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Humanitarian General Licence for OSFI’s Russia sanctions

OFSI General Licence – Russia OFSI has issued General Licence INT/2022/1947936 under Regulation 64 of the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.  Under General Licence INT/2022/1947936 relevant persons seeking to undertake humanitarian activity in relation to the conflict in Ukraine do not need to apply for individual licences from OFSI, but instead can rely […]

February 25, 2022: State Department Statement on new Afghanistan General License

Additional General License Involving Afghanistan or Governing Institutions in Afghanistan PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 25, 2022Share The United States took action today to facilitate a broad range of commercial activity in Afghanistan that will benefit the Afghan people. General License 20 and related updated FAQs  and new FAQs  clarify […]

New counter-terror FAQs from OFAC – 7 of them!

The Newly Added FAQ page lists these in newest first order… 963. Can humanitarian organizations ship cash into Afghanistan for use in delivering humanitarian assistance?  Yes, cash shipments to Afghanistan may be authorized under General Licenses (GL) 14, GL 18, or GL 19, provided that they are ordinarily incident and necessary to effectuate […]

Counter Terrorism updates: OFAC giveth (to Afghanistan)…

OFAC today has issued 3 new Afghanistan-related General Licebses for the counter terrorism sanctions program: General License 17 (Authorizing Official Business of the United States Government) General License 18 (Authorizing Official Activities of Certain International Organizations and Other International Entities) General Licenses 19 (Authorizing Certain Transactions in Support of Nongovernmental […]

US meeting with Taliban

U.S. Delegation Meeting with Taliban Representatives READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 30, 2021Share The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: On November 29 and 30, Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West led a senior interagency delegation including representatives from the Department of State, Department of the Treasury, USAID, and the intelligence […]