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Amazon’s settlement with OFAC puts e-commerce companies on notice

USA - July 8 2020 Today the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced a settlement agreement with Amazon for apparent violations of U.S. sanctions regulations…

A First Step: BIS Eliminates Certain Hong Kong Export License Exceptions

Hong Kong, USA - June 30 2020 Today the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced that it is suspending license exceptions for exports, re-exports, or transfers to or within…

Scott M. Wise.

U.S. Proposes Framework for Transition and Lifting of Venezuela Sanctions

USA, Venezuela - March 31 2020 Elliott Abrams, the U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela, announced a plan to lift sanctions on Venezuela should the Maduro regime step aside to…

Eric R. McClafferty, Jennifer Liu.

New primary and secondary sanctions on Iranian construction, mining, manufacturing, metals and textile industries

Iran, USA - January 13 2020 Today the president signed a new Executive Order (E.O.) announcing expanded primary and secondary sanctions on Iran, focused on the construction…

The United States lifts sanctions on Turkey for now

Turkey, USA - October 23 2019 After an announcement from the President today, OFAC removed the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, the Ministry of National Defense…