President Obama has eased US sanctions on Sudan, in recognition of Sudan’s improved cooperation with the US including on counter-terrorism, improvements to humanitarian access, and the reduction in its military activity in conflict areas such as Darfur. Under a new general licence published by the US Treasury, several prohibited transactions have been authorised, including transactions involving persons in Sudan, transactions involving property in which the Government of Sudan has an interest, and imports to and from Sudan. The relevant sanctions provisions will be fully revoked on 12 July 2017 provided that the government of Sudan sustains this conduct.
OFAC has published a fact sheet and a new set of FAQs, which note that this action does not authorise transactions prohibited under US sanctions on Darfur or South Sudan. The details and FAQ are here.
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