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ACSS Mission Statement
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.
Upcoming Webinars You Should Not Miss
- April 11, 2019
EU Sanctions – Quarterly Update
- May 09, 2019
Creating an OFAC Risk Assessment Any Regulator or Auditor Will Love
Next course starts in April 2019!
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.
Largest U.S. Confiscation of Iranian Fuel Displays Sanctions Evasion Tactics in a Petroleum-Product Deal
September 17, 2020
By: Saskia Rietbroek CSS, Executive Director, ACSS
If you are wondering how sanctions evasion works in a petroleum product deal, you should read the recent forfeiture action by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) of four Iranian tankers headed for Venezuela. (more…)
Venezuela Update 2020 – More General Licenses, Humanitarian Exemptions, and First Ever Designated Ship Captains
August 29, 2020
By: Robert L. Williams III CAMS, Consultant*
For the first half of 2020, OFAC has continued to focus on the Government of Venezuela, the shipping industry, and its ongoing trading of oil with Iran, in violation of OFAC regulations. (more…)
E.U. and U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela: The Likely Effectiveness of a New Collaborative Crackdown on Sanctions Evasion
August 24, 2020
By: Ingo Steinhaeuser, Director of Financial & Risk, Refinitiv *
Following the departure or ejection of its ambassador to Venezuela in June 2020, the European Union added 11 leading Venezuelan officials to the E.U. sanctions list. The individuals have been deemed responsible for acting against the democratic functions of the Venezuelan National Assembly, notably stripping the parliamentary immunity of several members, including its President, Juan Guaidó. (more…)
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