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October 11, 2019: here’s the bark… where is the bite?

PRESS RELEASES Treasury Developing New Authorities to Target Turkey for Any Potential Human Rights Abuses or Destabilizing Actions in Syria October 11, 2019 Impending Presidential E.O. Will Authorize Treasury to Sanction Turkish Government Agencies and Officials  Washington – Given Turkey’s ongoing military offensive in northeastern Syria, President Donald J. Trump intends to […]

Danish not fit for consumption

Leadership must increase focus on money laundering rules The managers of the financial companies generally do not have enough focus on what they have to do to prevent companies being used for money laundering or terrorist financing. This is the conclusion of the Danish FSA on the basis of 55 money […]

OFAC’s Framework: Risk Assessment

RISK ASSESSMENT Risks in sanctions compliance are potential threats or vulnerabilities that, if ignored or not properly handled, can lead to violations of OFAC’s regulations and negatively affect an organization’s reputation and business. OFAC recommends that organizations take a risk-based approach when designing or updating an SCP. One of the […]

OFAC’s Framework: Management Commitment

MANAGEMENT COMMITMENT Senior Management’s commitment to, and support of, an organization’s risk-based SCP is one of the most important factors in determining its success. This support is essential in ensuring the SCP receives adequate resources and is fully integrated into the organization’s daily operations, and also helps legitimize the program, […]

OFAC’s Framework: Introduction

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) administers and enforces U.S. economic and trade sanctions programs against targeted foreign governments, individuals, groups, and entities in accordance with national security and foreign policy goals and objectives. OFAC strongly encourages organizations subject to U.S. jurisdiction, as well […]