U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Press Release - 27th January 2012
Recent Action Notice for Publication of ITSR (Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations) Amendment
The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control published a final rule in the Federal Register on December 26, 2012, amending the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 560 (the “ITSR”), to implement section 218 of the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 (“TRA”) and sections of
Executive Order 13622 of July 30, 2012, and Executive Order 13628 of October 9, 2012.
This final rule can be found at 77 Fed. Reg. 75845 (December 26, 2012). The ITSR amendments prohibit certain transactions by entities owned or controlled by a United States person and established or maintained outside the United States (“foreign subsidiaries”). They also provide for civil penalties to be imposed on a United States person if its foreign
subsidiary violates this new prohibition, unless the United States person divests or terminates its business with the subsidiary by February 6, 2013, such that the U.S. person no longer owns or controls the subsidiary, as defined in the regulations. In addition, the final rule adds two general licenses to the ITSR and amends several existing licenses to
address activities by foreign subsidiaries. Finally, the amendments expand the categories of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked to include any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to have materially assisted or provided other support for certain Government of Iran-related entities or certain activities by the Government of Iran.
Legal, navigational and environmental resources, news and updates on the development of polar shipping. Read more
US VRP Compliance
With effect from 30th January 2014 non-tank as well as tankships calling at US ports will be required to submit VRPs. For Club and other resources to assist in compliance click here
International Environmental compliance
Environmental Compliance resource page collates material in respect of International environmental compliance issues affecting our Members. Information from the Club, Loss Prevention and external resources has been collated in one place for ease of reference.
The Maritime Labour Convention enters into force in August 2013 - resources, news & advice on implementation can be found in this dedicated section. READ MORE
Essential precautions and preparation against piracy, as well as additional information and resources, loss prevention advisories and useful external web links