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!
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 […]
The June 3rd Executive Order (E.O.) issued by President Biden essentially replaces E.O. 13959, as amended by E.O. 13974. The Defense Department no longer makes its own designations, although Treasury can consult it (it has to consult State). The new E.O. no longer relies on the definition of “Communist Chinese […]
It’s not where I thought it would be – under the Ukraine/Russia-related sanctions program. They made a new “Russian Harmful Foreign Activities Sanctions” program. It’s a bit of a head-scratcher – why not fold all the “Russia is a bad actor” stuff into one program? Obviously, Mr. Watchlist will now […]
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!
PRESS RELEASES Treasury Sanctions Russia with Sweeping New Sanctions Authority April 15, 2021 WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury took multiple sanctions actions under a new Executive Order (E.O.) targeting aggressive and harmful activities by the Government of the Russian Federation. Treasury’s actions include the implementation of […]
Today, after President Biden issued a new Executive Order, Treasury issued the following Directive under it: OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL DIRECTIVE 1 UNDER EXECUTIVE ORDER OF APRIL 15, 2021 BLOCKING PROPERTY WITH RESPECT TO SPECIFIED HARMFUL FOREIGN ACTIVITIES OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION Pursuant to sections 1(a)(iv), […]
BRIEFING ROOM Executive Order on Blocking Property with Respect to Specified Harmful Foreign Activities of the Government of the Russian Federation APRIL 15, 2021 • PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency […]
I figure that, by posting this headline, OFAC will do the delistings within an hour, or less… Executive Order on the Termination of Emergency With Respect to the International Criminal Court APRIL 01, 2021 • PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of […]
Executive Order on Blocking Property with Respect to the Situation in Burma FEBRUARY 11, 2021 • PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies […]