THE JOURNAL OF EXPORT CONTROLS AND SANCTIONS

Issue 83, October 2019

US authorities empowered by anti-terror executive order

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President Trump has issued an executive order (‘EO’) ‘Modernising Sanctions to Combat Terrorism’, which, the US government says, ‘strengthens and expands both the Department of State’s and the Treasury’s authorities to target terrorists and their supporters, including by imposing correspondent account or payable-through account sanctions on any foreign financial institution that knowingly conducted or facilitated any significant transaction for or on behalf of any Specially Designated Global Terrorist after the effective date.’ The Treasury said in a press release: ‘These new authorities will allow the U.S. Government to starve terrorists of resources they need to attack the United States and...

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