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DEA News: Big Fish talks!

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: DEA Public Affairs (202) 307-7977 Press Release DEA NEWS: High-Level Sinaloa Cartel Member’s Guilty Plea Unsealed; Zambada-Niebla’s Cooperation with U.S. Revealed APR 10 (CHICAGO) –A high-level member of the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico pleaded guilty a year ago to participating in a vast narcotics trafficking […]

OFAC updates TSRA & its FAQ

On Monday, OFAC issued an updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act (TSRA) which, among other things, permits certain exports to Iran. In particular: …expanding an existing general license that authorizes the exportation or reexportation of food to individuals and entities in […]

April 9, 2014: FINTRAC publishes SEMA expansion

On Wednesday, the Canadian regulator formally announced the enactment of the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA) regulations against Ukraine and Russia. The regulations were actually both enacted on March 17th and each since amended at least once (Russia sanctions twice), but this is the first formal announcement. Links: FINTRAC Notice […]

OFAC FAQ on Humanitarian Assistance to Syria

The United States government is working with the international community to provide urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people while applying comprehensive sanctions against the Government of Syria and targeted sanctions on key individuals and entities supporting the Assad regime, in order to continue pressuring the Syrian government to […]