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OFSI Blog post on Prior Obligations General Licence

Prior Obligations General Licence Posted by: OFSI, Posted on: 24 May 2023 – Categories: Compliance, Enforcement, Financial Sanctions, Financial sanctions regime, Russia OFSI has received unprecedented numbers of licence applications to permit prohibited transactions or activities owing to more sweeping and far-reaching sanctions imposed relating to Russia and Belarus. Many of these applications involve UK persons who are owed money […]

OFSI blog post about new Legal Services General Licence

New Legal Services General Licence Posted by: OFSI, Posted on: 2 May 2023 – Categories: Compliance, Financial Sanctions, Licensing, Russia The Legal Services General Licence (INT/2022/2252300) expired on 28 April 2023 and is no longer valid. All reported use of General Licence INT/2022/2252300 should be sent to OFSI by 5 May 2023. OFSI has reviewed the reported use of this licence […]

March 21, 2023: OFSI adds trust services sanctions to Russia program

Russia: Trust services sanctions All persons designated under the Russia financial sanctions regime have been designated for the purpose of trust services sanctions.  On 21 March 2023 the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office updated the UK Sanctions List on GOV.UK. This list provides details of those designated under regulations made under the Sanctions Act.  All persons […]


OFSI re-sent the Legal Fees General Licence email, which now has a corrected blog post link. They didn’t send a link to the General Licence page, but they did send a link to the actual General Licence (the General Licence page is still not updated – I just checked): Link: […]

October 17, 2022: OFAC-OFSI Enhanced Partnership

OFAC-OFSI Enhanced Partnership Posted by: OFSI, Posted on: 17 October 2022 – Categories: Financial sanctions, Implementation, OFAC, UK As Directors of two of the world’s leading financial sanctions implementation authorities, we are committed to our close working relationship. As a testament to this ongoing commitment, on Thursday, 13 October, OFAC and OFSI concluded a multi-day technical exchange in London […]

ITA blogs about Russia & Belarus restrictions

Complying with Sanctions and Export Controls in Russia and Belarus August 3, 2022  Agnes Pawelkowska is an International Trade Specialist at the International Trade Administration’s Office of Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia. This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. This blog is part of an ongoing series designed to […]

Tradeology blog post about Russia-Ukraine war & exporting

Russia-Ukraine War: Perspectives U.S. Exporters Need to Know June 22, 2022  Evan Johnson and Agnes Pawelkowska are international trade specialists at the International Trade Administration’s Office of Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia. This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. Russia’s latest unprovoked attack on Ukraine, and the Western sanctions […]

OFSI writes blog post about licensing…

Introduction to licensing Posted by: OFSI, Posted on: 19 April 2021 – Categories: Financial sanctions, Implementation As readers of OFSI’s previous blogs will be aware, the new UK autonomous sanctions framework in place since January 2021 brings important opportunities and changes. Among the updates contained in these new regulations, some of these specifically relate to licensing. OFSI’s […]