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OFAC issues Humanitarian Assistance Fact Sheet

Publication of a Fact Sheet on the Provision of Humanitarian Assistance and Trade to Combat COVID-19

On April 16, the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a Fact Sheethighlighting the most relevant exemptions, exceptions, and authorizations for humanitarian assistance and trade under the Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, Syria, Cuba, and Ukraine/Russia-related sanctions programs.  The Fact Sheet also outlines specific guidance for OFAC-administered sanctions programs related to personal protective equipment (PPE) and other Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)-related humanitarian assistance and trade.
For more information regarding the scope of any sanctions programs’ requirements, or the applicability or scope of any humanitarian-related authorizations, please contact OFAC’s Sanction Compliance and Evaluation Division at (800) 540-6322 or (202) 622-2490, or by email at

I will publish the detailed sections for each country in separate posts.


OFAC Notice

Fact Sheet

Categories: Cuba Sanctions Guidance Humanitarian Aid Iranian Sanctions Licenses North Korea (DPRK) Sanctions OFAC Updates Russia sanctions Syrian Sanctions Ukraine sanctions Venezuela sanctions


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