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OFAC Adopts Regulations Allowing Sanctions Against the ICC

USA - October 1 2020 OFAC adopted regulations that implement Executive Order 13928 ("Blocking Property of Certain Persons Associated with the International Criminal Court…

President Issues Executive Orders against Chinese Social Media Companies; OFAC Sanctions Hong Kong Leader

China, USA - August 7 2020 President Donald J. Trump issued two separate Executive Orders (see here and here) to "address the threat" created by the U.S. operations of two…

OFAC Adds Chinese Entity to SDN List in Connection with Human Rights Abuses

USA - July 31 2020 OFAC designated the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps ("XPCC") and two individuals to the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons…

President Trump Authorizes Sanctions on Persons Involved in Hong Kong Human Rights Abuses

Hong Kong, USA - July 21 2020 Invoking the Hong Kong Autonomy Act of 2020 and other authorities, President Trump authorized sanctions on persons involved in the implementation of…

Amazon Settles OFAC Sanctions Violations

USA - July 9 2020 Amazon settled OFAC charges for violating multiple sanctions programs by providing "goods and services to persons sanctioned by OFAC." The settlement…