Friday, June 28, 2013

OFAC Ok's Export of Cultural Heritage Protection Services by NGO's

The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) this week published a notice reauthorizing nongovernmental assistance for cultural heritage protection in Syria.

General License No. 11A, issued under the Syria sanctions program, permits activities that support the preservation and protection of cultural heritage sites in that country "including, but not limited to, museums, historic buildings, and archaeological sites."

Nongovernmental organizations are permitted under the license to export services to Syria otherwise barred by Executive Order 13582, signed by President Barack Obama in 2011.

Photo credit: timot.

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