Category: Denied Parties Lists

Due to the recent Ukraine and Russian conflict, the U.S. government has added additional sanctions on Russia. One of these involves the creation of a new list of individuals and companies restricted from receiving U.S. goods. The Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has created the Sectoral Sanctions Identifications (SSI) List....

For all of you diligently screening your transactions against the many restricted parties lists published by the U.S. government, you are most likely aware that some items can actually be sent to some entities on the lists. The Unverified List, published by the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), was previously a...

The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has added thirty-six new persons to the Entity List, as well as made other changes and removals. It’s important to be aware of these changes as you screen transactions and conduct international business. The Entity List is one of the various denied parties lists for import/export compliance....

This is the first in a series of articles called The Automation Dilemma. During the next few weeks and months, we’ll discuss some of the common “do’s and don’ts” of automating your company’s export compliance process. Keep checking back for future installments in this series. In today’s world, many companies use different methods to automate...

Ever heard of the BIS Entity List? More importantly, are you screening your transactions against this and other U.S. government watch lists? If you’re like most companies that we talk to, the answer to both of these questions is: “No.” In fact, it’s safe to say that many – and perhaps even most – companies...

Less than two months after they were added to the Excluded Party List System (EPLS), it now appears that the last of the freight forwarders have been removed from the EPLS – paving the way for a return to “business as usual” for exporters who were being restricted from certain trade activities involving these forwarders...

The U.S. Government continues to enforce a variety of export compliance laws in an effort to thwart the movement of goods and services to Iran. This has resulted in substantial penalties for individuals and companies who attempt to circumvent these regulations. Yesterday, for example, the BIS issued a Temporary Denial Order (TDO) against Delfin Group...

Ever heard of The Parts Guys?  Neither had I.  Now, it seems, the whole world knows about this business and its president, Michael Edward Todd. The Parts Guys, LLC, is a company in Port Orange, Florida, which also operates a warehouse in Macon, Georgia.  (I’m going out on a limb and guessing these guys sell...

BIS recently issued a TDO (temporary denial order) which contained some interesting allegations about “virtual offices” against a company charged with illegal exports to Iran. The order places Anvik Technologies and its owner, Babak Jafarpour, on the Denied Persons List. According to the investigation, Anvik/Jafarpour rented a variety of “virtual office spaces” in places like Chicago and...