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US revokes sanctions prohibiting transactions with Sudan

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The US Government has announced that on 12 October  2017, US sanctions blocking the property of the Government of Sudan and generally prohibiting US persons from engaging in transactions relating to Sudan, will be revoked. Transactions prohibited under the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations pursuant to Executive Orders (EO) 13067 and 13412, will be permitted from that date. This change supersedes the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) general licence that took effect on 17 January 2017, which will cease to operate as of 12 October 2017.

The revocation does not:

  • terminate the national emergency declared in EO 13067
  • affect the OFAC sanctions in respect of Darfur; or
  • affect any designations of persons under any other EOs.

Further, it will still be necessary to obtain a licence from OFAC for exports and re-exports of certain items related to agricultural commodities, medicine, and medical devices. Similarly, any licences required by the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security relating to the export or re-export of certain items will still be required.

OFAC has published a list of FAQs relating the changes to the regime of Sudanese sanctions which can be accessed here.

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