Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Burma, 28771 [05-10089]

Download as PDF 28771 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 95 Wednesday, May 18, 2005 Title 3— Notice of May 17, 2005 The President Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Burma On May 20, 1997, the President issued Executive Order 13047, certifying to the Congress under section 570(b) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1997 (Public Law 104– 208), that the Government of Burma has committed large-scale repression of the democratic opposition in Burma after September 30, 1996, thereby invoking the prohibition on new investment in Burma by United States persons contained in that section. The President also declared a national emergency to deal with the threat posed to the national security and foreign policy of the United States by the actions and policies of the Government of Burma, invoking the authority, inter alia, of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq. On July 28, 2003, I issued Executive Order 13310 taking additional steps with respect to that national emergency by putting in place an import ban required by the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003 and prohibiting exports of financial services to Burma and the dealing in property in which certain designated Burmese persons have an interest. Because the actions and policies of the Government of Burma continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, the national emergency declared on May 20, 1997, and the measures adopted on that date to deal with that emergency must continue in effect beyond May 20, 2005. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency with respect to Burma. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress. W THE WHITE HOUSE, May 17, 2005. [FR Doc. 05–10089 Filed 5–17–05; 11:29 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 20:15 May 17, 2005 Jkt 205250 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\18MYO0.SGM 18MYO0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 95 (Wednesday, May 18, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
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The President





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Notice of May 17, 2005--Continuation of the National Emergency With 
Respect to Burma


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 95 / Wednesday, May 18, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Notice of May 17, 2005

                
Continuation of the National Emergency With 
                Respect to Burma

                On May 20, 1997, the President issued Executive Order 
                13047, certifying to the Congress under section 570(b) 
                of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and 
                Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1997 (Public Law 
                104-208), that the Government of Burma has committed 
                large-scale repression of the democratic opposition in 
                Burma after September 30, 1996, thereby invoking the 
                prohibition on new investment in Burma by United States 
                persons contained in that section. The President also 
                declared a national emergency to deal with the threat 
                posed to the national security and foreign policy of 
                the United States by the actions and policies of the 
                Government of Burma, invoking the authority, inter 
                alia, of the International Emergency Economic Powers 
                Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq. On July 28, 2003, I issued 
                Executive Order 13310 taking additional steps with 
                respect to that national emergency by putting in place 
                an import ban required by the Burmese Freedom and 
                Democracy Act of 2003 and prohibiting exports of 
                financial services to Burma and the dealing in property 
                in which certain designated Burmese persons have an 
                interest.

                Because the actions and policies of the Government of 
                Burma continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary 
                threat to the national security and foreign policy of 
                the United States, the national emergency declared on 
                May 20, 1997, and the measures adopted on that date to 
                deal with that emergency must continue in effect beyond 
                May 20, 2005. Therefore, in accordance with section 
                202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 
                1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national 
                emergency with respect to Burma. This notice shall be 
                published in the Federal Register and transmitted to 
                the Congress.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    May 17, 2005.

[FR Doc. 05-10089
Filed 5-17-05; 11:29 am]
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