On November 2, 2017, the Federal Register published Presidential Notice of October 31, 2017 – Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Sudan, which extends for an additional year the national emergency first declared in Executive Order (EO) 13067 (November 3, 2017) and took related steps to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the actions and policies of the Government of Sudan.
On April 26, 2006, by EO 13400, the President determined that the conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region posed an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, expanded the scope of the national emergency declared in EO 13067, and ordered the blocking of property of certain persons connected to the Darfur region. On October 13, 2006, by EO 13412, the President took additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in EO 13067 and expanded in EO 13400. In EO 13412, the President also took steps to implement the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act of 2006 (Public Law 109–344).
On January 13, 2017, by EO 13761, the President found that positive efforts by the Government of Sudan between July 2016 and January 2017 improved certain conditions that EO 13067 and 13412 were intended to address. Given these developments, and in order to encourage the Government of Sudan to sustain and enhance these efforts, section 1 of EO 13761 provided that sections 1 and 2 of EO 13067 and the entirety of EO 13412 would be revoked as of July 12, 2017, provided that the criteria in section 12(b) of Executive Order 13761 had been met.
On July 11, 2017, by EO 13804, the President amended EO 13761, extending until October 12, 2017, the effective date in section 1 of EO 13761.
Despite recent positive developments, the crisis constituted by the actions and policies of the Government of Sudan that led to the declaration of a national emergency in EO 13067 of November 3, 1997; the expansion of that emergency in EO 13400 of April 26, 2006; and with respect to which additional steps were taken in EO 13412 of October 13, 2006, EO 13761 of January 13, 2017, and EO 13804 of July 11, 2017, has not been resolved. The President determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency declared in EO 13067, as expanded by EO 13400, with respect to Sudan because these actions and policies continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.