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OFAC amends Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations

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On June 30, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced a final rule amending the Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations. Specifically, the final rule “authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to prohibit the opening, and prohibit or impose strict conditions on the maintaining, in the United States, of a correspondent account or payable-through account of any foreign financial institution that the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, has determined, on or after September 24, 2001 (the effective date of amended E.O. 13224), has knowingly conducted or facilitated any significant transaction on behalf of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to amended E.O. 13224.” The final rule is effective July 1.

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