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OFAC Sanctions-a-Rama! New Counter-Terrorism designations, plus some adds, some removals…

Today, OFAC added the following persons: AKAR, Ezzat Youssef (Arabic: عزت يوسف أكار) (a.k.a. AKAR, Izzat; a.k.a. AKAR, Izzat Youssef; a.k.a. AKKAR, Izzat Yusif), Al-Kyam Hayy al-Sharqi, Marjayun, Al-Nabtiyah, Lebanon; DOB 01 Nov 1967; POB Al-Kiyam, Lebanon; nationality Lebanon; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions Pursuant to the […]

Standards are good… NS-CCMC now conforms to them…

Migration of NS-CCMC List From Temporary Format to OFAC Standard List Format Release date 04/30/2021 OFAC is migrating its existing Non-SDN Communist Chinese Military Companies (NS-CCMC) List from a temporary PDF and CSV file format to the standard OFAC list file format.  The NS-CCMC list data will now be included in OFAC’s Non-SDN Consolidated Data Files for […]

All about the new NS-MBS List

NON-SDN MENU-BASED SANCTIONS LIST (NS-MBS LIST) This publication by the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is designed as a reference tool  that identifies persons subject to certain non-blocking menu-based sanctions that have been imposed under statutory or other authorities, including certain sanctions described in Section […]

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 […]

March 17, 2020: OFAC adds 1 to Syria list, amends 2, plus removes some from Global Magnitsky program, Syria program, FSE List

On Tuesday, OFAC added the following person to Syria sanctions program: AYOUB, Ali Abdullah (Arabic: علي عبدالله أيوب); DOB 28 Apr 1952; POB Latakia, Syria; nationality Syria; Gender Male (individual) [SYRIA-EO13894]. and updated the following existing designations: EZEGOO INVESTMENTS LTD, 1 Logothetou, Lemesos 4043, Cyprus; National ID No. C310521 (Cyprus) [SYRIA] […]