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You knew it was just a matter of time – OFAC dusts off its Ethiopia program and takes it for a spin

OFAC today designated the following persons:

NEMARIAM, Abraha Kassa (a.k.a. KASSA, Abraha; a.k.a. KASSA, Wedi), Eritrea; DOB 15 Jul 1953; POB Eritrea; nationality Eritrea; Gender Male; Passport D000294 (Eritrea) (individual) [ETHIOPIA-EO14046]. 

W KIDAN, Hagos Ghebrehiwet (a.k.a. WELDEKIDANE, Hagos Ghebrehiwet; a.k.a. WOLDEKIDAN, Hagos Ghebrehiwet), Asmara, Eritrea; DOB 25 Apr 1953; POB Senafe, Eritrea; nationality Eritrea; Gender Male; National ID No. 0882109 (Eritrea) (individual) [ETHIOPIA-EO14046].

and entities:

ERITREAN DEFENSE FORCES (a.k.a. ERITREAN DEFENSE FORCE), Eritrea; Organization Established Date 1993; Target Type Government Entity [ETHIOPIA-EO14046]. 

HIDRI TRUST, Felket Street, Asmara, Eritrea; Organization Established Date 1994 [ETHIOPIA-EO14046].

PEOPLE'S FRONT FOR DEMOCRACY AND JUSTICE, Eritrea; Organization Established Date 1993; Organization Type: Activities of political organizations [ETHIOPIA-EO14046].

RED SEA TRADING CORPORATION, Felket Street, Asmara, Eritrea; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Organization Established Date 1984 [ETHIOPIA-EO14046].

under its Ethiopia-related sanctions program, and issued a new General License for wind down of business with Hidri Trust and Red Sea Trading Company. And it issued 2 new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

935. Does the blocking of Hidri Trust and Red Sea Trading Corporation (RSTC) restrict the ability of U.S. and non-U.S. persons to engage in humanitarian-related transactions or activity in Eritrea or Ethiopia?

No.  OFAC has implemented three authorizations and an exemption under Executive Order (E.O.) 14046 to ensure that humanitarian assistance can flow to the people of Ethiopia, Eritrea, and the greater Horn of Africa region.  These authorizations and exemption apply to all persons sanctioned under E.O. 14046, including Hidri Trust and RSTC.

Concurrent with the issuance of E.O. 14046, OFAC issued General Licenses (GLs) 1and 2  to ensure that nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and certain International Organizations (IOs) and other international entities, respectively, may continue to engage in and facilitate humanitarian-related transactions or activity to Ethiopia, Eritrea, or the greater Horn of Africa region.  OFAC also issued GL 3 , which authorizes U.S. persons to conduct all transactions and activities that are ordinarily incident and necessary to the exportation or reexportation of covered agricultural commodities, medicine, medical devices, replacement parts and components for medical devices, or software updates for medical devices to Ethiopia or Eritrea, or to persons in third countries purchasing specifically for resale to Ethiopia or Eritrea.  Please see FAQs 925 and 926, for additional information. 

E.O. 14046 also exempts the official business of the U.S. government by its employees, grantees, and contractors from the prohibitions, enabling continued support of development activity, life-saving humanitarian assistance, and longer-term assistance to address basic needs of at-risk populations in Ethiopia, Eritrea, or the greater Horn of Africa region.

As described in FAQ 927, non-U.S. persons, including NGOs and financial institutions, would not risk exposure to sanctions for engaging in certain humanitarian-related transactions or activity with Hidri Trust and RSTC that are otherwise exempt or authorized for U.S. persons, such as transactions involving the provision of certain humanitarian assistance or export of humanitarian goods to Ethiopia, Eritrea, or the greater Horn of Africa region.

In addition, OFAC issued GL 4 , “Authorizing the Wind Down of Transactions Involving Hidri Trust or Red Sea Trading Corporation.” GL 4 authorizes, through 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time, December 14, 2021, subject to certain exceptions, all transactions and activities prohibited E.O. 14046 that are ordinarily incident and necessary to the wind down of transactions involving Hidri Trust or RSTC. Transactions authorized by GLs 1, 2, or 3, including transactions related to the export or reexportation of covered agricultural commodities, medicine, medical devices, replacement parts and components, or software updates, will continue to be authorized even after the expiration of GL 4.

936. Does OFAC’s 50 Percent Rule apply to Hidri Trust and Red Sea Trading Corporation (RSTC)?

No. OFAC’s 50 Percent Rule does not apply to persons blocked solely pursuant to the blocking sanctions of E.O. 14046. Unless an entity is itself a sanctioned person (as defined in E.O. 14046) and listed separately on OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List), it is not blocked. For more information, please see FAQs 923 and 924.

and updated existing FAQ 927:

927. Do non-U.S. persons risk exposure to U.S. sanctions for engaging in transactions and activities that would be authorized for U.S. persons pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) of September 17, 2021, “Imposing Sanctions on Certain Persons with Respect to the Humanitarian and Human Rights Crisis in Ethiopia”?Answer

Non-U.S. persons, including nongovernmental organizations and foreign financial institutions, generally do not risk exposure to U.S. sanctions for engaging in, or facilitating transactions or payments for, activities that would be exempt or authorized for U.S. persons pursuant to Ethiopia GL 1, GL 2, GL 3, or GL 4.

OFAC also removed a large number of parties:

VILLARREAL BARRAGAN, Sergio Enrique (a.k.a. VILLAREAL BARRAGAN, Sergio; a.k.a. VILLARREAL BARRAGAN, Sergio), Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico; Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico; Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico; DOB 21 Sep 1969; POB Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico; nationality Mexico; citizen Mexico; C.U.R.P. VIBS690921HCLLRR01 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]. 

VILLARREAL BARRAGAN, Sergio (a.k.a. VILLAREAL BARRAGAN, Sergio; a.k.a. VILLARREAL BARRAGAN, Sergio Enrique), Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico; Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico; Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico; DOB 21 Sep 1969; POB Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico; nationality Mexico; citizen Mexico; C.U.R.P. VIBS690921HCLLRR01 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK].

