Monday, February 14th
- In an export control-related development, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added seven entities to the Entity Lists and amended four entries on the list. (Here)
Tuesday, February 15th
- France's ministry of finance added 14 entries to its list of financial sanctions under the country's counter-terrorism program. (Here)
- The EU trade ministers showed their support for Lithuania by recalling their unity. The ministers also mentioned the work underway at the Council on the proposal of an anti-coercion instrument, which aims to equip the European Union with a means of dissuading its partners from implementing such measures, in accordance with the rules of international law. (Here) For the context: Lithuania allowed Taiwan to open a de facto embassy in its capital. As a response, China imposed some bans against Lithuania. (Here)
- OFAC issued Chinese Military-Industrial Complex Sanctions Regulations codifying the sanctions imposed by a number of executive orders including E.O. 14032. (Here) OFAC also amended the Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators Sanctions Regulations. (Here)
Wednesday, February 16th
- FinCEN is going to renew the authority which allows the agency to request information from U.S. banks about the relationships held by foreign banks, for whom the U.S. banks hold a correspondent account, and Iranian-linked financial institutions. (Here)
- OFSI seems to be taking advantage of its list format update, to amend dozens of entries. On Wednesday only, OFSI amended 48 entries across different sanctions regimes.
Thursday, February 17th
Friday, February 18th
- The UNSC added one entry to the list of sanctions targets under its Somalia sanctions regime. (Here)
Recommendation of the week
- Everyone is talking about the Russia-Ukraine tensions. So, I decided to recommend an opinion published by The New York Times about sanctions against Russia: I Dug Into Whether Sanctions Will Work Against Russia.