The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has blacklisted a network of Mexican individuals and companies said to be helping Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro evade U.S. sanctions.
In today’s global economy, opportunities for growth are often accompanied by an increasingly complex landscape of rules, regulations and compliance issues. Since compliance is now a component of everyday business operations, businesses must employ a strategic, holistic program with several key components, including customer risk profiling.
A global advisory to alert the maritime, energy, and metals sectors about common deceptive shipping practices used to evade sanctions includes seven sanctions compliance best practices to mitigate risk.
A Brazilian construction company that paid nearly $50 million in kickbacks has been banned from participating in Inter-American Development Bank-funded projects for more than two years.
The Industrial Bank of Korea and its New York branch will pay a total of $86 million to resolve charges for systemic sanctions compliance failures that allowed more than $1 billion to be illegally transferred to the government of Iran.
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The U.K. Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation hit Standard Chartered Bank for a record fine relating to loans the bank made to Russian financial institutions in violation of the EU’s sanction regime.
Swedbank announced it has reported approximately $4.8 million worth of transactions that might be subject to U.S. sanctions to the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.
A new executive order issued in January places additional sanctions on a much broader portion of Iran’s economy and, from a compliance and risk management standpoint, puts a broader range of companies in the crosshairs of U.S. enforcement.
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ExxonMobil’s recent victory in a sanctions case could inspire others to fight back against U.S.-imposed sanctions.
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Société Internationale de Télécommunications has agreed to pay approximately $7.8 million to settle 9,256 apparent sanctions violations with the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.
The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has sanctioned a subsidiary of Russian state-run oil company Rosneft for operating in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy.
The Department of Justice unveiled a fresh round of allegations against Chinese tech giant Huawei, including racketeering, theft of trade secrets, and bank fraud.
Global fines and penalties against financial institutions hit $36 billion last year, as ramifications from the financial crisis continue to reverberate throughout the financial services industry, according to a new report.
The wheels to the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union are finally in motion, but the hard work still remains as to what kind of future trading relationship the country has with the single market.
Eagle Shipping International will make a handful of enhancements to its compliance controls as part of a $1.125 million settlement with the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.
Park Strategies will pay a relatively tame $12,150 to settle apparent OFAC violations, though the behavior of the lobbying firm’s executives was listed as an aggravating factor in the case.
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ExxonMobil’s victory in a sanctions case before a federal court just might empower others in the regulated community to challenge the imposition of fines for alleged violations of sanctions regulations.
Sanctions compliance officers should be on alert following several new sanctions designated by the Office of Foreign Assets Control against Iran’s largest steel, aluminum, copper, and iron manufacturers.
A federal judge ruled this week Exxon will not have to pay a $2 million civil penalty levied by OFAC in 2017 for violating Ukraine-related sanctions regulations.
The Department of Justice has revised its policy regarding voluntary disclosures of export control and sanctions violations.
One of sports’ key enforcement agencies handed out a penalty this week that sent a message no regulator wants to send: Punitive action may only come after the guilty party has already reaped the rewards.
The Office of Foreign Assets Control has added 18 individuals across six geographies to its Specially Designated Nationals list for their roles in serious human rights abuse. Six entities have also been added to the list.
Some companies might scramble to comply with more—and sometimes quickly shifting—sanctions requirements as the U.S. government chalks up record enforcement levels.
The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control had harsh words for Apple’s sanctions compliance program in announcing a not-so-hefty $466,912 settlement with the technology giant.
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei is reportedly offering cash rewards to employees aiding its struggle against significant U.S. sanctions.
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The World Bank has imposed a 30-month debarment on Canada-based MTZ Equipment for fraudulent practices connected to Afghanistan’s On-Farm Water Management Project.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will begin accepting tariff exclusion requests on Oct. 31 for Chinese imports subject to an additional 15 percent tariff that took effect Sept. 1.
Impacted financial institutions, including cryptocurrency exchangers, may want to review know-your-customer policies and anti-money laundering compliance in light of President Trump’s executive order.
The PCAOB has settled disciplinary actions with audit firm Marcum, an affiliated firm, and its former auditor independence leader over independence violations.
While the escalating tit-for-tat trade war and increasing tariff rate hikes between the U.S. and China cannot be controlled, proactive companies are learning to swing with the punches—from diversifying their supply chains to shifting their production lines elsewhere.
Bob Ward, director of trade compliance at Wesco International, explains to columnist Tom Fox the benefits of targeted sanctions and how compliance practitioners can properly respond to such.