On 30 July 2015, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) published what it described as an “important Crimea Sanctions Advisory” to highlight practices used to evade US sanctions involving Crimea, so that US companies can implement appropriate controls to guard against non-compliant transactions. The advisory warns of practices such as the omission of complete street addresses from fundstransfer messages and the interpretation of the term “Russia” in distribution agreements to include Crimea, although the US considers Crimea to be in Ukraine. OFAC recommends that US companies ensure their screening systems scan for major locations in Crimea and not just the word “Crimea,” conduct enhanced due diligence before doing business with parties having a history of evading Crimea sanctions, and clearly communicate US sanctions obligations to non-US distributors and other partners.