The United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) released a fact sheet that outlines exemptions, exceptions, and authorizations for humanitarian assistance and trade under the sanctions programs for Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, Syria, Cuba, and Ukraine/Russia. The fact sheet can assist with questions about exporting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other items related to the containment and treatment of COVID-19.

Husch Blackwell continues to monitor this issue. Should your company have any questions regarding the export of PPE and other items of humanitarian assistance, including how this rule is affected by FEMA’s rule on exporting PPE, please contact Cortney Morgan or Grant Leach of our Export Controls & Economic Sanctions team.