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OFAC updates Somalia Sanctions Regulations

04/27/2021 OFAC has amended and reissued in their entirety the Somalia Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 551. This final rule replaces the regulations that were published in abbreviated form on May 5, 2010, with a more comprehensive set of regulations that includes additional interpretive and definitional guidance, general licenses, and […]

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 […]