Partial Sanctions Relief for Venezuela
United States Eases Venezuela Sanctions Following Agreement Between Maduro Regime and Opposition
📅 October 31, 2023
On October 18, 2023, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued six general licenses authorizing categories of transactions that were previously prohibited under the U.S. sanctions program against Venezuela. The partial sanctions relief was the U.S. government’s response to an agreement between Venezuela’s Unitary Platform and representatives of President Nicolás Maduro that created a roadmap for democratic elections in the country.
The new authorizations include:
The latest general licenses are limited, and the U.S. sanctions program against Venezuela—established in 2015 by Executive Order 13692 in the wake of the Maduro regime’s crackdown on democratic processes and human rights—remains in place and continues to impose many restrictions. The U.S. government has also confirmed its readiness to reverse the new authorizations if the Maduro regime does not meet its obligations under the electoral roadmap.
Continue reading more details and analysis in our latest Expert Insight: Partial Sanctions Relief for Venezuela in which we discuss: