U.S. Treasury issues Licenses to facilitate flow of humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan

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The U.S. Treasury on Friday issued two General Licenses to support the continued flow of humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan.

Office of Foreign Assets Control Director Andrea M. Gacki said “Treasury is committed to facilitating the flow of humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan and other activities that support their basic human needs.”

Gacki further added “Treasury will continue to work with financial institutions, international organizations, and the nongovernmental organization (NGO) community to ease the flow of critical resources, like agricultural goods, medicine, and other essential supplies, to people in need, while upholding and enforcing our sanctions against the Taliban, the Haqqani Network, and other sanctioned entities.”

U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued General License 14, which authorizes the U.S. government, NGOs, and certain international organizations and entities, as well as those acting on their behalf, to engage in the provision of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan or other activities that support basic human needs in Afghanistan.

OFAC also issued General License 15, which authorizes certain transactions related to the exportation or reexportation of agricultural commodities, medicine, and medical devices (as well as replacement parts, components, and software updates for medical devices), the U.S. Treaty said.

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