June 26, 2015 | Memo

Sanctions Evasion Series


FDD’s Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (CSIF)
is introducing a new publication series focusing on the issue of sanctions evasion.

These periodic memos will help legal compliance officers, government regulators, and financial intelligence unit personnel identify the methods and schemes that individual actors, organizations, and nation-states use to skirt economic sanctions and undermine their impact. Through this series, CSIF aims to provide both the policy community and the private sector with analysis that will make enforcement and compliance easier and enable more effective sanctions regimes. 

The first memo in the series, authored by FDD and CSIF Senior Fellow Emanuele Ottolenghi, provides an overview of the varied methods used by Iran to evade sanctions. This memo provides a useful aid as international business and financial activity associated with Iran may rise in the wake of a nuclear deal, even while non-nuclear related sanctions remain in place.

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