OFAC Authorizes Exports of Food, Use of Diplomatic Funds, and the Transportation of Human Remains to Sudan and Iran

On October 12, 2011, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) posted a final rule in the Federal Register amending the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 538 (SSR), and the Iranian Transactions Regulations, 31 CFR part 560 (ITR), by issuing general licenses that authorize, with some exceptions, exports and reexports of food to individuals and entities in an area of Sudan other than the Specified Areas of Sudan and in Iran, as well as use of diplomatic funds, and the transportation of human remains to Sudan and Iran. 

Exports of agricultural commodities that do not fall within the definition of food in SSR and ITR, food intended for military or law enforcement purchasers or importers, medicine, and medical devices destined for Sudan and Iran still require specific licenses. 

The rule is effective October 12, 2011.