Tag Archives: counter-terrorism

OFAC Releases CAATSA Reports to Congressional Committees

On 29 January 2018, OFAC announced that it released five reports to Congressional Committees pursuant to the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017 (CAATSA). The reports include (1) Section 241: Report on Senior Foreign Political Figures and Oligarchs in the Russian Federation; (2) Section 104(e): Report on Contributions to Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program; … Continue Reading

HMRC Publishes Advisory Notice on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Controls in Overseas Jurisdictions

On 23 June 2017, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published information identifying jurisdictions with deficiencies in their antimoney laundering and counter-terrorist financing regimes. In response to this published information by the FATF, in its advisory notice, HM Treasury advises firms to consider North Korea and Iran as high-risk jurisdictions for the purposes of the Money Laundering Regulations 2007, and … Continue Reading

EU Renews All Autonomous Counter-Terrorism Listings

The EU has renewed the entirety of the listings under the EU’s autonomous counter-terrorism sanctions regime that targets individuals and groups who are involved in worldwide terrorism, including Hizballah, Hamas and FARC. Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/150 implements Regulation 2580/2001 and repeals Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1127 and Decision 2017/154 updates Common Position 2001/931/CFSP and repeals Decision … Continue Reading