Presidential Determination on Foreign Governments' Efforts Regarding Trafficking in Persons, 70311-70313 [2016-24734]

Download as PDF 70311 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 196 Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Title 3— Presidential Determination No. 2016–12 of September 27, 2016 The President Presidential Determination on Foreign Governments’ Efforts Regarding Trafficking in Persons Memorandum for the Secretary of State Consistent with section 110 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (the ‘‘Act’’) (22 U.S.C. 7107), I hereby: Make the determination provided in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, with respect to Equatorial Guinea, Iran, South Sudan, Sudan, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe not to provide certain non-humanitarian, non-trade-related assistance for those countries’ governments for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, until such governments comply with the minimum standards or make significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance, as may be determined by the Secretary of State in a report to the Congress pursuant to section 110(b) of the Act; Make the determination provided in section 110(d)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act, with respect to Eritrea, North Korea, Russia, and Syria not to provide non-humanitarian, non-trade-related assistance or to allow funding for participation by officials or employees of those countries’ governments in educational and cultural exchange programs for FY 2017, until such governments comply with the minimum standards or make significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance, as may be determined by the Secretary of State in a report to the Congress pursuant to section 110(b) of the Act; Make the determination provided in section 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act to instruct the United States Executive Director of each multilateral development bank and of the International Monetary Fund to vote against and use best efforts to deny any loan or other utilization of the funds of the respective institution (other than for humanitarian assistance, for trade-related assistance, or for development assistance that directly addresses basic human needs, is not administered by the government of such country, and confers no benefit to that government) to Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Russia, and Zimbabwe for FY 2017, until such governments comply with the minimum standards or makes significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance; asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with O0 Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Algeria, Belarus, Belize, Burma, Burundi, the Central African Republic, Comoros, Djibouti, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Papua New Guinea, Suriname, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan that provision to these countries’ governments of all programs, projects, or activities described in sections 110(d)(1)(A) and 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Equatorial Guinea, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, and Venezuela, that assistance described in section 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Eritrea, Russia, and Syria, that a partial waiver to allow funding for educational and cultural exchange programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:18 Oct 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\11OCO0.SGM 11OCO0 70312 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 196 / Tuesday, October 11, 2016 / Presidential Documents Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Equatorial Guinea, that a partial waiver to allow assistance described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act to promote sustainable natural resource management and biodiversity and programs to advance energy access; and support the participation of government employees or officials in young leader exchanges and leadership programs would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to South Sudan, that a partial waiver to allow assistance and programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, with the exception of Foreign Military Financing, Foreign Military Sales, and Excess Defense Articles, would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to South Sudan, that a waiver to allow assistance to be provided pursuant to section 1208 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (Public Law 113–66), to the extent that such programs would otherwise be restricted by the Act, would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Sudan, that a partial waiver to allow assistance and programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, with the exception of Foreign Military Financing, Foreign Military Sales, International Military Education and Training, Peacekeeping Operations, and Excess Defense Articles, would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Venezuela, that a partial waiver to allow for assistance described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act to strengthen the democratic process in Venezuela and for participation by government officials and employees in foreign assistance-funded programs related to democracy and rule of law would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Zimbabwe, that a partial waiver to allow for assistance described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act to support programs that provide assistance for victims of trafficking in persons, promote biodiversity and wildlife protection, health, good governance, education, leadership, agriculture and food security, poverty reduction, livelihoods, family planning and reproductive health, macroeconomic growth, that would have a significant adverse effect on vulnerable populations if suspended, and allow for the participation of government employees or officials in young leader exchanges and leadership programs, would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with O0 And determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Zimbabwe, that assistance described in section 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act, which: (1) is a regional program, project, or activity under which the total benefit to Zimbabwe does not exceed 10 percent of the total value of such program, project, or activity; (2) has as its primary objective the addressing of basic human needs, as defined by the Department of the Treasury with respect to other, existing legislative mandates concerning U.S. participation in the multilateral development banks; (3) is complementary to or has similar policy objectives to programs being implemented bilaterally by the United States Government; (4) has as its primary objective the improvement of Zimbabwe’s legal system, including in areas that impact Zimbabwe’s ability to investigate VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:18 Oct 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\11OCO0.SGM 11OCO0 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 196 / Tuesday, October 11, 2016 / Presidential Documents 70313 and prosecute trafficking cases or otherwise improve implementation of its anti-trafficking policy, regulations, or legislation; (5) is engaging a government, international organization, or civil society organization, and seeks as its primary objective(s) to: (a) increase efforts to investigate and prosecute trafficking in persons crimes; (b) increase protection for victims of trafficking through better screening, identification, rescue/ removal, aftercare (shelter, counseling), training, and reintegration; or (c) expand prevention efforts through education and awareness campaigns highlighting the dangers of trafficking in persons or training and economic empowerment of populations clearly at risk of falling victim to trafficking; or (6) is targeted macroeconomic assistance from the International Monetary Fund that strengthens the macroeconomic management capacity of Zimbabwe; would promote the purposes of the Act; or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States. The certification required by section 110(e) of the Act is provided herewith. You are hereby authorized and directed to submit this determination to the Congress, and to publish it in the Federal Register. THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, September 27, 2016 [FR Doc. 2016–24734 Filed 10–7–16; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:18 Oct 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\11OCO0.SGM 11OCO0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with O0 Billing code 4710–10–P

