EXECUTIVE
ORDER
EO 13372
Effective Date: February 18, 2005

Responsible Office: Institutional and Corporate Management
Subject: Clarifiction of Certain EO Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions

Clarification of Certain Executive Orders 
                Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions

                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, as amended (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) 
                (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 
                et seq.) (NEA), section 5 of the United Nations 
                Participation Act of 1945, as amended (22 U.S.C. 287c) 
                (UNPA), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

                I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
                America, in order to clarify the steps taken in 
                Executive Order 12947 of January 23, 1995, as amended 
                by Executive Order 13099 of August 20, 1998; and 
                Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, as amended 
                by Executive Order 13268 of July 2, 2002, and Executive 
                Order 13284 of January 23, 2003, in particular with 
                respect to the implementation of section 203(b)(2) of 
                IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)), hereby order:

                Section 1. Section 4 of Executive Order 13224 is hereby 
                amended to read as follows:

                ``Sec. 4. I hereby determine that the making of 
                donations of the type of articles specified in section 
                203(b)(2) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)), by, to, or 
                for the benefit of, any persons determined to be 
                subject to this order would seriously impair my ability 
                to deal with the national emergency declared in this 
                order, and would endanger Armed Forces of the United 
                States that are in a situation where imminent 
                involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the 
                circumstances, and I hereby prohibit such donations as 
                provided by section 1 of this order. Furthermore, I 
                hereby determine that the Trade Sanctions Reform and 
                Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (Title IX, Public Law 
                106-387) shall not affect the imposition or the 
                continuation of the imposition of any unilateral 
                agricultural sanction or unilateral medical sanction on 
                any person determined to be subject to this order 
                because imminent involvement of the Armed Forces of the 
                United States in hostilities is clearly indicated by 
                the circumstances.''

                Sec. 2. Section 3 of Executive Order 12947 is hereby 
                amended to read as follows:

                ``Sec. 3. I hereby determine that the making of 
                donations of the type of articles specified in section 
                203(b)(2) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)), by, to, or 
                for the benefit of, any person whose property or 
                interests in property are blocked pursuant to section 1 
                of this order would seriously impair my ability to deal 
                with the national emergency declared in this order, and 
                I hereby prohibit such donations as provided by section 
                1.''

                Sec. 3. (a) 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 the President by IEEPA and the 
                UNPA 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 consistent 
                with applicable law. 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.

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                    (b) Nothing contained in this order shall relieve a 
                person from any requirement to obtain a license or 
                other authorization in compliance with applicable laws 
                and regulations.
                    (c) Amendments to Executive Orders made by this 
                order shall take effect as of the date of this order.

                Sec. 4. This order is not intended to, and does not, 
                create any right, benefit, or privilege, substantive or 
                procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by a party 
                against the United States, its departments, agencies, 
                entities, officers, employees, or agents, or any other 
                person.

                Sec. 5. This order shall be transmitted to the Congress 
                and published in the Federal Register.

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                THE WHITE HOUSE,
		

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