Sanction Law
Your Guide to the Office of Foreign Assets Control

Sanction Law is a resource for those seeking information on OFAC administered sanctions programs. This blog tracks the latest developments in the field of U.S. economic sanctions, offers commentary on their practical applications, and serves as a community for discussion on OFAC related matters.

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This past March, President Obama issued Executive Order (E.O.) 13662, targeting those parties dealing in certain sectors of the Russian Federation economy as may be determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State. Such … Continue reading

One of the great ironies you witness over and over again when you practice in the field of U.S. economic sanctions, is that the implementation of the regulations administered by the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign … Continue reading

July 2014 will go down as the month The United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) did some major housekeeping. In the last week or so, OFAC has issued three new sets of regulations. Not … Continue reading

This past Tuesday, the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) amended and reissued the Burmese Sanctions Regulations in their entirety. This was done to implement a series of executive orders stretching as far back … Continue reading

Over the course of my career, I have been blessed to have had the opportunity work with companies and individuals around the world, many of which have been located in the Persian Gulf countries. Given the impact of U.S. sanctions … Continue reading

Since last November when the the P5+1 entered into the Joint Plan of Action (“JPOA”) with Iran concerning Iran’s disputed nuclear program, there has been a great deal of interest in the portion of the JPOA’s sanctions relief dealing with … Continue reading

Yesterday, the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control announced the designation of Shawki Ali Ahmed al-Badani to the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (“SDN List”) as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (“SDGT”) … Continue reading

Yesterday, the Jerusalem Post reported that they had obtained an exclusive copy of a letter written by Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Representative Ed Royce (R-CA), and ranking member Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY), to President Obama, addressing Congress’ … Continue reading

On Thursday, the United States Department the of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) announced an agreement to settle violations of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (“ITSR”), and the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations (“SSR”) with Fokker Services B.V. … Continue reading

One of the most frustrating aspects of practicing law in the area of U.S. economic sanctions is explaining to clients that there are no mandated time frames in which the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets … Continue reading