On 10th September, a Notice from HM Treasury confirmed that TAJI INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX had been removed from the UK sanctions lists, following UN and EU changes.
Payments Compliance reported that on 10th September the Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering released the MER on the Republic of Palau.
FOLLOW-UP AML/CFT REPORTS ON VARIOUS OTHER ASIA-PACIFIC STATES
On 5th September, the same Group published a series of follow-up reports on Vanuatu, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Fiji, Bhutan and Samoa.
AIN Online on 10th September reported that ATR has begun the process of “reallocating” seven undelivered airliners originally reserved for Iran Air after US sanctions that came back into force on August 7th effectively prevented any further deliveries. The sanctions prohibit any transaction with Iran or Iranian companies involving commercial aircraft carrying 10% or more US content. ATR applied for a new export licence from OFAC to allow it to resume deliveries of 20 ATR 72-600 ordered by Iran Air in 2016 but this was rejected.
Corporate Counsel from Law.com on 10th September reported that those named include Chiquita’s controller for North America, who is now president of the company’s online fresh salad and produce delivery unit. They have been indicted in Colombia for alleged crimes against humanity, related to a 2007 criminal case against Chiquita Brands International Inc for funding right-wing terrorist groups in that country. In March 2007, Chiquita admitted that it made payments from 1997 to 2004 to AUC, a paramilitary organisation designated a terrorist group. Chiquita settled a criminal complaint by the US Government at that time and paid a $25 million fine.