Frequently Asked Questions

859. How does OFAC interpret the term “publicly traded securities” for purposes of Executive Order (E.O.) 13959?

Answer

For purposes of E.O. 13959, OFAC intends to interpret the term “publicly traded securities” to include securities (as defined in section 4(d) of E.O. 13959) denominated in any currency that trade on a securities exchange or through the method of trading that is commonly referred to as “over-the-counter,” in any jurisdiction. 

Date Released
December 28, 2020