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To advance the professional knowledge, skills and experience of those dedicated to economic and trade sanctions, the development of sound sanctions policies and procedures and compliance with all relevant laws, rules and regulations through networking, information sharing, continuing professional education programs and an elite certification process.
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OFAC Essentials Certificate Program
In order to meet the need for more in-depth training on OFAC Essentials and mitigate the risk of costly OFAC violations, we have developed an online sanctions training program, which teaches vital OFAC principles and background all OFAC sanctions compliance staff should understand.
Certified Sanctions Specialist Credential
ACSS Certification Program will acknowledge members’ status, qualifications, expertise and credentials in conducting compliance duties, sanctions services, consulting, investigating and other related services. It will provide Certified Members (“Certified Sanctions Specialists – CSS) with a powerful career advantage and their employers and clients the comfort of knowing that the person has met high standards of knowledge and training.
In early 2019, despite U.S. sanctions to the contrary, Germany, France and the U.K. (also known as the ‘E3’) joined together to set up INSTEX: a new payment channel to facilitate trade with Iran. Though a bold move in theory, any effort on the part of the E.U. to continue trade with Iran could only serve to ruffle Washington’s feathers.
Restrictions apply to entities owned 50 percent or more, individually or in aggregate by one or more persons on the SDN or SSI List.
On the one-year anniversary of the United States withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a new executive order was announced that imposes sanctions on Iran’s iron, steel, aluminum, and copper sectors. This was the latest move in the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran, which seems to have picked up speed since the beginning of this year.
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