Treasury cyber sanctions on China

Andrew Couts filed this request with the Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Asset Control of the United States of America.
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From: Patrick Howell O'Neill

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All records (including, but not limited to, email conversations, reports, and memos) relating to proposed sanctions on Chinese businesses and individuals for using data on U.S. businesses acquired through cyber theft. Date range: November 1, 2014, through the date of the search for records.

I am a journalist working at a professional news organization. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Eric Geller

From: Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Asset Control

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.


Mr. Geller,

The Department of the Treasury referred your September 1, 2015 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) for processing on September 16, 2015. It has been assigned tracking number 2015-09-096.

Attached to this email is OFAC's acknowledgement letter which seeks additional information from you.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, you may email<> or contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at (202) 622-2500, option 3. Please be sure to reference FOIA No. 2015-09-096 in any future correspondence.



Dear Mr. Geller:

Please find attached OFAC final response to your FOIA request assigned FOIA #: 2015-09-096.

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Marshall Fields

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