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    Embargoes and Sanctions

    Welcome to our Embargoes and Sanctions training course.

    Within this e-learning, you'll learn what trade embargoes and sanctions are, how they impact our operations and how we comply with them.
    Sanctions and embargoes issued by the UN, the US and the EU restrict companies from dealing with designated entities and ensuring that their products are not exported to sanctioned jurisdictions. Any violations can result in fines as well as criminal charges. Learn how these sanctions work and the steps you can take to comply with them.

    [Duration: 45 min]

    Learning Objectives

    • Define embargoes and sanctions, and the purpose that they are designed to achieve
    • Explain the steps that our Company takes to comply with embargoes and sanctions
    • Comply with your own obligations under the Company's policy and procedures in relation to sanctions
    • Recognise how to seek advice and report transactions that might breach sanctions

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    Course Contents

    • Welcome
    • What are embargoes and sanctions?
    • Types of embargoes and sanctions
    • You make the call: Is it restricted or not?
    • Who imposes embargoes and sanctions?
    • Sanctions terminology
    • Consequences: In the news…
    • You make the call: Is there a risk of sanctions violations?
    • Sanctions controls
    • Company sanctions
    • What embargoes and sanctions mean for us
    • Your obligations
    • You make the call: Is it correct or not?
    • Sanctions impact across our operations
    • Customer on-boarding
    • Payments
    • Payment stripping
    • Third parties
    • You make the call: Is it True or False?
    • Importing and exporting
    • You make the call: Identifying red flags
    • What do you think: Do the rules apply?
    • Best practice for importing and exporting
    • Screening and matching
    • The screening and matching process
    • You make the call: What type of match is it?
    • Best practice: Screening and matching
    • Entities: Ownership and control
    • Scenario: Sanctions and ownership
    • Scenario: Insuring entities
    • Scenario: The exporter
    • Scenario: Sapphire
    • Sanctions checks
    • The workaround
    • Our reporting and record-keeping obligations
    • You make the call: Louis' customer
    • Record keeping
    • Summary
    • Affirmation
    • Assessment


    Duration Approximately 45 minutes
    Audience Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels
    Prerequisites No previous knowledge or experience required
    Design SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via client style sheet
    Assessment Ten-question assessment
    Test-out Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
    Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
    Compatibility All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility)
    Tailoring Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS
    Translation Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages
    Localisation Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary


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