On Wednesday May 19,2021, the Treasury Department published a document confirming the re-launch of all banking and financial transactions, thereby officially excluding Sudan from U.S. terrorism sanctions
The United States of America has finalized its procedures excluding Sudan from the U.S. terrorism sanctions list.
According to the Department, the decision complements the procedure initiated by the State Department in December of last year.
The procedure sought to remove restrictions imposed on Sudan, including financial transactions restrictions, regarding support for terrorism.
It also allows the unimpeded supply of agricultural products, medicines and medical equipment.
The document will officially enter into force on May 20 after its publication in the Federal Register.
In 1993 the U.S. designated Sudan as a State Sponsor of Terrorism.
This was followed by sanctions and restrictions on exports to and from Sudan.
The only exceptions were to Sudan’s gum Arabic exports and the information sector.
On October 2020, following the toppling of Omar al-Bashir, the former U.S. Administration concluded that Sudan was no longer supporting terrorists.
The U.S. Administration was also assured by the Sudanese government that it will not assist international terrorist activities in the future