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OFAC’s turn: Belarus designation, General License and FAQs

Today, OFAC added the following persons: ASTREIKA, Alyaksandr Vyachaslavavich (Cyrillic: АСТРЭЙКА, Аляксандр Вячаслававiч) (a.k.a. ASTREIKA, Aliaksandr; a.k.a. ASTREIKA, Aliaksandr Viachaslavavich; a.k.a. ASTREIKO, Aleksandr (Cyrillic: АСТРЕЙКО, Александр); a.k.a. ASTREIKO, Aleksandr Vyacheslavovich (Cyrillic: АСТРЕЙКО, Александр Вячеславович); a.k.a. ASTREIKO, Alexander; a.k.a. ASTREIKO, Alexander Viacheslavovich), Minsk Oblast, Belarus; DOB 22 Dec 1971; POB Kapyl, […]

OFAC updates AVIC and CNOOC Limited listings on NS-CMIC List

Today, OFAC updated the following listings on the Non-SDN Chinese Military-Industrial Complex Companies (NS-CMIC) List: AVIATION INDUSTRY CORPORATION OF CHINA, LTD. (a.k.a. AVIATION INDUSTRY CORP OF CHINA; a.k.a. AVIATION INDUSTRY OF CHINA; a.k.a. “AVIC”), Building 19 Compound A5 Shuguang Xili Chaoyang District, Beijing 100028, China; Issuer Name Aviation Industry Corporation […]

US adds to counter-terror sanctions, and makes some Iran and Syria updates

Today, OFAC added the following persons: AL-JAMAL, Sa’id Ahmad Muhammad (a.k.a. AL GAMAL, Saeed Ahmed Mohammed; a.k.a. RAMI, Abu-Ahmad; a.k.a. “ABU-‘ALI”; a.k.a. “AHMAD, Abu”; a.k.a. “HISHAM”), Iran; DOB 01 Jan 1979; nationality Yemen; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Passport 04716186 (Yemen) (individual) [SDGT] [IFSR] (Linked […]

To every action, there is a (sanctions) reaction: U.S. sanctions Nicaraguan officials

Today, OFAC sanctioned the following persons under the Nicaragua-related program: CASTRO RIVERA, Edwin Ramon, Nicaragua; DOB 05 Jan 1957; POB Leon, Nicaragua; nationality Nicaragua; Gender Male; Passport A0008826 (Nicaragua) issued 02 Feb 2012 expires 02 Feb 2022; National ID No. 2810501570012H (Nicaragua) (individual) [NICARAGUA]. ORTEGA MURILLO, Camila Antonia, Nicaragua; DOB […]

Not sure if this is a first, but…

Today, the U.S. sanctioned a whole bunch of Bulgarians for corruption under both the Global Magnitsky sanctions program and under Section 7031(c) designation barring entry to the U.S. I believe it’s the first action against a significant number of EU member state parties. Anyhow, here’s the persons: BOJKOV, Vassil Kroumov […]