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May 19, 2021: Nord Stream 2 sanctions waived

Nord Stream 2 and European Energy Security  PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 19, 2021Share Today, the Department of State submitted a report to Congress pursuant to the Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act (PEESA), as amended, listing four vessels, five entities, and one individual involved in construction […]

OFAC updates the 2 recent CAATSA-RUSSIA designations

The following 2 CAATSA-RUSSIA designations have been updated: FORTUNA (UBDP8) Russia flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8674156 (vessel) [CAATSA – RUSSIA]. -to- FORTUNA (UBDP8) Russia flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8674156 (vessel) [CAATSA – RUSSIA] [PEESA] (Linked To: KVT-RUS).  KVT-RUS (Cyrillic: КВТ-РУС) (a.k.a. KBT-RUS; a.k.a. KVT-RUS, OOO (Cyrillic: ООО, КВТ-РУС); a.k.a. LIMITED […]

OFAC adds 2 new CAATSA FAQs, amends 2

OFAC added FAQs 869 and 870 today relating to CAATSA (Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act): 869. If a person is subject to non-blocking menu-based sanctions described in section 235(a) of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), do the same non-blocking sanctions apply to entities owned 50 percent or […]

CAATSA-Russia designation of State Research Center of the Russian Federation FGUP Central Scientific Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics

Just now, OFAC designated the following entity under the CAATSA-Russia sanctions program (so, the Russia part of the CAATSA sanctions program): STATE RESEARCH CENTER OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION FGUP CENTRAL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTRY AND MECHANICS (a.k.a. CNIIHM (Cyrillic: ЦНИИХМ); a.k.a. FGUP CNIIXM (Cyrillic: ФГУП ЦНИИХМ); a.k.a. FGUP TSNIIKHM; […]

So, here is the associated messaging…

Standing with the Iranian People PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 20, 2020 Share Today, the United States is imposing financial sanctions and visa restrictions on Iranian individuals and entities under human rights-related authorities. These actions with respect to 12 Iranian individuals and entities by the Department […]