The UN first imposed sanctions on Sudan in 2004, by UN Security Council Resolution 1556, in response to the ongoing armed conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region. It imposed an arms embargo on all non-governmental entities operating in Darfur, which was expanded to cover all parties to the N’djamena Ceasefire Agreement and to include asset freezes and travel bans in 2005, by UN Security Council Resolution 1591.Subscribe for full access
OFAC has published a Biennial Report of licensing activities pursuant to Section 906(c) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (TSRA), which covers activities undertaken by OFAC from October 2014 to September 2016. The report focuses on licence applications requesting authorisation to export agricultural commodities, medicine, and medical devices to Iran […]
The US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, has imposed a travel ban on Salah Abdalla Mohamed Mohamed Salih, known as Salah Gosh, the former director of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) under Section 7031(c) of the FY 2019 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2019. Mr Gosh has been […]
OFAC has issued 2 separate Findings of Violation to DNI Express Shipping Company and to Southern Cross Aviation, both of which have violated § 501.602 of the Reporting Procedures and Penalties Regulations 31 C.F.R. part 501. OFAC Notice. DNI provided a subpoena response during OFAC’s investigation into the shipment of farm equipment to Sudan (prohibited […]
We reported in April that Standard Chartered had agreed a $1.1bn settlement with OFAC and various other US and UK authorities for sanctions violations relating to Burma/Myanmar, Cuba, Iran, Sudan, and Syria (see previous blog). The bank is now subject to a new civil claim, brought by a former senior employee of Standard Chartered and […]
The Canadian Global Affairs department has asked the police service (RCMP) to investigate possible violations of Canada’s sanctions regime by a Montreal-based lobbying firm, Dickens & Madson, which signed a $6m contract with Sudan’s military regime. The Canadian Global Affairs department also said the company may have violated the Sudan arms embargo pursuant to SOR/2004-197.