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OFAC says prohibitions no longer apply to previously sanctioned Chinese military company

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On May 6, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published FAQ 893 clarifying that prohibitions under Executive Order (E.O.) 13959, “Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance Communist Chinese Military Companies,” do not apply to a previously listed company. Specifically, OFAC explained that following a May 5 court order preliminarily enjoining the implementation of E.O. 13959 against the company, the E.O.’s prohibitions will not apply pending further order of the court.

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