On October 18, 2016, the Department of the Treasury announced that, in consultation and coordination with the Department of State, the Office Assets Control (OFAC) is authorizing by General License 2B transactions involving certain Belarusian entities blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13405.  This license does not generally authorize the release of property blocked pursuant to E.O. 13405.  This authorization expires on April 30, 2017, unless extended or revoked.