The Complexities of Dealing with Iranian Business Counterparts – Tips and Practicalities

January 8, 2018

Since the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, in early 2016, the international community’s plan to slowly ease sanctions against Iran has led to banks and financial institutions becoming increasingly unsure about which transactions are allowed and which are still too risky to undertake. As such, compliance officers and other professionals have had to navigate extremely treacherous waters. (more…)

Turkey Imposes Sanctions Against The Netherlands Amid Intensifying Diplomatic Dispute

March 14, 2017

On March 14, the Turkish government has announced diplomatic sanctions against the Netherlands. The sanctions, which suspend “high-level relations and all planned meetings “with the Netherlands, are the result of an intensifying diplomatic dispute between the two countries. The sanctions also include: a cancellation of permission for diplomatic flights by Dutch officials as well as a ban on the Dutch ambassador entering Ankara, until the Dutch government adheres to Turkish demands. (more…)

Since Wassenaar, South African Export Controls Develop Teeth

January 13, 2017
By: Anna Sayre, Legal Content Writer, SanctionsAlert.com

A decade ago South Africa was inaugurated as the first African member state of the Wassenaar Arrangement (WA), an agreement that promotes transparency in transfers of conventional arms and dual-use goods and technologies.  Since that time, South Africa has developed its export control regulations into a more modern, more cohesive regime. (more…)