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Sudan Sanctions

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Sanctions Brochures

Sanctions Brochures are an overview of OFAC's regulations with regard to the Sudan Sanctions. They are useful quick reference tools.

Sanctions Guidance

OFAC issues guidance on specific issues related to the sanctions programs it administers. Interpretations of OFAC policy are sometimes published in response to a public request for guidance or may be released proactively by OFAC in order to address a complex topic.
  • Fact Sheet - Regarding Activities in the Republic of South Sudan (December 8, 2011)​
  • Donations of Food and Medicine - Guidance on the Donations of Food and Medicine to Iran and the Non-Specified Areas of Sudan (June 17, 2011)
  • Interpretive Guidance - Prohibitions Imposed by Executive Order 13412; Transshipments of Goods and Financial Transactions Conducted through Certain Areas of Sudan (November 17, 2006)
  • Index of Interpretative Guidance - Interpretative Rulings on OFAC Policy

Frequently Asked Questions

OFAC has compiled hundreds of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about its sanctions programs and related policies. The first link sends the user to full list of OFAC frequently asked questions

Applying for a Specific OFAC License

It may be in your and the U.S. government’s interest to authorize particular economic activity related to the Sudan Sanctions. Visit the link below to apply for an OFAC license.

Guidance on OFAC Licensing Policy

Certain activities related to the Sudan Sanctions may be allowed if they are licensed by OFAC. Below OFAC has issued guidance and statements on specific licensing policies as they relate to the Sudan Sanctions.

General Licenses

OFAC issues general licenses in order to authorize activities that would otherwise be prohibited with regard to the Sudan Sanctions. General licenses allow all US persons to engage in the activity described in the general license without needing to apply for a specific license.

Impact Reports

OFAC occasionally produces reports that demonstrate the impact of economic sanctions. The report below is related to the impact of the Sudan Sanctions.

Executive Orders, Statutes, Rules and Regulations Relating to the Sudan Sanctions

The Sudan Sanctions represent the implementation of multiple legal authorities. Some of these authorities are in the form of executive orders issued by the President. Other authorities are public laws (statutes) passed by The Congress. These authorities are further codified by OFAC in its regulations which are published the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Modifications to these regulations are posted in the Federal Register. In addition to all of these authorities, OFAC may also implement United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) with regard to Sudan.

Executive Orders

  • 13412 Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With the Government of Sudan (October 13, 2006)
  • 13400 Blocking Property of Persons in Connection With the Conflict in Sudan's Darfur Region (Effective Date - April 27, 2006)
  • 13067 Blocking Sudanese Government Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Sudan (Effective Date - November 4, 1997)


Code of Federal Regulations

Federal Register Notices

  • 80 FR 8531-15 - Adding a General License pertaining to certain software, hardware, and services incident to personal communications
  • 76 FR 76617-11 - Amendments to authorize ​activities relating to oil and transshipment with respect to the Republic of South Sudan
  • 76 FR 63197-11 - Amendments to authorize certain consular funds transfers and the transportation of human remains​
  • 76 FR 63191-11 - Amendments to authorize the exportation or reexportation of food items​
  • 75 FR 10997-10 - Amendments to authorize certain types of exportation
  • 74 FR 61030-09 - Changes to the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 ("TSRA")
  • 74 FR 27433-09 - Amendment to expand the authorization of certain imports
  • 74 FR 25430-09 - Darfur Sanctions Regulations - New regulations to implement Executive Order 13400
  • 72 FR 61513-07 - Amendment to implement Executive Order 13412
  • 72 FR 50047-07 - Revision to the general license for certain publishing activities
  • 72 FR 15831-07 - Amendment related to the movement of goods via diplomatic pouch
  • 72 FR 12980-07 - Clarification of licenses for the exportation of agricultural commodities, medicine and medical devices
  • 71 FR 29251-06 - Revisions to IEEPA made by the Combating Terrorism Financing Act of 2005
  • 70 FR 34060-05 - Reporting, Procedures and Penalties Regulations and Sudanese Sanctions Regulations - Amendment to issue two general licenses
  • 69 FR 75468-04 - Revision to authorize certain publishing activities
  • 66 FR 36683-01 - Exports of Agricultural Products, Medicines, and Medical Devices to Cuba, Sudan, Libya, and Iran - Amendments to implement the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 ("TSRA")

United Nations Security Council Resolutions

  • 1672 Stressing again its firm commitment to the cause of peace throughout Sudan, including through the African Union-led inter-Sudanese peace talks in Abuja, Nigeria ("Abuja Talks"), full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 9 January 2005 and an end to the violence and atrocities in Darfur. (April 25, 2006)
  • 1591 Expressing its utmost concern over the dire consequences of the prolonged conflict for the civilian population in the Darfur region as well as throughout Sudan, in particular the increase in the number of refugees and internally displaced persons. (March 29, 2005)
Last Updated: 5/12/2015 10:41 AM