgrade 11000, Serbia; Tax ID No. 104150191 (Serbia); Registration Number 20100575 (Serbia) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: SARENAC, Nebojsa).

MOONSTORM ENTERPRISES LIMITED, Elli Court, Flat No. 4, Floor No. 2, Arch. Makariou III 210, Limassol 3030, Cyprus; Registration Number HE247830 (Cyprus) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: TESIC, Slobodan).

PAPA PETROLEUM CO., LTD., 35, Voat Phnum, Doun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Tax ID No. L001-901503571 (Cambodia); Company Number 00019413 (Cambodia) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: PHEAP, Try).

ROMDOUL CAPITAL PAWN CO., LTD., 21, 352 Boeng Keng Kang Muoy, Chamkar Mon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Company Number 00005573 (Cambodia) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: PHARA, Kim).

ROMDOUL DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD., Boeng Keng Kang Moy, Chamkar Mon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Company Number 00024848 (Cambodia) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: PHARA, Kim).

TARDIGRADE LIMITED, Dimitriados 1, Limassol 4004, Cyprus; Registration Number C378737 (Cyprus) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: TESIC, Slobodan).

TRY PHEAP DRY PORT CO., LTD., 35, 41 110 Voat Phnum, Doun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Tax ID No. K003-100194060 (Cambodia); Company Number 00019406(Cambodia) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: PHEAP, Try).

TRY PHEAP ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION CO., LTD. (a.k.a. TRY PHEAP ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION CO., LTD.), 3-5 Voat Phnum, Doun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Tax ID No. L0001-901504050 (Cambodia); Company Number 00019414 (Cambodia) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: PHEAP, Try).

TRY PHEAP GRAND ROYAL CAMBODIA CO., LTD., Voat Phnum, Doun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Company Number 00014853 (Cambodia) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: PHEAP, Try).

TRY PHEAP GROUP CO., LTD., 3, Voat Phnum, Doun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Company Number 00019408 (Cambodia) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: PHEAP, Try).

TRY PHEAP IMPORT EXPORT CO., LTD., 3 Voat Phnum, Doun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Tax ID No. K003-100075533 (Cambodia); Company Number 00019401(Cambodia) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: PHEAP, Try).

TRY PHEAP OYADAV S E Z CO., LTD. (a.k.a. TRY PHEAP OU YA DAV), 1 A, 271, Tuek L’ak Bei, Tuol Kouk, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Company Number 00019411(Cambodia) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: PHEAP, Try).

TRY PHEAP PROPERTY CO., LTD., 03 Voat Phnum, Doun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Tax ID No. K003-901637752 (Cambodia); Company Number 00013378(Cambodia) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: PHEAP, Try).

TRY PHEAP TRAVEL & TOURS CO., LTD. (a.k.a. TRY PHEAP TRAVEL AND TOURS CO., LTD.), 3, Voat Phnum, Doun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Tax ID No. K003-104019131 (Cambodia); Company Number 00019403 (Cambodia) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: PHEAP, Try).

VECTURA TRANS DOO (a.k.a. VECTURA TRANS DOO NOVI BEOGRAD), Narodnih Heroja 16, Belgrade, Serbia; Tax ID No. 109894091 (Serbia); Registration Number 21262358 (Serbia) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: TESIC, Slobodan).

VELCOM TRADE DOO BEOGRAD (a.k.a. VELCOM TRADE PREDUZECE ZA PROIZVODNJU PROMET I USLUGE DOO, BEOGRAD STARI GRAD), Tadeusa Koscuskog 56, Belgrade 11000, Serbia; Tax ID No. 102858071 (Serbia); Registration Number 17499858 (Serbia) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: ANDRIC, Goran).

VENTSPILS ATTISTIBAS AGENTURA (a.k.a. VENTSPILS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY; a.k.a. VENTSPILS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION), Inzenieru 101A, Ventspils 3601, Latvia; Tax ID No. 40008033300 (Latvia) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: LEMBERGS, Aivars).

VENTSPILS FREEPORT AUTHORITY (a.k.a. FREEPORT OF VENTSPILS; a.k.a. FREEPORT OF VENTSPILS AUTHORITY; a.k.a. VENTSPILS FREE PORT; a.k.a. VENTSPILS FREEPORT), Jana 19, Ventspils LV-3601, Latvia [GLOMAG] (Linked To: LEMBERGS, Aivars).

were added to the SDN List under the Global Magnitsky sanctions program. Additionally, an existing designation was updated:

TECHNOGLOBAL SYSTEMS DOO BEOGRAD (a.k.a. CALIDUS TRADE DOO; a.k.a. CALIDUS TRADE DOO BEOGRAD), Maglajska 19 11000, Beograd 6, Beograd, Serbia; Registration ID 20295066 (Serbia); Tax ID No. 105012258 [GLOMAG] (Linked To: TESIC, Slobodan). -to- TEHNOGLOBAL SYSTEMS DOO BEOGRAD (a.k.a. CALIDUS TRADE DOO; a.k.a. CALIDUS TRADE DOO BEOGRAD), Maglajska 19 11000, Beograd 6, Beograd, Serbia; Registration ID 20295066 (Serbia); Tax ID No. 105012258 [GLOMAG] (Linked To: TESIC, Slobodan).

As of when I wrote this up, there was no press release about these designations. However, based on the number of parties, and the fact that there are a lot of commercial entities involved, my guess is that these are corruption-based, not due to human rights abuses (Global Magnitsky covers both).

Lastly, two people were also added to the Venezuela sanctions program:

VIZCAINO GIL, Gustavo Adolfo, Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela; DOB 03 May 1966; Gender Male; Cedula No. 6297704 (Venezuela) (individual) [VENEZUELA].

DUGARTE PADRON, Juan Carlos, Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela; DOB 16 Oct 1955; Gender Male; Cedula No. 4353212 (Venezuela) (individual) [VENEZUELA].

The State Department issued a press release about the Venezuela designations:

On December 9, 2019, the United States sanctioned two officials aligned with the former Maduro regime pursuant to Executive Order 13692, as amended, which authorizes the designation of any person determined to be a current or former official of the Government of Venezuela.  Gustavo Adolfo Vizcaino Gil and Juan Carlos Dugarte Padron used their position as Director General of the Government of Venezuela’s Administrative Service of Identification, Migration, and Immigration (SAIME) to corruptly enrich themselves at the expense of Venezuelans seeking passport services.  Vizcaino was Director General from April 2016 until June 2018, when Dugarte replaced him.

During Vizcaino’s tenure, SAIME charged exorbitant fees from passport applicants, from which he personally profited.  Some passports were sold to non-Venezuelan citizens and other applicants never received passports, even after illicitly being charged thousands of dollars.  Dugarte also received kickbacks and was publicly implicated in corrupt dealings for the sale of passports.

It is unconscionable that Venezuelans may be unable to obtain a passport or have to pay excessive fees due to corruption, as they continue to flee the devastating conditions in Venezuela that Maduro and his corrupt associates have created.  This is yet another cause of the misery that millions of Venezuelans now suffer.

With our democratic partners in the region and around the world, the United States will continue to support the people of Venezuela, interim President Guaido, and the National Assembly.

So, here’s the question: what’s the upside of sanctioning Vizcaino, who is now a former official? How could he ever be removed, absent the program’s termination? How does a punitive designation, with no achievable result to satisfy US interests, advance US foreign policy, much less international security and stability? As a deterrent?

Links:

OFAC Notice

Global Magnitsky General License 1

State Department Press Release

Categories: Anti-Corruption Global Magnitsky Sanctions OFAC Updates Sanctions Lists Venezuela sanctions

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