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Presidential Determination No. 2016-12 of September 27, 2016--
Presidential Determination on Foreign Governments' Efforts Regarding 
Trafficking in Persons



Presidential Determination No. 2016-13 of September 28, 2016--
Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2017



Proclamation 9515--German-American Day, 2016


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Title 3--
The President

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                Presidential Determination No. 2016-12 of September 27, 
                2016

                
Presidential Determination on Foreign 
                Governments' Efforts Regarding Trafficking in Persons

                Memorandum for the Secretary of State

                Consistent with section 110 of the Trafficking Victims 
                Protection Act of 2000 (the ``Act'') (22 U.S.C. 7107), 
                I hereby:

                Make the determination provided in section 
                110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, with respect to Equatorial 
                Guinea, Iran, South Sudan, Sudan, Venezuela, and 
                Zimbabwe not to provide certain non-humanitarian, non-
                trade-related assistance for those countries' 
                governments for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, until such 
                governments comply with the minimum standards or make 
                significant efforts to bring themselves into 
                compliance, as may be determined by the Secretary of 
                State in a report to the Congress pursuant to section 
                110(b) of the Act;

                Make the determination provided in section 
                110(d)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act, with respect to Eritrea, 
                North Korea, Russia, and Syria not to provide non-
                humanitarian, non-trade-related assistance or to allow 
                funding for participation by officials or employees of 
                those countries' governments in educational and 
                cultural exchange programs for FY 2017, until such 
                governments comply with the minimum standards or make 
                significant efforts to bring themselves into 
                compliance, as may be determined by the Secretary of 
                State in a report to the Congress pursuant to section 
                110(b) of the Act;

                Make the determination provided in section 110(d)(1)(B) 
                of the Act to instruct the United States Executive 
                Director of each multilateral development bank and of 
                the International Monetary Fund to vote against and use 
                best efforts to deny any loan or other utilization of 
                the funds of the respective institution (other than for 
                humanitarian assistance, for trade-related assistance, 
                or for development assistance that directly addresses 
                basic human needs, is not administered by the 
                government of such country, and confers no benefit to 
                that government) to Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Russia, 
                and Zimbabwe for FY 2017, until such governments comply 
                with the minimum standards or makes significant efforts 
                to bring themselves into compliance;

                Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the 
                Act, with respect to Algeria, Belarus, Belize, Burma, 
                Burundi, the Central African Republic, Comoros, 
                Djibouti, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Marshall 
                Islands, Mauritania, Papua New Guinea, Suriname, 
                Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan that provision to these 
                countries' governments of all programs, projects, or 
                activities described in sections 110(d)(1)(A) and 
                110(d)(1)(B) of the Act would promote the purposes of 
                the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the 
                United States;

                Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the 
                Act, with respect to Equatorial Guinea, South Sudan, 
                Sudan, Syria, and Venezuela, that assistance described 
                in section 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act would promote the 
                purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national 
                interest of the United States;

                Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the 
                Act, with respect to Eritrea, Russia, and Syria, that a 
                partial waiver to allow funding for educational and 
                cultural exchange programs described in section 
                110(d)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act would promote the purposes 
                of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of 
                the United States;

