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On 14 October 2021, the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (“OFSI”) published its Annual Review, providing an overview of OFSI’s activities in the financial year April 2020 to March 2021. A copy of the Annual Review is available here. Statistics In 2020-2021, OFSI considered 132 reports of potential financial sanctions breaches, a slight decrease from 140 in 2019-2020. However, the number of cases considered generally remains on an upwards trajectory from the 99 potential financial sanctions…

We are pleased to invite you to our Global Year-End Review of Import/Export/Trade Compliance Developments on November 16, 17 and 18. In lieu of our annual conference in Santa Clara, CA, we are excited to again provide a virtual offering available to all our clients and friends worldwide! Please join our international trade compliance lawyers from around the world as they discuss and examine major global legislative, judicial and administrative activities and trends in export controls, trade sanctions, customs compliance,…

On 6 September 2021, the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (“OFSI”) published its 2021 frozen asset reporting notice (see here). The notice is a reminder that all persons that hold or control funds or economic resources belonging to, owned, held, or controlled by a designated person must provide a report to OFSI with the details of these assets by Friday 15 October 2021. This is part of HM Treasury’s annual review of frozen assets to…

On 12 July the European Commission and the European External Actions Service (EEAS) published guidance on “due diligence for EU businesses to address the risk of forced labour in their operations and supply chains”. The non-binding guidance seeks to provide European companies with practical advice on the implementation of effective human rights due diligence practices to address forced labour risks in their supply chains. It also provides an overview of international standards and principles on…