Sudan Sanction – US revokes sanctions targeting Sudan

15 November 2017 No.931
With effect from October 12, 2017, and in accordance with Executive Order 13761 (EO 13761) of January 13, 2017 (as amended by Executive Order 13804 (EO 13804) of July 11, 2017), the US government has revoked the majority of sanctions targeting Sudan and the Government of Sudan. These sanctions had been suspended under general licence since January 13, 2017 by virtue of EO 13761 and EO 13804. Please refer to Japan P&I News No.867 for further information.

Sudan continues to be included on the State Sponsors of Terrorism List, meaning that certain restrictions remain in place. Accordingly, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security will continue to require a licence for the export or reexport to Sudan of certain items included on the Commerce Control list. The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has issued a General Licence authorising all exports and reexports of agricultural commodities, medicine, or medical devices to the Government of Sudan or to any entity in Sudan (or to any person in a third country which is purchasing such goods specifically for resale to the Government of Sudan or a Sudanese entity).  

The General Licence and the revocation of sanctions imposed under EO 13761 and EO 13804 do not affect the sanctions imposed by the US in relation to the conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region pursuant to Executive Order 13400 of April 26, 2006, which will remain in place.  Neither are sanctions on SDNs affected.