Frequently Asked Questions

673. What is the purpose of Executive Order (E.O.) 13883, “Administration of Proliferation Sanctions and Amendment of Executive Order 12851”?

Answer

E.O. 13883 delegates to the Secretary of the Treasury the implementation of the sanctions related to multilateral development bank assistance and to United States bank loans that are contained in the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991, as amended (“CBW Act”).  22 U.S.C. §5605(b)(2)(A)-(B).  E.O. 13883 also provides authority pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act to the Secretary of the Treasury to take certain actions to implement the sanctions related to bank loans.

Date Released
April 15, 2021