VILLAREAL BARRAGAN, Sergio (a.k.a. VILLARREAL BARRAGAN, Sergio; a.k.a. VILLARREAL BARRAGAN, Sergio Enrique), Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico; Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico; Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico; DOB 21 Sep 1969; POB Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico; nationality Mexico; citizen Mexico; C.U.R.P. VIBS690921HCLLRR01 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK].

CIFUENTES VILLA, Jorge Milton (a.k.a. LOPEZ SALAZAR, Elkin de Jesus; a.k.a. OSUNA VILLARREAL, Sergio), Calle 6 No. 33-29 Apto. 801, Medellin, Colombia; Calle 74 No. 10-33 Apto. 806, Bogota, Colombia; Calle Blas Pascal No. 106, Colonia Los Morales, Delegacion Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 11510, Mexico; Calle Eje J No. 999 Pasaje Santa Fe, Departamento No. 301, Colonia Ciudad Santa Fe, Delegacion Alvaro Obregon, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 01210, Mexico; Camino del Remanso, No. 80 A, Planta Baja, Colonia Lomas Country Club, Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico C.P. 52779, Mexico; Camino del Remanso No. 80 Interior 2, Colonia Lomas Country Club, Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico C.P. 52779, Mexico; Carrera 8 No. 10-56 Of. 201, Cali, Colombia; Carrera 68D No. 25-10, Lote 41 E/S Terminal, Bogota, Colombia; Carrera 68D No. 25B-86 Of. 504, Bogota, Colombia; Miguel Schultz No. 127, Colonia San Rafael, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 06470, Mexico; Paseo de las Gacelas No. 550, Fraccionamiento Ciudad Bugambilias, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 13 May 1965; alt. DOB 13 Apr 1968; alt. DOB 07 Jul 1964; POB Medellin, Colombia; alt. POB Marinilla, Antioquia, Colombia; alt. POB Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico; Cedula No. 7548733 (Colombia); alt. Cedula No. 70163752 (Colombia); alt. Cedula No. 172489729-1 (Ecuador); Passport AL720622 (Colombia); R.F.C. CIVJ650513LJA (Mexico); alt. R.F.C. OUSV-640707 (Mexico); C.U.R.P. CIVJ650513HNEFLR06 (Mexico); alt. C.U.R.P. OUVS640707HTSSLR07 (Mexico); Matricula Mercantil No 181301-1 Cali (Colombia); alt. Matricula Mercantil No 405885 Bogota (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: BIO FORESTAL S.A.S.; Linked To: CUBI CAFE CLICK CUBE MEXICO, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: DOLPHIN DIVE SCHOOL S.A.; Linked To: GANADERIA LA SORGUITA S.A.S.; Linked To: GESTORES DEL ECUADOR GESTORUM S.A.; Linked To: INVERPUNTO DEL VALLE S.A.; Linked To: INVERSIONES CIFUENTES Y CIA. S. EN C.; Linked To: LE CLAUDE, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: OPERADORA NUEVA GRANADA, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: PARQUES TEMATICOS S.A.S.; Linked To: PROMO RAIZ S.A.S.; Linked To: RED MUNDIAL INMOBILIARIA, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: FUNDACION PARA EL BIENESTAR Y EL PORVENIR; Linked To: C.I. METALURGIA EXTRACTIVA DE COLOMBIA S.A.S.; Linked To: GRUPO MUNDO MARINO, S.A.; Linked To: C.I. DISERCOM S.A.S.; Linked To: C.I. OKCOFFEE COLOMBIA S.A.S.; Linked To: C.I. OKCOFFEE INTERNATIONAL S.A.S.; Linked To: FUNDACION OKCOFFEE COLOMBIA; Linked To: CUBICAFE S.A.S.; Linked To: HOTELES Y BIENES S.A.; Linked To: FUNDACION SALVA LA SELVA; Linked To: LINEA AEREA PUEBLOS AMAZONICOS S.A.S.; Linked To: DESARROLLO MINERO RESPONSABLE C.I. S.A.S.; Linked To: R D I S.A.).

LOPEZ SALAZAR, Elkin de Jesus (a.k.a. CIFUENTES VILLA, Jorge Milton; a.k.a. OSUNA VILLARREAL, Sergio), Calle 6 No. 33-29 Apto. 801, Medellin, Colombia; Calle 74 No. 10-33 Apto. 806, Bogota, Colombia; Calle Blas Pascal No. 106, Colonia Los Morales, Delegacion Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 11510, Mexico; Calle Eje J No. 999 Pasaje Santa Fe, Departamento No. 301, Colonia Ciudad Santa Fe, Delegacion Alvaro Obregon, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 01210, Mexico; Camino del Remanso, No. 80 A, Planta Baja, Colonia Lomas Country Club, Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico C.P. 52779, Mexico; Camino del Remanso No. 80 Interior 2, Colonia Lomas Country Club, Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico C.P. 52779, Mexico; Carrera 8 No. 10-56 Of. 201, Cali, Colombia; Carrera 68D No. 25-10, Lote 41 E/S Terminal, Bogota, Colombia; Carrera 68D No. 25B-86 Of. 504, Bogota, Colombia; Miguel Schultz No. 127, Colonia San Rafael, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 06470, Mexico; Paseo de las Gacelas No. 550, Fraccionamiento Ciudad Bugambilias, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 13 May 1965; alt. DOB 13 Apr 1968; alt. DOB 07 Jul 1964; POB Medellin, Colombia; alt. POB Marinilla, Antioquia, Colombia; alt. POB Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico; Cedula No. 7548733 (Colombia); alt. Cedula No. 70163752 (Colombia); alt. Cedula No. 172489729-1 (Ecuador); Passport AL720622 (Colombia); R.F.C. CIVJ650513LJA (Mexico); alt. R.F.C. OUSV-640707 (Mexico); C.U.R.P. CIVJ650513HNEFLR06 (Mexico); alt. C.U.R.P. OUVS640707HTSSLR07 (Mexico); Matricula Mercantil No 181301-1 Cali (Colombia); alt. Matricula Mercantil No 405885 Bogota (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: BIO FORESTAL S.A.S.; Linked To: CUBI CAFE CLICK CUBE MEXICO, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: DOLPHIN DIVE SCHOOL S.A.; Linked To: GANADERIA LA SORGUITA S.A.S.; Linked To: GESTORES DEL ECUADOR GESTORUM S.A.; Linked To: INVERPUNTO DEL VALLE S.A.; Linked To: INVERSIONES CIFUENTES Y CIA. S. EN C.; Linked To: LE CLAUDE, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: OPERADORA NUEVA GRANADA, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: PARQUES TEMATICOS S.A.S.; Linked To: PROMO RAIZ S.A.S.; Linked To: RED MUNDIAL INMOBILIARIA, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: FUNDACION PARA EL BIENESTAR Y EL PORVENIR; Linked To: C.I. METALURGIA EXTRACTIVA DE COLOMBIA S.A.S.; Linked To: GRUPO MUNDO MARINO, S.A.; Linked To: C.I. DISERCOM S.A.S.; Linked To: C.I. OKCOFFEE COLOMBIA S.A.S.; Linked To: C.I. OKCOFFEE INTERNATIONAL S.A.S.; Linked To: FUNDACION OKCOFFEE COLOMBIA; Linked To: CUBICAFE S.A.S.; Linked To: HOTELES Y BIENES S.A.; Linked To: FUNDACION SALVA LA SELVA; Linked To: LINEA AEREA PUEBLOS AMAZONICOS S.A.S.; Linked To: DESARROLLO MINERO RESPONSABLE C.I. S.A.S.; Linked To: R D I S.A.).

