Latest Research System Updates

We strive to update the Interview and Research Systems in as timely a manner as possible, having due regard to quality concerns. We list below the most recent updates made to the Research System. For up-to-the-minute updates on OFAC actions, see the OFAC "Recent Actions" page.

I. Items/Actions Pending Addition to the Research System


Commentary for Civil Enforcement Information - CA Indosuez Switzerland S.A., Civil Enforcement Information - CFM Indosuez Wealth and FAQ # 1090.


II. Latest Updates to the Research System


Sep. 26 2022,

Added FAQ # 1087, FAQ # 1088, FAQ # 1088, Iran GL D-2 and Iran GL D-2-Related Press Statements/Briefings. Added License No. SU-3048.


Sep. 20 2022,

Added Case No. IA-16896, DOJ Letter in re: 031211-FACRL-IA-13.


Sep. 15 2022,

Added Case No. SU-2012-295884-1, FAQ # 1080, FAQ # 1081, FAQ # 1082, FAQ # 1083, FAQ # 1084, FAQ # 1085, FAQ # 1086, Russia-related GL 51, Russia-related GL 52, Determination Pursuant to Section 1(a)(i) of EO 14024 (Effective September 15, 2022), and Determination Pursuant to Section 1(a)(ii) of EO 14071 (Effective September 15, 2022). Amended FAQ # 1033, FAQ # 1034, FAQ # 1059, FAQ # 1061, and FAQ # 1062.


Sep. 13 2022,

Added FAQ # 1076, FAQ # 1077, FAQ # 1078 and FAQ # 1079.


Sep. 9 2022,

Added Preliminary Guidance on Implementation of a Maritime Services Policy and Related Price Exception for Seaborne Russian Oil.


Sep. 8 2022,

Added Case No. BU-2013-301644-1, Russia-related GL 13B and Treasury Sanctions Iranian Persons Involved in Production of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Weapon Shipment to Russia (Press Release).


Sep. 3 2022,

Added "Updates Related to Price Cap on Russian Oil" and the amended and reissued Cyber-Related Sanctions Regulations.


Aug. 31 2022,

Added License No. SDGT-2021-372834-2.


Aug. 25 2022,

Added Iran GL M-2 and amended FAQ # 853


Aug. 23 2022,

Added LICENSE No. VENEZUELA-EO13850-2019-359725-1.


Aug. 19 2022,

Added Russia-related GL 50 and Russia-related GL 38A.


Aug. 15 2022,

Added Case No. VENEZUELA-EO13850-2022-950943-1 and LICENSE No. VENEZUELA-EO13850-2022-947074-1.


Aug. 8 2022,

Added 2016 Letter From Treasury to Sen. Wyden re: 50 Percent Rule; U.S. Treasury Sanctions Notorious Virtual Currency Mixer Tornado Cash.


Aug. 3 2022,

Amended Russia-related GL 40, Russia-related GL 47, and Russia-related GL 48.


Aug. 2, 2022,

Added Case No. CU-77526(!) (amended certain System Notes dealing with the notion of "control"). Added FAQ # 1073, FAQ # 1074, FAQ # 1072, Russia-related GL47, Russia-related GL48, Russia-related GL49. Amended Russia-related GL40, and Russia-related GL43. Added Designation of Entities Supporting Trade of Iranian Petroleum and Petrochemical Products (Press Statement).


July 25, 2022,

Added Case No. IA-11074 and Finding of Violation - MidFirst Bank. Added Russia-related GL 45, Russia-related GL 46, FAQ # 1071, FAQ # 1072, and amended FAQ # 1053, FAQ # 1054.


July 19, 2022,

Added Executive Order 14078.


July 17, 2022,

Added Civil Enforcement Information - American Express National Bank and Case No. MUL-2013-305202-1.


July 15, 2022,

Replaced FAQ # 967, FAQ # 1039, FAQ # 1040, Russia-related GL 6, Russia-related GL 25, Russia-related GL 30, and added Russia-related GL 44 and FACT SHEET: Russia Sanctions and Agricultural Trade.


July 12, 2022,

Added Case No. IA-2021-870300-1 and ENF 16021 (Cautionary Letter).


July 7, 2022,

Added Venezuela GL 40A.


July 6, 2022,

Added Case No. FNK-2017-345492-1, certain amendments to the Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations.


July 1, 2022,

Added Case No. IA-8381, LICENSE No. DPRK3-2016-337818-2, U.S. Treasury Blocks Over $1 Billion in Suleiman Kerimov Trust (Press Release) and Updated Guidance on Filing the Annual Report of Blocked Property.


June 28, 2022,

Added FAQ # 1070, Russia-related GL 39, Russia-related GL 40, Russia-related GL 41, Russia-related GL 42, Russia-related GL 43, and Determination Pursuant to Section 1(a)(i) of EO 14068 (Effective June 28, 2022). Amended FAQ # 1029.


June 22, 2022,

Added License No. IA-2021-376547-1; License No. IA-2021-376893-1.


June 17, 2022,

Added FAQ # 1069 and Nicaragua GL 3.


