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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...

The EU Blocking Statute: US Perspectives and Possible Outcomes for Compliance

March 25, 2020 By: Glenda Juliano*, CAMS, CSS The U.S. withdrawal from the JCPOA and the return of sanctions has had a substantial impact on European companies that have increased their trade with Iran since 2015. Today, European businesses operating in Iran in...

EU and US Lock Horns While Putting Pressure on Iran

March 17, 2020 By: Natasha Bright, Content Writer, ACSS Both the European Union and the United States consider Iran to be a threat to the region and the world. One of the tactics that both jurisdictions take to limit Iran’s power is to isolate the country from the...

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