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US imposes Russia targeted & sectoral sanctions

OFAC designated individuals and entities critical to Russia’s ability to wage war against Ukraine. These include Financial Executives, Weapons Manufacturer, and State-Controlled Television Stations – New Prohibitions Ban Services Critical to Russia’s Wartime Effort…

EU adopts 5th round of sanctions against Russia

In light of Russia’s continuing war of aggression against Ukraine, and the reported atrocities committed by Russian armed forces in Ukraine, the Council decided today to impose a fifth package of economic and individual sanctions against Russia. The agreed package…

Canadian sanctions related to Russia

The Regulations impose an asset freeze and dealings prohibition on designated persons listed in Schedule 1, which include both individuals and entities. It is prohibited for any person in Canada and any Canadian outside Canada to deal in any property, wherever situated…

US Treasury sanctions on a virtual currency mixer

US Treasury issues first-ever sanctions on a virtual currency mixer, targeting DPRK cyber threats – which is used by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to support its malicious cyber activities and money-laundering of stolen…

US Treasury sweeping action against Russia’s war efforts

OFAC designated individuals and entities critical to Russia’s ability to wage war against Ukraine. These include the board members of two of Russia’s most important banks, a Russian state-owned bank and 10 of its subsidiaries, a state-supported weapons manufacturer…

UK on FCDO’s Russia sanctions impact assessment

Deepening trade sanctions on the Russian Federation to limit access to quantum computing and advanced materials goods and technology, prohibit exports of oil refining goods and technology, and certain luxury consumer goods; and prohibit the import of certain steel and iron…

OFSI on Continuation of Business of Evraz Plc’s

OFSI General licence INT/2022/1710676, which allows for the continuation of business operations of the North American Subsidiaries of Evraz. A Person may continue business operations involving the North American Subsidiaries including, but not limited to…

Beijing find ways to protect the nation from western sanctions

Chinese officials are looking at ways to defend the country from economic attack if the West should look to sanction China in the same way it did Russia — stoking fears the nation is preparing for an invasion of Taiwan…

UKACC publish anti-corruption sanctions report

The UK’s Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regulations have provided the UK Govt with an important new tool for tackling the most egregious corrupt practices committed around the world. Yet the effectiveness of sanctions have been undermined by a lack of designations…

 

House of Commons Library on the sanctions regime

In the build-up to the current crisis in Ukraine, Western allies warned Russia that any breach of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty would be met with unprecedented economic measures. Following Russia’s recognition of independence of the self-proclaimed…

US DoJ charges on North Korea crypto conspiracy

US DoJ announces charges against two European citizens for conspiring with a U.S. citizen to assist North Korea in evading sanctions. The US will not allow the North Korean regime to use cryptocurrency to evade global sanctions designed to thwart its goals of…

MEPs to debate effectiveness of EU sanctions

The participants are expected to discuss several of the latest developments in Ukraine following the Russian invasion launched on 24 February. Members and experts will also take stock of the impact of western sanctions on Russia…