June 16, 2022,

Added Case No. VENEZUELA-EO13850-2019-364861-1 and LICENSE No. VENEZUELA-EO13850-2021-372516-1.


June 14, 2022,

Added Russia-related GL 8C, amended related FAQs (non-substantive amendments only).


June 10, 2022,

Added Iran GL N-1, Syria GL 21A, Venezuela GL 39A, FAQ # 906, FAQ # 907, FAQ # 908, FAQ # 909, FAQ # 910, FAQ # 911, FAQ # 1056, and FAQ # 1057. Amended certain CACR FAQs and provisions (of note, 515.564, 515.565 and 515.570).


June 9, 2022,

Added FAQ # 1060, FAQ # 1061, FAQ # 1062, FAQ # 1063, FAQ # 1064, FAQ # 1065, FAQ # 1066, FAQ # 1067, FAQ # 1068.


June 8, 2022,

Added Case No. IA-2014-314662-1 and Case No. IA-2014-314663-1. Added FAQ # 1049, FAQ # 1050, FAQ # 1051, FAQ # 1052 FAQ # 1053, FAQ # 1054, FAQ # 1055, FAQ # 1056, and FAQ # 1057, and amended FAQ # 1005 and FAQ # 1019.


June 5, 2022,

Added 31 CFR §§ 545.210, 545.319, 545.304, 545.404, 545.406. 545.409, 545.415, 545.418, 545.419, 545.420 (provisions involving "new investment") (1986, South Africa)


June 2, 2022,

Added FAQ # 1046, FAQ # 1047, FAQ # 1048, Russia-related GL 36, Russia-related GL 37, Russia-related GL 38, and added amended Russia-related GL 25B. Added U.S. Treasury Severs More Networks Providing Support for Putin and Russia’s Elites.


May 31, 2022

Added Case No. VENEZUELA-EO13850-2021-373786-1 and LICENSE No. VENEZUELA-EO13850-2021-373786-1.


May 29, 2022

Added amended Venezuela GL 8j, added Civil Enforcement Information - Banco Popular de Puerto Rico.


May 25, 2022

Added amended Russia-related GL 13A.


May 24, 2022

Added Case No. IA-16144; License No. IA-16144 and Risks and Considerations for U.S. Businesses Operating in Sudan (Advisory).


May 18, 2022

Added Guidance on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Information Technology Workers, LICENSE No. VENEZUELA-2019-358982-1.


May 14, 2022

Added FAC No. FNK-474884 (Notable Third Party Notification of Blocking and Administrative Subpoena). Added Syria GL 22, FAQ # 1041, FAQ # 1042, FAQ # 1043, FAQ # 1044 and FAQ # 1045.


May 11, 2022

Amended FAQ # 1034, FAQ # 1035 and FAQ # 1038.


May 8, 2022

Added Determination Pursuant to Executive Order 14024 of April 15, 2021​, Determination Pursuant to Section 1(a)(ii) of Executive Order 14071 FAQ # 1033, FAQ # 1034, FAQ # 1035, FAQ # 1036, FAQ # 1037, FAQ # 1038, FAQ # 1039, FAQ # 1040, Background Press Call by a Senior Administration Official (May 8), Russia-related GL 25A, Russia-related GL 33, Russia-related GL 34, and Russia-related GL 35.


May 6, 2022

Added unredacted Case No. BU-2013-302061-1 and related General Note on the Relationship Between Various Forms of “Financing” and the Notion of an “Ordinarily Incident” Transaction.


May 5, 2022

Added the reissued Ukraine-/Russia Related Sanctions Regulations and related FAQs. Of particular note, the new Crimea-related GLs at 589.506589.518, 589.519, 589.520; the implementation of URSR-wide Official Business GLs at 589.510 and 589.511; the secondary sanctions related provisions at 589.201, 589.209, 589.413, the SSI directive-related provisions at 589.334, 589.302, 589.309, 589.311, 589.315, 589.325589.332, and 589.405. Added FAQ # 1032, Russia-related GL 31 and Russia-related GL 32. Amended FAQ # 1009, Russia-related GL 7a and Russia-related GL 26a.


May 2, 2022

Added Russia-related GL 30 and FAQ # 1031. Added application and related specific licenses to Case No. SU-2013-303493-1.


Apr. 25, 2022

Added Case No. CU-2013-300818-4 and Case No. CU-2013-300818-5. Replaced Ukraine GL 13 and Ukraine GL 15 (and amended related FAQs). Added United States v. Cao de Benos et al. (S1 20 Cr. 15 (PKC)) (SDNY, 2022); Indictment. Added Civil Enforcement Information - Toll Holdings Limited.


Apr. 22, 2022

Added Case No. CT-2015-320135-1 and License No. CU-71416; License No. CT-7571. Added Civil Enforcement Information - Newmont Corporation and Civil Enforcement Information - Chisu International Corporation.


Apr. 20, 2022

Added FAQ # 1030, Russia-related GL 28 and Russia-related GL 29.


Apr. 18, 2022

Added Russia-related GL 27, Russia-related Fact Sheet and License No. SU-2014-314079-1.


