OFAC Provides Additional Iran Sanctions Guidance

14 June 2016
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Key takeaways

  • OFAC has clarified the scope of what U.S. companies may do in regard to Iran.
  • U.S. banks may operate correspondent accounts for third-country banks that deal with Iran but may not process Iran-related transactions.
  • U.S. companies may allow their foreign subsidiaries to establish a physical presence in Iran.
  • Non-U.S. companies should adopt policies excluding U.S. directors and management from participating in Iran-related transactions.
  • A company owned 50% or more by U.S. persons is treated as U.S.-owned, except for publicly traded companies with diffuse ownership.