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2014-04-02 23:27:30

Alan Dunn, a partner with the Washington, D.C. based international trade law firm of Stewart and Stewart, provides a list of individuals and organizations subject to Ukraine-related economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. as well as Canada, Australia and the EU Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 To help companies as they try to comply with the rapidly expanding sanctions programs being created in the wake of the Crimean crisis, a leading international trade law firm has provided a list...

2014-03-13 23:03:01

Alan M. Dunn, a partner with the Washington, D.C. based international trade law firm of Stewart and Stewart, recommends frequent review of relevant government lists of sanctioned entities to ensure that business dealings do not involve sanctioned persons. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 President Obama’s March 6th executive order authorizing economic sanctions related to Ukraine, targeting persons who undermine Ukrainian democratic processes and institutions, was unusual in that...

2013-10-10 23:02:58

Alan M. Dunn, a partner with the Washington, D.C. based international trade law firm of Stewart and Stewart, clarifies U.S. sanctions against doing business with Caribbean nations Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Despite Cuba’s recent announcement that its athletes from all sports will soon be able to sign contracts with foreign leagues, an apparent effort to prevent Cuban athletes from defecting to other countries, the change in policy does not affect U.S. sanctions against...

2012-11-09 00:20:40

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- On October 22, 2012 the United States Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") completely revised and reissued the foundation of the U.S. economic sanctions program prohibiting trade with Iran: the Iranian Transactions Regulations (ITR). One of the key changes that occurred as result of the revisions to the ITR, now re-named the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR), is the issuance of a general...

2012-08-02 10:23:01

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC welcomed expanded Iran sanctions legislation adopted overwhelmingly last night by the House and Senate. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO ) The bill passed in the Senate unanimously and in the House by a vote of 421-6. It builds on and tightens existing measures that aim to punish financial institutions and companies that deal with Iran's petroleum, petrochemical or natural gas sector. In a letter to supporters,...

2012-06-25 06:25:08

NEW YORK, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC welcomed EU confirmation that prohibitions on importing Iranian oil will go into effect, as scheduled, on July 1. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) The EU had adopted the sanctions in January, but gave the 27 member states nearly six months to make alternative arrangements for purchasing oil. Responding to concerns in a few European countries, the EU met today to confirm the earlier decision. "Full...

2012-05-16 06:24:55

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leon H. Sullivan Summit IX officially launches the 100 Days of Change Campaign (www.thesullivanfoundation.org/100days) and Statement by the 2012 Summit Chairman His Excellency John A. Kufuor, former President of Ghana. "Your Excellency's and Heads of States,Government Representatives from the U.S. and Africa, CEOs of U.S. and International Corporations, It is a distinct pleasure for me to write about the struggles and freedoms of...

2012-05-16 02:27:07

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leon H. Sullivan Foundation calls upon all international companies that operate in Africa to improve their standards and investments in the development of the continent. By launching the "100 Days of Change" campaign, the Foundation is voicing the inequalities related to doing business in Africa, and the dishonorable practices conducted by foreign companies on African soil. The challenge to corporations is to create resolutions for...

2012-05-03 10:24:32

TAMPA, Fla., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- This afternoon, by a margin of two-to-one, the General Conference of the United Methodist Church defeated a move to divest from three U.S. companies doing business with Israel in the occupied Palestinian Territories. The Rev. Alex Joyner, spokesperson for United Methodists for Constructive Peacemaking in Israel and Palestine (UMCPIP), said his group "had been actively opposing divestment and encouraging the more productive approach of...

2012-01-23 08:17:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC praised the European Union for adopting today new sanctions that will end oil imports from Iran and sanction the Iranian Central Bank. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) The oil embargo will be implemented in phases, with an immediate stop to new contracts for crude oil and petroleum products, while existing contracts will be allowed to run until July. "The international message to the Iranian regime to stop...