Apr. 15, 2022

Added FAC No. CU-506321 and Related Licenses; added Phillips Petroleum Company Venezuela Limited et al v. Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. et al., No. 1:21-mc-00046-LPS (D. Del. Mar. 2, 2022), (Dkt. 42).


Apr. 12, 2022

Added Russia-related General License 26.


Apr. 11, 2022

Added ENF 51470 (Administrative Subpoena) and ENF 51470 (Sample No Action Letter).


Apr. 8, 2022

Added Case No. CU-2015-320507-1, EO 14071, Russia-related GL 21, Russia-related GL 22, Russia-related GL 23, Russia-related GL 24 and Russia-related GL 25 and amended Russia-related GL 8, Russia-related GL 9, and Russia-related GL 10.


Apr. 1, 2022

Added application to Case No. SY-2019-364717-1. Added Determination Pursuant to EO 14024 (Effective March 31, 2022) and Civil Enforcement Information - S&P Global, Inc.


Mar. 28, 2022

Added LICENSE No. VENEZUELA-EO13884-2019-XXXXX (April 29, 2021).


Mar. 25, 2022

Added License No. SDGT-760f.


Mar. 24, 2022

Added FAQ # 1029, Russia-related GL 20 and Ukraine GL Number 25. Replaced Russia-related GL 6, Russia-related GL 17, FAQ # 1023, FAQ # 1024.


Mar. 21, 2022

Added LICENSE No. VENEZUELA-2018-355407-2.


Mar. 18, 2022

Added application to Case No. IA-2015-320200-1. Added Ukraine GL 24 and amended FAQ # 1020.


Mar. 14, 2022

Added Case No. SDNT-734.


Mar. 11, 2022

Added LICENSE No. MUL-2020-370795-1, LICENSE No. MUL-2020-370795-2. Added EO 14068, Russia-related GL 17, Russia-related GL 18, Russia-related GL 19, Ukraine GL Number 23, FAQ # 1007, FAQ # 1021, FAQ # 1022, FAQ # 1023, FAQ # 1024, FAQ # 1025, FAQ # 1026, FAQ # 1027 and FAQ # 1028.


Mar. 8, 2022

Added Russia-related GL 16, EO 14066, FAQ # 1013, FAQ # 1014, FAQ # 1015, FAQ # 1016, FAQ # 1017, FAQ # 1018, FAQ # 1019, FAQ # 1020.


Mar. 4, 2022

Added FAQ # 1010, FAQ # 1011, FAQ # 1012 and State Department Waiver Under the Iran-Iraq Arms Non-Proliferation Act of 1992 re: Internet Services General License. Added application to LICENSE No. MUL-2013-305239-3.


Mar. 3, 2022

Added FAQ # 998, FAQ # 999, FAQ # 1000, FAQ # 1001, FAQ # 1002, FAQ # 1003, FAQ # 1004, FAQ # 1005, FAQ # 1006, FAQ # 1007, FAQ # 1008, FAQ # 1009, Russia-related GL 9A, Russia-related GL 10A, Russia-related GL 13, Russia-related GL 14 and Russia-related GL 15. Amended FAQ # 675, FAQ # 676, FAQ # 678, FAQ # 888, FAQ # 889, FAQ # 890, FAQ # 965, FAQ # 966, FAQ # 967, FAQ # 974, FAQ # 976, FAQ # 977, FAQ # 978, FAQ # 981, FAQ # 982. Added Crystallex Int'l Corporation v. Bolivarian Rep. of Venezuela (1:17-mc-00151-LPS, Dkt. 443) (D. Del) (2022).


Feb. 28, 2022

Added 2020 State Department Letter to Congress in re: SDN-Related Ventilator Purchase. Added Directive 4 Under EO 14024, Russia-related General License 8A and Russian Harmful Foreign Activities Sanctions Regulations.


Feb. 25, 2022

Added Directive 2 Under EO 14024, Directive 3 Under EO 14024, Russia-related GL 5, Russia-related GL 6, Russia-related GL 7, Russia-related GL 8, Russia-related GL 9, Russia-related GL 10, Russia-related GL 11, Russia-related GL 12, Belarus GL 6, Belarus GL 7, FAQ # 966, FAQ # 967, FAQ # 968, FAQ # 969, FAQ # 970, FAQ # 971, FAQ # 972, FAQ # 973, FAQ # 974, FAQ # 975, FAQ # 976, FAQ # 977, FAQ # 978, FAQ # 979, FAQ # 980, FAQ # 981, FAQ # 982, FAQ # 983, FAQ # 984, FAQ # 985, FAQ # 986, FAQ # 987, FAQ # 988, FAQ # 989, FAQ # 990, and amended FAQ # 371, FAQ # 675, FAQ # 676, FAQ # 678, FAQ # 886, FAQ # 956, and FAQ # 964. Added GTSR/FTOSR General License 20, FAQ # 991, FAQ # 992, FAQ # 993, FAQ # 994, FAQ # 995, FAQ # 996, and FAQ # 997.


