Don Kassilke

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OFAC and BIS Changes to Cuba Sanctions Further Ease Trade and Travel Restrictions

On October 14, 2016, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published another round of amendments to the Cuban Assets Control...more

10/20/2016 - Aviation Industry BIS Cuba Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) EAR Exports FDA Goods or Services Infrastructure OFAC Sanctions Trade Relations Travel Vessels

OFAC and BIS Continue to Ease Cuba Shipping, Travel and Banking Sanctions

The Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) have respectively published another round of amendments to the Cuban Assets Control...more

3/23/2016 - Banking Sector BIS Cuba Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) Exports OFAC Sanctions Shipping Travel

New OFAC General License Will Facilitate Trade with Burma

A new general license issued by the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) will make it easier to transport goods between the United States and Burma....more

12/23/2015 - Burma Exports General Licenses Imports OFAC SDN List

U.S. Commercial Flights to Cuba to Resume in 2016; Trade Embargo Remains Intact

On December 16, the U.S. government reached (but has not yet signed) an agreement with Cuba that would allow commercial airlines to resume scheduled air service between the two countries. The U.S. State Department said that...more

12/22/2015 - Airlines Cuba Department of Transportation (DOT) Embargo International Travel OFAC US Department of State

“Adoption Day” Marks Official Launch of P5 + 1 Nuclear Deal with Iran

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), intended to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and to ensure that Iran’s nuclear program will be directed toward exclusively peaceful purposes, went into effect...more

10/21/2015 - Barack Obama IAEA Iran Iran Sanctions Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Nuclear Power Nuclear Weapons OFAC P5+1 Nations Presidential Directives SDN List Secretary of State U.S. Treasury Uranium

OFAC and BIS Announce Further Easing of Cuba Sanctions

Effective September 21, 2015, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) have amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations and...more

9/29/2015 - Aviation Industry Bank Accounts BIS Cuba Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) EAR International Travel Internet OFAC Office Space Retailers Sanctions SDN List Services Shipping Cargo Telecommunications Travel Permits Warehouses

P5+1 Nations Reach Nuclear Deal with Iran

On July 14, 2015, the P5+1 nations (United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany) and Iran announced that they had agreed upon a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding Iran’s nuclear program....more

7/17/2015 - Automotive Industry Aviation Industry Energy Sector IAEA Iran Iran Sanctions Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Nuclear Power Nuclear Weapons OFAC P5+1 Nations SDN List Shipping UN Security Council

U.S. and Cuba Reestablish Diplomatic Relations

On July 1, President Obama announced that the United States and Cuba had reached agreement on the reestablishment of diplomatic relations and that the two countries would soon reopen embassies in each other’s capitals for the...more

7/7/2015 - Barack Obama Cuba Embargo State Sponsors of Terrorism Trade Restrictions U.S. Embassies

White House Imposes Sanctions on Venezuela

On March 9, 2015, pursuant to authority contained in the recently enacted Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act (Act), President Obama issued an executive order (EO) declaring a national emergency with...more

3/13/2015 - Barack Obama Executive Orders Foreign Policy Human Rights Sanctions Venezuela

U.S. Announces Major Policy Shift on Cuba

On December 17, 2014, President Obama announced the beginning of major reforms regarding the relationship between the United States and Cuba. In a statement made from the White House, President Obama announced that the...more

12/19/2014 - Barack Obama Cuba Export Controls Foreign Relations Sanctions

U.S. Government Provides Guidance Regarding Certain Temporary Aviation-Related Iran Sanctions Relief

As previously advised, on January 20, 2014, Iran and the group of nations known as the P5+1 (United States, U.K., France, Russia, China and Germany) implemented a Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) whereby Iran agreed to accept...more

12/16/2014 - Automotive Industry Aviation Industry Exports Iran Iran Sanctions JPOA Metals Nuclear Weapons OFAC Oil & Gas Petrochemicals

U.S. Ukraine-Related Sanctions: Another List to Check and What It Means

On July 16, 2014 in response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control announced that it was adding several individuals and entities to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list. As with...more

7/29/2014 - Foreign Policy OFAC Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Iran Nuclear Talks: Extension of Joint Plan of Action

On Friday, July 18, 2014, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement that the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) negotiated between the P5+1 nations1 and Iran would be extended until November 24, 2014. As we reported...more

7/23/2014 - Iran Iran Sanctions John Kerry JPOA Nuclear Power P5+1 Nations Sanctions Uranium

United States Imposes Sanctions in Response to Ukraine Crisis

Since March 6, in response to the events in Ukraine, the Obama administration has issued three executive orders targeting individuals and entities deemed to be undermining the security of Ukraine. While all appear to be...more

5/2/2014 - Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Implementation of Temporary Iran Sanctions Relief

Last November, the group of nations known as the P5+1 (United States, U.K., Germany, France, Russia and China) reached an initial understanding with Iran whereby Iran agreed to accept limits on its nuclear program in exchange...more

1/30/2014 - EU Foreign Policy Iran Iran Sanctions Middle East Nuclear Power

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