OSUNA VILLARREAL, Sergio (a.k.a. CIFUENTES VILLA, Jorge Milton; a.k.a. LOPEZ SALAZAR, Elkin de Jesus), Calle 6 No. 33-29 Apto. 801, Medellin, Colombia; Calle 74 No. 10-33 Apto. 806, Bogota, Colombia; Calle Blas Pascal No. 106, Colonia Los Morales, Delegacion Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 11510, Mexico; Calle Eje J No. 999 Pasaje Santa Fe, Departamento No. 301, Colonia Ciudad Santa Fe, Delegacion Alvaro Obregon, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 01210, Mexico; Camino del Remanso, No. 80 A, Planta Baja, Colonia Lomas Country Club, Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico C.P. 52779, Mexico; Camino del Remanso No. 80 Interior 2, Colonia Lomas Country Club, Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico C.P. 52779, Mexico; Carrera 8 No. 10-56 Of. 201, Cali, Colombia; Carrera 68D No. 25-10, Lote 41 E/S Terminal, Bogota, Colombia; Carrera 68D No. 25B-86 Of. 504, Bogota, Colombia; Miguel Schultz No. 127, Colonia San Rafael, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 06470, Mexico; Paseo de las Gacelas No. 550, Fraccionamiento Ciudad Bugambilias, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 13 May 1965; alt. DOB 13 Apr 1968; alt. DOB 07 Jul 1964; POB Medellin, Colombia; alt. POB Marinilla, Antioquia, Colombia; alt. POB Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico; Cedula No. 7548733 (Colombia); alt. Cedula No. 70163752 (Colombia); alt. Cedula No. 172489729-1 (Ecuador); Passport AL720622 (Colombia); R.F.C. CIVJ650513LJA (Mexico); alt. R.F.C. OUSV-640707 (Mexico); C.U.R.P. CIVJ650513HNEFLR06 (Mexico); alt. C.U.R.P. OUVS640707HTSSLR07 (Mexico); Matricula Mercantil No 181301-1 Cali (Colombia); alt. Matricula Mercantil No 405885 Bogota (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: BIO FORESTAL S.A.S.; Linked To: CUBI CAFE CLICK CUBE MEXICO, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: DOLPHIN DIVE SCHOOL S.A.; Linked To: GANADERIA LA SORGUITA S.A.S.; Linked To: GESTORES DEL ECUADOR GESTORUM S.A.; Linked To: INVERPUNTO DEL VALLE S.A.; Linked To: INVERSIONES CIFUENTES Y CIA. S. EN C.; Linked To: LE CLAUDE, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: OPERADORA NUEVA GRANADA, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: PARQUES TEMATICOS S.A.S.; Linked To: PROMO RAIZ S.A.S.; Linked To: RED MUNDIAL INMOBILIARIA, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: FUNDACION PARA EL BIENESTAR Y EL PORVENIR; Linked To: C.I. METALURGIA EXTRACTIVA DE COLOMBIA S.A.S.; Linked To: GRUPO MUNDO MARINO, S.A.; Linked To: C.I. DISERCOM S.A.S.; Linked To: C.I. OKCOFFEE COLOMBIA S.A.S.; Linked To: C.I. OKCOFFEE INTERNATIONAL S.A.S.; Linked To: FUNDACION OKCOFFEE COLOMBIA; Linked To: CUBICAFE S.A.S.; Linked To: HOTELES Y BIENES S.A.; Linked To: FUNDACION SALVA LA SELVA; Linked To: LINEA AEREA PUEBLOS AMAZONICOS S.A.S.; Linked To: DESARROLLO MINERO RESPONSABLE C.I. S.A.S.; Linked To: R D I S.A.).

CIFUENTES VILLA, Lucia Ines, c/o BIO FORESTAL S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o C.I. DISTRIBUIDORA DE SERVICIOS COMBUSTIBLES Y MINERIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o C.I. GLOBAL INVESTMENTS S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o C.I. OKCOFFEE COLOMBIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o C.I. OKCOFFEE INTERNATIONAL S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o GANADERIA LA SORGUITA S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o HOTELES Y BIENES S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o INVERPUNTO DEL VALLE S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o PARQUES TEMATICOS S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o PROMO RAIZ S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o ROBLE DE MINAS S.A., Medellin, Colombia; Carrera 41A No. 22 Sur-87, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia; c/o TRANSPORTADORA Y COMERCIALIZADORA SYSTOLE S.A.S., Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia; DOB 04 Nov 1956; POB Yolombo, Antioquia, Colombia; Cedula No. 32524640 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK].

