US Effectively Lifts Sudan Sanctions

January 13, 2017

President Obama issued an executive order on January 13, 2017 that will effectively lift all U.S. economic sanctions on Sudan in recognition of significant progress in relations between the countries. Once the order is implemented next week, U.S. persons will be able to engage in almost all financial and other transactions involving Sudan, though prohibitions on certain items subject to U.S. export control laws remain in place. While this action represents a significant shift in U.S. policy in President Obama’s final days in office, President-elect Trump will have the authority to reimpose sanctions – though it is unclear whether his administration will seek to do so.

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