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                Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the 
                Act, with respect to Equatorial Guinea, that a partial 
                waiver to allow assistance described in section 
                110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act to promote sustainable 
                natural resource management and biodiversity and 
                programs to advance energy access; and support the 
                participation of government employees or officials in 
                young leader exchanges and leadership programs would 
                promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the 
                national interest of the United States;

                Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the 
                Act, with respect to South Sudan, that a partial waiver 
                to allow assistance and programs described in section 
                110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, with the exception of 
                Foreign Military Financing, Foreign Military Sales, and 
                Excess Defense Articles, would promote the purposes of 
                the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the 
                United States;

                Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the 
                Act, with respect to South Sudan, that a waiver to 
                allow assistance to be provided pursuant to section 
                1208 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
                Fiscal Year 2014 (Public Law 113-66), to the extent 
                that such programs would otherwise be restricted by the 
                Act, would promote the purposes of the Act or is 
                otherwise in the national interest of the United 
                States;

                Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the 
                Act, with respect to Sudan, that a partial waiver to 
                allow assistance and programs described in section 
                110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, with the exception of 
                Foreign Military Financing, Foreign Military Sales, 
                International Military Education and Training, 
                Peacekeeping Operations, and Excess Defense Articles, 
                would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise 
                in the national interest of the United States;

                Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the 
                Act, with respect to Venezuela, that a partial waiver 
                to allow for assistance described in section 
                110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act to strengthen the democratic 
                process in Venezuela and for participation by 
                government officials and employees in foreign 
                assistance-funded programs related to democracy and 
                rule of law would promote the purposes of the Act or is 
                otherwise in the national interest of the United 
                States;

                Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the 
                Act, with respect to Zimbabwe, that a partial waiver to 
                allow for assistance described in section 
                110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act to support programs that 
                provide assistance for victims of trafficking in 
                persons, promote biodiversity and wildlife protection, 
                health, good governance, education, leadership, 
                agriculture and food security, poverty reduction, 
                livelihoods, family planning and reproductive health, 
                macroeconomic growth, that would have a significant 
                adverse effect on vulnerable populations if suspended, 
                and allow for the participation of government employees 
                or officials in young leader exchanges and leadership 
                programs, would promote the purposes of the Act or is 
                otherwise in the national interest of the United 
                States;

                And determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the 
                Act, with respect to Zimbabwe, that assistance 
                described in section 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act, which:

                    (1) is a regional program, project, or activity 
                under which the total benefit to Zimbabwe does not 
                exceed 10 percent of the total value of such program, 
                project, or activity;
                    (2) has as its primary objective the addressing of 
                basic human needs, as defined by the Department of the 
                Treasury with respect to other, existing legislative 
                mandates concerning U.S. participation in the 
                multilateral development banks;
                    (3) is complementary to or has similar policy 
                objectives to programs being implemented bilaterally by 
                the United States Government;
                    (4) has as its primary objective the improvement of 
                Zimbabwe's legal system, including in areas that impact 
                Zimbabwe's ability to investigate

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                and prosecute trafficking cases or otherwise improve 
                implementation of its anti-trafficking policy, 
                regulations, or legislation;
                    (5) is engaging a government, international 
                organization, or civil society organization, and seeks 
                as its primary objective(s) to: (a) increase efforts to 
                investigate and prosecute trafficking in persons 
                crimes; (b) increase protection for victims of 
                trafficking through better screening, identification, 
                rescue/removal, aftercare (shelter, counseling), 
                training, and reintegration; or (c) expand prevention 
                efforts through education and awareness campaigns 
                highlighting the dangers of trafficking in persons or 
                training and economic empowerment of populations 
                clearly at risk of falling victim to trafficking; or
                    (6) is targeted macroeconomic assistance from the 
                International Monetary Fund that strengthens the 
                macroeconomic management capacity of Zimbabwe; would 
                promote the purposes of the Act; or is otherwise in the 
                national interest of the United States.

                The certification required by section 110(e) of the Act 
                is provided herewith.

                You are hereby authorized and directed to submit this 
                determination to the Congress, and to publish it in the 
                Federal Register.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    Washington, September 27, 2016

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