UK DC Soundings: US sanctions against Venezuela and PdVSA

On 28th January, 2019, the US issued sanctions against Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PdVSA).  Under Executive Order (EO) 13857 the US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) included PdVSA as part of the "Government of Venezuela". Therefore, it was designated as a Specially Designated National (SDN) and transactions involving PdVSA may be subject to US sanctions. Members are recommended to exercise caution when trading with PdVSA.

Learn more about this and other cases by visiting the 'Insights' section of the UK Defence Club website.

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Thomas Miller Group