Presidential Determination With Respect to the Efforts of Foreign Governments Regarding Trafficking in Persons, 59521-59523 [2019-24196]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 213 / Monday, November 4, 2019 / Presidential Documents 59521 Presidential Documents Presidential Determination No. 2020–02 of October 18, 2019 Presidential Determination With Respect to the Efforts of Foreign Governments Regarding Trafficking in Persons Memorandum for the Secretary of State Consistent with section 110 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7107) (the ‘‘Act’’), as amended, I hereby determine as follows: As provided for in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, and subject to the determinations below regarding assistance related to the Ebola virus disease and meeting minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons, I determine that the United States will not provide nonhumanitarian, nontrade-related assistance to the Governments of Burundi, China, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, The Gambia, Iran, and Mauritania for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 until such governments comply with the Act’s minimum standards or make significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with the minimum standards. As provided for in section 110(d)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act, and subject to the determinations below regarding assistance related to the Ebola virus disease and meeting minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons, I determine that the United States will not provide nonhumanitarian, nontrade-related assistance to, or allow funding for participation in educational and cultural exchange programs by officials or employees of, the Governments of Cuba, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Russia, and Syria for FY 2020 until such governments comply with the Act’s minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking or make significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with the minimum standards. As provided for in section 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act, and subject to the determinations below regarding assistance related to the Ebola virus disease and meeting minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons, I hereby instruct the United States Executive Director of each multilateral development bank, as defined in the Act, 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) for the Governments of Burundi, China, Cuba, the DPRK, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, The Gambia, Iran, Mauritania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, and Syria for FY 2020 until such governments comply with the Act’s minimum standards or make significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with the minimum standards. Consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, I determine that a partial waiver to allow assistance described in section 110(d)(1) of the Act for programs, projects, activities, and assistance to respond to the threat posed by the Ebola virus disease would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; Consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, I determine that a partial waiver to allow assistance described in section 110(d)(1) of the Act for programs, projects, activities, and assistance designed to meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons would promote the VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:34 Nov 01, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04NOO1.SGM 04NOO1 59522 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 213 / Monday, November 4, 2019 / Presidential Documents purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; Consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, I determine that a partial waiver to allow Economic Support Fund (ESF) assistance, Democracy Fund (DF) assistance, and technical assistance under section 129 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 with respect to Burma would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; Consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, I determine that a partial waiver to allow assistance described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act with respect to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)—with the exception of Foreign Military Financing, Foreign Military Sales (FMS), and excess defense articles—would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; Consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, I determine that a partial waiver to allow FMS with respect to Saudi Arabia would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; Consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, I determine that a partial waiver to allow Peacekeeping Operations (PKO) assistance with respect to South Sudan would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; Consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, I determine that the provision of all programs, projects, and activities described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act with respect to the Governments of Belarus, Bhutan, Comoros, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Turkmenistan, and Venezuela would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; and Consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, I determine that providing the assistance described in section 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act to Belarus, Bhutan, Burma, Comoros, the DRC, PNG, Turkmenistan, and Venezuela would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States. 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                Presidential Determination No. 2020-02 of October 18, 
                2019

                
Presidential Determination With Respect to the 
                Efforts of Foreign Governments Regarding Trafficking in 
                Persons

                Memorandum for the Secretary of State

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

                As provided for in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, 
                and subject to the determinations below regarding 
                assistance related to the Ebola virus disease and 
                meeting minimum standards for the elimination of 
                trafficking in persons, I determine that the United 
                States will not provide nonhumanitarian, nontrade-
                related assistance to the Governments of Burundi, 
                China, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, The Gambia, Iran, 
                and Mauritania for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 until such 
                governments comply with the Act's minimum standards or 
                make significant efforts to bring themselves into 
                compliance with the minimum standards.

                As provided for in section 110(d)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act, 
                and subject to the determinations below regarding 
                assistance related to the Ebola virus disease and 
                meeting minimum standards for the elimination of 
                trafficking in persons, I determine that the United 
                States will not provide nonhumanitarian, nontrade-
                related assistance to, or allow funding for 
                participation in educational and cultural exchange 
                programs by officials or employees of, the Governments 
                of Cuba, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea 
                (DPRK), Russia, and Syria for FY 2020 until such 
                governments comply with the Act's minimum standards for 
                the elimination of trafficking or make significant 
                efforts to bring themselves into compliance with the 
                minimum standards.

                As provided for in section 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act, and 
                subject to the determinations below regarding 
                assistance related to the Ebola virus disease and 
                meeting minimum standards for the elimination of 
                trafficking in persons, I hereby instruct the United 
                States Executive Director of each multilateral 
                development bank, as defined in the Act, 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) for the Governments of Burundi, China, 
                Cuba, the DPRK, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, The Gambia, 
                Iran, Mauritania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, 
                and Syria for FY 2020 until such governments comply 
                with the Act's minimum standards or make significant 
                efforts to bring themselves into compliance with the 
                minimum standards.

                Consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, I 
                determine that a partial waiver to allow assistance 
                described in section 110(d)(1) of the Act for programs, 
                projects, activities, and assistance to respond to the 
                threat posed by the Ebola virus disease would promote 
                the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national 
                interest of the United States;

                Consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, I 
                determine that a partial waiver to allow assistance 
                described in section 110(d)(1) of the Act for programs, 
                projects, activities, and assistance designed to meet 
                the minimum standards for the elimination of 
                trafficking in persons would promote the

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                purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national 
                interest of the United States;

                Consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, I 
                determine that a partial waiver to allow Economic 
                Support Fund (ESF) assistance, Democracy Fund (DF) 
                assistance, and technical assistance under section 129 
                of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 with respect to 
                Burma would promote the purposes of the Act or is 
                otherwise in the national interest of the United 
                States;

                Consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, I 
                determine that a partial waiver to allow assistance 
                described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act with 
                respect to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)--
                with the exception of Foreign Military Financing, 
                Foreign Military Sales (FMS), and excess defense 
                articles--would promote the purposes of the Act or is 
                otherwise in the national interest of the United 
                States;

                Consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, I 
                determine that a partial waiver to allow FMS with 
                respect to Saudi Arabia would promote the purposes of 
                the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the 
                United States;

                Consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, I 
                determine that a partial waiver to allow Peacekeeping 
                Operations (PKO) assistance with respect to South Sudan 
                would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise 
                in the national interest of the United States;

                Consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, I 
                determine that the provision of all programs, projects, 
                and activities described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of 
                the Act with respect to the Governments of Belarus, 
                Bhutan, Comoros, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Turkmenistan, 
                and Venezuela would promote the purposes of the Act or 
                is otherwise in the national interest of the United 
                States; and

                Consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, I 
                determine that providing the assistance described in 
                section 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act to Belarus, Bhutan, 
                Burma, Comoros, the DRC, PNG, Turkmenistan, and 
                Venezuela would promote the purposes of the Act or is 
                otherwise in the national interest of the United 
                States.

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                You are authorized and directed to submit this 
                determination, the certification required by section 
                110(e) of the Act, and the Memorandum of Justification, 
                on which I have relied, to the Congress, and to publish 
                the determination in the Federal Register.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    Washington, October 18, 2019

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