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Executive Order 12917

Issued by William J. Clinton on Saturday 21 May 1994


Prohibiting Certain Transactions With Respect to Haiti

Federal Register, Volume 59 Issue 99 (Tuesday, May 24, 1994)

[Federal Register Volume 59, Number 99 (Tuesday, May 24, 1994)]
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                Executive Order 12917 of May 21, 1994

 

Prohibiting Certain Transactions With Respect to 
                Haiti

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including the International Emergency Economic 
                Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the National 
                Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), section 5 of 
                the United Nations Participation Act of 1945, as 
                amended (22 U.S.C. 287c), and section 301 of title 3, 
                United States Code, in view of United Nations Security 
                Council Resolution 917 of May 6, 1994, and in order to 
                take additional steps with respect to the actions and 
                policies of the de facto regime in Haiti and the 
                national emergency described and declared in Executive 
                Order No. 12775, it is hereby ordered as follows:

                Section 1. The following are prohibited, except to the 
                extent provided in regulations, orders, directives, or 
                licenses which may hereafter be issued pursuant to this 
                order, and notwithstanding the existence of any rights 
                or obligations conferred or imposed by any 
                international agreement or any contract entered into or 
                any license or permit granted before the effective date 
                of this order:

                    (a) The importation into the United States of any 
                goods (other than informational materials, including 
                books and other publications, needed for the free flow 
                of information) originating in Haiti, or of any 
                services performed in Haiti, that are exported from 
                Haiti after May 21, 1994; or any activity by United 
                States persons or in the United States that promotes or 
                is intended to promote such importation;
                    (b) Any activity by United States persons or in the 
                United States that promotes the exportation or 
                transshipment of any goods (other than informational 
                materials, such as books and other publications, needed 
                for the free flow of information) originating in Haiti 
                that are exported from Haiti after May 21, 1994;
                    (c) Any dealing by United States persons or in the 
                United States, or using U.S.-registered vessels or 
                aircraft, in any goods (other than informational 
                materials, such as books and other publications, needed 
                for the free flow of information) originating in Haiti 
                that are exported from Haiti after May 21, 1994;
                    (d) The sale, supply, or exportation by United 
                States persons or from the United States, or using 
                U.S.-registered vessels or aircraft, of any goods, 
                regardless of origin, to Haiti, or for the purpose of 
                any business carried on in or operated from Haiti, or 
                any activity by United States persons or in the United 
                States that promotes such sale, supply, or exportation, 
                other than the sale, supply, or exportation of:

                (i) informational materials, such as books and other 
                publications, needed for the free flow of information; 
                or

                (ii) medicines and medical supplies, as authorized by 
                the Secretary of the Treasury, and rice, beans, sugar, 
                wheat flour, cooking oil, corn, corn flour, milk, and 
                edible tallow, provided that neither the de facto 
                regime in Haiti nor any person designated by the 
                Secretary of the Treasury as a blocked individual or 
                entity of Haiti is a direct or indirect party to the 
                transaction; or

                    (e) Any transaction by United States persons that 
                evades or avoids, or has the purpose of evading or 
                avoiding, or attempts to violate, any of the 
                prohibitions set forth in this order.

                Sec. 2. For the purposes of this order, the definitions 
                contained in section 3 of Executive Order No. 12779 
                apply to the terms used in this order.

                Sec. 3. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation 
                with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to 
                take such actions, including the promulgation of rules 
                and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to me 
                by the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and 
                the United Nations Participation Act, as may be 
                necessary to carry out the purposes of this order. The 
                Secretary of the Treasury may redelegate any of these 
                functions to other officers and agencies of the United 
                States Government. All agencies of the United States 
                Government are hereby directed to take all appropriate 
                measures within their authority to carry out the 
                provisions of this order, including suspension or 
                termination of licenses or other authorizations in 
                effect as of the date of this order.

                Sec. 4. Section 2(c) of Executive Order No. 12779 and 
                section 4 of Executive Order No. 12853 are hereby 
                revoked to the extent inconsistent with this order. The 
                revocation shall apply only to actions taken after the 
                effective date of this order, and shall not alter the 
                applicability to any violation that occurred before the 
                effective date of this order of any rule, regulation, 
                order, license, or other form of administrative action 
                taken pursuant to Executive Order No. 12779 or 
                Executive Order No. 12853.

                Sec. 5. Nothing contained in this order shall create 
                any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable by any party against the United States, its 
                agencies or instrumentalities, its officers or 
                employees, or any other person.

                Sec. 6.

                    (a) This order shall take effect at 11:59 p.m. 
                eastern daylight time on May 21, 1994.
                    (b) This order shall be transmitted to the Congress 
                and published in the Federal Register.

                    (Presidential Sig.)>


                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    May 21, 1994.

[FR Doc. 94-12880
Filed 5-23-94; 11:41 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P


Citation:
Revokes in part: EO 12779, October 28, 1991; EO 12853, June 30, 1993;; ; Revoked by: EO 12932, October 14, 1994;; ; See: EO 12920, June 10, 1994; 59 FR 51066;; ; Amended by: Notice, September 30, 1994
 

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