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 Issuance of Venezuela General License 5; Publication of Venezuela-related Frequently Asked Questions

Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is issuing Venezuela General License 5. General License 5 authorizes U.S. persons to engage in all transactions related to, the provision of financing for, and other dealings in the Petroleos de Venezuela SA 2020 8.5 Percent Bond that would be prohibited by Subsection 1(a)(iii) of  Executive Order 13835 of May 21, 2018 (“Prohibiting Certain Additional Transactions With Respect to Venezuela”) (E.O. 13835). OFAC is also publishing two new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). One explains why OFAC is issuing General License 5. The other answers the question of whether E.O. 13835 prohibits a U.S. person with a legal judgment against the Government of Venezuela from attaching and executing against Venezuelan government assets.

Last Updated: 7/19/2018 12:33 PM