Continuation of the National Emergency Blocking Property of Certain Persons and Prohibiting the Importation of Certain Goods from Liberia, 41935 [05-14555]

Download as PDF 41935 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 139 Thursday, July 21, 2005 Title 3— Notice of July 19, 2005 The President Continuation of the National Emergency Blocking Property of Certain Persons and Prohibiting the Importation of Certain Goods from Liberia On July 22, 2004, by Executive Order 13348, I declared a national emergency and ordered related measures blocking the property of certain persons and prohibiting the importation of certain goods from Liberia, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701–1706). I took this action to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States constituted by the actions and policies of former Liberian President Charles Taylor and other persons, in particular their unlawful depletion of Liberian resources and their removal from Liberia and secreting of Liberian funds and property, which have undermined Liberia’s transition to democracy and the orderly development of its political, administrative, and economic institutions and resources. I further noted that the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed on August 18, 2003, and the related cease-fire have not yet been universally implemented throughout Liberia, and that the illicit trade in round logs and timber products is linked to the proliferation of and trafficking in illegal arms, which perpetuate the Liberian conflict and fuel and exacerbate other conflicts throughout West Africa. Because the actions and policies of these persons continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States, the national emergency declared on July 22, 2004, and the measures adopted on that date to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond July 22, 2005. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13348. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress. W THE WHITE HOUSE, July 19, 2005. [FR Doc. 05–14555 Filed 7–20–05; 8:45 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 08:21 Jul 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\21JYE0.SGM 21JYE0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 139 (Thursday, July 21, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Page 41935]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-14555]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 139 / Thursday, July 21, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 41935]]

                Notice of July 19, 2005

                
Continuation of the National Emergency Blocking 
                Property of Certain Persons and Prohibiting the 
                Importation of Certain Goods from Liberia

                On July 22, 2004, by Executive Order 13348, I declared 
                a national emergency and ordered related measures 
                blocking the property of certain persons and 
                prohibiting the importation of certain goods from 
                Liberia, pursuant to the International Emergency 
                Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706). I took this 
                action to deal with the unusual and extraordinary 
                threat to the foreign policy of the United States 
                constituted by the actions and policies of former 
                Liberian President Charles Taylor and other persons, in 
                particular their unlawful depletion of Liberian 
                resources and their removal from Liberia and secreting 
                of Liberian funds and property, which have undermined 
                Liberia's transition to democracy and the orderly 
                development of its political, administrative, and 
                economic institutions and resources. I further noted 
                that the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed on August 
                18, 2003, and the related cease-fire have not yet been 
                universally implemented throughout Liberia, and that 
                the illicit trade in round logs and timber products is 
                linked to the proliferation of and trafficking in 
                illegal arms, which perpetuate the Liberian conflict 
                and fuel and exacerbate other conflicts throughout West 
                Africa.

                Because the actions and policies of these persons 
                continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to 
                the foreign policy of the United States, the national 
                emergency declared on July 22, 2004, and the measures 
                adopted on that date to deal with that emergency, must 
                continue in effect beyond July 22, 2005. Therefore, in 
                accordance with section 202(d), I am continuing for 1 
                year the national emergency declared in Executive Order 
                13348.

                This notice shall be published in the Federal Register 
                and transmitted to the Congress.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                     July 19, 2005.

[FR Doc. 05-14555
Filed 7-20-05; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P