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OFAC’s turn: Belarus designation, General License and FAQs

Today, OFAC added the following persons: ASTREIKA, Alyaksandr Vyachaslavavich (Cyrillic: АСТРЭЙКА, Аляксандр Вячаслававiч) (a.k.a. ASTREIKA, Aliaksandr; a.k.a. ASTREIKA, Aliaksandr Viachaslavavich; a.k.a. ASTREIKO, Aleksandr (Cyrillic: АСТРЕЙКО, Александр); a.k.a. ASTREIKO, Aleksandr Vyacheslavovich (Cyrillic: АСТРЕЙКО, Александр Вячеславович); a.k.a. ASTREIKO, Alexander; a.k.a. ASTREIKO, Alexander Viacheslavovich), Minsk Oblast, Belarus; DOB 22 Dec 1971; POB Kapyl, […]

OFAC updates AVIC and CNOOC Limited listings on NS-CMIC List

Today, OFAC updated the following listings on the Non-SDN Chinese Military-Industrial Complex Companies (NS-CMIC) List: AVIATION INDUSTRY CORPORATION OF CHINA, LTD. (a.k.a. AVIATION INDUSTRY CORP OF CHINA; a.k.a. AVIATION INDUSTRY OF CHINA; a.k.a. “AVIC”), Building 19 Compound A5 Shuguang Xili Chaoyang District, Beijing 100028, China; Issuer Name Aviation Industry Corporation […]

US adds to counter-terror sanctions, and makes some Iran and Syria updates

Today, OFAC added the following persons: AL-JAMAL, Sa’id Ahmad Muhammad (a.k.a. AL GAMAL, Saeed Ahmed Mohammed; a.k.a. RAMI, Abu-Ahmad; a.k.a. “ABU-‘ALI”; a.k.a. “AHMAD, Abu”; a.k.a. “HISHAM”), Iran; DOB 01 Jan 1979; nationality Yemen; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Passport 04716186 (Yemen) (individual) [SDGT] [IFSR] (Linked […]

To every action, there is a (sanctions) reaction: U.S. sanctions Nicaraguan officials

Today, OFAC sanctioned the following persons under the Nicaragua-related program: CASTRO RIVERA, Edwin Ramon, Nicaragua; DOB 05 Jan 1957; POB Leon, Nicaragua; nationality Nicaragua; Gender Male; Passport A0008826 (Nicaragua) issued 02 Feb 2012 expires 02 Feb 2022; National ID No. 2810501570012H (Nicaragua) (individual) [NICARAGUA]. ORTEGA MURILLO, Camila Antonia, Nicaragua; DOB […]

It’s alive! The Western Balkans sanctions program gets a new Executive Order

So, the E.O. is both interesting and unremarkable. The actual designation authorities are unremarkable – stuff like undermining/obstructing democratic processes and institutions (and specifically mentioning obstructing implementation of various regional security or peace agreements), corruption, and human rights abuses. Good read, but unremarkable. But, Mr. Watchlist finds the preamble, which […]

I picked the wrong day to have surgery…

Yes, there were significant changes in the Chinese Companies sanctions program yesterday, but I’m still nit really able to focus on screens effectively yet. So, I’ll blog the Executive Order, the Defense Department action and anything else OFAC did … as soon as I can. Almost definitely by Monday, but […]

Not sure if this is a first, but…

Today, the U.S. sanctioned a whole bunch of Bulgarians for corruption under both the Global Magnitsky sanctions program and under Section 7031(c) designation barring entry to the U.S. I believe it’s the first action against a significant number of EU member state parties. Anyhow, here’s the persons: BOJKOV, Vassil Kroumov […]