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EU Companies Dealing With Iran: Your Frequent Questions Answered by the Due Diligence Helpdesk

March 19, 2021 ACSS asked the EU Due Diligence Helpdesk to answer questions on this new initiative. Below are their answers. Disclaimer: The answers, views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the EU Due Diligence HelpDesk and do not reflect the policy...

The New U.K. and E.U. Global Human Rights Sanctions Regimes

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...

A Discussion With Sebastiaan Bennink on the Latest Trends in the European Sanctions Sphere

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...

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...

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...

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