Latest 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 both systems. For up-to-the-minute updates on OFAC actions, see the OFAC "Recent Actions" page.

I. Items/Actions Pending Addition to the Research System


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II. Latest Updates to the Research System


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”).

I. Items/Actions Pending Implementation in the Interview System


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II. Latest Updates to the Interview System


Jul. 27, 2021

Amendments accounting for the Iran, Syria and Venezuela COVID-related General Licenses issued on 6-17-21 and Venezuela General License 40.


Jun. 30, 2021

Amendments accounting for the issuance of amended Venezuela GL 5.


Jun. 30, 2021

Amendments accounting for the issuance of Belarus General License 3.


Jun. 6, 2021

Amendments accounting for the issuance of China-related EO 14032 and associated FAQs.


Jun. 1, 2021

Amendments accounting for the implementation of the Burma Sanctions Regulations.


May 23, 2021

Amendments accounting for the issuance of Executive Order 13959 - General License No. 1B (Chinese Military Companies), the placement of certain PEESA-designated persons on the NS-MBS list and the 5-17-2021 changes to the FNKSR and NTSR.


May 7, 2021

Amendments accounting for the preliminary injunction pertaining to the applicability of EO 13959 prohibitions against Luokung Technology Corp; amendments accounting for the "administrative notice" announcing the migration of the NS-CCMC list. Incorporation of the Amended and Reissued Somalia Sanctions Regulations. Completed implementation of the Russia-related actions of 4-15-2021 (i.e. the issuance of EO 14024 and Directive 1 Under Executive Order of April 15, 2021 (EO 14024).


April 20, 2021

Amendments accounting for the issuance of Belarus General License 2H.


April 5, 2021

Amendments accounting for the revocation of EO 13928 (the authority for the International Criminal Court-Related Sanctions Regulations).


Mar. 28, 2021

Amendments accounting for the Burma-related general licenses issued 3/25/2021.


Mar. 14, 2021

Amendments accounting for the issuance of FAQs (FAQ # 880FAQ # 881) and related developments concerning two "Communist Chinese Military Companies."


Feb. 23, 2021

Amendments accounting for the Russia-related actions of Mar. 2, 2021.


Feb. 23, 2021

Amendments accounting the introduction of the [PEESA] program tag.


Feb. 16, 2021

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


Feb. 13, 2021

Amendments accounting for Executive Order 14014 (Burma).


Feb. 2, 2021

Amendments accounting for Venezuela General License 30A.


Jan. 27, 2021

Amendments accounting for the issuance of Executive Order 13959 - General License No. 1A (Chinese Military Companies).


Jan. 26, 2021

Amendments accounting for the issuance of GTSR/FTOSR General License 13.


Jan. 22, 2021

Amendments accounting for all Jan. 13-14 developments concerning EO 13959, as amended; Amendments accounting for Ansarullah/Houthi-related actions of Jan. 19.


Jan. 18, 2021

Amendments accounting for the issuance of the Hong Kong-Related Sanctions Regulations, the designation of persons pursuant to section 1245 IFCA that are eligible for the import exception.


Jan. 8, 2021

Amendments accounting for FAQ # 863, FAQ # 864, FAQ # 865 and Executive Order 13959 - General License No. 1 (Chinese Military Companies).


Jan. 6, 2021

Amendments accounting for amended Venezuela General License 31, FAQ # 869 and FAQ # 870.


Jan. 1, 2021

Amendments accounting for Sec. 1242 of the FY 2021 NDAA (Amending the "Protecting Europe's Energy Security Act of 2019”) and the Executive Order on Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance Communist Chinese Military Companies (prohibitions effective Jan. 11, 2021).