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End of Month OFAC Housecleaning for April 2013

A whole mess of removals, from the narcotics trafficking, terror and Iran sanctions lists. First, the deleted drug traffickers: MORENO BERNAL, Luz Marina, c/o PROMOTORA HOTELERA LTDA, Bogota, Colombia; DOB 02 Jul 1955; POB Bogota, Colombia; citizen Colombia; Cedula No. 41703570 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK].   DIAZ HERRERA, Jose Ricuarte, c/o […]

OFAC Update: 3 names removed from ISA sanctions

This afternoon, OFAC removed the following names from the ISA sanctions list:   Allvale Maritime Inc., 80 Broad Street, Monrovia, Liberia   Société Anonyme Monégasque D’Administration Maritime Et Aérienne (a.k.a. S.A.M.A.M.A., a.k.a. SAMAMA), Villa Saint Jean, 3 Ruelle Saint Jean, MC 98000, Monaco   Tanker Pacific Management (Singapore) Pte Ltd, […]

A question from one of our readers

Gustavo Vianna-Biehler from Banco de la Nacion Argentina saw my piece in ACAMS Connection that I posted yesterday on the Publications page, and asks: A substantial portion of Iran’s foreign trade (oil) is with China. Does China participate in the Iran sanctions agreements?. What about India?. Could it be the […]

SECO updates Iran & DPRK lists

As usual, these are effective as of tomorrow. The Iran changes, involve both additions and a significant number of deletions (14). The North Korean changes are all additions, 3 individuals and 2 companies. The updated consolidated lists will be added today to the Watchlists page. Links: SECO North Korean sanctions […]

Evil Thought of the Day: March 22, 2013

What’s to prevent a country with blocked cargo vessels with changing the IMO number? If you changed the name (which Iran did with the IRISL vessels), changed the flagging (Iran has even changed the flagging without actually working with the country in question) and changed the IMO number (I assume […]