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SECO Updates of February 4-5, 2013

Today, SECO, the Swiss regulatory body, updated its Osama bin Laden/Al Qaida/Taliban sanctions, its Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sanctions and its North Korean (DPRK) sanctions. The DRC sanctions added 2 individuals and 2 companies. The North Korean sanctions were changed to include 10 new listings. The Osama bin […]

HMT Terrorism program renewals

Her Majesty’s Treasury’s (HMT) Terrorist Asset-Freezing Etc. Act 2010 puts an expiration date of designations under the Act. HMT, however, can renew the designations as long as it does it before they expire. On Monday, HMT renewed the following designations, all in Latin America: 1. EJERCITO DE LIBERACION NACIONAL (ELN) […]

HMT: Our Turn!

On Friday (while I was wending my way back to the airport from a client engagement), Her Majesty’s Treasury, on the heels of the EU changing its regulations – which was on the heels on a change to the UN sanctions – removed 3 individuals from its Afghan sanctions list: […]

First of the month! Yay, DFAT!

The Aussies, on the heels of changes to the UN sanctions programs for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Liberia, have updated their Consolidated List. Two individuals and two entities were added to the DRC sanctions: Name (last/first): BADEGE, Eric. Date of Birth (DOB): 1971. Name (last/first): RUNIGA, […]

The OFAC Book of Why: Burma Sanctions

Interesting history of the ebb and flow here – Burmese sanctions started off small, as you’ll see, grew significantly, and are now receding in scope. Step 1: Executive Order 13047 (May 20, 1997) determines that Government of Burma has committed large-scale repression of the democratic opposition in Burma and declaring […]

The OFAC Book of Why: Belarus Sanctions

Today’s OFAC sanctions program: Belarus The title of the sanctions program in the sanctions flyer: Executive Order Blocking Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Belarus On June 19, 2006, President George W. Bush issued an Executive Order sanctioning persons in Belarus who were found: (A) to […]