EO 12920
Effective Date: June 10, 1994

Responsible Office: Office of General Counsel


By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution
and the laws of the United States of America, including the
International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et.
seq.), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et. seq.),
section 5 of the United Nations Participation Act of 1945, as
amended (22 U.S.C. 287c), and section 301 of title 3, United
States Code, and in order to take additional steps with respect
to the actions and policies of the de facto regime in Haiti and
the national emergency described and declared in Executive Order
No. 12775, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. The following are prohibited, except to the extent
provided in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses which
may hereafter be issued pursuant to this order, and
notwithstanding the existence of any rights or obligations
conferred or imposed by any international agreement or any
contract entered into or any license or permit granted before the
effective date of this order:  (a) Any payment or transfer of
funds or other financial or investment assets or credits to Haiti
from or through the United States, or to or through the United
States from Haiti, except for:

          (i) payments and transfers for the conduct of
          activities in Haiti of the United States Government,
          the United Nations, the Organization of American
          States, or foreign diplomatic missions;

          (ii) payments and transfers between the United States 
          and Haiti for the conduct of activities in Haiti of
          nongovernmental organizations engaged in the provision
          in Haiti of essential humanitarian assistance as
          authorized by the Secretary of the Treasury;

          (iii) payments and transfers from a United States 
          person to any close relative of the remitter or the
          remitter's spouse who is resident in Haiti, provided
          that such payments do not exceed $50 per month to any
          one household, and that neither the de facto regime in
          Haiti nor any person designated by the Secretary of the
          Treasury as a blocked individual or entity of Haiti is
          a beneficiary of the remittance;

          (iv) reasonable amounts of funds carried by travelers 
          to or from Haiti to cover their travel-related expense;

          (v) payments and transfers incidental to shipments to 
          Haiti of food, medicine, medical supplies, and
          informational materials exempt from the export
          prohibitions of this order;

     (b) The sale, supply, or exportation by United States
     persons or from the United States, or using U.S.-registered
     vessels or aircraft, of any goods, technology, or services,
     regardless of origin, to Haiti, or for the purpose of any
     business carried on in or operated from Haiti, or any
     activity by United States persons or in the United States
     that promotes such sale, supply, or exportation, other than
     the sale, supply, or exportation of:

          (i) informational materials, such as books and other 
          publications, needed for the free flow of information;

          (ii) medicines and medical supplies, as authorized by 
          the Secretary of the Treasury, and rice, beans, sugar,
          wheat flour, cooking oil, corn, corn flour, milk, and
          edible tallow, provided that neither the de facto
          regime in Haiti nor any person designated by the
          Secretary of the Treasury as a blocked individual or
          entity of Haiti is a direct or indirect party to the
          transaction; or

          (iii) donations of food, medicine, and medical supplies
          intended to relieve human suffering; and

     (c) Any transaction by United States persons that evades or
     avoids, or has the purpose of evading or avoiding, or
     attempts to violate, any of the prohibitions set forth in
     this order.

Sec. 2. For the purposes of this order, the definitions contained
in section 3 of Executive Order No. 12779 apply to the terms used
in this order.

Sec. 3. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the
Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to take such actions,
including the promulgation of rules and regulations, and to
employ all powers granted to me by the International Emergency
Economic Powers Act and the United Nations Participation Act, as
may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this order.  The
Secretary of the Treasury may redelegate any of these functions
to other officers and agencies of the United States Government. 
All agencies of the United States Government are hereby directed
to take all appropriate measures within their-authority to carry
out the provisions of this order, including suspension or
termination of licenses or other authorizations in effect as of
the effective date of this order.

Sec. 4. Nothing contained in this order, shall create any right
or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable by any party
against the United States, its agencies or instrumentalities, its
officers or employees, or any other person.

Sec. 5. (a) This order shall take effect at 11:59 a.m., eastern
daylight time on June 10, 1994.

     (b) This order shall be transmitted to the Congress and 
     published in the Federal Register.

                         /s/William J. Clinton

June 10, 1994.


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