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October 6, 2017

U.S. Revokes Sanctions on Sudan

Today, the United States decided to fully repeal the bulk of the economic sanctions on Sudan and the Government of Sudan, in response to the Government of Sudan’s sustained positive actions, which includes reduced offensive military activity in Sudan, improved humanitarian access throughout Sudan, and cooperation with the U.S. on counter-terrorism efforts and in addressing regional conflicts.  The revocation will be effective Oct. 12, 2017.  In Jan. 2017, former President Obama issued an executive order which gave rise to the suspension of these sanctions and set forth criteria for their permanent revocation following a review period that was set to terminate on July 12, 2017, and which was subsequently extended until Oct. 12th.  It is important to note that U.S. sanctions related to the conflict in Darfur, however, remain in place.