By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

Sanctions Profile: United Arab Emirates


UAE-based company complies with deferred prosecution agreement

In July 2020, UAE-based tobacco industry supplier Essentra FZE agreed to pay $665,112 to settle civil liability for 3 violations of the North Korea Sanctions Regulations (previous post) and entered into a 3-year deferred prosecution agreement. Last week, prosecutors said that Essentra FZE had fully complied with the terms of the agreement, which required it to implement a new compliance …

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Latest US sanctions on Russia

Last week OFAC introduced a new wave of over 120 Russia sanctions designations, further restricting access to military products, targeting the Russian metal, mining, and energy sectors, and aiming to reduce Russia’s access to the international finance system (press release, press release, notice). The measures target entities from other countries who are allegedly exporting to Russia.  4 entities from Kyrgyzstan …

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BIS adds 36 to Entity List

On 28 June 2022, BIS added 36 entities based in China, Lithuania, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, the UAE, the UK, Uzbekistan and Vietnam to its Entity List. Press Release & Final Rule. 6 entities were listed on the basis that they had supplied items to Russian entities of concern prior to 24 February 2022 and continue to contract to supply Russian …

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7 added to BIS Entity List

BIS has added 7 entities to its Entity List: Jiangsu Tianyuan Metal Powder Co. Ltd. (China); Chemtech International (Private) Limited (Pakistan); Engineering Materials and Equipment Co. (Pakistan); Inspectech (Pakistan); Value Additions (Pvt) Ltd. (Pakistan); X-Cilent Engineering (Pakistan); and Odyssey General Trading FZC (UAE). The listed entities are subject to additional licence requirements for all items subject to the Export Administration …

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Ex-US intelligence officers enter into DPA over UAE hacking operations

Marc Baier, Ryan Adams and Daniel Gericke, all former employees of the US Intelligence Community or the US military, have entered into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) to resolve criminal charges arising from their provision of hacking services to the UAE government. They have acknowledged and agreed a criminal information charging them with: 1) conspiring to violate the Arms Export …

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Current Sanctions

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