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OFAC publishes Hong Kong-Related Sanctions Regulations

Publication of Hong Kong-Related Sanctions Regulations Release date 01/15/2021 Body The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is issuing regulations to implement Executive Order 13936 of July 14, 2020, “The President’s Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization.”  These regulations were published in the Federal Register, and take […]

What gives a sanctions person nightmares?

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 […]

SECO adds 8 to Syria travel & financial sanctions

Today, Swiss authorities added the following persons to their Syria travel & financial sanctions: SSID: 200-43870 Name: Bassam Tou’ma Sex: M DOB: 1969 POB: Safita, Syrian Arab Republic Good quality a.k.a.: Tu’ma Justification: Minister of oil and mineral resources. Appointed in Aug 2020. As a Government Minister, shares responsibility for […]

OFAC gives us regulations – a new one and 2 amended ones…

Publication of International Criminal Court-Related Sanctions Regulations; Amended Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators Sanctions Regulations and Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations Release date 09/30/2020 Body The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is adding regulations to implement Executive Order 13928 of June 11, 2020 (“Blocking Property of Certain […]

After-Hours Sanctions: New CACR, New FAQs

The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 515 (CACR) to further implement portions of the President’s foreign policy toward Cuba. OFAC is also publishing a number of new and updated Frequently Asked Questions. Arrived in my […]