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13 Feb 2019
Web Alert: 'FONAR' systems in view of the 2020 sulphur regulations
The IMO has attempted to reduce airborne emissions from ships through Annex VI of the MARPOL Convention, which first came into force in 2005. This includes a global limit for the sulphur content of ship’s fuel oil, as well as more stringent controls within designated ‘Emission Control Areas’ (ECAs).
6 Feb 2019
Web Alert: Venezuela - US sanctions imposed on PDVSA
On 28 January 2019, the Venezuelan state-owned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) was designated by US OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) to the US Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List) under Executive Order 13850.
3 Oct 2018
Web Alert: UK sanctions post-Brexit
The scope, nature and possible implications of the new UK sanctions regime has been discussed by the House of Commons in a recent briefing paper.
8 Jun 2018
US bulletin, June 2018
The Standard Club has long recognised the importance of New York as a global hub. This bulletin looks at some issues specific to our US membership and our non-US members who call at US ports.
18 Dec 2017
Web Alert: Update on President Trump’s refusal to recertify the Iran deal
On 15 October 2017, President Trump refused to recertify that Iran was complying with the ‘Iran deal’ otherwise known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) despite the fact that the International Atomic Energy Agency has confirmed that Iran is honouring its commitments under the JCPOA.
10 Oct 2017
Web Alert: USA revokes sanctions against Sudan
As a result of the revocation of these provisions, US persons will no longer be prohibited from engaging in transactions that were previously prohibited under the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R part 538 (SSR).
26 May 2016
Web Alert: Argentina garbage discharge issues
The club has been advised by the local correspondents in Argentina (Pandi Liquidadores S.R.L.) that there has been an increase in the activity of the Argentinean Authorities ordering vessels to land garbage ashore at a significant cost.
11 May 2016
Web Alert: MoUs signed between Iran and South Korea
With the lifting of the UN and EU sanctions and secondary sanctions against Iran under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) which came into effect on 16 January 2016, Iran has become an attractive place to trade – particularly as its oil can now be sold worldwide.
22 Dec 2015
Web Alert: Russia implements sanctions against Turkey
On 28 November 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an Executive Order “On Measures to ensure Russia’s National Security and Protection of Russian citizens against Criminal and Other Illegal acts and on the Application of Special Economic Measures against Turkey”.
20 Mar 2015
Standard Bulletin, March 2015
In this edition, we cover: The Standard Club’s February 2015 renewal, Sulphur reduction – MARPOL Annex VI - the club’s perspective, Synopsis of the new Wreck Removal Convention, Bauxite cargo liquefaction risk, Environmental liabilities: a question of motive, Navigating the complex maze of sanctions, French supreme court upholds jurisdiction clause, LNG as fuel, Focus on FFO matters: sub-sea cables and the Staff spotlight.
16 Jan 2015
Web alert: Update on trading to Yemen
The club has recently experienced a high volume of inflated and high value claims in Yemen. In order to assist our members, we have produced the following fact sheet.
13 May 2013
Web Alert: US counters attempts to evade sanctions
The US authorities have tightened Iran sanctions in an effort to counter Iran’s attempts to use front companies and deceptive business practices to sell their oil on the international market.
12 Mar 2013
Web Alert: Sanctions FAQs
The International Group has issued a further set of frequently asked questions in relation to sanctions.
23 Aug 2012
Web Alert: US penalises sanctions buster
The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘OFAC’) regularly publishes information on its website in respect of its imposition of civil penalties.
27 Mar 2012
Web Alert: EU sanctions against Syria
EU sanctions against Syria continue to be tightened with the addition of more individuals and companies to the EU’s list of designated entities