31 CFR 537.201 - Prohibited transactions involving certain blocked property.

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§ 537.201 Prohibited transactions involving certain blocked property.
(a) Except as authorized by regulations, orders, directives, rulings, instructions, licenses or otherwise, and notwithstanding any contracts entered into or any license or permit granted prior to 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time, July 29, 2003, all property and interests in property of the following persons that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of U.S. persons, including their overseas branches, are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn or otherwise dealt in:
(1) Any person listed in the Annex to Executive Order 13310 of July 28, 2003 (68 FR 44853, July 30, 2003); and
(2) Any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State,
(i) To be a senior official of the Government of Burma, the State Peace and Development Council of Burma, the Union Solidarity and Development Association of Burma, or any successor entity to any of the foregoing, or
(ii) To be owned or controlled by, or acting or purporting to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property or interests in property are blocked pursuant to this section.
Note 1 to paragraph (a) of § 537.201:
The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) with the identifier “[BURMA].” The SDN List is accessible through the following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/sdn . Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in appendix A to this chapter.
Note 2 to paragraph (a) of § 537.201:
The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), in Section 203 (50 U.S.C. 1702), authorizes the blocking of property and interests in property of a person during the pendency of an investigation. The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pending investigation pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section also are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the SDN List with the identifier “[BPI-BURMA].”
Note 3 to paragraph (a) of § 537.201:
Sections 501.806 and 501.807 of this chapter describe the procedures to be followed by persons seeking, respectively, the unblocking of funds that they believe were blocked due to mistaken identity, or administrative reconsideration of their status as persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section.
(b) Unless otherwise authorized by this part or by a specific license expressly referring to this section, any dealing in any security (or evidence thereof) held within the possession or control of a U.S. person and either registered or inscribed in the name of or known to be held for the benefit of any person whose property or interests in property are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section is prohibited. This prohibition includes but is not limited to the transfer (including the transfer on the books of any issuer or agent thereof), disposition, transportation, importation, exportation, or withdrawal of any such security or the endorsement or guaranty of signatures on any such security. This prohibition applies irrespective of the fact that at any time (whether prior to, on, or subsequent to 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time, July 29, 2003) the registered or inscribed owner of any such security may have or might appear to have assigned, transferred, or otherwise disposed of the security.
[70 FR 48241, Aug. 16, 2005, as amended at 76 FR 38536, June 30, 2011]
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§ 537.201 Prohibited transactions involving blocked property.

(a)

(1) All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that come within the United States, or that are or come within the possession or control of any United States person, including any foreign branch, of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in:

(i) The persons listed in the Annex to Executive Order 13310 of July 28, 2003 (E.O. 13310), the Annex to Executive Order 13448 of October 18, 2007 (E.O. 13448), or the Annex to Executive Order 13464 of April 30, 2008 (E.O. 13464); and

(ii) Any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State:

(A) To be a senior official of the Government of Burma, the State Peace and Development Council of Burma, the Union Solidarity and Development Association of Burma, or any successor entity to any of the foregoing;

(B) To be responsible for, or to have participated in, human rights abuses related to political repression in Burma;

(C) To be engaged, or to have engaged, in activities facilitating public corruption by senior officials of the Government of Burma;

(D) To be a spouse or dependent child of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13310 or E.O. 13448;

(E) To be owned or controlled by, directly or indirectly, the Government of Burma or an official or officials of the Government of Burma;

(F) To have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services in support of, the Government of Burma, the State Peace and Development Council of Burma, the Union Solidarity and Development Association of Burma, any successor entity to any of the foregoing, any senior official of any of the foregoing, or any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this paragraph (a)(1); or

(G) To be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this paragraph (a)(1).

Note to § 537.201(a)(1):

The Department of State has determined that the State Peace and Development Council of Burma no longer exists.

(2) All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that come within the United States, or that are or come within the possession or control of any United States person, including any foreign branch, of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in: Any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with or at the recommendation of the Secretary of State:

(i) To have engaged in acts that directly or indirectly threaten the peace, security, or stability of Burma, such as actions that have the purpose or effect of undermining or obstructing the political reform process or the peace process with ethnic minorities in Burma;

(ii) To be responsible for or complicit in, or responsible for ordering, controlling, or otherwise directing, or to have participated in, the commission of human rights abuses in Burma;

(iii) To have, directly or indirectly, imported, exported, reexported, sold, or supplied arms or related materiel from North Korea or the Government of North Korea to Burma or the Government of Burma;

(iv) To be a senior official of an entity that has engaged in the acts described in paragraphs (a)(2)(i) through (iii) of this section;

(v) To have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, the acts described in paragraphs (a)(2)(i) through (iii) of this section or any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this paragraph (a)(2); or

(vi) To be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this paragraph (a)(2).

Note 1 to paragraph (a) of § 537.201:

The names of persons listed in or designated pursuant to E.O. 13310, E.O. 13448, E.O. 13464, or Executive Order 13619 of July 11, 2012, whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section, are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List) with the identifier “[BURMA].” The SDN List is accessible through the following page on OFAC's Web site: www.treasury.gov/sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter. See § 537.416 concerning entities that may not be listed on the SDN List but whose property and interests in property are nevertheless blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section.

Note 2 to paragraph (a) of § 537.201:

The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), in section 203 (50 U.S.C. 1702), authorizes the blocking of property and interests in property of a person during the pendency of an investigation. The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pending investigation pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section also are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the SDN List with the identifier “[BPI-BURMA].”

Note 3 to paragraph (a) of § 537.201:

Sections 501.806 and 501.807 of this chapter describe the procedures to be followed by persons seeking, respectively, the unblocking of funds that they believe were blocked due to mistaken identity, or administrative reconsideration of their status as persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section.

(b) The prohibitions in paragraph (a) of this section include, but are not limited to, prohibitions on the following transactions:

(1) The making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section; and

(2) The receipt of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services from any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section.

(c) Unless authorized by this part or by a specific license expressly referring to this section, any dealing in any security (or evidence thereof) held within the possession or control of a U.S. person and either registered or inscribed in the name of, or known to be held for the benefit of, or issued by, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section is prohibited. This prohibition includes but is not limited to the transfer (including the transfer on the books of any issuer or agent thereof), disposition, transportation, importation, exportation, or withdrawal of, or the endorsement or guaranty of signatures on, any such security on or after the effective date. This prohibition applies irrespective of the fact that at any time (whether prior to, on, or subsequent to the effective date) the registered or inscribed owner of any such security may have or might appear to have assigned, transferred, or otherwise disposed of the security.

(d) The prohibitions in paragraph (a) of this section apply except to the extent transactions are authorized by regulations, orders, directives, rulings, instructions, licenses, or otherwise, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or permit granted prior to the effective date.

Note to § 537.201:

Section 5(b) of the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE (Junta's Anti-Democratic Efforts) Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-286) (JADE Act) imposes blocking and financial sanctions on certain categories of persons described in Section 5(a)(1) of the JADE Act. In Executive Order 13651 of August 6, 2013, the President waived these blocking and financial sanctions pursuant to Section 5(i) of the JADE Act. Except as authorized or exempt, transactions involving persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section continue to be prohibited.

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