Given the continuing rapid pace of change in the US sanctions landscape, it is now more important than ever for companies—both US and non-US—to understand various types of US sanctions and their potential influence on the global matrix of business risks, as well as to stay abreast of key developments so that they can nimbly anticipate and prepare their business to respond to emergent US sanctions risks and compliance challenges.

Overview of US sanctions laws and regulations guide

1. Provides a high-level overview of the current state of US sanctions laws and regulations, including:

  • General principles
  • Primary US sanctions
  • Secondary US sanctions
  • Provision of legal services (for lawyers or compliance personnel who advise on sanctions matters)

2. Serves as a helpful practical tool for companies with cross-border operations

3. Provides a global heat map of areas presenting US sanctions related risks for cross-border businesses

This guide only includes sanctions imposed by the US. For information on all global sanctions, including EU and UK, please visit the NRF Institute's cross-border sanctions guide.

Download the full Overview of US sanctions laws and regulations guide.

The US sanctions space is very active and changes are made frequently. This guide is current as of February 6, 2024, and will be updated periodically to reflect the most recent changes.


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