GALLEGO MARIN, Fabian Rodrigo, c/o IGA LTDA., Itagui, Antioquia, Colombia; c/o RUTA 33 MOTOCICLETAS Y ACCESORIOS LTDA., Medellin, Colombia; Calle 79A Sur No. 46-53, Sabaneta, Antioquia, Colombia; Avenida Homero No. 136, Interior 10, Colonia Chapultepec Morales, Delegacion Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; Calle Rio Elba No. 56, Interior 6, Colonia Cuauhtemoc, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 06170, Mexico; c/o INTERNATIONAL GROUP OIRALIH, S.A. DE C.V., Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico, Mexico; c/o NEGOCIOS INTERNACIONALES DEL ECUADOR NIDEGROUP S.A., Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador; DOB 25 Aug 1967; Cedula No. 98522962 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK].

NICHOLLS EASTMAN, Winston, c/o CROSS WINDS, S.A., Panama City, Panama; c/o FEDERAL CAPITAL GROUP, S.A., Panama City, Panama; c/o LINEAS AEREAS ANDINAS LINCANDISA S.A., Quito, Ecuador; c/o COMERCIALIZADORA EMPRESARIAL TEAM BUSINESS S.A., Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador; DOB 27 Mar 1943; POB Manizales, Colombia; Cedula No. 5199571 (Colombia); Residency Number 172191348-9 (Ecuador) (individual) [SDNTK].

CIFUENTES OSORIO, Jorge Andres, c/o BIO FORESTAL S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o C.I. DISTRIBUIDORA DE SERVICIOS COMBUSTIBLES Y MINERIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o C.I. OKCOFFEE COLOMBIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o C.I. OKCOFFEE INTERNATIONAL S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o FUNDACION PARA EL BIENESTAR Y EL PORVENIR, Medellin, Colombia; c/o GANADERIA LA SORGUITA S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o HOTELES Y BIENES S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o INVERPUNTO DEL VALLE S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o INVERSIONES CIFUENTES Y CIA. S. EN C., Medellin, Colombia; c/o PARQUES TEMATICOS S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o PROMO RAIZ S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o UNION DE CONSTRUCTORES CONUSA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; Carrera 48B No. 10 Sur-76, Medellin, Colombia; DOB 29 Mar 1985; POB Medellin, Colombia; Cedula No. 80796876 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK].

CIFUENTES VILLA, Teresa de Jesus (a.k.a. CIFUENTES VILLA, Maria Teresa), c/o C.I. DISTRIBUIDORA DE SERVICIOS COMBUSTIBLES Y MINERIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o RED MUNDIAL INMOBILIARIA, S.A. DE C.V., Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico, Mexico; c/o ROBLE DE MINAS S.A., Medellin, Colombia; Avenida Xochilt No. 4262-10, Colonia Prados Tepeyac, Zapopan, Jalisco C.P. 45050, Mexico; Privada Paseo de las Montanas No. 100, Colonia Club de Golf Santa Anita, Tlacumulco de Zuniga, Jalisco C.P. 45640, Mexico; DOB 13 Jun 1953; POB Medellin, Colombia; Cedula No. 32505252 (Colombia); Passport AJ111604 (Colombia); R.F.C. CIVT530613DI0 (Mexico); C.U.R.P. CIVT530613MNEFLR00 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK].

CIFUENTES VILLA, Maria Teresa (a.k.a. CIFUENTES VILLA, Teresa de Jesus), c/o C.I. DISTRIBUIDORA DE SERVICIOS COMBUSTIBLES Y MINERIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o RED MUNDIAL INMOBILIARIA, S.A. DE C.V., Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico, Mexico; c/o ROBLE DE MINAS S.A., Medellin, Colombia; Avenida Xochilt No. 4262-10, Colonia Prados Tepeyac, Zapopan, Jalisco C.P. 45050, Mexico; Privada Paseo de las Montanas No. 100, Colonia Club de Golf Santa Anita, Tlacumulco de Zuniga, Jalisco C.P. 45640, Mexico; DOB 13 Jun 1953; POB Medellin, Colombia; Cedula No. 32505252 (Colombia); Passport AJ111604 (Colombia); R.F.C. CIVT530613DI0 (Mexico); C.U.R.P. CIVT530613MNEFLR00 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK].

VARGAS CIFUENTES, Edmon Felipe, c/o HOTELES Y BIENES S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o PROMO RAIZ S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o C.I. GLOBAL INVESTMENTS S.A., Medellin, Colombia; Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 19 Aug 1978; POB Medellin, Colombia; Cedula No. 79934460 (Colombia); Passport AI999013 (Colombia); C.U.R.P. VACE780819HNERFD01 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK].

VARGAS CIFUENTES, Paula Andrea, c/o C.I. GLOBAL INVESTMENTS S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o HOTELES Y BIENES S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o INVERPUNTO DEL VALLE S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o PARQUES TEMATICOS S.A., Medellin, Colombia; Boulevard Bugambilias No. 2114, Ciudad Bugambilias, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 23 May 1976; POB Medellin, Colombia; Cedula No. 66973070 (Colombia); Passport AK715253 (Colombia); C.U.R.P. VACP760523MNERFL00 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK].

YELINEK, Shimon Yalin (a.k.a. YELINKE, Shimon), c/o CROCKER JEANS CORP. S.A., Panama City, Panama; c/o CROCKER JEANS STATION CORPORATION, Panama City, Panama; c/o FOX FASHION, S.A., Panama City, Panama; DOB 23 Jan 1961; POB Israel; Cedula No. E-8-92856 (Panama); Passport 9023900 (Israel) (individual) [SDNTK].

