Sanctions Alert Issue 50

30 November 2016
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EU News

  • Burundi: EU extends duration of sanctions
  • Central African Republic: EU adds two individuals to sanctions list
  • Colombia: EU suspends sanctions against FARC
  • Congo: EU threatens to impose sanctions
  • Iran: EU Court dismisses NITC’s application to annul relisting
  • Iran: EU General Court grants Iranian bank’s application to annul listing
  • Iran: EU removes two Iranian banks from anti-nuclear proliferation sanctions list
  • Iraq: EU delists 24 entities
  • Libya: EU delists one individual
  • Libya: EU General Court dismisses Alsharghawi’s application to annul listing
  • Moldova: EU extends duration of travel bans
  • Russia: The UK will continue to support EU sanctions against Russia
  • Russia: EU extends duration of asset freezes relating to the Ukraine crisis
  • Russia: EU adds six members of Russian parliament to sanctions list
  • South Sudan: EU’s declaration regarding sanctions
  • Syria: EU General Court grants three applications to annul listing
  • Syria: EU condemns Syria and its allies over Aleppo bombardment
  • Syria: EU adds 28 individuals to sanctions list
  • Terrorism: Council introduces EU-wide sanctions against ISIL/Al-Qaeda

US News

  • Trump election creates uncertainty for future direction of US sanctions
  • DOJ issues guidance on voluntary self-disclosure, cooperation and remediation in sanctions matters
  • US regulators issue fact sheet on sanctions and AML compliance in correspondent banking
  • OFAC updates Iran FAQs regarding financial institutions, foreign subsidiaries, and expected diligence by foreign entities
  • FinCEN finalizes rule to prevent North Korean banks from accessing US financial system
  • OFAC updates guidance on publishing activities involving sanctioned governments
  • US terminates Burma sanctions
  • US terminates Côte d’Ivoire sanctions
  • US further expands authorizations to trade with Cuba
  • US-Cuba travel expands
  • US abstains from UN General Assembly vote opposing embargo of Cuba
  • US House votes to extend Iran sanctions, impose new Syria sanctions and block Iran aircraft sales
  • OFAC blocks Canadian payment processor PacNet
  • OFAC continues to refine Russia/Ukraine sanctions lists, blocks six Crimean members of Russian parliament
  • OFAC and DOJ pursue Chinese individuals and company with alleged ties to North Korea weapons programs
  • National Oilwell Varco settles with DOJ, BIS and OFAC for exports to Iran, Sudan and Cuba
  • OFAC settles with dental equipment company and seed exporter for exports to Iran
  • OFAC updates general licenses for transactions with certain blocked entities in Panama and Belarus
  • OFAC delists Zimbabwean bank and other firms and individuals
  • OFAC targets additional CAR militants, DRC officials, and accused money launderers, terrorists and narcotics traffickers

UN News

  • North Korea nuclear missile testing: UN urged to implement stricter sanctions

UK News

  • Treasury Department issues notice for frozen assets reporting