Monday, October 11th
- France updated its sanctions list by adding twelve, removing eight, and modifying seven entries. (Here)
- In an administrative move, the EU Council extended the validity of the sanctions regime in place against Nicaragua for another year. (Here, press release) Similarly, the EU Council extended the validity of the sanctions regime against the proliferation and use of chemical weapons for another year. (Here, press release)
- OFSI published an updated note, addressed mainly to NGOs, on UK's counter-terrorism legislations. (Here)
Tuesday, October 12th - France added eleven entries to its list of sanctions pursuant to its counter-terrorism sanctions. (Here)
Wednesday, October 13th
- France is on fire! It added another entry to its list of sanctions pursuant to its counter-terrorism sanctions for the third day in row. (Here)
Thursday, October 14th
- OFSI published its Annual Review (April 2020 - March 2021). (Here)
Friday, October 15th
- Fridays and OFAC surprises: this time a good one. OFAC published an informative (and well-designed) Guidance regarding sanctions and virtual currencies. (Here) OFAC also amended two FAQs. One (FAQ 559) about the definition of digital currencies and some other terms, and another one (FAQ 646) about how to block them. In addition to OFAC's actions FinCEN published "Ransomware Trends in Bank Secrecy Act Data Between January 2021 and June 2021."(Department of the Treasury's Press Release)
Recommendation of the week
- This week was all about Virtual Currencies. Building on that, I would like to invite you all to the ACI's 15th Flagship Conference on U.S. Economic Sanctions Enforcement and Compliance which will be held in person in early December. I will be speaking about emerging payments and digital assets. (Here) Feel free to reach out if you need more information about the conference.
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