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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…

Australia updates its Russian sanctions regime

Australia imposes autonomous sanctions in relation to Russia in response to the Russian threat to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. These sanctions measures will apply to the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine from 28 March 2022…

Russia personal sanctions against US citizens

In response to the ever-expanding anti-Russian sanctions, under which the Biden Administration brings an increasing number of Russian citizens – both officials and their families, as well as representatives of business circles, scientists and cultural figures…

EU sanctions on illegal annexation of Crimea 

The Council adopted restrictive measures, within the existing sanctions framework, on two more individuals for their role in undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine and for benefitting from Russian decision-makers…

EU on North Korea’s nuclear programme to sanctions list

The Council added 8 individuals and 4 entities to the list of those subject to the restrictive measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). These restrictive measures consist of a travel ban, an asset freeze and a prohibition to make funds or economic…