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Entries in Sanctions (33)

Friday
Apr212017

Dear OFAC, How do I get off the sanctions list?

Sometimes those on an OFAC sanctions list want to be removed -- either because they're no longer engaging in the behavior first alleged, or they were put on the list by mistake, maybe because of a same-name mix up.

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Wednesday
Mar222017

Hamid Sharif: Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank takes strong stance against corruption

There are commonalities across the sanction regimes of multilateral development banks (MDB). All have clearly articulated prohibited practices, investigation and sanction procedures, often including an array of possible sanctions and appeals process.

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Wednesday
Jan112017

Iran Sanctions Deal: What happened so far, and what's ahead?

It’s been about a year since the Iran deal, more formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA, came into effect. What has that year looked like? And what might be coming for the Iran deal?

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Tuesday
Jan102017

OFAC adds five Russians to Magnitsky sanctions list

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control added five Russians to its list of those sanctioned under the Magnitsky Act for alleged human rights abuses.

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Monday
Oct102016

President Obama ends Burma sanctions

President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order Friday lifting U.S. sanctions against Myanmar that had been in place for nearly 20 years.

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Wednesday
Sep142016

PanAm Seed settles Iran sanctions offenses for $4.3 million

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control said Tuesday PanAmerican Seed Co. paid $4.32 million to settle potential civil liability for Iran sanctions violations.

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Monday
Jul182016

Practice note: New insights from World Bank about its sanctions process

The World Bank’s Office of Suspension and Debarment (OSD) released its latest “Report on Functions, Data and Lessons Learned” this spring. The Report (pdf) provides important insights into the World Bank’s sanctions process.

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Wednesday
May182016

U.S. lifts most Burma sanctions, shows ‘strong support’ for new government

Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of Myanmar, The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control amended the Burmese Sanctions Regulations Tuesday to support trade with Burma.

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Monday
Apr252016

Think the Cuba sanctions ended? Better read this

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control published a new set of questions and answers Thursday about the sanctions on Cuba. OFAC's answers will surprise a lot of people.

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Friday
Feb122016

OFAC fines Barclays $2.5 million for 159 Zimbabwe sanctions violations

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control said Monday it fined Barclays Bank Plc $2.48 million to resolve potential civil liability for 159 apparent violations of the Zimbabwe sanctions regulations.

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Sunday
Jan172016

Sunday action: U.S. sanctions eleven for Iran ballistic missile program

The U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed new sanctions Sunday against eleven people and companies allegedly involved in Iran's ballistic missile program. The action came one day after President Obama lifted sanctions on Iran's nuclear program and hours after a prisoner swap between Washington and Tehran.

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Wednesday
Sep302015

Nina Mohseni: Treasury amends Cuba sanctions again, but embargo remains

Secretary of State John Kerry in a vintage Chevy Impala in Old Havana on August 15, 2015 (State Department photo)The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has amended the Cuba sanctions regulations for the second time this year. 

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