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Congress agrees on new sanctions against Russia

23 juli 2017

US Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on new sweeping sanctions legislation against Russia's meddling in the US presidential elections, its actions in the Crimea and its support of the Syrian regime. The new legislation would limit the US President’s ability to suspend or terminate the Russia sanctions. We already wrote about the sanctions bill, which article can be found here.  Although the version of the bill includes a small number of changes, technical and substantive, from the Senate legislation, …

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US imposes new sanctions against Iran whilst continuing JCPOA

19 juli 2017

On 18 July 2017, the United States imposed new sanctions on Iran in a response to - what is referred to as - "continued Iranian threats". The Administration has designated 18 entities and individuals supporting Iran’s ballistic missile program and Iran’s military procurement, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and  sponsorship of terrorism, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13382 (which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery and supporters of such activity) …

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EU updates Iran anti-nuclear sanctions listings

3 juli 2017

On 23 June 2017, the EU has updated the listings of 23 people and 14 entities on its Iran anti-nuclear proliferation and ballistic missile sanctions described in Regulation (EU) No 267/2012. This update was done in order to reflect the amendments made to the identifying information by the UN.

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EU extends Russia sanctions regime

3 juli 2017

On 28 June 2017, the EU Council has decided to renew the EU Russia sanctions regime for another 6 months, until 21 January 2018. The EU Russia sanctions regime includes restrictive measures that target Russia’s financial, energy, and defence sector and also includes measures regarding dual-use goods.

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EU renews Crimea & Sevastopol sanctions regime

22 juni 2017

On 23 June 2017, the EU has renewed its Crimea and Sevastopol sanctions regime until 23 June 2018. The restrictive measures under this sanctions regime include prohibitions on the import of products originating in, export of certain goods and technologies to, investment in, and tourism in Crimea and Sevastopol.

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EU renews Guinea-Bissau sanctions regime

22 juni 2017

On 20 June 2017, the EU decided to renew the EU Guinea-Bissau sanctions regime. The restrictive measures under this sanctions regime target people who played a leading role in the coup d’état of 12 April 2012, and those who aim to undermine the rule of law and curtail the primacy of civilian power.

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New designations US Russia sanctions regime

22 juni 2017

On 20 June 2017, the US designated 38 people and entities under the US Russia sanctions regime, for involvement in the ongoing conflict in the Ukraine, and also 20 subsidiaries were identified that are owned 50% or more by designated AK Transneft OAO. According to the US Treasury, “US sanctions on Russia related to the situation in eastern Ukraine will remain in place until Russia fully honours its obligations under the Minsk Agreements.  US sanctions related to Crimea will not be lifted until Russia ends its …

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