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Executive Order 12920

Issued by William J. Clinton on Friday 10 June 1994

Prohibiting Certain Transactions With Respect to Haiti

Federal Register, Volume 59 Issue 113 (Tuesday, June 14, 1994)

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                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register
Vol. 59, No. 113
Tuesday, June 14, 1994


Title 3--
The President
                Executive Order 12920 of June 10, 1994


Prohibiting Certain Transactions With Respect to 

                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, 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) Any payment or transfer of funds or 
                other financial or investment assets or credits to 
                Haiti from or through the United States, or to or 
                through the United States from Haiti, except for:

                (i) payments and transfers for the conduct of 
                activities in Haiti of the United States Government, 
                the United Nations, the Organization of American 
                States, or foreign diplomatic missions;

                (ii) payments and transfers between the United States 
                and Haiti for the conduct of activities in Haiti of 
                nongovernmental organizations engaged in the provision 
                in Haiti of essential humanitarian assistance as 
                authorized by the Secretary of the Treasury;

                (iii) payments and transfers from a United States 
                person to any close relative of the remitter or of the 
                remitter's spouse who is resident in Haiti, provided 
                that such payments do not exceed $50 per month to any 
                one household, and 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 beneficiary of the remittance;

                (iv) reasonable amounts of funds carried by travelers 
                to or from Haiti to cover their travel-related expense; 

                (v) payments and transfers incidental to shipments to 
                Haiti of food, medicine, medical supplies, and 
                informational materials exempt from the export 
                prohibitions of this order;

                    (b) 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, 
                technology, or services, 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; 

                (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

                (iii) donations of food, medicine, and medical supplies 
                intended to relieve human suffering; and

                    (c) 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 effective date of this order.

                Sec. 4. 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. 5. (a) This order shall take effect at 11:59 a.m., 
                eastern daylight time on June 10, 1994.

                    (b) This order shall be transmitted to the Congress 
                and published in the Federal Register.

                    (Presidential Sig.)>

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    June 10, 1994.

[FR Doc. 94-14582
Filed 6-10-94; 3:40 pm]
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                Editorial note: For the President's remarks on these 
                sanctions and his message and memorandum to the 
                Congress on Haiti, see volume 30, issue 23 of the 
                Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents.

Revoked by: EO 12932, October 14, 1994;; ; See: Notice, September 30, 1994; 59 FR 51066

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