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OFAC Ballistic Missile Procurement Advisory Lists “Choke-Point” Items, Offers KYC Guidance

November 06, 2020 By: Natasha Bright, ACSS Reporter Many different materials are needed to build a ballistic missile, some of which are items that are commonly purchased by individuals or companies who do not seek to build a weapon. Suppose you are a seller of those...

Sanctioned Nations Investigate Launching Cryptocurrency to Evade Sanctions

November 7, 2019 By: Natasha Bright, ACSS Reporter Last month, there were news reports that claimed that North Korea was developing its own cryptocurrency. Like many things related to the secretive nation, there are not many details available. However, if true, that...

Narrow Humanitarian Exceptions to DPRK Sanctions Assert Grave Impact on Struggling North Korean Population

July 18, 2019 By: Glenda Juliano*, CAMS When it comes to the Democratic Republic of North Korea (DPRK), sanctions against the Asian country are causing challenges not only for sanctions professionals around the world, but also for the average citizen within its...

Maritime Shipping Compliance Guidance Focuses on Automatic Identification Systems

June 21, 2019 By: Natasha Bright, Reporter ACSS Compliance with sanctions isn’t just a bank issue. In the past year, the Office of Foreign Assets Control has begun to focus on industries outside the financial sector including those involved in shipping. Sanctions...

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