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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
New U.S. Sanctions Penalties Spotlight Sanctions And Export Controls Scrutiny Of False And Incomplete Statements
On August 8, OFAC issued Findings of Violation to two U.S. companies in relation to administrative subpoenas with follow-up responses deemed
United States
16 Aug 2019
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
Trump Administration Authorizes Lawsuits Against Companies That Deal In Property Confiscated By The Cuban Government And Tightens Other Sanctions Against Cuba
These actions constitute the most substantial escalation of U.S. sanctions against Cuba by the Trump administration.
United States
15 May 2019
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
OFAC Adds Iranian Bitcoin Exchangers' Names And Wallet Addresses To SDN List, Ushers In "New Approach" To Sanctions Enforcement
OFAC notes that either method would be satisfactory "so long as there is an audit trail" to permit the digital currency to be unblocked in the future.
14 Jan 2019
Iran Sanctions Are Here—Breaking Down What This Means For Business
On May 8, 2018, President Donald Trump announced that he was withdrawing the United States from the Iran nuclear deal—a decision that provided for the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Iran that were lifted or waived as part of the deal.
United States
28 Nov 2018
Podcast - U.S. Sanctions And Their Impact On Non-U.S. Businesses
In this podcast, Akin Gump's international trade partners Mahmoud Baki "Mac" Fadlallah (Dubai), Jasper Helder (London) and Wynn Segall (Washington, D.C.) discuss three pivotal regions related to U.S. sanctions under the Trump administration.
United States
8 Nov 2018
Trump Administration Makes First Iran Sanctions Designations
The newly designated individuals and entities include entities located in China, Lebanon, Iran and the U.A.E.
14 Feb 2017
OFAC Eases Certain Sanctions Involving Russia's FSB; BIS Licensing Still Required
On February 2, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control issued Cyber-related General License 1, a general license that authorizes certain transactions with Russia's Federal Security Service.
United States
13 Feb 2017
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
Burma Sanctions Lifted—Political And Reputational Risks Remain
On October 7, 2016, President Obama issued an Executive Order that effectively eliminates sanctions against Myanmar and removes the sanctions designations of formerly restricted parties under the Burma sanctions program.
United States
13 Oct 2016
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.
13 Oct 2016
Is Chinese Investment In The U.S. Film And Entertainment Industry The Next Area Of CFIUS Scrutiny?
U.S. lawmakers recently submitted a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) raising concerns about increased Chinese investments in the U.S. film and entertainment industry.
United States
3 Oct 2016
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.
12 Sep 2016
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
Cuba Natural Gas
With the recent shift in U.S. government policy regarding Cuba, is now the time for the energy industry, particularly liquefied natural gas (LNG) project developers, to consider Cuba?
25 May 2016
Cuba On Trend: Chanel Hosts Fashion Show In Havana As Diplomatic And Cultural Relations Continue To Open With Cuba
On May 3, French fashion house Chanel hosted the first international fashion show in Cuba since the 1959 communist revolution. The Resort 2017 show was held open-air in Paseo del Prado, one of the city's central streets.
United States
13 May 2016
BIS Grants Temporary Relief For Two ZTE Companies And Their Suppliers
In an extraordinary development, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security issued a new rule, effective March 24, 2016.
United States
31 Mar 2016
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