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Obama Administration Lifts Embargo of Sudan

On Tuesday, 17 January 2017, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published in the Federal Register a far-reaching amendment to its Sudanese Sanctions Regulations (SSR), 31 CFR Part 538. While styled as a “general license,” the amendment will have the practical effect of terminating the embargo of Sudan that the US imposed in 1997. … Continue Reading

UK to Increase Sanction Enforcement Powers and Launch New Offce of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI)

In a bid to bring the UK in line with the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the UK government has proposed a significant increase in the effectiveness of sanction enforcement powers. Legislation was put before parliament in February in the form of the Policing and Crime Bill. The new legislation would increase the available prison … Continue Reading