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New General License for OFAC Zimbabwe Program

On Wednesday, OFAC issued General License No. 1 for the Zimbabwe sanctions program. It authorizes transactions with the Agricultural Development Bank of Zimbabwe and the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe, as long as it doesn't involve someone who is explicitly sanctioned. The General License has now been added to the […]

OSFI, HMT, UN update North Korean sanctions

There are both program changes: States are directed under the resolution to enhance their vigilance over the diplomatic personnel of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, in a provision aimed at halting any activities that could contribute to the country’s weapons programme, or which would violate any prohibited activities. More […]

Spring has sprung in Canada!

OSFI has a quarterly newsletter called the OSFI Pillar, and its Spring 2013 edition is out! It's not all watchlist-related, of course – but any resource you can have coming to you effortlessly (as opposed to you having to search for it) is a good resource. If you're not already […]

April 18, 2013: SECO gets busy!

No less than 5 sanctions changes from the Swiss regulator today: On Zimbabwe, 81 individuals and 8 companies were deleted from the sanctions lists On Liberia, one person's record was amended with additional information, and the rest were changed to be in line with the text of the UN's list […]

OFAC Removes One Guy – and a lot of alternate spellings

From the Syrian sanctions program, the following person was removed: AL-KUZBARI, Nabil Rafik (a.k.a. AL-KOUZBARI, Nabil; a.k.a. AL-KUZBARI, Nabil; a.k.a. AL-KUZBARI, Nabil Rafiq; a.k.a. KUSBARI, Nabil; a.k.a. KUZBARI, Ahmad; a.k.a. KUZBARI, Ahmad Nabil; a.k.a. KUZBARI, Nabil R.); DOB 20 Sep 1936; POB Damascus, Syria; citizen Syria; alt. citizen Austria; Passport […]

Europe to take a Burma Shave next week

According to Reuters, European Union ambassadors agreed Wednesday that, other than an arms embargo, all remaining economic sanctions should be lifted on Myanmar. This proposal is expected to be ratified by EU foreign ministers at their meeting on Monday. While the news item in Reuters notes that the document coming […]