Amendments to the Consolidated List 44 individuals and entities have been amended in the Consolidated List of Asset Freeze Targets. This follows an update to the UK Sanctions List. Amendments have been made to entries in the Belarus, Burma, Chemical Weapons, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, […]
Get ‘em while they’re hot: changes in counter terrorism, Venezuela, CAATSA-Russia and Yemen sanctions programs.
Today, on January 19th, the U.S. Department of State designated Ansarallah as a Foreign Terrorist Organization under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended, and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, as amended and have been added to the Specially Designated Nationals […]
When I first got notice of the General License INT/2020/059 issued under the UK’s The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, I thought “oh, wow! Something new and novel.” And, don’t get me wrong – there’s a lot to like in it, like the prior notification and reporting requirements. But […]
As did OFSI (I got notification of their very first post-Brexit General License at 11:48 PM London time on New Year’s Eve)! So, I decided to make a podcast episode about it… “Trust, but Verify”, Revisited walks through the bulk of the GL, as well as relevant portions of the […]
General licence – INT/2020/059 OFSI has the power to issue General Licences for country sanctions regimes under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (“the Sanctions Act”). On 1 January 2021, OFSI issued General Licence INT/2020/059 under Regulation 64 of The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (“The Russia Regulations”). […]
Russia: The EU prolongs economic sanctions for another six months The Council today decided to prolong the restrictive measures currently targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy until 31 July 2021. These sanctions were imposed in 2014 in response to Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine. The Council decision follows the latest assessment […]
New podcast episode is out – Turkey on the Menu – all about CAATSA Sections 231 & 235, the new OFAC Non-SDN Menu-Based Sanctions List, and yesterday’s designations of the Turkish defense ministry and senior officials…. Also, what I think about menu-based sanctions… Happy Listening!
The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing its new Non-SDN Menu Based Sanctions (NS-MBS) List. This publication by the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is designed as a reference tool that identifies persons subject to certain non-blocking menu-based sanctions that […]
The OFAC 50 Percent Rule, and whether or not it applies to the Chinese Military Companies program, of course. It’s a short way of saying, I have a new episode of Mr. Watchlist’s DesigNation – Mr. Watchlist’s Nightmare. Now, I’m experimenting here… hopefully, a little web player just appeared… if […]
United States Sanctions Russian Government Research Institution PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE OCTOBER 23, 2020 Share The United States remains steadfast in countering malign cyber activities by Russian actors on behalf of the Government of the Russian Federation. Today, we designated a Russian government research institution directly […]