In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") released a Fact Sheet on April 16, 2020 regarding provisions related to humanitarian assistance and trade under U.S. economic sanctions programs.  While it does not broaden authorizations for humanitarian transactions or include material new information, the Fact Sheet helpfully summarizes in one place OFAC’s existing resources relating to such transactions.

Our memorandum provides a consolidated table of resources and guidance in relation to the exemptions, exceptions, and authorizations for humanitarian assistance and trade under OFAC-administered sanctions programs, and related guidance and responses to Frequently Asked Questions.