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March 2020 - Monthly Sanctions Update

Monthly analysis of U.S. OFAC SDN, EU, UK HMT and UN Consolidated Sanctions Lists.
Frequency of list changes, volumes, affected entries and sanctions programs/regimes

The global sanctions landscape is changing rapidly – with direct impacts on business operations.

Analysis involving:

     Summary / at a glance
     (a) Overview and Key Figures
     (b) Breakdown: Affected Sanctions Programs
     (c) Chronology of List Changes
     Sources and references

A preview of the analysis is available for non-subscribers below.

At a glance


Frequency of list changes, volumes, affected entries and programs in March 2020
  • There were 29 sanctions list amendments in March identified (compared to 34 in February, affecting 365 entries and 37 different sanctions programs/regimes across OFAC SDN, EU, UK and UN Consolidated Sanctions Lists.
  • A volume increase of 41 entries was identified on the OFAC SDN List (52 added, 11 removed entries), marginal volume changes on EU, UK and UN Consolidated Lists only.
  • From 52 entries added on the OFAC SDN List, many of them related to Iran-related sanctions programs (additions on 13 programs in total). At the same time, 11 entries were removed from this list, related to Zimbabwe, Syria, North Korea and Global Magnitsky programs. Two added/removed entries were listed under both, US OFAC SDN List and OFAC Consolidated List (‘Non-SDN’) at the same time, affecting Sectoral Sanctions Identifications, SSI and Foreign Sanctions Evaders List.
    https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/OFAC-Enforcement/Pages/20200312.aspx
    https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/OFAC-Enforcement/Pages/20200317.aspx
  • Large number of changed entries on both, EU and UK HMT Consolidated Sanctions Lists, which include both, content and formatting changes.
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Please see full analysis for further information. Sanctions lists changes have impacts on business operations.
Check relevance for your screening systems and seek professional advice where needed.
Daily sanctions updates: www.sanctions-intelligence.com/list-changes

Monthly sanctions analysis in detail: March 2020

a.) Overview and Key Figures

Monthly Sanctions Statistics
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b.) Breakdown: Affected Sanctions Programs

 
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Please note that a listed party can be subject to different sanctions programs/regimes on a consolidated list.
See GCRD methodology for sources and details.
Last updated: 2020-04-06 23:12:09

c.) Chronology of List Changes

 
March 1st 2020 00:00:00 CET
 
March 31st 2020 23:59:59 CET
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Sources:

List changeAuthority
02.03.2020United Kingdomhttps://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/governmen...
02.03.2020European Unionhttps://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/AUTO/?uri=...
02.03.2020European Unionhttps://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/AUTO/?uri=...
02.03.2020European Unionhttps://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/AUTO/?uri=...
02.03.2020United States (OFAC)https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions...
03.03.2020European Unionhttps://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/AUTO/?uri=...
03.03.2020European Unionhttps://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/AUTO/?uri=...
04.03.2020United Kingdomhttps://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/governmen...
05.03.2020United Nationshttps://www.un.org/press/en/2020/sc14136.doc.htm...
05.03.2020European Unionhttps://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qi...
05.03.2020European Unionhttps://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/AUTO/?uri=...
05.03.2020European Unionhttps://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qi...
05.03.2020United Kingdomhttps://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/governmen...
05.03.2020United States (OFAC)https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions...
06.03.2020United Kingdomhttps://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/governmen...
06.03.2020United Kingdomhttps://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/governmen...
06.03.2020European Unionhttps://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qi...
06.03.2020European Unionhttps://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qi...
06.03.2020European Unionhttps://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qi...
11.03.2020United States (OFAC)https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions...
11.03.2020United Kingdomhttps://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/governmen...
12.03.2020United States (OFAC)https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions...
17.03.2020United States (OFAC)https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions...
18.03.2020United Kingdomhttps://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/governmen...
18.03.2020United States (OFAC)https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions...
19.03.2020United States (OFAC)https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions...
20.03.2020United Kingdomhttps://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/governmen...
21.03.2020European Unionhttps://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qi...
21.03.2020European Unionhttps://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qi...
21.03.2020European Unionhttps://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qi...
23.03.2020United Kingdomhttps://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/governmen...
25.03.2020United Nationshttps://www.un.org/press/en/2020/sc14146.doc.htm...
25.03.2020European Unionhttps://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qi...
26.03.2020United States (OFAC)https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions...

Comments

Comments and Definitions

Coverage:
Selected sanction programmes involving US OFAC SDN Lists (through US CSL List), EU Consolidated Sanction List, United Nations Sanctions and United Kingdom HMT Sanction Lists. Breakdown by sanction programme/regime where possible. Further lists to be added in the future.
Please note that for the analyzed US lists, the aggregated CSL list from the US Department of Commerce was considered, which includes OFAC lists, but has a different structure.
Updates:
At least every 24 hours. Higher update frequency possible on request.
Date/time reflects the date of data retrieval from the website of the respective regulator, unless otherwise noted. Please note that there may be time lags between OFAC published data and their availability in the CSL List of the U.S. Department of Commerce International | Trade Administration (ITA).
Methodology:
Meta data analysis for additions, changes and removals of entries conducted with GCRD methodology (delta comparison), based on sources as indicated above.
Please keep in mind, that a listed party can be subject to different sanctions programs/regimes on a consolidated list. Changes in the sanctions program affiliations of a listed party may be counted as 'change' (and not as additions to or removals from a certain program/regime), unless otherwise noted.
Added
New entry was added to the respective list.
Changed [ I ]
Entry has changed. Meta information on changed datafields in most cases available.
Changed [ II ]
Entry has changed in frequently changing data fields or has formatting changes.
Please note that field content may be inconsistent in terms of format across list versions, resulting in a high number of hits.
Please check possible relevance for your purpose in each case.
Changes may incude for example:
UK HMT Sanction Lists: Leading zeros or leading/trailing blanks in data fields such as 'ni_number', 'passport_details' or 'addresses'.
UN Sanction Lists: Leading zeros or leading/trailing blanks in data fields.
US Sanction Lists: Data field 'Source List Url' (through US CSL List).
EU Sanction Lists: Data field 'pdf_link'.
In addition, these changes may include spelling variations regarding small and capital letters or special characters.
Removed
Entry was removed from a respective list. Date reflects earliest available date/time where entry was not identified anymore.

Please note that all figures are preliminary only and work in progress. Methodology is under development and subject to changes. See disclaimer for further information.