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OFAC’s long weekend present: new North Korea, non-proliferation designations, narcotics removals, and a new version of Venezuela GL 8

OFAC has added the following person: JONG, Yong Nam, Minsk, Belarus; DOB 26 Jan 1966; nationality Korea, North; Gender Male; Secondary sanctions risk: North Korea Sanctions Regulations, sections 510.201 and 510.210; Transactions Prohibited For Persons Owned or Controlled By U.S. Financial Institutions: North Korea Sanctions Regulations section 510.214; Passport PS […]

Small change coming to Licenses page

We’ve had a spate of time-limited General Licenses recently under the Russian Harmful Foreign Activities Sanctions recently, and it got Mr. Watchlist to thinking – that’s an important detail. So, starting today, as time-limited GLs get issued or updated, the listing on the Licenses page will denote the expiration date(s).

State’s Press Release on OFAC counter-terror action

Targeting Covert Hamas Investment Network and Hamas Finance Official PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON MAY 24, 2022Share While Palestinians in Gaza face harsh living and economic conditions under Hamas, the terrorist group has amassed hundreds of millions in its secret investment portfolio.  Hamas maintains a violent agenda that harms […]

UK nationals can travel from or within Russia – now that there’s a new General Licence

OFSI General Licence – Russia OFSI has issued General Licence INT/2022/1839676 under Regulation 64 of the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.  Under General Licence INT/2022/1839676, UK nationals may purchase tickets for flights or rail journeys originating in, or within, Russia from PJSC Aeroflot, JSC Rossiya Airlines, JSC Ural Airlines or Russian Railways.  […]

OFAC issues technical note about SSL certificates

Here’s the note: Important Technical Notice for Users of the OFAC website on SSL Certificates ISSUE:  Replacement of SSL certificates on the Treasury Website SYSTEMS/PROCESSES IMPACTED:  Scripts and other automated processes that download OFAC’s list-related data products; browsing OFAC’s website (depending on browser used and its configuration).  WARNING: Failure to […]