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OFAC Continues To Demonstrate Greater Interest In Cryptocurrency Regulation And Enforcement
With the widespread arrival of Initial Coin Offerings ("ICOs") over the last several years,1 U.S. authorities have made deliberate progress toward keeping pace with the fast-growing crypto industry.
United States
13 Aug 2019
OFAC Expands Reporting Requirements For Rejected Transactions
In late June, with minimum notice or fanfare, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC")
United States
17 Jul 2019
OFAC Raises The Compliance Bar: Takeaways From The Stanley Black & Decker Settlement
On March 27, the Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") announced a $1.869 million settlement with Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. ("SB&D") and its Chinese subsidiary, Jiangsu Guoqiang Tools Co., Ltd.
United States
16 Apr 2019
OFAC's Designation Of PdVSA Escalates Venezuela Sanctions
On January 28, 2019, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") added Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. ("PdVSA") ...
United States
6 Feb 2019
A Review Of US Economic Sanctions In 2018
In another landmark year for sanctions developments, the U.S. government strengthened sanctions targeting Iran, Russia and Venezuela
17 Dec 2018
Sanctions Enforcement Roars Back: Takeaways From The Société Générale Settlement
The Société Générale settlement illustrates that U.S. sanctions enforcement is alive and well, despite below average enforcement activity year to date.
5 Dec 2018
Complying With Restrictions On North Korean Content And Labor In Supply Chains – U.S. Government Publishes New Advisory
Last week, the US State Department, with Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, issued a North Korea Sanctions & Enforcement Actions Advisory.
United States
31 Jul 2018
Mid-2018 Sanctions Review: A Turbulent Year So Far
No superlative could aptly describe the magnitude of U.S. sanctions developments through the first six months of 2018.
United States
25 Jun 2018
Trending Video: International Trade Developments (Video)
Ama Adams, Ropes & Gray enforcement & litigation partner, discusses the complex array of trade laws and regulations facing companies with international operations.
United States
31 May 2018
Iran Sanctions Snapback: Practical Implications For International Business & Investors
On May 8, 2018, President Donald Trump announced that the United States is preparing to reinstate the sanctions it waived as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and to impose additional sanctions targeting Iran.
United States
14 May 2018
De-Implementation Day: Preparing For Changes To U.S. Sanctions Targeting Iran
Although the scope of possible changes to U.S. sanctions targeting Iran is unclear, companies with international operations would benefit from advanced planning.
3 May 2018
Department Of Homeland Security Publishes FAQs On North Korean Labor In Supply Chains
On March 30, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published FAQs relating to Section 321(b) of the Countering Americas Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.
United States
5 Apr 2018
Sanctions Enforcement – Recent Trends
Last year also saw the implementation of two other important pieces of legislation concerning sanctions enforcement.
12 Mar 2018
A Review Of US Economic Sanctions In 2017
By any metric, measure or perspective, 2017 has been a remarkably active year for developments in U.S. economic sanctions.
28 Dec 2017
U.S. Legislation Requires Enhancements To Modern Slavery Compliance Procedures To Address North Korean Labor Risks
On August 2, 2017, the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act was signed into law in the United States.
United States
19 Dec 2017
New Burma Act Would Hinder US Investment In Myanmar
In late October, a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers introduced legislation in both houses of Congress that would impose sanctions targeting certain members of Myanmar's military.
United States
6 Dec 2017
New Cuba Sanctions Signal Increased Commercial Challenges
In December 2014, President Barack Obama announced a shift in U.S. policy toward Cuba, and from 2015 to 2016, OFAC amended the CACR five times.
United States
13 Nov 2017
U.S. Announces Revocation Of Sudanese Sanctions Regulations: New Opportunities And Familiar Risks
It is too early to assess whether the revocation of the SSR will mark a significant turning point away from broad country-based sanctions.
12 Oct 2017
What You Need To Know About North Korea Executive Order
Since President Trump's inauguration, North Korea and the international community have been engaged in a series of provocations and retaliatory actions.
North Korea
25 Sep 2017
U.S. Department Of Commerce Establishes Favorable Export Control Policies For India
On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security published a final rule making two significant changes to U.S. export control policy with respect to India.
United States
24 Feb 2017
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