The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (“OFSI”) in the UK, and The Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) in the US, have published a joint Humanitarian Assistance and Food Security factsheet entitled “Understanding UK and U.S. Sanctions and their Interconnection with Russia”.

The factsheet provides information on:

  • Frequently Asked Questions and responses relating to joint U.S.-UK Humanitarian Assistance;
  • Relevant Humanitarian Authorizations;
  • Related Humanitarian Guidance and FAQs.

Humanitarian actors, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), financial institutions, and companies engaged in agricultural trade or the provision of medical supplies and assistance may use this factsheet as a guide when engaging in transactions that may be impacted by sanctions.

Other firms should view the factsheet for further guidance on understanding and complying with UK/US sanctions obligations.

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