YELINKE, Shimon (a.k.a. YELINEK, Shimon Yalin), c/o CROCKER JEANS CORP. S.A., Panama City, Panama; c/o CROCKER JEANS STATION CORPORATION, Panama City, Panama; c/o FOX FASHION, S.A., Panama City, Panama; DOB 23 Jan 1961; POB Israel; Cedula No. E-8-92856 (Panama); Passport 9023900 (Israel) (individual) [SDNTK].

BIO FORESTAL S.A.S. (f.k.a. BIO FORESTAL S.A.; f.k.a. BIOFORESTAL S.A.), Autopista Bogota-Medellin Km. 7, Parque Industrial Celta Lote 41 Bodega 8, Funza, Cundinamarca, Colombia; Calle 7 Sur No. 42-70 Of. 1205, Medellin, Colombia; Finca Casa Blanca, Arboletes y Necoli, Antioquia, Colombia; Finca La Cana, Cordoba, Colombia; Finca San Luis, Monteria, Cordoba, Colombia; Finca Toldas, Guarne, Antioquia, Colombia; La Sorguita, Jerico, Antioquia, Colombia; NIT # 811038709-1 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

BIOFORESTAL S.A. (f.k.a. BIO FORESTAL S.A.; a.k.a. BIO FORESTAL S.A.S.), Autopista Bogota-Medellin Km. 7, Parque Industrial Celta Lote 41 Bodega 8, Funza, Cundinamarca, Colombia; Calle 7 Sur No. 42-70 Of. 1205, Medellin, Colombia; Finca Casa Blanca, Arboletes y Necoli, Antioquia, Colombia; Finca La Cana, Cordoba, Colombia; Finca San Luis, Monteria, Cordoba, Colombia; Finca Toldas, Guarne, Antioquia, Colombia; La Sorguita, Jerico, Antioquia, Colombia; NIT # 811038709-1 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

BIO FORESTAL S.A. (a.k.a. BIO FORESTAL S.A.S.; f.k.a. BIOFORESTAL S.A.), Autopista Bogota-Medellin Km. 7, Parque Industrial Celta Lote 41 Bodega 8, Funza, Cundinamarca, Colombia; Calle 7 Sur No. 42-70 Of. 1205, Medellin, Colombia; Finca Casa Blanca, Arboletes y Necoli, Antioquia, Colombia; Finca La Cana, Cordoba, Colombia; Finca San Luis, Monteria, Cordoba, Colombia; Finca Toldas, Guarne, Antioquia, Colombia; La Sorguita, Jerico, Antioquia, Colombia; NIT # 811038709-1 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

C.I. DISERCOM S.A.S. (f.k.a. C.I. DISERCOM S.A.; f.k.a. C.I. DISTRIBUIDORA DE SERVICIOS COMBUSTIBLES Y MINERIA S.A.; f.k.a. DISERCOM S.A.; f.k.a. DISTRIBUIDORA DE SERVICIOS Y COMBUSTIBLES S.A.), Autopista Bogota-Medellin Km. 7, Parque Industrial Celta Lote 41 Bodega 8, Funza, Cundinamarca, Colombia; Carrera 13 No. 29-21, Manzana 1 Oficina 401, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 830046009-5 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

C.I. DISERCOM S.A. (a.k.a. C.I. DISERCOM S.A.S.; f.k.a. C.I. DISTRIBUIDORA DE SERVICIOS COMBUSTIBLES Y MINERIA S.A.; f.k.a. DISERCOM S.A.; f.k.a. DISTRIBUIDORA DE SERVICIOS Y COMBUSTIBLES S.A.), Autopista Bogota-Medellin Km. 7, Parque Industrial Celta Lote 41 Bodega 8, Funza, Cundinamarca, Colombia; Carrera 13 No. 29-21, Manzana 1 Oficina 401, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 830046009-5 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

DISERCOM S.A. (f.k.a. C.I. DISERCOM S.A.; a.k.a. C.I. DISERCOM S.A.S.; f.k.a. C.I. DISTRIBUIDORA DE SERVICIOS COMBUSTIBLES Y MINERIA S.A.; f.k.a. DISTRIBUIDORA DE SERVICIOS Y COMBUSTIBLES S.A.), Autopista Bogota-Medellin Km. 7, Parque Industrial Celta Lote 41 Bodega 8, Funza, Cundinamarca, Colombia; Carrera 13 No. 29-21, Manzana 1 Oficina 401, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 830046009-5 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

DISTRIBUIDORA DE SERVICIOS Y COMBUSTIBLES S.A. (f.k.a. C.I. DISERCOM S.A.; a.k.a. C.I. DISERCOM S.A.S.; f.k.a. C.I. DISTRIBUIDORA DE SERVICIOS COMBUSTIBLES Y MINERIA S.A.; f.k.a. DISERCOM S.A.), Autopista Bogota-Medellin Km. 7, Parque Industrial Celta Lote 41 Bodega 8, Funza, Cundinamarca, Colombia; Carrera 13 No. 29-21, Manzana 1 Oficina 401, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 830046009-5 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

C.I. DISTRIBUIDORA DE SERVICIOS COMBUSTIBLES Y MINERIA S.A. (f.k.a. C.I. DISERCOM S.A.; a.k.a. C.I. DISERCOM S.A.S.; f.k.a. DISERCOM S.A.; f.k.a. DISTRIBUIDORA DE SERVICIOS Y COMBUSTIBLES S.A.), Autopista Bogota-Medellin Km. 7, Parque Industrial Celta Lote 41 Bodega 8, Funza, Cundinamarca, Colombia; Carrera 13 No. 29-21, Manzana 1 Oficina 401, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 830046009-5 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

C.I. OKCOFFEE COLOMBIA S.A.S. (f.k.a. C.I. OKCOFFEE COLOMBIA S.A.), Autopista Bogota-Medellin Km. 7, Parque Industrial Celta Lote 41 Bodega 8, Funza, Cundinamarca, Colombia; NIT # 830124959-1 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