Feb. 23, 2022

Russia-related GL 4, Secondary Sanctions Enforcement Announcement - Nord Stream 2.


Feb. 22, 2022

Added Directive 1A Under EO 14024, Russian Harmful Foreign Activities GL 2, Russian Harmful Foreign Activities GL 3, FAQ # 964 and FAQ # 965 (and amended FAQ # 678, FAQ # 888, FAQ # 889, FAQ # 890 and FAQ # 891). Added Determination Pursuant to Section 1(a)(i) of Executive Order 14024.


Feb. 21, 2022

Added LICENSE No. TCO-2017-348278-1; PacNet Group Terms of Removal Agreement, Executive Order 14065, Ukraine GL 17, Ukraine GL 18, Ukraine GL 19, Ukraine GL 20, Ukraine GL 21, Ukraine GL 22.


Feb. 18, 2022

Added Case No. NPW-1211, Case No. NPW-1165 and Case No. SU-3945.


Feb. 15, 2022

Added 544.507, 544.508 and the Chinese Military-Industrial Complex Sanctions Regulations.


Feb. 14, 2022

Added LICENSE No. DABRESERVES-EO-2022-886895-1, In Re: Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001 (1:03-md-01570) (Dkt. 7661) - USG Statement of Interest.


Feb. 11, 2022

Added Case No. IA-2016-328723-1, EO 14064 (Da Afghanistan Bank).


Feb. 9, 2022,

Added Ethiopia Sanctions Regulations, amendments accounting for the implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act.


Feb. 7, 2022,

Added Case No. SY-2019-360387-1 and Case No. IA-2012-299450-1.


Feb. 4, 2022,

Added Case No. SU-1788 and Case No. CU-77803; License No. CU-77803.


Feb. 2, 2022,

Added FAQ # 957, FAQ # 958, FAQ # 959, FAQ # 960, FAQ # 961, FAQ # 962, and FAQ # 963.


Jan. 31, 2022,

Added Case No. IA-2017-340699-1, Case No. CU-82413, and Case No. SY-177.


Jan. 28, 2022,

Added General Note on the Boilerplate Provision Titled “Effect of Transfers Violating the Provisions of This Part”; “Null and Void” Transfers (System Ed. Note) and LICENSE No. LB-2013-304927-1.


Jan. 26, 2022,

Added Business Advisory on Heightened Risks Associated with doing Business in Burma.


Jan. 24, 2022,

Added LICENSE No. VENEZUELA-EO13850-2019-359725-3. Amended Ukraine GL 13, Ukraine GL 15 and related FAQs. 


Jan. 21, 2022,

Added amended Venezuela GL 5I, FAQ # 595, the reissued Transnational Criminal Organizations Sanctions Regulations, 2018 Email From the State Department re: Title IV of the Helms Burton Act and License No. CU-76280, License No. CU-73490.


Jan. 17, 2022,

Added Case No. SDGT-847 and CASE No. SDNT-257.


Jan. 14, 2022,

Added application to Case No. IA-2016-329380-1, added Case No. SDGT-378.


Jan. 11, 2022,

Added Civil Enforcement Information - Sojitz (Hong Kong) Limited.


Jan. 10, 2022,

Added Case No. IA-15055, License No. IA-15055.


Jan. 7, 2022,

Added FAQ # 956, Case No. IA-15582, License No. IA-15582.


Jan. 4, 2022,

Added Civil Enforcement Information - Airbnb Payments, Inc.


Jan. 3, 2022,

Added Corporación Andina de Fomento (2021 SEC Filing), FAC No. CU-194183.


Dec. 31, 2021,

Added License No. CU-78926-a, Case Nos. SDGT-572 and SDGT-574; License No. SDGT-572 and Contrarian Capital Management, LLC v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (1:19-cv-11018) (SDNY, Dkt. 126) - Judgment.


Dec. 27, 2021,

Amended 539.301, 539.302 and 539.304. Added LICENSE No. IA-2013-305758-1, 2 and Background Note re: United States v. Alavi Found. (In re 650 Fifth Ave. & Related Props.) and Related Cases.


Dec. 24, 2021,

Added Civil Enforcement Information - TD Bank, N.A., LICENSE No. SDT-009 and CASE No. SDT-110, LICENSE No. SDT-110.


Dec. 23, 2021,

Added GTSR/FTOSR GL 17, GTSR/FTOSR GL 18, GTSR/FTOSR GL 19, FAQ # 950, FAQ # 951, FAQ # 952, FAQ # 953, FAQ # 954, FAQ # 955 and Fact Sheet: Provision of Humanitarian Assistance to Afghanistan and Support for the Afghan People.


Dec. 20, 2021,

Added License No. CU-2015-317093-1, Notable "Telephone Opinion" by OFAC Office of Chief Legal Counsel (Reported by Citibank in Litigation).


Dec. 17, 2021,

Added Executive Order 14059; Case No. IA-17159 (cf United States v. Three Burmese Statues, (3:07-cv-00250) W.D.N.C. June 24, 2008).


Dec. 13, 2021,

Added application to Case No. IA-18073; added LICENSE No. IA 18173.


