(Click to edit)


USA - Continuation of the National Emergency with respect to the situation in Zimbabwe

March 5, 2013 10:04 AM | Print this page
On March 1, 2013, the President signed a notice entitled, “Continuation of the National Emergency with respect to the situation in Zimbabwe” (published in the Federal Register on March 5, 2013), because the actions and policies of the persons covered by the Executive Orders listed below continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States.

On March 6, 2003, by Executive Order 13288, the President declared a national emergency and blocked the property of persons undermining democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701–1706). He took this action to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States constituted by the actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons to undermine Zimbabwe’s democratic processes or institutions. These actions and policies had contributed to the deliberate breakdown in the rule of law in Zimbabwe, to politically motivated violence and intimidation in that country, and to political and economic instability in the southern African region.

On November 22, 2005, the President issued Executive Order 13391 to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13288 by ordering the blocking of the property of additional persons undermining democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe.

On July 25, 2008, the President issued Executive Order 13469, which expanded the scope of the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13288 and ordered the blocking of the property of additional persons undermining democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe.

The President found that the national emergency declared on March 6, 2003, and the measures adopted on that date, on November 22, 2005, and on July 25, 2008, to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond March 6, 2013 and he has therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), continued for 1 year the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13288.

Topics
Resources

Newsletter Archives

Webinar Recordings

Alerts and Publications







Chair, NA International
Commercial Practice Group

Miguel Noyola
Partner, Chicago
Email: Miguel Noyola
T + 1 312 861 7589


Members, US International
Trade Compliance Steering Committee


Janet K. Kim 
Partner, Washington DC

T + 1 202 835 1653

John F. McKenzie
Partner, San Francisco

T + 1 415 576 3033

Ted Murphy
Partner, Washington DC

T + 1 202 452 7069


Editor, International Trade
Compliance Update


Stuart P. Seidel
Partner, Washington DC
Email: Stuart Seidel
T + 1 202 452 7088