C.I. OKCOFFEE COLOMBIA S.A. (a.k.a. C.I. OKCOFFEE COLOMBIA S.A.S.), Autopista Bogota-Medellin Km. 7, Parque Industrial Celta Lote 41 Bodega 8, Funza, Cundinamarca, Colombia; NIT # 830124959-1 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

C.I. OKCOFFEE INTERNATIONAL S.A.S. (f.k.a. C.I. OKCOFFEE INTERNATIONAL S.A.), Autopista Bogota-Medellin Km. 7, Parque Industrial Celta Lote 41 Bodega 8, Funza, Cundinamarca, Colombia; NIT # 900060391-6 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

C.I. OKCOFFEE INTERNATIONAL S.A. (a.k.a. C.I. OKCOFFEE INTERNATIONAL S.A.S.), Autopista Bogota-Medellin Km. 7, Parque Industrial Celta Lote 41 Bodega 8, Funza, Cundinamarca, Colombia; NIT # 900060391-6 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

CROCKER JEANS CORP. S.A., Panama City, Panama; RUC # 721135-1-473097 (Panama) [SDNTK].

CROCKER JEANS STATION CORPORATION, Panama City, Panama; RUC # 744528-1-478564 (Panama) [SDNTK].

CROSS WINDS, S.A., Panama City, Panama; RUC # 1303425-1-607081-77 (Panama) [SDNTK].

CUBICAFE S.A.S. (f.k.a. CUBICAFE S.A.; a.k.a. OK COFFEE), Autopista Bogota-Medellin Km. 7, Parque Industrial Celta Lote 41 Bodega 8, Funza, Cundinamarca, Colombia; Calle 65 Bis No. 89A-73, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 830136426-1 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

OK COFFEE (f.k.a. CUBICAFE S.A.; a.k.a. CUBICAFE S.A.S.), Autopista Bogota-Medellin Km. 7, Parque Industrial Celta Lote 41 Bodega 8, Funza, Cundinamarca, Colombia; Calle 65 Bis No. 89A-73, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 830136426-1 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

CUBICAFE S.A. (a.k.a. CUBICAFE S.A.S.; a.k.a. OK COFFEE), Autopista Bogota-Medellin Km. 7, Parque Industrial Celta Lote 41 Bodega 8, Funza, Cundinamarca, Colombia; Calle 65 Bis No. 89A-73, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 830136426-1 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

CUBI CAFE CLICK CUBE MEXICO, S.A. DE C.V., Montecito No. 38 Piso 21 Of. 29, Col. Napoles, Deleg. Benito Juarez, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 03810, Mexico; R.F.C. CCC-070201-4W7 (Mexico) [SDNTK].

DOLPHIN DIVE SCHOOL S.A., Calle Jardin No 39-45, Cartagena, Colombia; Isla Pavito, Cartagena, Colombia; NIT # 806008379-6 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

FEDERAL CAPITAL GROUP, S.A. (f.k.a. GARIZIM CAPITAL GROUP, S.A.), Panama City, Panama; RUC # 1149963-1-571540 (Panama) [SDNTK].

GARIZIM CAPITAL GROUP, S.A. (a.k.a. FEDERAL CAPITAL GROUP, S.A.), Panama City, Panama; RUC # 1149963-1-571540 (Panama) [SDNTK].

FOX FASHION, S.A. (a.k.a. FOX KIDS & BABY; a.k.a. FOX MEN & WOMEN), Albrook Mall, Local Q-20, Panama City, Panama; Albrook Mall, Local 47-B, Panama City, Panama; Multiplaza, Local 207, Panama City, Panama; RUC # 699492-1-468385-12 (Panama) [SDNTK].

FOX KIDS & BABY (a.k.a. FOX FASHION, S.A.; a.k.a. FOX MEN & WOMEN), Albrook Mall, Local Q-20, Panama City, Panama; Albrook Mall, Local 47-B, Panama City, Panama; Multiplaza, Local 207, Panama City, Panama; RUC # 699492-1-468385-12 (Panama) [SDNTK].

FOX MEN & WOMEN (a.k.a. FOX FASHION, S.A.; a.k.a. FOX KIDS & BABY), Albrook Mall, Local Q-20, Panama City, Panama; Albrook Mall, Local 47-B, Panama City, Panama; Multiplaza, Local 207, Panama City, Panama; RUC # 699492-1-468385-12 (Panama) [SDNTK].

FUNDACION SALVA LA SELVA; NIT # 900390392-9 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

GANADERIA LA SORGUITA S.A.S. (f.k.a. GANADERIA LA SORGUITA S.A.; f.k.a. LA SORGUITA S.A.), Calle 16 Sur No. 46A-49 Piso 6, Medellin, Colombia; NIT # 800220730-4 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

LA SORGUITA S.A. (f.k.a. GANADERIA LA SORGUITA S.A.; a.k.a. GANADERIA LA SORGUITA S.A.S.), Calle 16 Sur No. 46A-49 Piso 6, Medellin, Colombia; NIT # 800220730-4 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

GANADERIA LA SORGUITA S.A. (a.k.a. GANADERIA LA SORGUITA S.A.S.; f.k.a. LA SORGUITA S.A.), Calle 16 Sur No. 46A-49 Piso 6, Medellin, Colombia; NIT # 800220730-4 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

HOTELES Y BIENES S.A. (a.k.a. HOTEL NUEVA GRANADA), Avenida Calle 13 No. 4-77, Bogota, Colombia; Avenida Jimenez No. 4-77, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 830092519-5 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

HOTEL NUEVA GRANADA (a.k.a. HOTELES Y BIENES S.A.), Avenida Calle 13 No. 4-77, Bogota, Colombia; Avenida Jimenez No. 4-77, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 830092519-5 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

IGA LTDA., Carrera 47 No. 66-127, Itagui, Antioquia, Colombia; NIT # 811033126-3 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

INVERPUNTO DEL VALLE S.A., Calle 4 No. 6-02, Cali, Colombia; NIT # 805024892-7 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

INVERSIONES CIFUENTES Y CIA. S. EN C., Calle 7 Sur No. 42-70 Of. 1205, Medellin, Colombia; NIT # 811008928-8 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

LE CLAUDE, S.A. DE C.V., Calle Miguel E. Shultz No. 127, Colonia San Rafael, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 06470, Mexico; R.F.C. LCL020619C14 (Mexico) [SDNTK].

