Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect To Burma, 23287-23288 [E9-11753]

Download as PDF 23287 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 95 Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Title 3— Notice of May 14, 2009 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, the President 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 persons have an interest. On October 18, 2007, the President issued Executive Order 13448, expanding the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13047 and taking additional steps to prohibit transactions or dealings with certain persons, including the Burmese regime’s financial supporters and their companies, as well as individuals determined to be responsible for or to have participated in human rights abuses or to have engaged in activities facilitating public corruption in Burma. erowe on PROD1PC63 with MISCELLANEOUS On April 30, 2008, the President issued Executive Order 13464, taking additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13047, in order to address the Government of Burma’s continued repression of the democratic opposition in Burma. VerDate Nov<24>2008 07:29 May 18, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19MYO0.SGM 19MYO0 23288 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 95 / Tuesday, May 19, 2009 / Presidential Documents 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, July 28, 2003, October 18, 2007, and April 30, 2008, to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond May 20, 2009. 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. THE WHITE HOUSE, May 14, 2009. [FR Doc. E9–11753 Filed 5–18–09; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 07:29 May 18, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19MYO0.SGM 19MYO0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> erowe on PROD1PC63 with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 95 (Tuesday, May 19, 2009)]
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[FR Doc No: E9-11753]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 95 / Tuesday, May 19, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 23287]]

                Notice of May 14, 2009

                
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, the President 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 persons have an interest. On October 18, 
                2007, the President issued Executive Order 13448, 
                expanding the national emergency declared in Executive 
                Order 13047 and taking additional steps to prohibit 
                transactions or dealings with certain persons, 
                including the Burmese regime's financial supporters and 
                their companies, as well as individuals determined to 
                be responsible for or to have participated in human 
                rights abuses or to have engaged in activities 
                facilitating public corruption in Burma.

                On April 30, 2008, the President issued Executive Order 
                13464, taking additional steps with respect to the 
                national emergency declared in Executive Order 13047, 
                in order to address the Government of Burma's continued 
                repression of the democratic opposition in Burma.

[[Page 23288]]

                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, 
                July 28, 2003, October 18, 2007, and April 30, 2008, to 
                deal with that emergency, must continue in effect 
                beyond May 20, 2009. 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.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    May 14, 2009.

[FR Doc. E9-11753
Filed 5-18-09; 8:45 am]
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