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March 26 2014: Pahlawan Rozi designated as SDNTK by OFAC

Wednesday, OFAC added the following Afghani person as a Specially-Designated Narcotics Trafficking Kingpin (SDNTK): ROZI, Pahlawan (a.k.a. ROEZI, Pahlawan; a.k.a. ROSI, Pahlawan; a.k.a. ROSY, Pahlawan; a.k.a. ROZI, Palawan; a.k.a. ROZIUDIN, Pahlawan; a.k.a. ROZY, Palawan; a.k.a. RUZI, Pahlawan), 42S VF 88722 63166, Kunduz City, Kunduz Province, Afghanistan; 42S VF 88651 63126, […]

OFAC FAQ on TSRA Licenses

97. What format options are permitted for submitting license applications pursuant to the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (TSRA)? OFAC permits two format options for submitting TSRA license applications: hard-copy and CD-ROM. Applications submitted using a CD-ROM, however, must be accompanied by a cover letter that […]

March 20, 2014: OFAC issues Iran General License G

On Thursday, OFAC issued a new General License for the Iran sanctions program. General License G permits various educational transactions that were previously prohibited: Academic Exchanges…accredited graduate and undergraduate degree-granting academic institutions located in the United States … are authorized to enter into student academic exchange agreements with universities located […]

OFAC’s FAQ on Weak Aliases

122. What are weak aliases (AKAs)? A “weak AKA” is a term for a relatively broad or generic alias that may generate a large volume of false hits. Weak AKAs include nicknames, noms-de-guerre, and unusually common acronyms. OFAC includes these AKAs because, based on information available to it, the sanctions […]