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Treasury Imposes Additional Restrictions On Remittances To Cuba and "U-Turn" Transactions
On September 9, 2019, the Trump administration implemented additional U.S. sanctions on Cuba by restricting personal remittances to Cuba and eliminating authorization for U.S. banks
United States
12 Sep 2019
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Second Round Of U.S. Sanctions On Russia Pursuant To The Chemical And Biological Weapons Control Act
The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) have imposed three new sanctions on Russia
United States
16 Aug 2019
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OFAC Issues Interim Final Rule Extending Reporting Requirements For Rejected Transactions To Companies Outside The Financial Services Sector: Comment Period Expires July 22, 2019
On June 21, 2019, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued and put into effect an Interim Final Rule (Interim Rule) that requires all U.S.
United States
26 Jul 2019
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OFAC's New Framework For An Effective Sanctions Compliance Program Provides Important Risk Mitigation Advice
The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC) recently published guidance that describes the framework for an effective Sanctions Compliance Program (SCP).
United States
10 Jun 2019
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New Cuba Sanctions Measures Prohibit "People To People" Travel To Cuba And Restrict Use Of Commercial Aircraft And Recreational And Passenger Vessels
In a June 4 announcement, the Trump administration further ratcheted up U.S. sanctions and export controls against Cuba by prohibiting group "people-to-people" travel to Cuba and the use of noncommercial aircraft...
United States
10 Jun 2019
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Recent U.S. Sanctions Designations Create Additional Risks For Companies Doing Business With Venezuela
In recent days, the United States government ratcheted up sanctions against Venezuela in an effort to apply increasing pressure on the Maduro regime.
United States
10 Apr 2019
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OFAC Sanctions Venezuelan State-Owned Energy Company PdVSA, Releases New General Licenses And FAQs For Venezuela Sanctions Regime
On January 28, 2019, OFAC added the Venezuelan state-owned oil and natural gas company PdVSA to its SDN List.
United States
12 Feb 2019
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New U.S. Sanctions Regime Targeting Nicaragua
On November 27, 2018, the Trump administration announced a new sanctions regime targeting Nicaragua as it declared a national emergency with respect to the government of Nicaragua and issued new sanctions pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13851.
United States
7 Dec 2018
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Podcast - Sanctions And Transactions
In this episode, Akin Gump cross-border transactions partner Melissa Schwartz discusses economic sanctions.
Worldwide
8 Nov 2018
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Trump Administration Sanctions Chinese Entity And Its Director In First Imposition Of Secondary Sanctions Under Section 231 Of CAATSA
On September 20, 2018, for the first time, the Trump administration imposed sanctions on a non-U.S. entity and its director for engaging in "significant transactions" with a Russian defense sector...
United States
28 Sep 2018
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OFAC Issues General License 15 Expanding And Extending Authorized Activities With GAZ Group Until October 23, 2018
On May 22, 2018, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control issued General License 15 authorizing U.S. persons to engage in specified transactions related to maintenance...
United States
25 May 2018
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OFAC Issues Updated General Licenses Clarifying And Extending Authorized Activities With Russian Sanctioned Entities
On May 1, 2018, OFAC issued General License 13A authorizing the divestment or transfer of certain debt, equity or other holdings issued by EN+ Group, GAZ Group or United Company RUSAL PLC ...
United States
11 May 2018
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OFAC Issues General License Expanding And Extending Authorized Activities With RUSAL Until October 23, 2018
Today, OFAC issued General License 14, authorizing U.S. persons to engage in specified transactions related to maintenance or wind down of operations, contracts or other agreements involving RUSAL ...
United States
26 Apr 2018
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New Sanctions On Russian Businessmen: Impact On Investment Funds
On April 6, 2018, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned a number of Russian businessmen and companies ...
United States
12 Apr 2018
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OFAC Sanctions Leading Russian Businessmen, Government Officials And Companies
On April 6, 2018, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) placed seven prominent Russian businessmen, 12 companies, 17 senior Russian government officials...
United States
11 Apr 2018
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President Trump Gives The Iran Nuclear Deal A "Last Chance" While Pressuring European Allies To Act
First, President Trump waived again the application of certain nuclear sanctions while making clear that the United States will refuse to renew the waivers ...
Iran
2 Feb 2018
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Implementing CAATSA Sanctions On Russia: Approaching Deadlines For "Oligarchs" And "Sovereign Debt" Reports And Recap Of Latest Developments
The next significant Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA)-related deadline for the Trump administration is January 29, 2018 ...
United States
23 Jan 2018
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Treasury, State And Commerce Implement Regulations Pursuant To The Trump Administration's Cuba Policy
On November 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) ...
Cuba
27 Dec 2017
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U.S. State Department Issues Belated List And Guidance On Extraterritorial Sanctions Affecting Russian Defense And Intelligence Sector Entities
On October 27, 2017, the U.S. State Department issued guidance identifying 39 entities related to the defense and intelligence sectors of the Government of the Russian Federation...
United States
7 Nov 2017
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