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HMT Website: New and Improved!

Her Majesty's Treasury made some notable updates to their site yesterday. First, the frequently asked questions (FAQ) page was enhanced with additional sections for: · advice for designated persons on how they may use their assets, · advice on humanitarian transactions, · information on what constitutes ownership and control, · […]

HMT relocates to the Amazon..

That is, the Consolidated List will now only be available through Amazon Web Services (AWS) URLs. Only 5 formats will be supported – they are: · CSV format: http://hmt-sanctions.s3.amazonaws.com/sanctionsconlist.csv · Excel 97-2003 format: http://hmt-sanctions.s3.amazonaws.com/sanctionsconlist.xls · PDF format: http://hmt-sanctions.s3.amazonaws.com/sanctionsconlist.pdf · HTML format: http://hmt-sanctions.s3.amazonaws.com/sanctionsconlist.htm · Text format: http://hmt-sanctions.s3.amazonaws.com/sanctionsconlist.txt And, as of August […]

Events R Us: C5

Just added to the Events Calendar is C5's 2nd Forum on Economic Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering for Financial Institutions. It's being held in London from October 9th through the 11th, where the last day is Insurance Focus Day. Going to their site, you'll see that C5 really sponsors a real […]

OFAC Gets Technical about Terrorism

Published in the Federal Register, today OFAC issued a series of what they call technical amendments to the Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations, Terrorism Sanctions Regulations and Foreign Terrorist Organizations Sanctions Regulations. It's a bunch of definitions and clarifications, as far as I see – if anything really interesting pops up […]

OFAC Plays Nice with our Inbox!

OFAC has made some changes to its email system, including trying to reduce duplicate notifications (I get ones for recent actions, SDN updates and the specific program being updated – 3 emails for one change!). The text of the notice: The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has updated its […]

IFCA clarification

See what happens when a layman tries to read a lengthy law?   IFCA, the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act, is, as previously reported, Subtitle D in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013. But, there are many Subtitle Ds in the NDAA. Just so you know, IFCA is Subtitle […]