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Maya Lester KCUS tightens sanctions related to Venezuela non-commercial flights
04/03/2024 — OFAC has replaced Venezuela General License 45A with Venezuela General License 45B, removing the authorisation of transactions ordinarily incident to the maintenance of blocked...
Maya Lester KCOFAC designates Los Pochos organisation & affiliates
04/03/2024 — OFAC has re-designated the Los Pochos Drug Trafficking Organisation and designated 3 associates and 4 affiliated companies based in Guatemala (notice, chart): Los Pochos...
Michael O'KaneUK Treasury Committee inquiry into the effectiveness of Russia sanctions – call for evidence by 28 March
04/03/2024 — The UK House of Commons Treasury Committee has launched an inquiry into the effectiveness of the UK’s Russia sanctions, welcoming evidence by 28 March...
Michael O'KaneUK issues new court funds GL & updates utilities GL
04/03/2024 — OFSI has issued General Licence INT/2024/4398024 (notice) permitting payment of monies owed to designated persons into any civil court (court funds office) pursuant to...
Maya Lester KCUK issues Russia diamonds GL & guidance
01/03/2024 — The prohibition on the import of Russian diamonds processed in a third country came into effect on 1 March 2024 for diamonds equal to...
In focusGuide to Russia sanctions
Summary of the EU, UK, US, and other countries' Russia sanctions measures, including legislation, judgements, guidance, and sanctions lists.
Michael O'KaneOFAC targets vessel shipping $100m of Iranian commodities
01/03/2024 — OFAC has designated (notice) Hong Kong-based, Kohana Company Ltd and Marshall Islands-based Iridescent Co Ltd that own and operate the vessel, Kohana, which has...
Michael O'KaneUK Govt announces sanctions plans for 2024
01/03/2024 — In its sanctions strategy and in Parliament, the UK has announced: The Office of Trade Sanctions Implementation (OTSI) (announced in Dec 2023) will be...
Maya Lester KCUS judge approves Binance $4.3 billion guilty plea
29/02/2024 — A US judge has accepted Binance’s guilty plea and $4.3 billion penalty for violating anti-money laundering and sanctions laws as a result of insufficient...
Michael O'KaneUS BIS designates entities connected to China & Egypt
29/02/2024 — The US Bureau of Industry and Security has added (rule) 2 entities to its Entity List for activities contrary to US national security and...
Maya Lester KCEU report on legal options for confiscation of Russian state assets
29/02/2024 — The European Parliamentary Research Service has published a report (notice) analysing the legal options for the confiscation of Russian state assets to support the...
Michael O'KaneGuernsey re-issues investment fund GL
29/02/2024 — Guernsey has revoked and replaced its investment fund general licence with General Licence — GY/ RUSSIA /2024/4, which permits investment fund managers to deal...
Maya Lester KCLatvia bans import of Russian agricultural and animal feed products
29/02/2024 — The Latvian Saeima (parliament) has adopted amendments to the Law on Agriculture and Rural Development, prohibiting the import of agricultural and animal feed products...
Michael O'KaneOFSI updates sanctions guidance for maritime sector
29/02/2024 — OFSI has updated its guidance for the maritime sector (OFSI blog post) covering new tactics used by illicit actors to circumvent UK sanctions, offering...

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