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OFAC issues Russia-related sanction, general licenses, and FAQs

Financial Crimes SDN List Department of Treasury OFAC OFAC Designations Russia Of Interest to Non-US Persons

Financial Crimes

On July 21, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced Russia-related General License (GL) 45 and GL 46. GL 45 authorizes transactions related to the wind down of certain financial contracts prohibited by Executive Order (E.O.) 14071. GL 46 authorizes transactions in support of an auction process to settle certain credit derivative transactions prohibited by E.O. 14071. OFAC also announced that it published two new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and two amended FAQs on “Russian Harmful Foreign Activities Sanctions.” Additionally, OFAC added a name to the SDN list.

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