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New counter-terror FAQs from OFAC – 7 of them!

The Newly Added FAQ page lists these in newest first order… 963. Can humanitarian organizations ship cash into Afghanistan for use in delivering humanitarian assistance?  Yes, cash shipments to Afghanistan may be authorized under General Licenses (GL) 14, GL 18, or GL 19, provided that they are ordinarily incident and necessary to effectuate […]

OFSI issues Afghanistan guidance statement

Afghanistan guidance The context in Afghanistan is changing. There remains uncertainty over the form of a future government, but the Taliban has a number of sanctioned individuals in positions of authority within the organisation. OFSI reminds businesses that UN sanctions are already in place against individuals and entities associated with […]

Unpacking OSFI’s Anti-terrorism financing tables

Well, Mr. Watchlist learned something, the hard way – by misunderstanding OSFI’s anti-terrorism financing web page and tables. I’ll forgive myself a little – until late December, all of OSFI’s news releases modifying these tables emanated from changes promulgated by the United Nations. But there are actually 3 sources of […]

December 29, 2016: UN, OSFI modify one Taliban sanctions listing

On Thursday, Canadian officials modified the following anti-terror listing:  TAi.011 Name: 1: AKHTAR 2: MOHAMMAD 3: MANSOUR 4: SHAH MOHAMMEDName (original script): اختر محمد منصور شاه محمدTitle: a) Maulavi b) Mullah Designation: Minister of Civil Aviation and Transportation under the Taliban regime DOB: a) Approximately 1960 b) 1966 POB: Band-e-Timur village, Maiwand District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan Good quality a.k.a.: a) Akhtar Mohammad Mansour Khan Muhammad b) Akhtar Muhammad […]

Finnish regulatory update

The latest update from Finnish authorities references the following recent changes to EU restrictive measures: Financial sanctions Afghanistan / Taliban Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1748 Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1736  Burundi Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1745   Yemen Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1747 Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1737  Syria Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1746 Council […]