Sanctions Alert Issue 51

December 2016
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EU News

  • Belarus: EU General Court dismisses Ipatau’s application to annul listing
  • Congo: EU adds seven individuals responsible for violence
  • Estonia: Parliament passes “Magnitsky Act”
  • Iran: EU General Court upholds re-listings
  • Iraq: EU de-lists two entities
  • North Korea: EU implements UN sanctions
  • Russia: EU renews economic sanctions until July 2017
  • Russia: Judgment on listing, Case T-720/14 Rotenberg v Council
  • South Sudan: EU Council states readiness to impose new sanctions
  • Syria: EU Council adds humanitarian exceptions to sanctions
  • Tunisia: EU gives notice of intention to renew sanctions
  • Ukraine: Ukraine imposes new sanctions against Russia
  • Terrorist Sanctions: EU dismisses Al-Ghabra’s annulment application
  • Terrorist Sanctions: EU Council adds 3 people to listing

US News

  • US expands cyber-sanctions to include activity aimed at influencing elections
  • US blocks property of two Russians accused of stealing financial information
  • US senators propose new sanctions targeting Russian energy sector, intelligence agencies, sovereign debt and privatisation
  • OFAC sanctions additional Russian construction and transportation companies linked to operations in Crimea
  • OFAC sanctions individuals linked to Bank Rossiya or Russian Defense Ministry; BIS updates entity list
  • US adds more subsidiaries of Russian entities to sectoral sanctions list
  • President Obama signs “Global Magnitsky” law; OFAC adds additional Russian individuals to existing Magnitsky list
  • US reviews Glencore-Rosneft Deal
  • OFAC issues guidance for US lawyers and compliance advisers
  • US suspends most Sudan sanctions
  • OFAC extends authorisations for Honduras and Panama entities designated under anti-narcotics sanctions
  • OFAC restricts bank accounts for North Korea’s UN mission
  • OFAC adds North Korea’s Air Koryo and other entities to SDN list
  • OFAC explains US restrictions on ships trading with Cuba
  • US authorises code shares for aircraft on temporary sojourn in Iran
  • OFAC expects to allow winding-down period if Iran sanctions are snapped back
  • OFAC expands authorisations for medical and agricultural exports to Iran
  • Turkish Justice Minister reportedly seeks release of Reza Zarrab, held in US on sanctions charges
  • NY banking regulator fines Intesa Sanpaolo $235 million for AML violations having potential sanctions implications
  • US man charged with conspiracy to transfer money from Iranian-owned bank accounts in South Korea
  • US Congress extends Iran Sanctions Act; Iran decides not to trigger JCPOA dispute mechanism
  • EAR amended to reflect termination of Burma sanctions
  • US blocks Syrian airline and others linked to Assad government
  • OFAC targets Syrian officials for chemical weapons activity
  • OFAC blocks additional DR Congo officials
  • New Japanese Yakuza syndicate targeted
  • BIS slaps export restrictions on 7 entities based in Pakistan
  • US makes additional terrorism designations

UN News

  • North Korea: UN announce new sanctions, as do Japan and South Korea
  • Terrorist Sanctions: UN and EU add Aselderov to sanctions list

UK News

  • Magnitsky Act: Parliament to vote on “Magnitsky Amendment”
  • Sanctions Guidance: OFSI adds new guidance on travel to UK
  • Terrorist Sanctions: OFSI renews three terrorist asset-freezes