US PREPARES FOR TRADE SANCTIONS ON MALI

On 7 February, American Shipper carried an article reporting that OFAC has said it is preparing to implement a presidential Executive Order that will set the stage for trade sanctions on Mali.  It has become a flashpoint of terrorist activity on the continent and in July, President Trump issued an Executive Order calling for blocking property of persons contributing to the destabilisation of Mali – also citing concerns with increased drug trafficking and human rights abuses.

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/us-sets-in-motion-trade-sanctions-on-mali

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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