In the United States has delayed sanctions against Deripaska

В США отсрочили санкции против компаний Дерипаски

American businessmen should get rid of the assets of RUSAL and other companies until January 21. Previously featured date 7 Jan.

The U.S. Treasury Department has extended until January 21, 2019, the period during which investors can sell assets in three Russian companies before the sanctions imposed on these companies, will come into force in full.

As reported the press service of the OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control, a division of the U.S. Treasury) on Friday, December 7, we are talking about three Russian companies: En+ Group (part of Basic element), RUSAL and the GAZ group.

All three structures are associated with placed under U.S. sanctions by billionaire Oleg Deripaska. Previously, as the deadline appeared, the date 7 Jan.

According to the announcement, OFAC, before January 21, you can make business transactions with these companies. By that time, American investors must transfer shares and debt structures.

Deripaska’s company fell under US sanctions imposed in April, after the publication of “Kremlin report” on Russian businessmen, companies, government officials and top managers of state corporations.

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Later, the United States expressed readiness to lift sanctions against the company, if a businessman Deripaska refuses to control of the company. In may, the businessman announced the withdrawal from the Board of Directors of RUSAL.

Earlier in December, U.S. democratic Senator Robert Menendez has asked the U.S. Treasury to lift sanctions against companies Deripaska as long as the businessman will not lose control in them.

The Ministry, according to Menendez, should give En+ and RUSAL a clear signal that if Deripaska will again increase its share in the companies, sanctions will be imposed again.

However, he notes that the United States should not put the task to deprive RUSAL and En+ business, as it is fraught with consequences for the global aluminum industry and may cause damage to close allies of America in Europe.

Source: Russian service of DW

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