U.S. items incident to communications and authorized for export or reexport to Iran

OFAC is publishing an updated version of the list that will restrict the computing power of certain items on the list.

U.S. items incident to communications

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today released a list of items that have been determined to be incident to communications and therefore authorized for export or reexport to Iran under a general license issued pursuant to the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR).

Read the OFAC notice

The list previously existed as an annex to ITSR General License D and its subsequent iterations (General License D-1 and General License D-2).

Concurrent with publication of the list, OFAC is publishing an updated version of the list that will restrict the computing power of certain items on the list.

OFAC today also released:

  • A final rule amending the ITSR to incorporate Iran-related General License D-2
  • A new “frequently asked question” (FAQ) 1173 and 26 amended ITSR-related FAQs

For more information, contact a professional with KPMG Trade & Customs services:

Doug Zuvich
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John L. McLoughlin
Principal and East Coast Leader
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Andy Siciliano
Partner and National Practice Leader
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Steve Brotherton
Principal and Global Export and Sanctions Leader
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Luis (Lou) Abad
Principal, Washington National Tax
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Irina Vaysfeld
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Amie Ahanchian
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Christopher Young
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Gisele Belotto
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George Zaharatos
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Andy Doornaert
Managing Director
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Jessica Libby
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John Anderson
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Jenna Leigh Glass
Managing Director
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