On December 14, 2020, the US Government announced Sudan’s removal from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism (the “SST List”). This rescission of Sudan as an SST follows an agreement in October for Sudan to be removed from the list and the lapse of a 45 day congressional notification period. The federal register notice regarding the rescission is available here. As detailed in our previous blog post here, the US Government revoked Sudan sanctions in October 2017,…
On October 6, 2017, the US Government announced that it will revoke certain sanctions with respect to Sudan and the Government of Sudan, effective October 12, 2017. As a result of the revocation, US Persons will no longer be prohibited from engaging in Sudan-related transactions that were previously prohibited under the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations (“SSR”), including dealings with the Government of Sudan, and the SSR will be removed from the US Code of Federal Regulations.
On July 11, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order allowing additional time to consider actions by the Government of Sudan before lifting US sanctions on Sudan (“July Executive Order”).
On January 13, 2017, President Obama issued Executive Order, “Recognizing Positive Actions by the Government of Sudan and Providing for the Revocation of Certain Sudan-Related Sanctions” (“Sudan Executive Order”) to revoke in six months’ time the sanctions provisions of Executive Orders 13067 and 13412, which form the basis for US sanctions targeting Sudan, which are implemented through the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations (“SSR”). The provisions of the Sudan Executive Order that will terminate these US sanctions against Sudan will go into effect on July 12, 2017, provided the Government of Sudan continues the positive progress it has made in the past six months.