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 […]
New episode of Mr. Watchlist’s DesigNation revolves around the Comtech Telecommunications enforcement action and, in particular, the Compliance Commitments section of the Settlement Agreement. Normally, OFAC only publicizes the Enforcement Information document – it’s pretty rare that the Recent Actions notification includes a link to the actual settlement. But, this […]
You may like the newest episode of Mr. Watchlist’s DesigNation – all about the latest changes to the US Cuban sanctions regime, and whether or not it’s substantive in nature or just a way to troll for votes in Florida (look at the calendar)… We’re on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, […]
New episode of Mr. Watchlist’s DesigNation was just published. Yes, it’s about the “return of UN sanctions” pronounced by the US State Department, and yesterday’s E.O. Did you notice the change in wording in the designation authorities in the Executive Order? I did… although not the first time. It’s a […]
The newly-posted episode of Mr. Watchlist’s DesigNation is about yesterday’s OFAC enforcement action against Comtech Telecommunications and Comtech EF Data. All you need to know: egregious violations, settlement larger than the base penalty, and only 1 mitigating General Factor… Hoo boy! What fun!
Today’s episode of Mr. Watchlist’s DesigNation is about the OFAC designation of the Chinese state-owned company Union Development Group, and why the State Department press release, which is available on their website, did not go out by email. And my friends tell me they didn’t get Treasury’s PR in their […]
Time for some quick, kind of snarky commentary on the 2 settlements Deutsche Bank agreed to with OFAC last week. And one of them is basically a rerun of their 2013 action (let’s be kind, and say it’s more of a knock-off). Happy Listening – remember you can find the […]
The topic of the latest episode is that multiagency North Korea Ballistic Missile Procurement Advisory – what’s in it, who is it really targeted to (hint: it ain’t US persons), and what are the lessons it’s trying to impart, without hammering people over the head with it. Enjoy! Would appreciate […]
This episode’s a bit different – it’s about balancing incentives and coercive measures. It was effective in terminating the Myanmar sanctions, and bringing about the JCPOA, whether you like that or not. But recent stuff coming out the State Department seems to have forgotten about all that… at least the […]
I’m talking about yesterday’s US multiagency North Korea Ballistic Missile Procurement Advisory, and two lessons one should garner from it – even though there is little, if anything, that’s really new in it. Enjoy!