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On 15 October, the EU imposed Designated Party controls on six individuals and one entity in Russia under the EU’s Chemical Weapons sanctions regime for their alleged involvement in the poisoning of Alexei Navalny with a nerve agent in August 2020. The EU separately designated one Russian individual under the Libya sanctions regime, for alleged breaches of the UN arms embargo against Libya. These individuals and entities are now subject to a travel ban and…

On October 13, 2020, the Treasury Department published in the Federal Register a current list of countries which require or may require participation in, or cooperation with, an international boycott (within the meaning of section 999(b)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986). On the basis of the best information currently available to the Department of the Treasury, the following countries require or may require participation in, or cooperation with, an international boycott: Iraq, Kuwait,…

On 5 June 2020, the Security Council in a videoconference meeting announced that it had unanimously decided to extend for one year a series of authorizations for Member States to inspect vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya suspected of violating that country’s arms embargo. In adopting resolution 2526 (2020) under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, the 15-member Council decided to extend the authorization laid out in resolution 2473 (2019) for 12 months. Those measures…

On October 10, 2019, the Department of the Treasury published in the Federal Register a current list of countries which require or may require participation in, or cooperation with, an international boycott (within the meaning of section 999(b)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986). On the basis of the best information currently available to Treasury, the following countries require or may require participation in, or cooperation with, an international boycott: Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya,…

On February 6, 2019, the Treasury Department published in the Federal Register  a current list of countries which require or may require participation in, or cooperation with, an international boycott (within the meaning of section 999(b)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986). On the basis of the best information currently available to Treasury, the following countries require or may require participation in, or cooperation with, an international boycott (within the meaning of section 999(b)(3)…

On July 9, 2018, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register a final rule [CBP Dec. 18-07] that amends the CBP regulations to continue the import restrictions on archaeological and ethnological material from Libya previously imposed on an emergency basis in a final rule published on December 5, 2017 (82 Fed. Reg. 57346). These restrictions are being imposed pursuant to an agreement between the United States and Libya that has been entered into on February 23, 2018, under the authority of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.). The document also contains the Designated List of Archaeological and Ethnological Material of Libya that describes the articles to which the restrictions apply. Accordingly, the final rule amends the CBP regulations by removing Libya from the listing of countries for which emergency actions imposed the import restrictions, and adding Libya to the list of countries for which an agreement has been entered into for imposing import restrictions. Import restrictions are being imposed for a five-year period (until February 23, 2023).

On May 16, 2018, the Department of the Treasury published in the Federal Register, in accordance with section 999(a)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC), a current list of countries which require or may require participation in, or cooperation with, an international boycott (within the meaning of section 999(b)(3) of the IRC). On the basis of the best information currently available to Treasury, the following countries require or may require participation in, or…