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Certified Sanctions Specialist Credentials
Our Certified Sanctions Specialist program sets the standard for the profession. The ACSS course teaches knowledge and skills needed by sanctions professionals working in a variety of settings, including in financial institutions, international corporations, law firms, consultancies, and government. The CSS exam assesses knowledge and grants credentials to those who exhibit sanctions mastery.
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September 25, 2020 By: Jack Walsh, Reporter, ACSS The Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists recently spoke with Sebastiaan Bennink, a partner at BenninkAmar Advocaten. Sebastiaan is a specialist in the field of economic sanctions and export controls, and his...
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 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. This follows an...