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OFAC updates its online search tool

Upgrade to the SDN Search Tool 6/9/2014 ​ The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has upgraded its SDN Search tool. This upgraded version of the tool (now renamed “Sanctions List Search”) provides the users the ability to search for a name on the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List, the […]

Sweden Explains It All: EU Zimbabwe sanctions

The history behind the sanctions: Zimbabwe under President Mugabe's regime has long been marked by an undemocratic political system and serious human rights violations. This led the EU to impose targeted restrictions on Zimbabwe in 2002, as human rights were seriously violated and the government at the time had adopted […]

June 6, 2014: OSFI updates terror list

On Friday, Canadian regulators add the following two listings to their Consolidated List (as reported in the Canada Gazette): Adding the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (also known among other names as MOJWA, Mouvement pour l’unicité et le jihad en Afrique de l’Ouest, MUJAO, Jamat Tawhid wal […]

June 6, 2014: SECO updates Al-Qaida/Taliban sanctions list

On Friday, Swiss regulators added two new companies: SSID: 10-27821 Foreign identifier: QE.B.138.14. Name: Jama’atu ahlis sunna lidda’awati wal-jihad Good quality a.k.a.: a) Jama’atu Ahlus-Sunnah Lidda’Awati Wal Jihad b) Jama’atu Ahlus- Sunna Lidda’Awati Wal Jihad c) Boko Haram d) Western Education is a Sin Address: Nigeria Justification: Associated with Al-Qaida […]

June 4, 2014: HKMA gives anti-fraud advice

On Wednesday, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) issued a notice about recent fraud cases and controls that can be put in place to guard against them. The notice lists the following types of fraud: Unauthorized funds transfers related to fake email/remittance instructions Unauthorized check withdrawals Card not present credit […]

OFAC’s Burma Sanctions FAQ

Questions Related to Burma Sanctions Print This entire FAQ topic 268. What recent steps has the United States taken to ease U.S. economic and trade sanctions against Burma? In May 2012, President Obama announced that the United States would begin to ease certain financial and investment sanctions on Burma in […]