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This site provides information and perspectives about international sanctions developments that could affect governments and their state-owned entities, multinational corporations and financial institutions, and global business operations more generally. This page will be updated as events unfold, and we encourage you to visit often. We welcome any questions about the topics covered here.


International Sanctions Alerts

Ukraine News Updates (ongoing)

Iran News Updates (ongoing)



GIR's Guide to Sanctions (Second Edition) (August 2021)

EU introduces new asset freeze regime against Lebanon (August 2021)

UK adopts new sanctions regime targeting individuals involved in serious corruption (May 2021)

United States, European Union and United Kingdom Intensify Sanctions on Burma (April 2021)

Military Takeover in Burma Leads to New US Sanctions and Export Controls (March 2021)

US and EU impose coordinated Navalny sanctions (March 2021)

US Commerce Department issues "Military End User" List (January 2021)



EU marks Human Rights Day with new global human rights sanctions regime (December 2020)

New notable EU asset freeze listings in relation to Belarus and Syria (November 2020)

EU One Step Closer to Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime (October 2020)

EU designates Russian officials, research institute and businessman (October 2020)

EU extends sanctions on Belarus following Presidential elections (October 2020)

GIR's Guide to Sanctions (First Edition) (September 2020)

•    Key Sanctions Issues Arising in Civil Litigation and Arbitration
•    EU Restrictive Measures

EU designates nine persons for malicious cyber-attacks threatening the EU or its Member States (August 2020)

US Commerce Department Increases Scrutiny and Restrictions on Exports with Particular Focus on China, Russia and Venezuela (May 2020)

OFSI imposes first multi million pound penalty for UK sanctions breach (April 2020)

E3 triggers Iran nuclear deal dispute settlement mechanism (while EU sanctions lifting continues for now (January 2020)

New Sanctions Target Iran’s Metals, Construction, Mining, Manufacturing, and Textiles Industries (January 2020)



US Imposes Additional Sanctions on Russia under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act (August 2019)

US Designates Huawei to Entity List, Issues Temporary General License (May 2019)

New EU sanctions to target malicious external cyber-attacks (May 2019)

US Targets Telecommunications Transactions Involving the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain (May 2019)

Iran Threatens Partial JCPOA Suspension; US Imposes Sanctions on Certain Iranian Metals Sectors (May 2019)

US Lawsuits Commence against Non-US Persons for Confiscated Cuban Property, EU Raises Concerns (May 2019)

Sanctions after Brexit – the first UK sanctions regimes (March 2019)

UK, France, Germany create INSTEX SPV to support trade with Iran (February 2019)

United States Expands Venezuela Sanctions, Targets PdVSA (February 2019)

OFAC Delists En+ Group, Rusal, and EuroSibEnergo (January 2019)

EU sanctions Syrian and Russian parties involved in the use and proliferation of chemical weapons
(January 2019)

Review of Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions Policy and Enforcement (January 2019)



OFAC to delist prominent Russian companies, announces new designations (December 2018)

Department of Commerce Review of Export Controls on Emerging Technologies (November 2018)

United States Fully Re-imposes Iran Sanctions and Expands Designations (November 2018)

US Imposes Sanctions Targeting Venezuela's Gold Sector and Corruption (November 2018)

EU lays ground for sanctions against use and proliferation of chemical weapons (October 2018)

EU issues draft internal compliance programme guidance for dual-use controls (October 2018)

US Imposes New Round of Sanctions on Venezuelan Individuals and Entities (September 2018)

US Expands Russian Defense and Intelligence Sanctions, Targets Chinese Parties (September 2018)

United States Imposes Sanctions Targeting Foreign Interference in US Elections (September 2018)

United States Imposes Sanctions Related to Russia's Use of Chemical Weapons (September 2018)

United States re-imposes certain Iran-related sanctions after 90-day wind-down period; EU responds with updated EU Blocking Regulation (August 2018)

EU Adds Six Companies to Ukraine-Related Asset Freeze List (August 2018)

United States Issues Wind-Down Authorizations for Iran-Related Transactions (July 2018)

Sanctions after Brexit – why UK businesses will face a greater compliance burden (June 2018)

US Imposes Sanctions Targeting Debt and Equity of the Venezuelan Government (May 2018)

EU responds to US re-imposition of sanctions on Iran (May 2018)

United States Withdraws from Iran Nuclear Deal, Will Re-Impose Sanctions on Iran After Wind Down
(May 2018)

US Sanctions Prominent Russian Individuals and Companies (April 2018)

United States Issues New Venezuela-Related Sanctions Targeting Digital Currency (March 2018)

EU gradually expands sanctions on North Korea and Venezuela, amends Ukraine sanctions (January 2018)



EU adopts sanctions against Venezuela (November 2017)

State Department Identifies Parties Operating in Defense and Intelligence Sectors of Russian Federation (November 2017)

EU expands sanctions against North Korea, as well as Russia and Libya (October 2017)

United States Eases Sudan Sanctions (October 2017)

US Amends Russia Sanctions Directives on Debt for Financial and Energy Sectors (October 2017)

United States Imposes Additional Sanctions Targeting North Korea (September 2017)

US Imposes Sanctions Targeting Debt, Equity, and Securities of the Venezuelan Government and PdVSA (September 2017)

US Enacts "Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act" Expanding Its Russia, Iran, and North Korea Sanctions Programs (August 2017)

United States Announces New Cuba Policy (June 2017)

EU Rosneft judgment clarifies bank transfers are not sanctioned "financial assistance" (March 2017)

United States Issues Executive Order, General License Easing Sudan Sanctions (January 2017)

US Expands Cyber-Related Sanctions Executive Order and Designates Russian Parties (January 2017)



US Issues Additional Russian/Ukrainian Designations and New General License, EU Extends Sanctions Targeting Russia (December 2016)

US Further Liberalizes Cuba Sanctions and Export Controls (October 2016)

US Terminates Burma Sanctions Program, Accompanied by Limited FinCEN Relief (October 2016)

US Significantly Expands Sanctions Targeting North Korea (March 2016)

US Further Liberalizes Cuba Sanctions (March 2016)

EU Lifts (and Extends) Sanctions against Belarus and Zimbabwe (February 2016)


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