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EU Reinforces Sanctions Against Syria

On September 25 the European Union (EU) further strengthened its economic sanctions regime targeting the Syrian Government by making additional substantive changes to the EU measures.  The new measures, as set out in Council Regulation 867/2012, include: (i) a requirement that all aircraft and vessels transporting cargo to Syria shall be subject to additional pre-arrival

EU expands Syria sanctions to luxury products

 The Council of the European Union has adopted Regulation 509-2012 containing implementing rules for sanctions against Syria, effecting a ban on exports of luxury goods and of additional dual-use goods, which came into force on 17 June 2012. The regulation identifies a number of luxury goods, as well as dual-use goods such as chemicals, pathogens and equipment

EU Strengthens Sanctions Against Syria

The European Union (EU) has strengthened its sanctions against the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad due to the “gravity of the situation” and ongoing human rights violations by the regime.  The new sanctions, which take effect on May 15, add three new individuals and two new entities to the initial EU asset freeze announced on January 18, 2012.  The EU

Executive Order Targets Sanctions Evaders

President Obama has signed an Executive Order expanding the U.S. Treasury Department’s authority to regulate the conduct of certain foreign entities even when they are not physically or financially present in the United States.  The May 1 Order targets foreign entities that (1) have violated, attempted to violate, conspired to violate, or caused a violation