LINEA AEREA PUEBLOS AMAZONICOS S.A.S. (a.k.a. LAPA S.A.S.), Mitu, Vaupes, Colombia; Villavicencio, Colombia; NIT # 900377739-7 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

LAPA S.A.S. (a.k.a. LINEA AEREA PUEBLOS AMAZONICOS S.A.S.), Mitu, Vaupes, Colombia; Villavicencio, Colombia; NIT # 900377739-7 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

C.I. METALURGIA EXTRACTIVA DE COLOMBIA S.A.S. (a.k.a. C.I. METEXCOL S.A.S.), Carrera 86 No. 13A-66, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 900389216-9 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

C.I. METEXCOL S.A.S. (a.k.a. C.I. METALURGIA EXTRACTIVA DE COLOMBIA S.A.S.), Carrera 86 No. 13A-66, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 900389216-9 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

DESARROLLO MINERO RESPONSABLE C.I. S.A.S. (a.k.a. DMR C.I. S.A.S.); NIT # 900386627-9 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

DMR C.I. S.A.S. (a.k.a. DESARROLLO MINERO RESPONSABLE C.I. S.A.S.); NIT # 900386627-9 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

OPERADORA NUEVA GRANADA, S.A. DE C.V., Avenida 13 No. 4-77, Bogota, Colombia; Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 293481 Distrito Federal (Mexico) [SDNTK].

PARQUES TEMATICOS S.A.S. (a.k.a. HACIENDA HOTEL EL INDIO; f.k.a. PARQUES TEMATICOS S.A.), Calle 16C Sur No. 42-70, Apto. 502, Medellin, Colombia; Vereda la Playita, Barbosa, Antioquia, Colombia; NIT # 811035877-5 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

HACIENDA HOTEL EL INDIO (f.k.a. PARQUES TEMATICOS S.A.; a.k.a. PARQUES TEMATICOS S.A.S.), Calle 16C Sur No. 42-70, Apto. 502, Medellin, Colombia; Vereda la Playita, Barbosa, Antioquia, Colombia; NIT # 811035877-5 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

PARQUES TEMATICOS S.A. (a.k.a. HACIENDA HOTEL EL INDIO; a.k.a. PARQUES TEMATICOS S.A.S.), Calle 16C Sur No. 42-70, Apto. 502, Medellin, Colombia; Vereda la Playita, Barbosa, Antioquia, Colombia; NIT # 811035877-5 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

PROMO RAIZ S.A.S. (f.k.a. PROMO RAIZ S.A.), Calle 7 Sur No. 42-70 Of. 1205, Medellin, Colombia; NIT # 811035904-6 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

PROMO RAIZ S.A. (a.k.a. PROMO RAIZ S.A.S.), Calle 7 Sur No. 42-70 Of. 1205, Medellin, Colombia; NIT # 811035904-6 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

RED MUNDIAL INMOBILIARIA, S.A. DE C.V., Av. Parques de Granada No. 32-405, Col. Parques de la Herradura, Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico, Mexico; Calle Montecito No. 38, Piso 21, Colonia Napoles, Delegacion Benito Juarez, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 03810, Mexico; R.F.C. RMI020130JB9 (Mexico) [SDNTK].

RUTA 33 MOTOCICLETAS Y ACCESORIOS LTDA., Avenida 33 No. 66B-134, Medellin, Colombia; NIT # 900105312-1 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

UNION DE CONSTRUCTORES CONUSA S.A.S. (f.k.a. UNION DE CONSTRUCTORES CONUSA S.A.), Apartamentos Life, Medellin, Colombia; Boca Salinas, Santa Marta, Colombia; Calle 74 No. 10-33, Mirador del Moderno, Bogota, Colombia; Carrera 68D No. 258-86 Of. 504 Torre Central, Bogota, Colombia; Haciendas de Potrerito, Cali, Colombia; Isla Pavito, Cartagena, Colombia; Transversal 1B Este No. 7A-20 Sur, Buenos Aires Etapa II, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 800226431-4 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

UNION DE CONSTRUCTORES CONUSA S.A. (a.k.a. UNION DE CONSTRUCTORES CONUSA S.A.S.), Apartamentos Life, Medellin, Colombia; Boca Salinas, Santa Marta, Colombia; Calle 74 No. 10-33, Mirador del Moderno, Bogota, Colombia; Carrera 68D No. 258-86 Of. 504 Torre Central, Bogota, Colombia; Haciendas de Potrerito, Cali, Colombia; Isla Pavito, Cartagena, Colombia; Transversal 1B Este No. 7A-20 Sur, Buenos Aires Etapa II, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 800226431-4 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

TRANSPORTADORA Y COMERCIALIZADORA SYSTOLE S.A.S., Calle 6A No. 22-46 Apto. 1104, Medellin, Colombia; Carrera 41A No. 22 Sur-87 Apto. 510, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia; NIT # 900184013-1 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

INTERNATIONAL GROUP OIRALIH, S.A. DE C.V., Boulevard Interlomas 5 Local W-13, Colonia San Fernando La Herradura, Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico C.P. 52787, Mexico; R.F.C. IGO0106296K5 (Mexico) [SDNTK].

NEGOCIOS INTERNACIONALES DEL ECUADOR NIDEGROUP S.A., Calle B, Lote 27 y Calle A, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador; RUC # 1792138884001 (Ecuador) [SDNTK].

R D I S.A., Calle 64A No. 32-52, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 830054366-3 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

GRUPO MUNDO MARINO, S.A., Panama; Business Registration Document # 383112 (Panama) [SDNTK].

designated under its Kingpin Act authorities.