Dec. 12, 2021,

Added Dresser-Rand Company v. Petroleos De Venezuela, S.A. (1:19-cv-02689, dkt. 150) (SDNY, 2021).


Dec. 10, 2021,

Added GTSR/FTOSR General License 16 and FAQ # 949.


Dec. 9, 2021,

Added Civil Enforcement Information - An Unnamed Individual (18), ENF 50908 (Cautionary Letter).


Dec. 6, 2021,

Added Case No. SDGT-855; Letter From OFAC re: Blocked Property Reporting Requirements.


Dec. 3, 2021

Added Case No. WMD-11 and Notable Examples of Licensing Determinations Related to or Resulting in Successful Litigation Involving OFAC (System Ed. Note).


Dec. 2, 2021

Added Directive 1 Under EO 14038, Belarus GL 5, FAQ # 939, FAQ # 940, FAQ # 941, FAQ # 942, FAQ # 943, FAQ # 944, FAQ # 945, FAQ # 946, FAQ # 947, and FAQ # 948.


Nov. 29, 2021,

Added Case No. SU-3464.


Nov. 27, 2021,

Commentary for revised 542.516, General Note on GLs Authorizing Transactions of and Related to Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) (System Ed. Note).


Nov. 25, 2021,

Added Venezuela GL 8I, FAQ # 937, FAQ # 938. Added ENF 51433 (Administrative Subpoena and Related Correspondence) and ENF 51433 (Cautionary Letter).


Nov. 22, 2021,

Added Case No. CU-2015-320741-1, Imposition of Further Sanctions in Connection with Nord Stream 2.


Nov. 18, 2021,

Added Case No. IA-2016-330121-1, EO on the Termination of Emergency With Respect To the Situation in Burundi.


Nov. 15, 2021,

Added Case No. IA-11787, General Note on the Immigration-related GLs in the ITSR and SySR; and Dealings With Certain Iranian and Syrian Individuals Lawfully Present in the U.S. (System Ed. Note).


Nov. 12, 2021,

Added Ethiopia GL 4, FAQ # 935, FAQ # 936, and Dropbox, Inc. (2018 Correspondence With the SEC).


Nov. 11, 2021,

Added Case No. IQ-2655 and related specific licenses.


Nov. 10, 2021,

Added Civil Enforcement Information (FOV) - Mashreqbank psc, Order to Cease and Desist (Federal Reserve) - Mashreqbank PSC and Consent Order with NYSDFS - Mashreqbank PSC. Added Cambodia Business Advisory on High-Risk Investments and Interactions.


Nov. 9, 2021,

Added FAQ # 934.


Nov. 8, 2021,

Added LICENSE No. TCO-2016-338378-1 and LICENSE No. CU-2018-354788-1.


Nov. 4, 2021,

Added Case No. IA-2016-329380-1 and Case No. IA-2015-318952-1.


Nov. 1, 2021,

Added Case No. SY-254.


Oct. 28, 2021,

Added Case No. IA-2012-297076-1.


Oct. 25, 2021,

Added Case No. VENEZUELA-2018-357535-1; LICENSE No. VENEZUELA-2018-357535-1 .


Oct. 22, 2021,

Added The Treasury 2021 Sanctions Review, Case No. SDGT-816a, LICENSE No. SDGT-816a, LICENSE No. SDGT-957, LICENSE No. SDGT-816b, Case No. SDGT-816c, Case Nos. SDGT-444, SDGT-472 and SDGT-475; LICENSE No. SDGT-484, LICENSE No. SDGT-403; Case No. SDGT-403.


Oct. 18, 2021,

Added Case No. IA-2015-321890-1.


Oct. 15, 2021,

Added Nov. 2014 Message From OFAC SC&E to Local Sudanese UNDP Staff in re: UNFCU Accounts. Added Sanctions Compliance Guidance for the Virtual Currency Industry, amended FAQ # 559 and FAQ # 646.


Oct. 11, 2021,

Added Letter From Treasury to Sen. Cruz in re: SDN Twitter Accounts (Associated Correspondence Included), General Note on Prohibitions, Licenses and Exemptions as Applied to Social Media and Other Communications-Related Internet Services and Software (System Ed. Note).


Oct. 8, 2021,

Added LICENSE No. IA-2012-296722-1 and The Western Union Company (Correspondence With the SEC).


Oct. 4, 2021,

Replaced Case No. SY-2019-364717-1 (fully unredacted pursuant to FOIA appeal).


Oct. 1, 2021,

Added FAQ # 933.


Sep. 30, 2021,

Added LICENSE No. NPW-143, Temporary Note Concerning the Status of the Unrecognized Government of Afghanistan Under the GTSR. Added FAQ # 932.


Sep. 27, 2021,

Added LICENSE No. IA-2021-376383-1, Civil Enforcement Information - Cameron International Corporation and Civil Enforcement Information - Schlumberger Rod Lift, Inc.


Sep. 24, 2021,

Added Case No. VENEZUELA-EO13850-2020-366869-1, Consolidated Comment on Crystallex International Corporation v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (D. Del, 2017 - ), and Selected Documents Associated with the Litigation. Added FAQ # 928, FAQ # 929,FAQ # 930, FAQ # 931, GTSR/FTOSR General License 14, GTSR/FTOSR General License 15.


