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Where in the world is OFAC today? Syria and Cuba

Today, OFAC added the following people under the Syria sanctions related to Executive Order 13894: IBRAHIM, Nasreen Hussein (Arabic: نسرين حسين إبراهيم) (a.k.a. IBRAHIM, Nisrine; a.k.a. IBRAHIM, Nsrin; a.k.a. IBRAHIM, Nsrin Hussin), Damascus, Syria; DOB 13 Nov 1975; POB Latakia, Syria; nationality Syria; Gender Female; National ID No. 06110008173(Syria) (individual) [SYRIA-EO13894].  IBRAHIM, […]

If you like piña coladas…

You may like the newest episode of Mr. Watchlist’s DesigNation – all about the latest changes to the US Cuban sanctions regime, and whether or not it’s substantive in nature or just a way to troll for votes in Florida (look at the calendar)… We’re on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, […]

Treasury’s statement on changes to Cuba sanctions

PRESS RELEASES Treasury Amends Regulations to Restrict Revenue Sources to the Cuban Regime  September 23, 2020 WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) to further implement the President’s foreign policy to deny the Cuban regime sources of […]

After-Hours Sanctions: New CACR, New FAQs

The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 515 (CACR) to further implement portions of the President’s foreign policy toward Cuba. OFAC is also publishing a number of new and updated Frequently Asked Questions. Arrived in my […]

OFAC Enforcement Action:

The settlement: $134,523 The base penalty: $134,523…. but the statutory maximum was $1,038,206,212 What were the actual violations? From on or about November 15, 2011, to on or about October 18, 2018, persons located in Crimea, Iran, and Syria placed orders or otherwise conducted business on Amazon’s websites for consumer […]