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US Treasury terminates of Burundi sanctions program

The economic sanctions with respect to Burundi administered by OFAC are no longer in effect. These steps were taken in light of changed circumstances and positive political developments in...
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FinCEN rule for beneficial ownership reporting to counter illicit finance

The proposed rule addresses, among other things, who must report beneficial ownership information, when they must report, and what information they must provide. Collecting this information and providing access to law enforcement, financial institutions, and other...
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White House national strategy on countering corruption 

The Strategy outlines the approach to elevating the fight against corruption emphasizing on better understanding and responding to the threat’s transnational dimensions, including by taking additional steps to reduce the ability of corrupt actors to use the U.S. and...
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US Treasury designates key financial facilitator for the Islamic State’s Afghanistan branch

OFAC announced sanctions against an individual it claims is acting as a financial facilitator for the Islamic State’s Khorasan Province (ISIS-K). This individual provided support to ISIS-K’s operations in Afghanistan by facilitating international financial transactions that fund human...
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US Treasury expands Syria NGO General License

OFAC amended existing rules called the Syrian Sanctions Regulations to expand the authorizations for NGOs to engage in certain transactions and activities. It also amended a general license for NGOs to enable them to take part in additional transactions and activities...
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OFAC settles with online money transfer company

OFAC settles with online money transfer company. Payoneer processed 2,241 payments for parties located in certain jurisdictions...
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Global Magnitsky sanctions

OFAC issues largest single Global Magnitsky action to date targeting corruption in Bulgaria. The U.S. Govt will continue to impose tangible...
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EU on Human Rights

EU imposes further sanctions over serious violations of human rights around the world - this signals EU’s strong determination to take action ...
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EC Communication

EC Communication on fostering openness, strength, and resilience covering improving implementation and enforcement of EU sanctions
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EU Arms exports control

EU Council establishes a common approach on end-user certificates to diminish the risk of arms diversion to illicit or unintended users, create a...
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