Revocation of certain sanctions with respect to Sudan effective today

On October 6, OFAC announced the revocation of certain sanctions with respect to Sudan effective today, October 12, 2017. Per the FAQs issued by OFAC (available at, U.S. persons are no longer prohibited from engaging in transactions previously prohibited under the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations (SSR) at 31 CFR Part 538.

Restrictions with respect to the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (TSRA) are still in effect and require a license for the export to the Government of Sudan or any other entity in Sudan of agricultural commodities, medicine, or medical devices, but General License A now authorizes certain such exports and reexports.

Sanctions with respect to Darfur (E.O. 13400; 31 CFR Part 546) and OFAC designations of Sudanese persons pursuant to E.O.s 13067 and 13412 remain in place, as do regulations pursuant to the Terrorism List Governments Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR Part 596. BIS export controls remain in force and require BIS licenses to be obtained as necessary.


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