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OFAC Designation Updates for February 6, 2013

Now that the TRA changed today (see the previous post), OFAC has to designate someone… ZARGHAMI, Ezzatollah (a.k.a. ZARGHAMI, Ezatollah); DOB 1959; POB Dezful, Khuzentan Province, Iran; Title Director, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (individual) [IRAN-TRA]. IRANIAN COMMUNICATIONS REGULATORY AUTHORITY (a.k.a. “SAZMAN-E TANZIM MOGHARARAT”), Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, […]

February 6, 2013: OFAC Guidance Updates

Today, OFAC issued two new guidance documents, both relating to the Iranian sanctions regulations and licenses. The first is a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document relating to the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 (aka “TRA”). In particular, the FAQ speaks to Section 504 of […]

OFAC Updates for February 5, 2013

A three-parter from OFAC today: updates to the Kingpin Act (narcotics trafficking) and anti-terrorism sanctions, and release of a beta version of a fuzzy search tool. First, there are a sizable number of new designations under the narcotics trafficking sanctions: ​GARCIA AYALA, Filemon, C Constitucion # 32, Col Rio Grande, […]

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, […]