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All property and interests in property of the Government of Sudan located in the U.S. or within the control of a U.S. person are blocked. This blocking includes individuals and entities that are owned or controlled by, or act on behalf of, the Government of Sudan anywhere in the world, as well as individuals and entities determined by the U.S. Treasury Department to be included in the term “Government of Sudan.” U.S. persons are prohibited from engaging in any transactions or activities related to the petroleum or petrochemical industries in Sudan without authorization from OFAC. With very few exceptions, goods or services originating in non-Specified Areas of Sudan may not be imported into the United States.

Sudan Sanctions: Executive Orders

  • 13804 – Allowing Additional Time for Recognizing Positive Actions by the Government of Sudan and Amending Executive Order 13671 (July 11, 2017)
  • 13761 – Recognizing Positive Actions by the Government of Sudan and Providing for the Revocation of Certain Sudan-Related Sanctions (January 13, 2017)
  • 13412 Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With the Government of Sudan (October 13, 2006)
  • 13400 Blocking Property of Persons in Connection With the Conflict in Sudan’s Darfur Region (Effective Date—April 27, 2006)
  • 13067 Blocking Sudanese Government Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Sudan (Effective Date—November 4, 1997)

Sudan Sanctions: Statutes

  • Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA), 8 U.S.C. § 1189, 18 U.S.C. § 2339B
  • Darfur Peace and Accountability Act of 2006 (DPAA), PL 109-344 (50 U.S.C. § 1701 note)
  • International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), 50 U.S.C. §§ 1701-1706
  • National Emergencies Act (NEA), 50 U.S.C. §§ 1601-1651
  • Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (TSRA), 22 U.S.C. §§ 7201-7211
  • Section 5 of the United Nations Participation Act of 1945 (UNPA), 22 U.S.C. § 287c

Sudan Sanctions: Code of Federal Regulations

  • 31 CFR Part 538—Sudanese Sanctions Regulations
  • 31 CFR Part 546—Darfur Sanctions Regulations

Sudan Sanctions: Federal Register Notices

  • 83 FR 30539-18 – Removal of the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations and Amendment of the Terrorism List Government Sanctions Regulations
  • 82 FR 4793 – Amendment to the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations (SSR) adding a new general license authorizing all transactions prohibited under the SSR
  • 80 FR 8531-15—Adding a General License pertaining to certain software, hardware, and services incident to personal communications
  • 76 FR 76617-11—Amendments to authorize activities relating to oil and transshipment with respect to the Republic of South Sudan
  • 76 FR 63197-11—Amendments to authorize certain consular funds transfers and the transportation of human remains
  • 76 FR 63191-11—Amendments to authorize the exportation or reexportation of food items
  • 75 FR 10997-10—Amendments to authorize certain types of exportation
  • 74 FR 61030-09—Changes to the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (“TSRA”)
  • 74 FR 27433-09—Amendment to expand the authorization of certain imports
  • 74 FR 25430-09—Darfur Sanctions Regulations—New regulations to implement Executive Order 13400
  • 72 FR 61513-07—Amendment to implement Executive Order 13412
  • 72 FR 50047-07—Revision to the general license for certain publishing activities
  • 72 FR 15831-07—Amendment related to the movement of goods via diplomatic pouch
  • 72 FR 12980-07—Clarification of licenses for the exportation of agricultural commodities, medicine and medical devices
  • 71 FR 29251-06—Revisions to IEEPA made by the Combating Terrorism Financing Act of 2005g
  • 70 FR 34060-05—Reporting, Procedures and Penalties Regulations and Sudanese Sanctions Regulations—Amendment to issue two general licenses
  • 69 FR 75468-04—Revision to authorize certain publishing activities
  • 66 FR 36683-01—Exports of Agricultural Products, Medicines, and Medical Devices to Cuba, Sudan, Libya, and Iran—Amendments to implement the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (“TSRA”)

Sudan Sanctions: United Nations Security Council Resolutions

  • 1672 Stressing again its firm commitment to the cause of peace throughout Sudan, including through the African Union-led inter-Sudanese peace talks in Abuja, Nigeria (“Abuja Talks”), full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 9 January 2005 and an end to the violence and atrocities in Darfur. (April 25, 2006)
  • 1591 Expressing its utmost concern over the dire consequences of the prolonged conflict for the civilian population in the Darfur region as well as throughout Sudan, in particular the increase in the number of refugees and internally displaced persons. (March 29, 2005)

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