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July 23, 2013: OFAC mows down more Kingpins

Wonder what took Mr. Watchlist so long to use a bowling analogy… Two new individuals linked to Los Zetas have been added to the SDN List: LOPEZ GUERRERO, Ismael (a.k.a. GODINA GUERRERO, Gilberto), Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico; DOB 01 Jun 1978; POB Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico; nationality Mexico; citizen Mexico; […]

DFAT confuses me – and maybe you, too

On Friday, DFAT removed Afriqiyah Airways from its Consolidated List (the notice didn't include the full listing being removed) and included the attached advice, which states that subsidiaries of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA, aka Libyan Arab Foreign Invesment Company, or LAFICO) and the Libyan Arab Investment Portfolio (LAIP) were […]

OFAC’s IFCA/E.O. 13645 FAQ: Precious Metals

The question (No 299): What are considered precious metals? The answer: For purposes of IFCA, we anticipate that regulations to be promulgated will define the term “precious metals” to include silver (including silver plated with gold or platinum, unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form); gold (including gold […]

Nayif Bin-Muhammad Al-Qahtani removed from HMT Sanctions

On Friday, Her Majesty's Treasury (HMT) removed the following individual from its Consolidated List, following the passage of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 682/2013: AL-QAHTANI, Nayif, Bin-Muhammad DOB: 25/03/1988. POB: Saudi Arabia a.k.a: (1) ABOHEMEM, Al-Qahtani POB: Saudi Arabia a.k.a: (1) ABOHEMEM, Al-Qahtani (2) AL-KHATANI, Mohammed, Naif (3) AL-KHATANI, Nayef, […]