Update on Sanctions Related to South Sudan and the Central African Republic
29 May 2014Sanctions Alert
The United States has taken steps to impose sanctions related to recent violence in both South Sudan and the Central African Republic. While the sanctions do not target the geographic territories (i.e., these countries as a whole are not subject to sanctions), they prohibit transactions with certain designated persons. These actions reflect the continued trend of the U.S. government to utilize such measures to penalize actors contributing to severe instability and violence.