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Entries in Office of Foreign Assets Control (25)

Friday
Oct062017

OFAC fines paper company for illegal exports from Canada

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control fined a Connecticut-based company Thursday for exporting paper from Canada to Sudan.

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Tuesday
Sep262017

OFAC fines Cartier parent company under drug kingpin sanctions

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control penalized Richemont North America, Inc., the owner of the Cartier luxury brand, for shipping jewelry to a Hong Kong company that OFAC had blocked.

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Tuesday
Aug222017

OFAC adds Singapore companies, others to North Korea sanctions list

The U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control Tuesday put more entities and individuals from China, Russia, Singapore and Namibia on the North Korea sanctions list.

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Tuesday
Aug012017

Compliance Alert: Lessons from OFAC’s recent enforcement action against non-U.S. companies

Last week the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control announced a $12 million settlement with CSE Global Limited and its subsidiary, CSE TransTel Pte. Ltd., both based in Singapore.

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Wednesday
Mar082017

ZTE Corporation pays $892 million for Iran, North Korea sanctions violations

China's ZTE Corporation agreed Tuesday with the DOJ and two other agencies to pay $892 million for knowingly shipping dual-use telecoms equipment to Iran for six years and lying to cover up the trade offenses.

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Monday
Nov212016

Event: OFAC Fall Symposium (Washington, DC - December 7)

The 2016 OFAC Fall Symposium will provide a comprehensive review of current U.S. economic sanctions.

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Monday
Nov142016

National Oilwell Varco pays $25 million for violating Iran, Cuba, Sudan sanctions

Houston-based driller National Oilwell Varco, Inc. reached a settlement with the DOJ, the Commerce Department, the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for trade sanction violations reaching back to 2002.

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Monday
Oct102016

President Obama ends Burma sanctions

President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order Friday lifting U.S. sanctions against Myanmar that had been in place for nearly 20 years.

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Wednesday
Sep142016

PanAm Seed settles Iran sanctions offenses for $4.3 million

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control said Tuesday PanAmerican Seed Co. paid $4.32 million to settle potential civil liability for Iran sanctions violations.

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Wednesday
Mar232016

AML Alert: New York rule would require certification by compliance chiefs, impose criminal liability

In an effort to stop terrorism financing at its source, the New York Department of Financial Services proposed new requirements for economic sanctions and anti-money laundering programs maintained by financial firms.  

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Friday
Feb122016

OFAC fines Barclays $2.5 million for 159 Zimbabwe sanctions violations

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control said Monday it fined Barclays Bank Plc $2.48 million to resolve potential civil liability for 159 apparent violations of the Zimbabwe sanctions regulations.

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Tuesday
Feb022016

OFAC adds five to Magnitsky sanctions list

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control added four Russians and a Ukrainian to its list of those sanctioned under the Magnitsky Act for alleged human rights abuses.

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