US sanctions 6 Chinese companies for importing Iranian oil

The US has imposed sanctions on 6 Chinese shipping companies and 5 Chinese nationals under E.O. 13846 for “knowingly engaging in a significant transaction for the transport of oil from Iran”.  The sanctionable transaction took place after the waiver allowing imports of Iranian oil to China expired in May (see post). OFAC Notice and State Department Press Release. The designated …

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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