Publication of Amended Syria Sanctions Regulations and Related Frequently Asked Questions; Issuance of Venezuela-related General License 8I

Release date
11/24/2021
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The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is adopting a final rule amending the Syrian Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 542, to expand an existing authorization related to certain activities of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Syria. This regulatory amendment is currently available for public inspection with the Federal Register and will take effect upon publication in the Federal Register on Friday, November 26, 2021. OFAC is also publishing two, new Frequently Asked Questions (937 and 938).

Also, OFAC is issuing Venezuela-related General License 8I, "Authorizing Transactions Involving Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PdVSA) Necessary for the Limited Maintenance of Essential Operations in Venezuela or the Wind Down of Operations in Venezuela for Certain Entities."