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OFAC amends security investment-related general license

Financial Crimes OFAC Sanctions Of Interest to Non-US Persons Department of Treasury China

Financial Crimes

On May 18, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued General License (GL) 1B, “Authorizing Transactions Involving Securities of Certain Communist Chinese Military Companies.” GL 1B authorizes through June 11 (9:30 a.m. eastern daylight time) certain transactions and activities that involve “publicly traded securities, or any securities that are derivative of, or are designed to provide investment exposure to such securities, of an entity whose name closely matches, but does not exactly match, the name of a Communist Chinese military company as defined by section 4(a) of E.O. 13959.” However, GL 1B does not authorize “[a]ny transactions or activities involving publicly traded securities, or any securities that are derivative of, or are designed to provide investment exposure to such securities of entities identified in the Office of Foreign Assets Control’s Non-SDN Communist Chinese Military Companies List (NS-CCMC List) pursuant to section 4(a)(iii) of E.O. 13959, as amended, as a subsidiary of a person determined to be a Communist Chinese military company, including entities added to the NS-CCMC List on January 8, 2021.” GL 1B immediately replaces and supersedes GL 1A, dated January 26.

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