The U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Controls (“OFAC”) issued General License 5D pertaining to the Venezuela sanctions. Effective July 15, 2020, General License 5D replaces and supersedes General License 5C, which authorizes transactions related to the state-owned oil company Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A (“PDVSA”) 2020 8.5 percent bond that would be prohibited by the Venezuela Sanctions Regulations (31 C.F.R. part 591 or “VSR”). General License 5D does not authorize any transactions or activities otherwise prohibited by the VSR.
Husch Blackwell continues to monitor the U.S. sanctions pertaining to Venezuela. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Venezuela Sanctions Regulations, please contact Cortney Morgan or Grant Leach of our Export Controls & Economic Sanctions team.