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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Sudan and US Bilateral Economic Relations

US department of state, bureau of African Affairs issued in March 31 2017 US relations with Sudan fact sheet which explains how US exerting efforts to progress relations with Sudan according to the five key areas.
“As the result of an intensive bilateral effort focused on achieving progress by Sudan in five key areas of engagement (countering terrorist groups, ending the threat of the Lord’s Resistance Army, ending the Government’s offensive internal military operations, ending Sudan’s destabilizing role in South Sudan, and improving humanitarian access), on January 13, 2017, the United States announced the broad lifting of certain longstanding sanctions against Sudan. This measure, which became effective on January 17, 2017, authorized all activities prohibited by Executive Orders 13067 (1997) and 13412 (2006). As a result, U.S. persons will generally be able to transact with individuals and entities in Sudan, and the property of the Government of Sudan subject to U.S. jurisdiction will be unblocked. Also on January 13, 2017, the President issued. Executive Order 13761, which provides for the revocation of the sanctions provisions in Executive Orders 13607 and 13412 on July 12, 2017, if the Government of Sudan sustains the positive actions in the five key areas previously described. The changes made by the U.S. Government in January 2017 do not impact Sudanese individuals or entities blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13400 (2006), and the property and interests in property of persons designated pursuant to Executive Order 13400 remain blocked. In addition, these changes did not eliminate the need to comply with all other applicable provisions of law, including the Export Administration Regulations (15C.F.R. parts 730 through 774) administered by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).
The United States and Sudan have a small amount of bilateral trade. Sudan is a member of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, which has a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement with the United States”.
It aimed at reminding the government of Sudan and US those interests of peoples in the two countries should be prioritized, the government of Sudan has met the conditions of lifting the sanctions, US must respond to the international and regional call of lifting unfair sanctions.