Internasjonale sanksjoner og eksportkontroll

  • Internasjonale sanksjoner og eksportkontroll

    2019

    Sanctions update regarding Iran

    On 24 June 2019, President Trump announced another set of sanctions targeting Iran.

  • Internasjonale sanksjoner og eksportkontroll

    2019

    Iranian Metal Sanctions Update

    • US sanctions now prohibit Norwegian companies and banks from engaging in most transactions in Iran's metal sector. • There are fewer than 60 days left to wind down Iranian metal transactions that began before the sanctions were implemented.

  • Internasjonale sanksjoner og eksportkontroll

    2019

    US warns of potential sanctions relating to INSTEX and of sanctions on Iranian oil

    US warns of potential secondary sanctions on INSTEX

  • Internasjonale sanksjoner og eksportkontroll

    2019

    Significant shift in US extraterritorial sanctions against Cuba. US sanctions and EU regulations go head to head.

    On 17 April 2019, the Trump Administration announced that US nationals will be allowed to file lawsuits against any person or company trafficking in Cuban confiscated property, before US courts. This by activating the long-suspended Title III of the Libertad Act. In his reasoning, the Secretary of State remarked that "Sadly, Cuba’s most prominent export these days is not cigars or rum; it’s oppression." The EU views the decision as contrary to international law and will, according to its High Representative, use the EU Blocking Regulation to prohibit EU persons from complying with it.

  • Internasjonale sanksjoner og eksportkontroll

    2019

    US will not renew Iran oil exceptions

    On 22 April 2019, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced, somewhat surprisingly, that the US will not renew any of the existing Significant Reduction Exceptions ("SRE"s) that were issued for eight countries on 3 November 2018. The decision aims to "bring Iran’s oil exports to zero", according to the White House, and underscores the US determination to expand and enforce its maximum pressure against Iran.

  • Internasjonale sanksjoner og eksportkontroll

    2019

    US prolongs sanctions on South Sudan for 1 year

    On 1 April 2019, President Trump declared that the US sanctions in relation to South Sudan will continue for 1 year.

  • Internasjonale sanksjoner og eksportkontroll

    2019

    US extends sanctions on Somalia for 1 year

    On 10 April 2019, President Trump extended the US sanctions relating to Somalia for 1 year.

  • Internasjonale sanksjoner og eksportkontroll

    2019

    EU extends sanctions regimes on Egypt and on Bosnia and Herzegovina for 1 year

  • Internasjonale sanksjoner og eksportkontroll

    2019

    Possible future development in EU sanctions relating to Libya

    On 11 April 2019, the High Representative of the EU, Federica Mogherini, made statements that, by some, have been interpreted as a possible warning of further EU sanctions relating to Libya.

  • Internasjonale sanksjoner og eksportkontroll

    2019

    EU Council extends sanctions on human rights violations in Iran

    This week, the Council of the EU extended its restrictive measures responding to serious human rights violations in Iran.

  • Internasjonale sanksjoner og eksportkontroll

    2019

    US considers Venezuela secondary sanctions

    Previously, we have informed of developments to the US primary sanctions on Venezuela. This week, the US indicated that also secondary sanctions might be on their way.

  • Internasjonale sanksjoner og eksportkontroll

    2019

    US prolongs sanctions on South Sudan for 1 year

    On 1 April 2019, President Trump declared that the US sanctions in relation to South Sudan will continue for 1 year

  • Internasjonale sanksjoner og eksportkontroll

    2019

    Wikborg Reins Trade Compliance & Sanctions Team har nå lansert WR Sanctions Alerts

    WR Sanctions Alerts er en praktisk opplysningstjeneste der vi på en effektiv og nyttig måte opplyser om utviklingen i landspesifikke sanksjonsprogram iverksatt av Norge, USA, EU og FN.

  • Internasjonale sanksjoner og eksportkontroll

    2019

    US renews legal basis for sanctions against Iran

    On 12 March 2019, the US renewed the legal basis for its sanctions against Iran.

  • Internasjonale sanksjoner og eksportkontroll

    2019

    US issues updated General License 7A in relation to sanctions against Venezuela

    Last week, we informed that OFAC had issued General Licences 3D and 9C relating to certain Venezuelan bonds and Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. ("PdVSA") securities. Yesterday, OFAC issued yet another General Licence relating to US sanctions against Venezuela.

  • Internasjonale sanksjoner og eksportkontroll

    2019

    Updated General Licenses in relation to the US Sanctions against Venezuela

    Previously, the US President has issued various Executive Orders ("EO"s) to stop the human rights abuses and antidemocratic actions of the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Various General Licenses, issued by OFAC, do however provide exemptions from the EO provisions in order to minimize the impact on the Venezuelan people and US interests.

  • Internasjonale sanksjoner og eksportkontroll

    2018

    EU renews its Russia sectoral sanctions

    On 21 December 2018, the EU decided to extend its Russia-related sectoral sanctions and export controls for another six months, until 31 July 2019.

  • Internasjonale sanksjoner og eksportkontroll

    2018

    New US sanctions against Nicaragua

    On 20 December 2018, President Trump signed into law the Nicaragua Human Rights and Anticorruption Act of 2018. Being quite limited in scope, the Act instructs the US to oppose international loans and financial or technical assistance to the Nicaraguan government for projects in Nicaragua, unless the loans are sought for the purposes of addressing basic human needs or promoting democracy in Nicaragua.

  • Internasjonale sanksjoner og eksportkontroll

    2018

    EU lifts Eritrea sanctions

    On the 10th of December, the EU terminated its sanctions regime against Eritrea.

  • Internasjonale sanksjoner og eksportkontroll

    2018

    Norway lifts Eritrea sanctions

    Earlier this month, we informed that the UN has lifted its sanctions against Eritrea after nine years as a consequence of the improved political and military situation in the country.

  • Internasjonale sanksjoner og eksportkontroll

    2018

    UN lifts Eritrea sanctions

    On 14 November 2018, the UN Security Council adopted resolution 2444 (2018) terminating all UN restrictive measures against Eritrea with immediate effect.