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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 […]

In case you are not busy enough… another 48 amendments by OFSI

48 amendments to the new consolidated list 48 entries have been amended in the new version of the consolidated list. Amendments have been made to entries under the following financial sanctions regimes: Afghanistan; Belarus; Counter-Terrorism (International); Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Global Human Rights; Iraq; ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida; Libya; Russia and Somalia.  The relevant notices can […]

Friday’s OFSI Afghanistan updates

Here are the 10 individual: 1. ABDUL QUDDUS, Sayed Esmatiullah Asemسید عصمت الله عاصم عبد القدوس :)Name (non-Latin scriptTitle: Maulavi DOB: –/–/1967. POB: Qalayi Shaikh, Chaparhar District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan Good quality a.k.a: (1) ASEM, Asmatullah (2) ASEM, Esmatullah (3) ASEM, Sayed Esmatullah Nationality: Afghanistan Position: (1) Deputy Minister of […]

A different kind of Executive Order…

Issuance of Executive Order Protecting Certain Property of Da Afghanistan Bank for the Benefit of the People of Afghanistan Release date 02/11/2022 Body The President has signed a new Executive Order Protecting Certain Property of Da Afghanistan Bank for the Benefit of the People of Afghanistan. And here is the […]

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 […]

January 28, 2022: OFSI updates charity sector guidance

Humanitarian exception in Afghanistan regime The Afghanistan (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 came intoforce on 28 January 2022, reflecting United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2615 (2021) on humanitarian assistance and other activities that support basic human needs in Afghanistan. The Afghanistan section of OFSI’s Charity sector guidance has been updated to […]

US-Norway Joint Statement on Afghanistan

U.S.-Europe Joint Statement on Afghanistan MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 27, 2022Share The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and Norway on the occasion of meeting in Oslo, Norway to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. Begin Text: Special Representatives and Special […]

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 […]