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Legal Update

United States Suspends Comprehensive Sanctions Against Sudan

24 January 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update

On January 13, 2017, the Obama administration announced that the longstanding comprehensive sanctions against Sudan would be suspended effective January 17, 2017, and that the sanctions would be revoked in six months if the progress of the past six months continued with respect to bilateral cooperation, cessation of internal hostilities, regional cooperation and improvements to humanitarian access. This Legal Update discusses the history of the Sudan sanctions and the implications of the actions taken by the Obama administration.


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