Sep. 21, 2021,

Added Updated Advisory on Potential Sanctions Risks for Facilitating Ransomware Payments.


Sep. 20, 2021,

Added Case No. IA-8274 and Case No. IA-8285.


Sep. 17, 2021,

Added EO 14046 (Ethiopia), FAQ # 922, FAQ # 923, FAQ # 924, FAQ # 925, FAQ # 926, FAQ # 927, Ethiopia General License Number 1, Ethiopia General License Number 2, and Ethiopia General License Number 3. Added License No. IA-3579; License No. IA-3636.


Sep. 13, 2021,

Added Case No. SY-2019-364717-1, added new specific license-related search criteria.


Sep. 10, 2021,

Added Case No. NK-93053, Venezuela GL 5H.


Sep. 9, 2021,

Added Civil Enforcement Information - NewTek, Inc.


Sep. 6, 2021,

Added Case No. SY-2012-295630-1 and Case No. SU-2013-303493-1. Added General Note on Transactions by U.S. Person Agents, Employees, Subsidiaries and Affiliates of “Licensees”—and With Persons Related to Sanctioned Persons—as Transactions “Ordinarily Incident” to Underlying Authorized Transactions.


Sep. 3, 2021,

Added Case No. GEN 410.


Aug. 30, 2021,

Added Case No. IA-2014-307884-1.


Aug. 28, 2021,

Added Civil Enforcement Information - First Bank SA and JC Flowers & Co., LICENSE No. FNK-2017-340718-1 and LICENSE No. FNK-2017-341112-2.


Aug. 26, 2021,

Civil Enforcement Information - Bank of China (UK) Limited.


Aug. 24, 2021,

Iran GL M-1.


Aug. 23, 2021,

Added Case No. SY-219-1 and Case No. SY-32; FAC No. SY-241825.


Aug. 20, 2021,

Added FAC No. BEL-368210 (Notable Blocking Notices) and General Note on the Meaning and Significance of the Term “Act on Behalf Of”, as It Appears in Various Contexts. Added Executive Order on Blocking Property with Respect to Certain Russian Energy Export Pipelines (E.O. 14039), PEESA General License Number 1A, FAQ # 919, FAQ # 920, and FAQ # 921.


Aug. 16, 2021,

Added Case No. IA-2015-320200-1.


Aug. 13, 2021,

Added LICENSE No. VENEZUELA-2019-363495-1.


Aug. 11, 2021,

Added Fact Sheet: Supporting the Cuban People’s Right to Seek, Receive, and Impart Information through Safe and Secure Access to the Internet.


Aug. 9, 2021

Added License No. SDGT-2020-367813-1, SDGT-17138 (Notable Blocking Notices). Added Executive Order on Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Belarus (EO 14038), Belarus General License 4, FAQ # 916, FAQ # 917 and FAQ # 918.


Aug. 6, 2021

Added License No. CU-2015-320431-1, LICENSE No. VENEZUELA-2018-353747-4.


Aug. 3, 2021

Added Case No. BU-2013-302061-1.


Jul. 26, 2021

Added ENF 43092 (Notable Third Party Notification of Blocking) and State Department Fact Sheet: Provision of Humanitarian Assistance to Cuba (July 23, 2021)


Jul. 24, 2021

Added Civil Enforcement Information - Payoneer Inc.


Jul. 20, 2021

Added amended Venezuela GL 5 and FAQ # 595.


Jul. 19, 2021

Added Case No. IA-2018-351723-1, United States v. Bahadorifar (S.D.N.Y. 2021) - Criminal Indictment (1:21-cr-00430, Dkt 1). Added Civil Enforcement Information - Alfa Laval Middle East Ltd., Settlement Agreement (OFAC) - Alfa Laval Middle East Ltd., Civil Enforcement Information - Alfa Laval Inc. and Settlement Agreement (BIS) - Alfa Laval Middle East Ltd. and Alfa Laval Inc.


Jul. 17, 2021

Added Hong Kong Business Advisory (July 16, 2021).


Jul. 14, 2021

Added Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory (Updated: July 13, 2021).


Jul. 12, 2021

Added Venezuela General License 40, FAQ # 914 and FAQ # 915. Added LICENSE No. IA-2018-350420-1.


Jul. 6, 2021

Added Case No. SU-3797-1, General Note on Exemptions and General Licenses for the “Official Business” of the U.S. Government (and/or United Nations) and Employees, Contractors, or Grantees Thereof.


Jul. 2, 2021

Added Case No. IA-2015-323596-1.


Jun. 27, 2021

Added LICENSE No. UKRAINE-EO13662-2020-366979-1 (with transmittal letter and related correspondence), LICENSE No. UKRAINE-EO13662-2020-366977-1 (with transmittal letter and related correspondence), License No. UKRAINE-EO13662-2018-355905-1, 2, 3 (with transmittal letter and license applications). Amendments to the Consolidated Comment on US VC Partners GP LLC et al. v. OFAC.


