CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to BSA Compliance Officer)
General License Issued Under Iraqi Sanctions Regulations
The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control has issued a general license under the Iraqi sanctions regulations pertaining to blocked claims by U.S. financial institutions.
On October 1, 2003, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a new general license under the Iraqi Sanctions Regulations that pertains to blocked claims by U.S. financial institutions. This license authorizes U.S. financial institutions to transfer claims that were booked in the United States as of May 23, 2003, against the government of Iraq for unpaid loans and other debts to their home offices or to other foreign offices of the same institution. This license authorizes only the transfer of claims and does not authorize the debiting of any blocked account. A copy of the general license is attached.
Please distribute this information to the appropriate personnel in your institution. For further information about Executive Orders or blocked accounts, please call OFAC's Compliance Programs Division at 1-800-540-6322.
Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC financial institution letters may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (1-877-275-3342, option 5, or (703) 562-2200).