EO 13324
Effective Date: January 20, 2004

Responsible Office: Office of Policy Coordination and International Relations
Subject: Termination of Emergency with Respect to Sierra Leone and Liberia

Termination of Emergency With Respect to Sierra 
                Leone and Liberia

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States, 
                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.) (NEA), and section 5 of 
                the United Nations Participation Act of 1945, as 
                amended (22 U.S.C. 287c),

                I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
                America, find that the situations that gave rise to the 
                declaration of a national emergency in Executive Order 
                13194 of January 18, 2001, with respect to Sierra Leone 
                and the expansion of the scope of that emergency in 
                Executive Order 13213 of May 22, 2001, with respect to 
                Liberia, have been significantly altered given that in 
                January 2002 the Government of Sierra Leone, the Sierra 
                Leonean rebel group Revolutionary United Front (RUF), 
                and the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone declared 
                the war in Sierra Leone to have ended; the parties to 
                the Liberian civil war entered into a Comprehensive 
                Peace Agreement in August 2003; the RUF no longer 
                exists as a military organization; Charles Taylor, who 
                was the prime instigator of violence both in Sierra 
                Leone and in Liberia, has resigned from the Liberian 
                presidency and gone into exile; the Government of 
                Sierra Leone has established a rough diamond 
                certification regime that meets the minimum standards 
                of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme; and the 
                United States has implemented the Clean Diamond Trade 
                Act (Public Law 108-19), prohibiting the importation 
                into the United States of rough diamonds that are not 
                controlled through the Kimberley Process Certification 
                Scheme, currently including rough diamonds from 
                Liberia. Accordingly, I hereby terminate the national 
                emergency declared and expanded in scope in those two 
                prior orders, revoke those orders, and further order:

                Section 1. Pursuant to section 202 of the NEA (50 
                U.S.C. 1622), termination of the national emergency 
                declared in Executive Order 13194 and expanded in scope 
                in Executive Order 13213 shall not affect any action 
                taken or proceeding pending not finally concluded or 
                determined as of the effective date of this order, or 
                any action or proceeding based on any act committed 
                prior to such date, or any rights or duties that 
                matured or penalties that were incurred prior to such 

                Sec. 2. This order is not intended to, and does not, 
                create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable at law or in equity by any party against 
                the United States, its departments, agencies, 
                instrumentalities, or entities, its officers or 
                employees, or any other person.

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                Sec. 3. This order is effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern 
                standard time on January 16, 2004. This order shall be 
                transmitted to the Congress and published in the 
                Federal Register.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    January 15, 2004.

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