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New Round Of Cuba Sanctions Changes Expand Opportunities For Health Sector
This latest action follows a Presidential Policy Directive issued on October 14, 2016, which sets out the vision, priority objectives and actions required for normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba.
United States
20 Oct 2016
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OFAC Guidance On U.S. Dollar Transactions Involving Iran
While this clarification appears to open the door to FFIs maintaining U.S. dollar accounts on behalf of Iranian parties, the potential transfer of funds to or from such accounts continues to be severely constrained.
Worldwide
13 Oct 2016
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Russia Sanctions Update: OFAC, BIS Expand Sanctions Lists
This action marks OFAC's first major expansion of the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List and Sectoral Sanctions Identifications (SSI) List for the Russia sanctions program since December 22, 2015.
Worldwide
12 Sep 2016
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Export Control Reform Offers Revisions To Key Terms, And DDTC Increases Penalty Authority; More Work Remains (Part 1)
This alert is the first in a series that will analyze the changes under these new regulations.
United States
13 Jun 2016
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Anti-Corruption Summit: Extending Corporate Liability For Economic Crimes?
The U.K. government has publicly raised the potential for new legislation making corporations liable for "failure to prevent" fraud or money-laundering offenses, contrary to an earlier stance on the issue.
UK
23 May 2016
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OFAC Adopts New Sanctions Targeting Hizballah's Financial And Logistics Networks
On April 15, 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued the Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations...
United States
27 Apr 2016
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OFAC Authorizes Certain Commercial Passenger Aircraft Transactions With Iran
The U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control issued General License I authorizing U.S. persons to undertake certain transactions ordinarily incident to the negotiation of contingent contracts for licensable activities...
United States
7 Apr 2016
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Obama Administration Further Eases Sanctions In Advance Of Cuba Visit
OFAC now generally authorizes U.S. banking institutions to process "U-turn" transactions in which Cuba or a Cuban national has an interest.
United States
30 Mar 2016
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DDTC And BIS Propose Revisions To Export Controls On Military Aircraft And Gas Turbine Engines
On February 9, 2016, the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) issued a proposed rule to amend Categories VIII and XIX of the United States Munitions List (USML)...
United States
14 Mar 2016
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BIS Revises Cuba Export Licensing Policies
Late last month, BIS revised its general policy of denial for licenses to export or reexport U.S.-origin items to Cuba.
United States
14 Mar 2016
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BIS Issues Temporary Denial Order To Five Parties Attempting To Sell U.S.-Origin Aircraft To Iran
Late last month, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a Temporary Denial Order (TDO) against five non-U.S. parties attempting to sell U.S.-origin aircraft to Caspian Airlines.
United States
14 Mar 2016
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President Signs New North Korea Sanctions Legislation
On February 18, 2016, President Obama signed into law the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016 (the "Act"), which strengthens and expands existing U.S. sanctions against the authoritarian regime.
United States
14 Mar 2016
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French Oil And Gas Exploration Company To Pay $614,250 To Settle Alleged Violations Of Cuba-Related Sanctions
On February 22, 2016, CGG Services S.A. (CGG), an oil and gas exploration company based in France, agreed to pay $614,250 to OFAC to settle alleged violations of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR).
United States
14 Mar 2016
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Chinese National Sentenced To Nine Years For Exporting Nuclear-Related Technology To Iran
Sihai Cheng, a Chinese national, was sentenced to nine years in prison for violating U.S. sanctions prohibiting the export of technology used to make nuclear weaponsgrade uranium.
United States
14 Mar 2016
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Middle Eastern Subsidiary Of US Company Receives OFAC Finding Of Violation
On February 4, 2016, Johnson and Johnson (Middle East) Inc. (JJME), a U.S. company headquartered in New Jersey, received a Finding of Violation from OFAC related to the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations.
United States
14 Mar 2016
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Barclays Bank Agrees To $2.4 Million Settlement With OFAC For Alleged Sanctions Violations
On February 8, 2016, U.K.-based Barclays Bank Plc agreed to pay $2,485,890 to the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to settle civil liability...
United States
10 Mar 2016
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General Cable Reserves Up To $28 Million For Possible FCPA Disgorgement
In its most recent 8-K, General Cable Corporation, a Kentucky-based manufacturer of industrial cables, reported that it has increased its FCPA-related accrual to $28 million...
United States
10 Mar 2016
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Technology Company Reports Multimillion-Dollar FCPA-Related Expenses Four Years After Settlement
Four years after resolving FCPA-related charges with the DOJ and the SEC, California-based Maxwell Technologies recently reported that it has accumulated $2.42 million in costs throughout 2015...
United States
10 Mar 2016
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Sweett Group Ordered To Pay £2.25 Million For Bribery Act Violations
Following a December 2015 guilty plea to offenses under Section 7 of the U.K. Bribery Act, U.K.­-listed Sweett Group was ordered on February 19, 2016, to pay £2.25 million.
UK
9 Mar 2016
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South American Airline Executive Settles With SEC Over Alleged Union Payoff
In early February, the SEC announced that Ignacio Cueto Plaza, the CEO of South America-based LAN airlines, agreed to pay a $75,000 penalty to settle alleged FCPA violations related to illicit payments made to a third-party consultant.
United States
9 Mar 2016
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