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Please check out Episode 9 of the Compliance Podcast of the Caracas office in which Jesus Davila talks to Washington DC partner, Alex Lamy, concerning the US sanctions system over the Venezuelan government and the latest decision regarding the suspension of the sanctions for the hydrocarbons and mining sectors. Alex explains the implications thereof and how this could bring new opportunities for the aforementioned sectors. A link to the podcast series is available here. Links…

On 25 October 2023, the Australian Government published two new designations (see here and here) (Designations) introducing new goods export sanctions for Russia and specified regions of Ukraine (being the Crimea, Sevastopol, Donetsk and Luhansk regions). Under the Designations, the following goods have been designated as “export sanctioned goods”: inter changeable tools for hand tools or machine-tools (for example, for pressing, stamping, punching, tapping, threading, drilling, boring, broaching, milling, turning or screw driving), including dies…

El 18 de octubre de 2023, la Oficina de Control de Activos Extranjeros (“OFAC”) del Departamento del Tesoro de EE.UU. aplicó un levantamiento limitado de las sanciones bajo el Reglamento de Sanciones contra Venezuela (el “VSR”) al Gobierno de Venezuela (el “GOV”) y ciertos sectores de la economía venezolana en respuesta a la firma de un acuerdo de hoja de ruta electoral entre representantes del GOV y los partidos políticos de la oposición venezolana. La…

On October 18, 2023, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) implemented limited sanctions relief under the Venezuela Sanctions Regulations (the “VSR”) to the Government of Venezuela (the “GOV”) and certain sectors of the Venezuelan economy in response to the signing of an electoral roadmap agreement between GOV representatives and Venezuelan political opposition parties. OFAC and the State Department have made clear that additional sanctions relief and the continuance of…