Bill Browder, Keynote Speaker at the Launch of ACSS’ New York City Chapter, Gives an Exclusive Interview on the Future of Global Magnitsky Laws

October 29, 2020
By: Jack Walsh, Reporter, ACSS

On October 13, 2020, ACSS launched the organization’s New York City Chapter with a virtual event hosted by Chapter Chair, Joseph Bognanno. The New York City Chapter has been created by the ACSS in order to serve, inform, and promote sanctions professionals in New York City and the surrounding Tristate area. ACSS NYC will be holding regular events centered around hot topics in the sanctions industry that impact compliance professionals. (more…)

The First Successful INSTEX Transaction Sends Medical Goods To Iran

April 10, 2020
By: Anna Sayre, Director of Content, ACSS

On March 31, 2020, France, Germany, and the U.K. confirmed concluding their first INSTEX transaction between the E.U. and Iran, by successfully exporting medical goods to the Middle Eastern country. Though the types of goods allowed under the trade mechanism remain limited, this transaction marks a significant step in allowing E.U member states to continue trade with Iran despite the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions. (more…)

The Blocking Statute – Deciphering its Provisions, How to Handle the EU/US Conflict, and Actions to Date

March 31, 2020
By: Jack Walsh, Content Writer, ACSS

A 2018 annex to the E.U. Blocking Statutehas created a formidable compliance dilemma for European companies that wish to cease business operations in Iran. Enacted to mitigate the effect of reinstated U.S. sanctions on Iran, the amended statute penalizes any E.U. companies that acquiesce to U.S. demands, placing companies in a seemingly untenable position. The challenge for compliance officers will be to navigate these contradictory demands in a world where two of the biggest players in the sanctions arena do not agree. (more…)

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