Sanctions in the News: New Opportunities and Risks in Iran, North Korea and Myanmar

Latest News U.S. Companies Caught in Sanctions Gray-Zone in Myanmar Lew Defends Sanctions, but Cautions on Overuse New U.S. sanctions a headache for companies linked to North Korean gold Publication of Iran-related General License I and related FAQ 9th Advanced Conference on Economic Sanctions Enforcement & Compliance April 27-28, 2016 Westin DC City Center, Washington, DC Expand…

Sanctions in the News: U.S. Business Efforts for Trade With Cuba

Latest News U.S. Rebukes Iran Over Missile Tests, Calling Them Provocative Culture Gap Impedes U.S. Business Efforts for Trade With Cuba Why more UN sanctions on North Korea won’t matter Venezuela’s Maduro leads rally against U.S. sanctions Publication of Updated Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) South Korea considers approval of North Korea tuberculosis aid despite…

United States: 4 Indicted in US on Charges of Violating Iran Sanctions

Latest News Halliburton Atlantic Limited and Halliburton Overseas Limited Settle Potential Civil Liability for Alleged Violations of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations. United States: 4 Indicted in US on Charges of Violating Iran Sanctions Despite Thawing of US-Cuba Relations, Violations of Applicable Regulations Can Result in Enforcement Action Canada Eases Certain Sanctions against Iran 5…

UN Approves Toughest Sanctions on North Korea in 20 Years

By Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press, Published on ABC News on March 2, 2016 The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved the toughest sanctions on North Korea in two decades on Wednesday, reflecting growing anger at Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test and rocket launch in defiance of a ban on all nuclear-related activity. [Read more] Related Event Focus on North…

OFAC fines Barclays $2.5 million for 159 Zimbabwe sanctions violations

By Richard L. Cassin, Published on The FCPA Blog on February 12, 2016 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. [Read More] Related Event ACI’s 9th Advanced Forum…

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BIS, European Commission, ANSSI Join Global Encryption, Cloud & Cybersecurity Controls

Senior officials from the U.S. Department of Commerce, European Commission and French Network and Information Security Agency (ANSSI) will be addressing industry at American Conference Institute’s 6th Forum on Global Encryption, Cloud & Cybersecurity Controls, scheduled for March 30-31, 2016 in San Francisco. The esteemed 2016 keynote faculty includes: •Kevin Wolf, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for…

Wassenaar Arrangement could get a redo over cyber

By Aisha Chowdry, Published on FCW on January 13th, 2015 Federal officials and industry experts who testified before a joint hearing of two House subcommittees on Jan. 12 agreed with lawmakers that the government should re-evaluate its support for an international arrangement that imposes export controls on intrusion and surveillance technologies among participating countries. [Read…

Dallas-based University Furnishings to pay $15M over imports

Published by The Elkhart Truth on December 21, 2015 DALLAS (AP) — University Furnishings LP and its partner, Freedom Furniture Group Inc., have agreed to pay $15 million to settle a dispute over duties on imports. [Read More] Related Event Attend ACI’s 10th Advance Forum on Import Compliance & Enforcement (January 21-22, 2016 at the…

American Conference Institute's 6th Economic Sanctions Boot Camp: Agenda Highlights

American Conference Institute, organizers of the Economic Sanctions Boot Camp taking place December 1-2. 2-15 at the Park Lane Hotel in New York today announced key highlights from this year’s program agenda. For full details, visit: www.AmericanConference.com/EconomicSanctions Featuring updates Direct from OFAC on Iran and Russia Frank Boudra Compliance Officer, Sanctions Compliance and Evaluation Division…

Top 5 Reasons to Attend our Canada Sanctions Forum Oct. 6th & 7th

Canada Changing Iran, Russia Sanctions?

American Conference Institute/The Canadian Institute’s inaugural Canadian Forum on Global Sanctions Compliance & Enforcement is scheduled for October 6-7 in Toronto. Uniquely tailored to the Canadian context, this is the only comprehensive event in Canada focusing exclusively on sanctions-specific compliance and cross-border enforcement.  Amid the announcement of a nuclear deal with Iran, gain real world insights…