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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.
February 28, 2021
By: Alejandro Leáñez, Reporter, ACSS
With hundreds of billions of dollars in transactions over recent years, virtual currencies are becoming a major player in the global economy. Some cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, can even fetch a price of over $48,000 per coin. Not surprisingly, their importance and rapid evolvement are increasingly catching the eye of regulators with a focus on rogue actors and strong compliance programs. (more…)
February 22, 2020
By: Benoit Beaulieu, ACSS Reporter
In accordance with sanction regimes targeting Syria’s Assad regime, North Korea, and Iran, maritime shipping has been a point of focus for sanctions authorities and those operating within their jurisdiction. This focus was prompted by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) issuing an advisory in 2018. OFAC has since updated this advisory in 2019 and issued another, related advisory, in 2020. (more…)
February 3, 2021
By: Benoit Beaulieu, Content Writer, ACSS
From the global pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, documented atrocities in Xinjiang and Myanmar, to repression in Hong Kong and Belarus, 2020 was a year that was unfortunately scarred by human rights violations and abuses. Accordingly, there has been incredible pressure for governments the world over to adequately respond and prevent human rights abuses, with sanction regimes being one of the most important tools at their disposal to do so. (more…)
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