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OFAC New Delisting ‘FAQs’ Only Provide Part of the Wider Picture regarding Removal of SDN Designation

May 2, 2017 [updated May 16, 2017]
By Anna Sayre, Legal Content Writer,

On April 20, 2017, the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a new page of frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding petitions for removal of Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs) from OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List). read more…

Trump Administration Certifies Iran’s Compliance with Nuclear Deal, but Initiates Review of Sanctions Relief

April 21, 2017
By: Anthony Rapa*

Will the Trump Administration “waive” goodbye to sanctions relief under the Iran nuclear deal?

Last night, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson certified to Congress that Iran is in compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear program, but signaled that the Trump Administration is reviewing whether continued sanctions relief under the JCPOA would be appropriate.  Secretary Tillerson’s communication is set out in a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and summarized in a Reuters article. read more…

Trump Sanctions Policies Still Undefined, But Could Affect Many Nations and Compliance Officers – Part 5: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s Business – like Foreign Policy

April 12, 2017
By: Anna Sayre, Legal Content Writer,

In this series, we present the comments and assertions made by President Donald Trump and his top assistants concerning economic sanctions and export controls so that compliance professionals can make informed decisions as to the likely positions of the new U.S.administration in the next four years. read more…

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Essentials: Seven Vital Things Every Exporter (and its Bank) Needs To Know About Sanctions and Export Controls

Date:  Thursday, September 07, 2017 Time:  12:00 PM - 01:15 PM EST Export controls and trade sanctions seem to keep changing.  Yet some of the fundamentals remain the same.  This live webinar from the popular Essentials Series will cover the seven vital things every exporter needs to know about sanctions and export controls. It will also address what your banks are (or should be) considering when they decide whether to accept (or block) payment for an export transaction or agree to finance an export transaction. Questions this webinar will address: What do you need to know when you are engaging in an export? What does a bank look for when deciding whether to accept (or block) the payment? What does a bank consider before agreeing to finance an export transaction? Have there been changes regarding export documentation requirements that may affect...
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