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After a brief hiatus…

Welcome to the “Shootout at the OFAC Corral”, the latest episode of Mr. Watchlist’s DesigNation. The new show is focused on last week’s designation of the Iranian financial services sector under Executive Order 13902, and the designation of 18 Iranian banks (which had already been sanctioned under the Iranian Transactions […]

We heard this was coming…Iran’s financial sector designated under E.O. 13902…

OFAC updated the following Iranian financial firms, designating them under Executive Order 13902, and adding secondary sanctions to each: AMIN INVESTMENT BANK (a.k.a. AMINIB), No. 51 Ghobadiyan Street, Valiasr Street, Tehran 1968917173, Iran; Website http://www.aminib.com [IRAN]. -to- AMIN INVESTMENT BANK (a.k.a. AMINIB; a.k.a. “AMIN IB”), No. 51 Ghobadiyan Street, Valiasr Street, […]

Where in the world is OFAC today? Syria and Cuba

Today, OFAC added the following people under the Syria sanctions related to Executive Order 13894: IBRAHIM, Nasreen Hussein (Arabic: نسرين حسين إبراهيم) (a.k.a. IBRAHIM, Nisrine; a.k.a. IBRAHIM, Nsrin; a.k.a. IBRAHIM, Nsrin Hussin), Damascus, Syria; DOB 13 Nov 1975; POB Latakia, Syria; nationality Syria; Gender Female; National ID No. 06110008173(Syria) (individual) [SYRIA-EO13894].  IBRAHIM, […]

More stuff to read over your weekend…

Today, OFAC replaced Global Magnitsky General License 2… with 2A, and issued an updated FAQ about it: 835. What does Global Magnitsky General License 2A authorize? Answer On July 31, 2020, OFAC designated, pursuant to E.O. 13818, the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) for its connection to serious human rights abuse […]

After-Hours Sanctions: New CACR, New FAQs

The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 515 (CACR) to further implement portions of the President’s foreign policy toward Cuba. OFAC is also publishing a number of new and updated Frequently Asked Questions. Arrived in my […]

OFAC makes sanctions on Sudan clearer…

Issuance of new Sudan Program and Darfur Sanctions Guidance and a related Frequently Asked Question as well as Frequently Asked Questions Updates and Removals 8/11/2020 The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing Sudan Program and Darfur Sanctions Guidance  and a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) and removing eleven Sudan-related […]

FinCEN issues CDD FAQs…

FIN-2020-G002 Issued: August 3, 2020 Subject: Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Customer Due Diligence (CDD) Requirements for Covered Financial Institutions. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), in consultation with the federal functional regulators, is issuing responses to three frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding customer due diligence requirements for covered financial institutions. […]

OFAC adds 3 to Global Magnitsky program, plus a General License and FAQ

Today, OFAC added the following people: PENG, Jiarui (Chinese Simplified: 彭家瑞), Xinjiang, China; DOB Apr 1961; nationality China; Gender Male (individual) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: XINJIANG PRODUCTION AND CONSTRUCTION CORPS). SUN, Jinlong (Chinese Simplified: 孙金龙), Xinjiang, China; DOB Jan 1962; nationality China; Gender Male (individual) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: XINJIANG PRODUCTION AND […]