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U.S. President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13667 on May 12, 2014, ordering economic sanctions against specific transactions carried out with parties associated to the ongoing conflict in the Central African Republic. Specifically, it mentioned the destabilizing effect of the conflict on the nation and that the escalating conflict posed an “unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.” The sanctions targeted only certain persons and their supporters, including armed groups, and not the country’s institutions in general.
Central African Republic Sanctions: Executive Orders
- 13667—Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in the Central African Republic (May 13, 2014)
Central African Republic Sanctions: Statutes
- International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), 50 U.S.C. §§ 1701-1706
- National Emergencies Act (NEA), 50 U.S.C. §§ 1601-1651
Central African Republic Sanctions: Code of Federal Regulations
- 31 CFR 553—Central African Republic Sanctions Regulations
Central African Republic Sanctions: Federal Register Notices
- 79 FR 38248—Final rule adding the Central African Republic Sanctions Regulations
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