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April 15, 2013: New OFAC Sudan General License

Today, OFAC issued its first General License for the Sudanese sanctions program. It permits 3 exceptions to the sanctions regime: Academic exchanges with US educational institutions Administration of professional certificate and college entrance exams, as well as not-for-profit professional training of Sudanese Non-commercial research in Sudan   Note: I am […]

A new OFAC sanctions program! [Updated]

Under a sanctions program that Mr. Watchlist is totally unfamiliar with (the Magnitsky sanctions), the following people were added to the SDN List today: BOGATIROV, Letscha (a.k.a. BOGATYREV, Lecha; a.k.a. BOGATYRYOV, Lecha); DOB 14 Mar 1975; POB Atschkoi, Chechen Republic, Russia (individual) [MAGNIT]. DROGANOV, Aleksey O.; DOB 11 Oct 1975; […]

Today’s Good Read on Sanctions

United States: Eased Sanctions Present New Opportunities and Risks is over at It summarizes in a nice, succinct way, the recent easing of sanctions against Burma, Libya and Yemen. Mondaq requires registration, but it’s free. Kudos to Matt Godson of Momentum Event Group, who sent the link my way […]

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 […]

Last Week: HMT ends the week with a bang

Three updates from Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT) on Friday: First, the UN removed four individuals from the UN Al-Qaida list: 1. BIN MARZUKI, Zulkepli. DOB: 03/07/1968. POB: Selangor, Malaysia Nationality: Malaysian Passport Details: A 5983063 National Identification no: 680703-10-5821 Address: Taman Puchong Perdana, State of Selangor, Malaysia. Other Information: UN […]