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Member Profile – Bryan Early: Approaching the Sanctions Profession from an Academic and Sanctions Policy Perspective

May 4, 2018
By Anna Sayre, Legal Content Writer

The use of sanctions as an international regulatory and compliance tool has risen exponentially in recent times. The increasingly complex nature of these sanctions programs has led to the need for qualified persons equipped with the knowledge to tackle the day-to-day compliance and operational duties brought on by the ever-changing rules that govern sanctions policy. read more…

Experts from BIS Identify Key Issues for Exporters and How to Develop an Effective Export Control Program

April 24, 2018

Just as the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has great influence over the implementation of U.S. sanctions policy, its cousin – the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) – plays an equally vital role in the implementation of U.S. export/import policy.

BIS regulates less sensitive military items, as well as, commodities and technology referred to as “dual-use;” these are items that are designed for both commercial and military applications.BIS derives its power mainly from the Export Administration Act (EAA) and is responsible for administrating the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Similarly to OFAC, BIS keeps a list of regulated items called the Commercial Control List (CCL). BIS has broad jurisdiction over U.S. origin items.

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Wolfsberg’s New Correspondent Banking Questionnaire Incorporates Specific Guidance to Aid in Sanctions Compliance

April 11, 2018
By: Anna Sayre, Legal Content Writer

In direct response to increased regulatory expectations for enhanced due diligence in correspondent banking relationships, the Wolfsberg Group (Wolfsberg), published its new Correspondent Banking Due Diligence Questionnaire (CBDDQ) in February 2018, incorporating a number of important changes. The new Questionnaireis not only four times as long as its 2014 predecessor, containing 110 instead of 28 questions, but has also expanded its scope to specifically address due diligence issues relating to Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Counter terrorism Financing,and Sanctions exposure controls. read more…

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