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Iceland wins the 2018 World Cup! (export compliance edition)

The FIFA World Cup is upon us once again, and soccer fans around the world are on the edge of their seats, desperate for their team to defeat the odds and walk away with the top prize.

With many of this year’s qualifying teams in the media for reasons other than sports—rather reasons related to export, trade and financial (OFAC) sanctions violations—we here at eCustoms wondered:

Who would win the 2018 World Cup—if the tournament winner was the country with the fewest number of individuals and business entities on the multitude of U.S. and International screening watch lists?

So we did just that! Below you’ll find out just how the 2018 World Cup would play out if governed by the rules of export, trade and OFAC compliance.

How will your team fare?

With the fewest number of export violators, Iceland wins the 2018 World Cup


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