Frequently Asked Questions

868. I am a non-U.S. person that engages in humanitarian-related transactions or activity with Polymedics LLC and Letia Company.  Do I now face exposure to sanctions for engaging in humanitarian-related transactions or activity with these companies?

Answer

As described in FAQ 867, non-U.S. persons would not risk exposure to sanctions for engaging in humanitarian-related transactions or activity with Polymedics LLC and Letia Company that are exempt from regulation or authorized for U.S. persons by a general license in the Syrian Sanctions Regulations (SySR), 31 C.F.R. Part 542, such as transactions involving the provision of humanitarian assistance or export of humanitarian goods to Syria.  

Additionally, the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019 (Caesar Act) codifies, with some exceptions, the general license in § 542.516 of the SySR, which authorizes certain services in support of nongovernmental organizations and includes a humanitarian waiver. 

Date Released
December 22, 2020