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OFAC Licenses Transactions With Venezuela’s Maritime Authority

On February 2, 2021, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued General License 30A extending the authorizations in OFAC’s regulations for certain transactions involving air and maritime transportation in Venezuela. More specifically, General License 30A amended OFAC’s regulations to authorize transactions involving Venezuela’s maritime authority, Instituto Nacional de los Espacios Acuaticos…

Fiscal Year 2022 H-1B Registration Information Follow-Up

On February 5, 2021, USCIS announced that the initial registration period for the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022) H-1B cap will open at noon Eastern on March 9, 2021 and run through noon Eastern on March 25, 2021. Based on this information, please see the updated registration timeline below. All of the other information in our previous email (below this one) remains the same. H-1B Registration Timeline Before March 9, 2021:…

State Bank of India (California) deploys Surecomp to support trade finance growth

Toronto, Canada – Surecomp®, the leading provider of global trade finance solutions for banks and corporates, today announced that the State Bank of India (California) (SBIC), has selected and gone live with its back-office trade finance processing automation solution DOKA-NG.  With trade finance operations spanning seven branches across California, SBIC will be using DOKA-NG to…

Supply Chain Consultancy Katzscan Inc. Celebrates Milestone 25-Year Anniversary

Business Performance Consultant, Writer, Speaker, and multiple book Author Norman Katz marks a quarter century of growth, service, and accomplishments. Deerfield Beach, FL – After an 11-year career that started as Programmer and progressed through Programmer Analyst, Business Analyst, and Information Technology Manager while working for national and global manufacturing and consumer product companies, Norman…

International Trade Council Announces Appointment of Ranjani Rangan as the Council’s Chairman for Singapore

The International Trade Council (www.tradecouncil.org) is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms. Ranjani Rangan as the Council’s new Chairperson for Singapore. Ms. Melanie Walker, the Council’s Member Executive Chair, welcomed the appointment and thanked her fellow board members for their support. Ms. Ranjani Rangan is an MBA professional with over 23 years of experience…

FANTASY SPORTS: AGE OF DIGITAL PLAYGROUNDS

IntroductionEarlier, only a handful of cricket and football fans understood and participated in fantasy sports in India. In the past decade, the subscriber base, number of fantasy gaming companies and the investor base have all increased multifold. Now, credit to Dream11 bagging the title sponsorship of renowned Indian Premier League and their funny television commercials,…