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Treasury Issues New Counterterrorism-Related FAQs On Afghanistan – International Law

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Treasury Issues New Counterterrorism-Related FAQs On Afghanistan

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In new guidance, Treasury provided greater clarity to
nongovernmental organizations (or “NGOs”) providing aid
to Afghanistan, as well as to financial institutions that
facilitate such activities.

  • FAQ 957: describes the circumstances in which
    banks can process financial transfers and other transactions
    associated with food shipments to Afghanistan under General License
    (“GL”) 15;

  • FAQ 958: clarifies the scope of authorized
    transactions involving the Taliban and the Haqqani Network under
    GLs 14and 19;

  • FAQ 959: discusses authorizations for support
    to public hospitals in Afghanistan under GLs 1415and 19;

  • FAQ 960: clarifies authorizations for salary
    support or stipend payments directly to Afghan teachers and
    healthcare workers under GLs 1418and 19;

  • FAQ 961: discusses authorizations for support
    to municipal water systems under GLs 1418and 19;

  • FAQ 962: clarifies that banks are authorized
    to process transactions that are ordinarily incident and necessary
    to give effect to the activities authorized in GLs 1415161718and 19 without being exposed to sanctions;

  • FAQ 963: explains that cash shipments to
    Afghanistan are authorized under GL 1418or 19, provided they are ordinarily incident and
    necessary to effectuate the activities authorized by the GLs.

Primary Sources

  1. Treasury: Frequently Asked Questions – Newly

  2. OFAC: Counter Terrorism Sanctions -

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