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OFAC Addresses North Korea's Illicit Shipping Practices With Updated Advisory Document
On Thursday March 21, 2019, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) updated the advisory document it published on February 23 regarding North Korea's
United States
8 Apr 2019
The United States Prohibits Most Transactions With Venezuela's PDVSA
On Monday January 28, following statements made by Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin regarding the United States' effort to "[hold] accountable those responsible for Venezuela's rapid decline,"
United States
6 Feb 2019
OFAC Lifts Sanctions On Three Russian Entities
On January 27, 2019, the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) removed UC Rusal plc (Rusal) ...
United States
5 Feb 2019
OFAC Announces Its Intention To Remove Sanctions On Rusal
Specifically, Mr Deripaska has agreed to reduce his ownership in EN+ from 70 percent to 44.95 percent.
United States
24 Jan 2019
United States Fully Reimposes Secondary Sanctions On Iran
On November 5, the United States reimposed the final tranche of sanctions on Iran, which had been lifted pursuant to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ("JCPOA") in 2016.
United States
21 Nov 2018
Iran Sanctions: New Developments And How To Handle Them
On 8 May 2018, President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
4 Nov 2018
Iran Sanctions: United States Reimposes Sanctions And The EU Responds
In the early hours of Tuesday, 7 August 2018, and as foreshadowed by President Trump's announcement on 8 May 2018, the United States reimposed certain secondary sanctions on Iran,
15 Aug 2018
U.S. To Terminate Vast Majority Of Economic Sanctions On Sudan
Following a 16-month diplomatic effort, on October 6, 2017, the U.S. government announced that it will terminate the vast majority of economic sanctions against Sudan.
United States
9 Oct 2017
Trump Issues New Executive Order Expanding Sanctions On North Korea
•Broad new criteria for designating non-U.S. persons for sanctions, including blocking their assets in the United States.
United States
26 Sep 2017
Iran Missile Test Leads To New Sanctions
On February 2nd the Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") imposed new sanctions on 13 individuals and 12 entities that were believed to be "involved in procuring technology...
United States
23 Feb 2017
U.S. Designates New Individuals And Entities For Iran-Related Sanctions
As every individual and entity concerned was also made the subject of secondary sanctions, the crucial effect is that both U.S. and non-U.S. companies and individuals can be penalized and sanctioned for dealing with the designated parties.
15 Feb 2017
Drastic Changes to Sudan Sanctions with New OFAC General License
Before President Obama's exit from The White House, he removed most of the sanctions in place against Sudan.
United States
21 Jan 2017
OFAC Issues New General License to Significantly Lift Sudan Sanctions
On January 13, 2017, President Obama made sweeping changes to the Sudan sanctions program, removing the majority of the sanctions in place against this war-torn nation.
United States
21 Jan 2017
Smoother Sailing Ahead For Shippers After OFAC Clarifies Cuba Sanctions
A description of the 180-day rule can be found in 31 C.F.R. §515.207(a).
12 Jan 2017
OFAC Gives Clarity On Cuba Sanctions With New FAQs
The U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added five new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on 6 January 2017.
United States
12 Jan 2017
The Customs Compliance Letters And What They Really Mean
In late 2016, U.S. Customs issued an unusual letter to a select group of 1000 U.S. importers containing numerous compliance publications and detailing facts about the importers' highest-valued goods.
United States
11 Jan 2017
U.S. Authorities Amend Cuba Sanctions Regulations
Yesterday, the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued new amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (31 CFR Part 515), and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), respectively (31 CFR Parts 730-774). The changes, which were effective as of yesterday, are an extension of the Obama administration's policy,
United States
18 Oct 2016
The Latest On Cuban Sanctions
Reed Smith has been closely monitoring developments in U.S.-Cuba relations.
United States
31 Mar 2016
Recent Amendments to the Cuba Sanctions Ease Restrictions for Travel and Shipping Sectors
This client alert addresses the recent amendments to the Cuba sanctions regime in the wake of President Obama's historic visit to Cuba.
United States
23 Mar 2016
Cuban Relations With The United States: Further Amendments To Export And Travel Policy
In keeping with the continued efforts of the White House to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, the United States recently modified its stance on travel to Cuba and eased certain export restrictions.
United States
5 Feb 2016
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