Episode 46 of Mr. Watchlist’s DesigNation is out! Third Time’s the Charm is about Executive Order 14032, which greatly improves the Chinese Military Companies sanctions program – but still is not exactly warm and fuzzy… Enjoy!
OFAC knows what it is – tells you so right in those pesky Enforcement Guidelines. But, in the real world, do those calls seem right? Not if you look at the SAP enforcement action, IMHO… OFAC Gets an E for… Egregious? looks at OFAC’s definition, and sees how it was […]
Everything But the Kitchen Sink, the latest episode of Mr. Watchlist’s DesigNation, is all about today’s Executive Order and Treasury’s Directive. A massive E.O., to be sure, but I like how it put everything together in one piece. Hope you like it! Ratings and reviews always appreciated!
Hello, fellow pandemic shut-ins… New episode of Mr. Watchlist’s DesigNation, entitled The Other Shoe Drops. It’s about the Nordgas settlement with OFAC from March 26, and what it informs us better about the UniControl settlement. Hopefully, OFAC is listening, because they could learn something, too… hint, hint: they could have […]
Oh, no, that’s just the title of the new podcast episode (Out of Control)… Yep, it’s a run-down and commentary on Monday’s OFAC settlement with UniControl, Inc. Of course, I have some bones to pick with it – would I record something about which I totally agreed? Love to hear […]
And Saudi Arabia’s a friend, right? And what would happen to that friendship if we’d sanctioned MBS in the wake of Friday’s release of the report about Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. That’s what I provide my perspective on during the new episode of Mr. Watchlist’s DesigNation, “Keep Your Friends Close…” You […]
… for the new episode of Mr. Watchlist’s DesigNation, entitled “Withholding Judgment”. Just dropping some basic knowledge about Withhold Release Orders (WROs) and Forced Labor Findings, which come out of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), part of the Department of Homeland Security. Less commentary than I usually do, but […]
Mr. Watchlist’s DesigNation is back, after over a month off (there hasn’t been a ton that’s been all that interesting recently, to be honest). But, “A Bit Much?” asks the burning question: why was the BitPay settlement with OFAC (and the BitGo one last year, too, to be honest) so […]
Thanks to my listener Yoshi, who told me that the backing music I had added to the podcast while I spoke was distracting. So, I went back to other podcasts I listen to occasionally to hear what they did… and none of them use backing tracks. Oops. So, it’s gone […]
New episode of Mr, Watchlist’s DesigNation is now out – Last Minute Reprieve. It’s about the Chinese Military Companies General License issued late Friday, what it does, why it was issued and how OFAC might clean up the mess they made when they issued FAQ 864. Oh, and yes… that […]