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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...

Targeting the Corrupt and Human Rights Abusers

June 22, 2020 By: Natasha Bright, Reporter, ACSS The United States Office of Foreign Assets Control administers many different programs that it uses to sanction individuals and entities, including the Iran Sanctions, Non-Proliferation Sanctions, and Counter-Terrorism...

New US Government Advisory Raises the Bar for Sanctions Compliance in relation to Ship Owners and Their Insurers

May 22, 2020 By: Saskia Rietbroek, CSS, Executive Director, ACSS With millions of dollars in potential fines in the balance, on May 15, 2020, the U.S. government released new guidance and compliance expectations for those involved in the maritime industry, energy, and...

Celebrating First Anniversary of the “Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments”, With a Poke at Implementation Reality

May 20, 2020 By: Jack Walsh, ACSS Reporter Just over one year ago, in May 2019, the Office for Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) released a 12-page framework for sanctions compliance commitments. This was the first time OFAC had ever published such detailed, prescriptive...

COVID-19, Humanitarian Aid, and Sanctions Compliance

May 18, 2020 By: Natasha Bright, Content Writer, ACSS There has long been debate over the heavy-handed use of economic sanctions and whether the ends truly justify the means. In the midst of a global pandemic, however, that question has become truly salient as...

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