On August 2, 2022, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added further Russian individuals, entities and vessels to its Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List.  The designations include numerous Russian individuals connected to Russia President Vladimir Putin, as well as multinational companies Investitsionnaya Kompaniya MMK-FINANS (an investment and financial copany) and

On July 14, 2022, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued General License (GL) 44 authorizing transactions ordinarily incident and necessary to the exportation, reexportation, sale, or supply, directly or indirectly, from the United States, or by a United States person, wherever located, of tax preparation or filing services to any

On July 14, 2022, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued General License (GL) 30A authorizing transactions through December 16, 2022 involving SEFE Securing Energy for Europe GmbH (formerly known as Gazprom Germania GmbH) or any entity in which SEFE Securing Energy for Europe GmbH owns, directly or indirectly, a 50

On July 14, 2022, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) released a food security fact sheet on Russian sanctions and agricultural trade and an amended General License (GL) 6B to broaden the scope of the authorizations relating to transactions involving agricultural and medical products. The Department’s press release emphasized that “[a]gricultural

On July 7, 2022, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued Venezuela-related General License 40A, “Authorizing Certain Transactions Involving the Exportation or Reexportation of Liquefied Petroleum Gas to Venezuela.”  This general license continues authorization of all transactions and activities related to the exportation or reexportation, directly or indirectly, of

On June 28, 2022, The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned 70 entities and 29 individuals involved in Russia’s defense industrial base.  In addition, the Department of State impose visa restrictions on 511 Russian military officers, and sanctioned an additional 45 entities and 29 individuals.  The designations and placement of

On June 28, 2022, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), in consultation with the Departments of Commerce and State, issued a determination prohibiting gold imports from Russia, the country’s largest non-energy export, effective immediately. According to the determination, gold imports of Russian Federation origin are prohibited, except to the extent

On June 14, 2022, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued amended Russia-related General License No. 8C extending the authorization to conduct transactions involving the Central Bank of Russia and certain Russian banks that are related to energy until December 5, 2022.  The original General License No. 8, issued on

On June 2, 2022, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated and blocked numerous additional Russian and related entities that are “key networks” relied upon by President Vladimir Putin and other Russian elites “to attempt to hide and move money and anonymously make use of luxury assets around the globe.”

On May 27, 2022, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued Venezuela-related General License 8J, extending authorization until December 1 for certain activities previously authorized under General License 8I. General License 8J authorizes the continuation of transactions and activities “ordinarily incident and necessary to the limited maintenance of essential