31 CFR 560.539 - Official activities of certain international organizations.

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§ 560.539 Official activities of certain international organizations.

(a) General license. Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, all transactions otherwise prohibited by this part that are for the conduct of the official business of the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the International Labor Organization, or the World Health Organization by employees, contractors, or grantees thereof are authorized. Authorized transactions include, but are not limited to:

(1) The provision of services involving Iran necessary for carrying out the official business;

(2) Purchasing Iranian-origin goods and services for use in carrying out the official business;

(3) Leasing office space and securing related goods and services;

(4) Funds transfers to or from accounts of the international organizations covered in this section, provided that funds transfers to or from Iran are not routed through an account of an Iranian bank on the books of a U.S. financial institution or a financial institution that is an entity owned or controlled by a United States person and established or maintained outside the United States; and

(5) The operation of accounts for employees, contractors, and grantees located in Iran of the international organizations covered in this section. Transactions conducted through these accounts must be solely for the employee's, contractor's, or grantee's personal use and not for any commercial purposes in or involving Iran. Any funds transfers to or from an Iranian bank must be routed through a third-country bank that is not a United States person or an entity owned or controlled by a United States person and established or maintained outside the United States.

(b) Limitations. This section does not authorize:

(1) The exportation from the United States to Iran of any goods or technology listed on the Commerce Control List in the Export Administration Regulations, 15 CFR part 774, supplement No. 1 (CCL);

(2) The reexportation to Iran of any U.S.-origin goods or technology listed on the CCL;

(3) The exportation or reexportation from the United States or by a U.S. person, wherever located, to Iran of any services not necessary and ordinarily incident to the official business in Iran. Such transactions require separate authorization from OFAC; or

(4) Any transaction by an entity owned or controlled by a United States person and established or maintained outside the United States otherwise prohibited by § 560.215 if the transaction would be prohibited by any other part of this chapter V if engaged in by a U.S. person or in the United States.

Note to paragraph (b) of § 560.539:

The CCL includes items such as many laptop computers, personal computers, cell phones, personal digital assistants and other wireless handheld devices/blackberries, and other similar items. The exportation of these items to Iran, even on a temporary basis, is prohibited, unless specifically authorized in a license issued pursuant to this part in a manner consistent with the Iran-Iraq Arms Nonproliferation Act of 1992 and other relevant law.

Note to § 560.539:

The general license set forth in this section does not relieve any persons authorized thereunder from compliance with any other U.S. legal requirements applicable to the transactions authorized pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section.

[77 FR 64666, Oct. 22, 2012, as amended at 77 FR 75849, Dec. 26, 2012]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 3 - THE PRESIDENT
U.S. Code: Title 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
U.S. Code: Title 22 - FOREIGN RELATIONS AND INTERCOURSE

§ 2349aa-9

§ 2461 - Exchanges between United States and independent states of the former Soviet Union

§ 2462 - Establishment of grant program for foreign study by American college students of limited financial means

§ 2463 - Allocation of funds transferred to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

§ 2464 - Ethical issues in international health research

§ 7201 - Definitions

§ 7202 - Restriction

§ 7203 - Exceptions

§ 7204 - Termination of sanctions

§ 7205 - State sponsors of international terrorism

§ 7206 - Congressional procedures

§ 7207 - Prohibition on United States assistance and financing

§ 7208 - Prohibition on additional imports from Cuba

§ 7209 - Requirements relating to certain travel-related transactions with Cuba

§ 7210 - Application of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act

§ 7211 - Technical clarification relating to provision of material support to terrorism

§ 8501 - Findings

§ 8511 - Definitions

§ 8512 - Economic sanctions relating to Iran

§ 8513 - Mandatory sanctions with respect to financial institutions that engage in certain transactions

§ 8513a - Imposition of sanctions with respect to the financial sector of Iran

§ 8514 - Imposition of sanctions on certain persons who are responsible for or complicit in human rights abuses committed against citizens of Iran or their family members after the June 12, 2009, elections in Iran

§ 8515 - Prohibition on procurement contracts with persons that export sensitive technology to Iran

§ 8516 - Authority to implement United Nations Security Council resolutions imposing sanctions with respect to Iran

§ 8517 - Increased capacity for efforts to combat unlawful or terrorist financing

§ 8518 - Reports on investments in the energy sector of Iran

§ 8519 - Reports on certain activities of foreign export credit agencies and of the Export-Import Bank of the United States

§ 8531 - Definitions

§ 8532 - Authority of State and local governments to divest from certain companies that invest in Iran

§ 8541 - Definitions

§ 8542 - Identification of countries of concern with respect to the diversion of certain goods, services, and technologies to or through Iran

§ 8543 - Destinations of Diversion Concern

§ 8544 - Enforcement authority

§ 8551 - General provisions

U.S. Code: Title 28 - JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE
U.S. Code: Title 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE
U.S. Code: Title 50 - WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
Statutes at Large
Presidential Documents

Executive Order ... 12613

Executive Order ... 12957

Executive Order ... 12959

Executive Order ... 13059

Executive Order ... 13599

Executive Order ... 13622

Executive Order ... 13628

Title 31 published on 2015-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 31 CFR Part 560 after this date.

  • 2015-12-07; vol. 80 # 234 - Monday, December 7, 2015
    1. 80 FR 75957 - Effectiveness of Licensing Procedures for Exportation of Agricultural Commodities, Medicine, and Medical Devices to Sudan and Iran; Comment Request
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      DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, Office of Foreign Assets Control
      Request for comments.
      Written comments should be received on or before January 6, 2016 to be assured of consideration.
      31 CFR Parts 538 and 560