Bob Ward on pros of targeted sanctions


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.


Five ‘essential components’ of a sanctions compliance program


Chief compliance officers got some much-needed guidance on how to build a well-crafted sanctions compliance program thanks to the recent OFAC framework.

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FedEx sues Feds over export control burdens related to Huawei dispute


Shipping giant FedEx is suing the federal government in an effort to reverse what it says are impossible to achieve compliance burdens imposed by the Department of Commerce.


SEC overturns PCAOB action stemming from financial crisis


The SEC has canceled sanctions imposed by the PCAOB on a now-retired KPMG auditor connected with a mortgage lender failure at the height of the financial crisis.

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Expedia settles with Treasury for violations of U.S. sanctions on Cuba


Expedia Group has agreed to pay more than $325,000 to resolve allegations that it violated U.S. sanctions on Cuba, the Treasury Department announced.

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World Bank debars China Railway Construction, two subsidiaries


The World Bank announced the nine-month debarment of China Railway Construction Corp. and two of its subsidiaries concerning misconduct under a highway project in Georgia.


World Bank debars French, Brazilian subsidiaries of Veolia Water


The World Bank has debarred two subsidiaries of Veolia Water Technologies for fraudulent and collusive practices during a bidding process under the Río Bogotá Environmental Recuperation and Flood Control Project in Colombia.


Treasury issues Finding of Violation to State Street subsidiary


The U.S. Treasury Department has found that State Street Bank and Trust violated Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations.


U.S. could ban all Huawei products


New moves from the Commerce Department suggest a full domestic ban on products from the Chinese telecom giant Huawei are forthcoming.


World Bank Group debars Sieyuan Electric


The World Bank Group has placed a 15-month debarment on Shanghai-based Sieyuan Electric relating to fraudulent practices under the Inter-Zonal Transmission Hub Project.


UniCredit Group Banks to pay $1.3B for sanctions violations


UniCredit Group Banks will pay total financial penalties of approximately $1.3 billion for processing hundreds of millions of dollars of transactions through the U.S. financial system on behalf of an entity designated as a weapons of mass destruction proliferator and other Iranian entities subject to U.S. economic sanctions, the Department ...


Standard Chartered Bank to pay $1.1B for sanctions violations


Standard Chartered Bank, a U.K.-based financial institution, will pay a total of $1.1 billion in a global settlement for sanctions violations.


New, tough regulator to oversee U.K. audit


The U.K. Financial Reporting Council will soon be replaced by a new regulator acting on recommendations from Sir John Kingman of the London Stock Exchange. The government hopes to ensure the United Kingdom going forward has “a world-class audit and accounting regulator.”


Huawei sues U.S. gov. for ‘unconstitutional sales restrictions’


Controversial tech giant Huawei has filed a complaint in a U.S. federal court that challenges the constitutionality of government restrictions on its products.


E3 moves to circumvent U.S. sanctions on Iran


The E3 has set up a special trade channel designed to allow companies in the European Union to circumvent U.S. sanctions in an effort to continue humanitarian trade with Iran.