Sanctions Pulse Results Full Year 2023

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Sanctions Pulse Results

Taking the Pulse of Major Sanctions - Full Year 2023

Gain insight into the changes of major sanctions lists and watchlist data from 2023 with our Sanctions Pulse series.
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sanc·tion | \ ˈsaŋ(k)-shən  \ 
an economic or military coercive measure adopted usually by several nations in concert for forcing a nation violating international law to desist or yield to adjudication.1

Sanctions Pulse Results
Governments and international organizations use sanctions as foreign policy tools to exert pressure on designated targets to force a change in behavior. Sanctions can take many forms – from geographic and thematic sanctions to asset freezes, travel bans and arms embargoes.

New administrations, new regulations and ever-changing watchlists: these and other factors are the ongoing challenges compliance professionals face to ensure sanctions compliance.

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions regularly analyzes sanctions data from key regulators to identify trends and changes in policy. Our Sanctions Pulse infographic series outlines key changes in sanctions and watchlist data by number and focus areas, and gives insights into where regulators are focusing their attention and how companies need to respond.

Why is sanctions compliance important?

Sanctions compliance ensures businesses stay on the right side of the law and do not engage with sanctioned entities or individuals - it should form the cornerstone of any compliance program. The LexisNexis® Risk Solutions Sanctions Pulse series is a comprehensive overview of the watchlist changes from major regulators, empowering compliance professions to understand trends and implement a sanctions compliance program suited to the everchanging regulatory environment.

Looking back at another significant year of Sanctions Activity

Compliance professionals experienced another significant year of sanctions activity in 2023. Following the surge of the unprecedented benchmark set in 2022, largely due to Western sanctions on Russia, 2023 sustained similar momentum with Russia remaining at the core of activity. Our latest Sanctions Pulse e-book sheds light on the sustained pressures being applied by international regulating bodies, identifying trends and changes in policy from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023 and reflect on what it may signal for 2024. 
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Learn more about our Watchlist Screening solutions here.

1. Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Sanction. In dictionary. Retrieved February 23, 2024, from

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Previous Editions

Sanctions Pulse January - January - June 2023 InfographicSanctions Pulse January - December 2022 InfographicSanctions Pulse January - December 2022 E-bookSanctions Pulse January - June 2022 InfographicSanctions Pulse Special Edition - 2022 InfographicSanctions Pulse January - December 2021 InfographicSanctions Pulse January - June 2021 Infographic

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