31 CFR § 560.534 - Winding down of transactions related to the importation into the United States of, and dealings in, certain foodstuffs and carpets.

§ 560.534 Winding down of transactions related to the importation into the United States of, and dealings in, certain foodstuffs and carpets.

(a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, all transactions and activities that are ordinarily incident and necessary to the wind down of the following activities are authorized through 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on August 6, 2018:

(1) The importation into the United States, from Iran or a third country, of the following goods of Iranian origin:

(i) Foodstuffs intended for human consumption that are classified under chapters 2–23 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States; and

(ii) Carpets and other textile floor coverings and carpets used as wall hangings that are classified under chapter 57 or heading 9706.00.0060 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.

(2) United States persons, wherever located, engaging in transactions or dealings in or related to the categories of Iranian-origin goods described in paragraph (a)(1) of this section, provided that the transaction or dealing does not involve or relate to goods, technology, or services for exportation, reexportation, sale, or supply, directly or indirectly, to Iran, the Government of Iran, an Iranian financial institution, or any other person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to § 560.211, other than services described in § 560.405 (“ Transactions ordinarily incident to a licensed transaction authorized”) and transfers of funds described in § 560.516 (“ Transfers of funds involving Iran”).

(b) This general license does not authorize the importation into the United States of goods that were under seizure or detention by the Department of Homeland Security, as of January 21, 2016, pursuant to Customs regulations or other applicable provisions of law, until any applicable penalties, charges, duties, or other conditions are satisfied. This general license does not authorize the importation into the United States of goods for which forfeiture proceedings have commenced or of goods that have been forfeited to the U.S. Government, other than through U.S. Customs and Border Protection disposition, including by selling at auction.

(c) Nothing in this section authorizes debits or credits to Iranian accounts, as defined in § 560.320.

[83 FR 30337, June 28, 2018]