Avoiding Inadvertent Sanctions Violations In Latin America
By Ama Adams, Brendan Hanifin and Emerson Siegle (March 10, 2020, 5:08 PM EDT) -- While Latin America presents attractive commercial opportunities for U.S. and non-U.S. companies alike, many companies are startled to learn how their regional activities may implicate U.S. economic sanctions.
This is not surprising: Despite increased U.S. government reliance on sanctions as a foreign policy tool, sanctions programs targeting Iran, North Korea and Russia have dominated public reporting.
Although many of the changes have not captured headlines, during the past three years, the Trump administration has significantly expanded the scope of U.S. sanctions targeting three Latin American countries: Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.
Over the same period, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office...
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