Jun. 21, 2021

Added Belarus General License 3, FAQ # 912 and FAQ # 913. Added SDGT-9966 (Blocking Memorandum) and General Note on the Blocking of Persons and Property Pending Investigation.


Jun. 18, 2021

Added Iran General License N, Syria General License 21, Venezuela General License 39, FAQ # 906, FAQ # 907, FAQ # 908, FAQ # 909, FAQ # 910 and FAQ # 911.


Jun. 14, 2021

Added Case No. IA-2015-323596-1.


Jun. 11, 2021

Added FAC # 848557


Jun. 9, 2021

Added Executive Order 14033.


Jun. 7, 2021

Added State Department Diplomatic Note No. 2019-1133/EEST and related Case No. IA-2019-364590-1.


Jun. 4, 2021

Added, EO 14032, FAQ # 897, FAQ # 898, FAQ # 899, FAQ # 900, FAQ # 901, FAQ # 902, FAQ # 903, FAQ # 904, FAQ # 905, White House Fact Sheet on EO 14032, Consolidated Comment on the Chinese Military Companies Sanctions Under the EO Issued June 3, 2021. Amended certain Chinese Military Companies-related FAQs.


Jun. 1, 2021

Added Venezuela General License 8H and Case No. SDGT-1471-1.


May. 31, 2021

Implementation of Burma Sanctions Regulations (Part 525); added FAC No. IA-145905 and Case No. IA-2013-304156-1.


May 27, 2021

Added FAQ # 896, Declaration of John E. Smith in OI European Group B.V. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (1:19-mc-00290) (Dkt. 95, D. Del 2021) and Case No. IA-2015-318293-1.


May 21, 2021

Added Case No. IA-18073. Added Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act (PEESA) General License No. 1, FAQ # 894, FAQ # 895 and Secondary Sanctions Enforcement Announcement - Nord Stream 2 and European Energy Security.


May 20, 2021

Sudan-related amendments to the TLGSR, added applications to Case No. IA-2016-325474-1 and Case No. UKRAINE-EO13662-2018-358314-1.


May 18, 2021

All revisions and additions to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Sanctions Regulations and Narcotics Trafficking Sanctions Regulations. Added May 15, 2021 Report Pursuant to Section 5(b) of the Hong Kong Autonomy Act (Treasury) and Executive Order 13959 - General License No. 1B (Chinese Military Companies).


May 17, 2021

Added Case No. BU-2013-305114-1 (in re: License No. BU-2013-305114-1)


May 14, 2021

Replaced Case No. SY-2015-315677-1 and Case No. IA-2014-314666-1 with less-redacted versions, subsequent to partially sustained FOIA appeal.


May 10, 2021

Added Case No. IA-2015-318609-1.


May 6, 2021

Added FAQ # 892, FAQ # 893.


May 3, 2021

Added Case No. BU-2013-302037-1.


Apr. 30, 2021

Added Civil Enforcement Information - MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc., Civil Enforcement Information - SAP SE, Settlement Agreement (BIS) - SAP SE, Non-Prosecution Agreement - SAP SE. Added Case No. BU-2012-294603-1.


Apr. 28, 2021

Aditions and amendments accounting for the reissuance of the Somalia Sanctions Regulations.


Apr. 23, 2021

Added General Note on General Licenses for Transactions Related to Telecommunications and Mail, Case No. SY-2015-315677-1 and Case No. IA-2014-314666-1.


Apr. 20, 2021

Added Civil Enforcement Information -Alliance Steel, Inc.


Apr. 19, 2021

Added Belarus General License 2-H, License No. MUL-2013-302171-1, FAC No. 105290.


Apr. 16, 2021

Added Executive Order on Blocking Property with Respect to Specified Harmful Foreign Activities of the Government of the Russian Federation, Directive 1 Under Executive Order of April 15, 2021 (EO 14024), FAQ # 886, FAQ # 887, FAQ # 888, FAQ # 889, FAQ # 890, FAQ # 891. Amended FAQ # 673, FAQ # 674, FAQ # 675. Added Case No. SU-2428, LICENSE No. CU-2016-338197-1.


Apr. 12, 2021

Amended FAQ # 97, FAQ # 98, FAQ # 836, OFAC TSRA FAQ - 1 and OFAC TSRA FAQ - 5. Added Case No. IA-2018-358410-1.


Apr. 9, 2021

Added Frequently Asked Questions on PEESA, as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2021. amended the definition of “applicable schedule amount” in Appendix A to the RPPR, added Case No. IA-2016-325474-1.


Apr. 5, 2021

Added Case No. IA-2014-314878, Frequency Electronics, Inc., Q1 2021 10-Q Filing, FAQ # 884, and FAQ # 885.


Apr. 2, 2021

Added Executive Order on the Termination of Emergency With Respect to the International Criminal Court, Case No. UKRAINE-EO13662-2018-358314-1.


Mar. 30, 2021

Added License No. UKRAINE-EO13662-2019-360487-1, and License No. UKRAINE-EO13662-2020-367531-1.


