On September 21, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced the issuance of Ukraine-Related General Licenses (GL) 13D, 14A, and 16A, which amend previous licenses and extend the expiration date of those licenses from October 23 to November 12 for wind-down transactions relating to a specific list of companies and subsidiaries that otherwise would be prohibited by Ukraine-Related Sanctions Regulations. GL 13D supersedes GL 13C (see previous InfoBytes coverage here) and authorizes, among other things, (i) the divestiture of the holdings of specific blocked persons to a non-U.S. person; and (ii) the facilitation of transfers of debt, equity, or other holdings involving specified blocked persons to a non-U.S. person. GL 14A, which supersedes GL 14, relates to specific wind-down activities involving a Russian aluminum producer sanctioned last April (see previous InfoBytes coverage here). Finally, GL 16A supersedes GL 16 and authorizes, as previously covered by InfoBytes, the maintenance or wind down of operations, contracts, or other agreements that were in effect prior to April 6, 2018 and that involve a specific list of entities.
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