OFAC issues FAQs clarifying restrictions on purchasing securities of certain Chinese companies

During the first two weeks in January, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published a series of FAQs related to Executive Order 13959, “Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance Communist Chinese Military Companies” (the “CCMC EO” or the “EO”). That EO aimed to prevent US investors from financing the development of the People’s Republic of China’s military, intelligence, and security capabilities by prohibiting purchases of securities of certain “Communist Chinese military companies.”

See https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/faqs/topic/5671

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