On 24 November, OFAC announced that it had amended the Syrian Sanctions Regulations to expand the authorisations for NGO to engage in certain transactions and activities.  This action builds upon the US Government’s longstanding humanitarian exemptions, exceptions, and authorisations in the Syria sanctions programme — and helps ensure the continued provision of humanitarian assistance, including certain early-recovery activities, that benefit the Syrian people.  The US Treasury’s recent sanctions review highlighted the need for continued review of existing authorities to facilitate legitimate humanitarian activity while continuing to deny support to malicious actors.

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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