Mar. 26, 2021

Added Case No. ZI-2018-359723-1, Civil Enforcement Information - Nordgas S.r.l., United States ex rel. Brutus Trading, LLC v. Standard Chartered Bank - 3rd Decl. of the OFAC Asst. Dir. Of SC&E. Added Settlement Agreement - Nordgas S.r.l.


Mar. 25, 2021

Added Burma General License Number 1, Burma General License Number 2, Burma General License Number 3, Burma General License Number 4, FAQ # 882, and FAQ # 883.


Mar. 22, 2021

Added Case No. CU-2019-XXXXX-1 (11/21/2019), amendments for the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act.


Mar. 19, 2021

Added Nord Stream 2 and Potential Sanctionable Activity (March 18, 2021 State Dep't Press Statement).


Mar. 17, 2021

Added Case No. IA-2015-321102-1.


Mar. 15, 2021

Added Civil Enforcement Information - UniControl, Inc. and Case No. IA-2019-364065-1.


Mar. 14, 2021

Added FAQ # 880, FAQ # 881, Letter From Bradley T. Smith In Re: Luokung Technology Corp (2021) and Letter From Defense Dep't In Re: Luokung Technology Corp (3-9-2021).


Mar. 2, 2021

Amended FAQ # 501, FAQ # 502, FAQ # 503 and Cyber General License (No. 1B).


Feb. 18, 2021

Added Civil Enforcement Information - BitPay, Inc.


Feb. 16, 2021

Amendments accounting for the removal of Ansarallah's FTO and SDGT designations.


Feb. 11, 2021

Added Executive Order 14014 - Executive Order on Blocking Property with Respect to the Situation in Burma.


Feb. 8, 2021

Added General Note on the Relationship Between OFAC's Regulatory Practices and the “Fair Notice” / “Fair Warning” Requirements of the U.S. Constitution and Administrative Procedure Act,


Feb. 2, 2021

Added amended Venezuela General License 30A.


Jan. 27, 2021

Added Agreement Between EN+ Group Plc, UC Rusal, and OFAC on the Terms of Removal of EN+ Group Plc, UC Rusal Plc, and JSC Eurosibenergo From the SDN List, FAQ # 878, FAQ # 879 and Executive Order 13959 - General License No. 1A (Chinese Military Companies). Added LICENSE No. GLOMAG-2021-371648-1.


Jan. 25, 2021

Added GTSR/FTOSR General License 13, amended FAQ # 876.


Jan. 20, 2021

Added State Department Russia Fact Sheet.


Jan. 19, 2021

Added GTSR/FTOSR General License 9, GTSR/FTOSR General License 10, GTSR/FTOSR General License 11, GTSR/FTOSR General License 12, FAQ # 875, FAQ # 876, FAQ # 877, Notable "Derivative" Designations - Treasury Targets Venezuelan Oil Sector Sanctions Evasion Network, and Sanctions Re: Nord Stream 2 . Added OFAC Director A. Gacki; Interview Concerning Cryptocurrency Industry Compliance (Excerpts) and Askan Holdings Ltd. v. Office of Foreign Assets Control et al (D.D.C. 2020) - Second OFAC Director's Declaration.


Jan. 16, 2021

Added the Hong Kong-Related Sanctions Regulations, Imposing Sanctions Related to the IRISL and Iranian Shipping Entities (State Dep't designation), United States v. Griffith (1:20-cr-00015) (2021) (Dkt. 1), DOJ/OFAC Correspondence, Crystallex International Corporation v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (1:17-mc-00151-LPS, Dkt. 234) (D. Del) (2021), Increasing Iran Metals Sanctions Targeting Iran’s Nuclear, Military, and Ballistic Missile Programs and the IRGC (IFCA Sec. 1245 Guidance). and Deferred Prosecution Agreement - PT Bukit Muria Jaya.


Jan. 15, 2021


Added Executive Order on Amending Executive Order 13959 (Chinese Military Companies), Executive Order 13959 - General License No. 2 (Chinese Military Companies), FAQ # 871, FAQ # 872, FAQ # 873, FAQ # 874, Consolidated Comment on the CCMC EO. Added Civil Enforcement Information - PT Bukit Muria Jaya.


Jan. 7, 2021

Added FAQ # 863, FAQ # 864, FAQ # 865 and Executive Order 13959 - General License No. 1 (Chinese Military Companies). Amended comments to Executive Order on Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance Communist Chinese Military Companies.


Jan. 5, 2021

Added Civil Enforcement Information - Union de Banques Arabes et Françaises and FAQ # 862, amended Venezuela General License 31 and FAQ # 679. Added FAQ # 869 and FAQ # 870, amended FAQ # 545 and FAQ # 546. Added Notable "Derivative" Designations - Treasury Sanctions Key Actors in Iran’s Steel Sector.


Jan. 1, 2021

Added Sec. 1241 of the FY 2021 NDAA (Turkey-Related CAATSA Sec. 231 Determination) and Sec. 1242 of the FY 2021 NDAA (Amending the "Protecting Europe's Energy Security Act of 2019”).