And Treasury issued the following press release:

PRESS RELEASES

Treasury Sanctions Four Entities and Two Individuals in Connection with the Crisis in Ethiopia

November 12, 2021

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated four entities and two individuals pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 14046 in response to the growing humanitarian and human rights crisis and expanding military conflict in Ethiopia. Today’s action targets Eritrean actors that have contributed to the crisis and conflict, which have undermined the stability and integrity of the Ethiopian state. The United States is actively working with partners throughout the region and the world to support a negotiated cessation of hostilities in Ethiopia. The presence of Eritrean forces is an impediment to ending the ongoing fighting and increasing humanitarian access. Leaders from around the world have repeatedly called for Eritrea to withdraw its forces from Ethiopia. The E.O., which President Biden signed on September 17, 2021, authorizes targeting of actors contributing to the ongoing crisis in Ethiopia and is not directed at the people of Ethiopia or Eritrea.

“We condemn the continued role played by Eritrean actors who are contributing to the violence in northern Ethiopia, which has undermined the stability and integrity of the state and resulted in a humanitarian disaster,” said Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control Andrea M. Gacki. “Treasury will continue to use all our tools and authorities to target and expose those whose actions prolong the crisis in the region, where hundreds of thousands are suffering. Parties to the conflict must come to the negotiating table without preconditions. The United States stands ready to pursue additional actions, including against the Government of Ethiopia and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, if there is not tangible progress toward a cessation of hostilities.”

The individuals and entities designated today are the Eritrean Defense Force, the People’s Front for Democracy and JusticeAbraha Kassa NemariamHidri Trust, Hagos Ghebrehiwet W Kidan, and Red Sea Trading Corporation.

SITUATION IN NORTHERN ETHIOPIA

Since the outbreak of the military conflict in 2020, fighting involving the Ethiopian military, Eritrean military, Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) forces, and other forces in northern Ethiopia has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths, as well as a growing humanitarian crisis affecting millions of people. The ongoing conflict threatens the integrity of the Ethiopian state and risks undermining regional stability. Eritrean forces have operated throughout Ethiopia during the conflict and have been responsible for massacres, looting, and sexual assaults.

ACTORS INVOLVED IN CRISIS IN ETHIOPIA

The Eritrean Defense Force (EDF) is the Eritrean military. The EDF has been operating in northern Ethiopia amidst numerous reports of looting, sexual assault, killing civilians, and blocking humanitarian aid. EDF soldiers have been seen disguised in old Ethiopian military uniforms, manning checkpoints, obstructing and occupying critical aid routes, and threatening medical staff in one of northern Ethiopia’s few operating hospitals. The EDF was designated today for being a government entity that has engaged in, or whose members have engaged in, activities that have contributed to the crisis in northern Ethiopia or have obstructed a ceasefire or peace process to resolve such crisis.

The People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), led by Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, is the sole legal political party in Eritrea. Isaias personally oversees the command and control of the EDF, issuing orders directly to EDF generals, making him ultimately responsible for the EDF’s role in contributing to the crisis in northern Ethiopia. The PFDJ was designated today for being a political party that has engaged in, or whose members have engaged in, activities that have contributed to the crisis in northern Ethiopia or have obstructed a ceasefire or peace process to resolve such crisis.

Abraha Kassa Nemariam (Kassa) is the head of the Eritrean National Security Office. He was designated today for being or having been a leader, official, senior executive officer, or member of the board of directors of the Government of Eritrea or its ruling PFDJ, on or after November 1, 2020, where the leader, official, senior executive officer, or director is responsible for or complicit in, or who has directly or indirectly engaged or attempted to engage in, any activity contributing to the crisis in northern Ethiopia.

Hidri Trust (Hidri) is the holding company of all PFDJ business enterprises and was established by the PFDJ in 1994. Hidri was designated today for being a political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality of the Government of Eritrea or its ruling People’s Front for Democracy and Justice, and for being owned or controlled by the PFDJ.

Hagos Ghebrehiwet W Kidan (Ghebrehiwet) is the economic advisor to the PFDJand the chief executive officer of Red Sea Trading Corporation (RSTC). Ghebrehiwetwas designated today for having materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, the PFDJ.

RSTC manages the property and financial interests of the PFDJ, acts as its funder, and provides it business assistance. RSTC was designated today for being owned or controlled by Ghebrehiwet.

HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND TRADE TO ETHIOPIA AND ERITREA

Treasury remains committed to ensuring that U.S. sanctions do not limit the ability of civilians located in Ethiopia, Eritrea, and the region to receive humanitarian support from the international community. Treasury previously issued three general licenses (GLs), which authorize official activities of certain international organizations and other international entities, certain transactions in support of nongovernmental organizations’ (NGOs) activities, and certain transactions related to the exportation or re-exportation of agricultural commodities, food, medicine, and medical items. Additionally, today OFAC issued Ethiopia GL 4 “Authorizing the Wind Down of Transactions Involving Hidri Trust or Red Sea Trading Corporation” and two new Ethiopia-related Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). For more information, please see FAQs 935 and 936.

For more information regarding the scope of any sanctions programs’ requirements, including the Ethiopia-Related Sanctions Program, or the applicability or scope of any humanitarian-related authorizations, please contact OFAC’s Sanction Compliance and Evaluation Division at (800) 540-6322 or (202) 622-2490, or by email at OFAC_Feedback@treasury.gov.

SANCTIONS IMPLICATIONS

As a result of today’s action, all property and interests in property of the persons named above that are in the United States, or in the possession or control of U.S. persons, are blocked and must be reported to OFAC. No entity shall be blocked pursuant to E.O. 14046 solely because it is owned in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by one or more sanctioned persons, unless the entity is itself a sanctioned person.

Links:

OFAC Notice

Ethiopia General License 4

New FAQs – 935, 936

Updated FAQ 927

Treasury Press Release

Categories: Ethiopia Sanctions Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Guidance Kingpin Act Licenses Narcotics Trafficking OFAC Updates Sanctions Lists

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