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New General License for OFAC Zimbabwe Program

On Wednesday, OFAC issued General License No. 1 for the Zimbabwe sanctions program. It authorizes transactions with the Agricultural Development Bank of Zimbabwe and the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe, as long as it doesn't involve someone who is explicitly sanctioned. The General License has now been added to the […]

April 18, 2013: SECO gets busy!

No less than 5 sanctions changes from the Swiss regulator today: On Zimbabwe, 81 individuals and 8 companies were deleted from the sanctions lists On Liberia, one person's record was amended with additional information, and the rest were changed to be in line with the text of the UN's list […]

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 […]

The OFAC Book of Why: Zimbabwe Sanctions

Executive Order 13288 of March 7, 2003 sanctioned people who were undermining democratic processes in Zimbabwe. This was superseded on November 23, 2005 by another Executive Order (which, interestingly, is not identified in the sanctions flyer with a number) which added immediate family members and those who assist the listed […]

February 21, 2013 HMT Updates

Three updates yesterday from Her Majesty’s Treasury… First, the Iraq sanctions… Council Regulation (EU) No 85/2013 amends Council Regulation (EC) No 1210/2013 to permit transfer of frozen assets to the entity which has succeeded the Development Fund for Iraq set up by the Iraqi government. The notice includes the routing […]