Blocking Property and Suspending Entry Into the United States of Certain Persons Contributing to the Destabilizing Situation in the Western Balkans, 31079-31082 [2021-12382]

Download as PDF 31079 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 86, No. 110 Thursday, June 10, 2021 Title 3— Executive Order 14033 of June 8, 2021 The President Blocking Property and Suspending Entry Into the United States of Certain Persons Contributing to the Destabilizing Situation in the Western Balkans By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, hereby expand the scope of the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13219 of June 26, 2001 (Blocking Property of Persons Who Threaten International Stabilization Efforts in the Western Balkans), as amended by Executive Order 13304 of May 28, 2003 (Termination of Emergencies With Respect to Yugoslavia and Modification of Executive Order 13219 of June 26, 2001), finding that the situation in the territory of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Republic of Albania (the Western Balkans), over the past two decades, including the undermining of post-war agreements and institutions following the breakup of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, as well as widespread corruption within various governments and institutions in the Western Balkans, stymies progress toward effective and democratic governance and full integration into transatlantic institutions, and thereby constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States. Accordingly, I hereby order: Section 1. (a) All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in: any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State: (i) to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have directly or indirectly engaged in, actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, stability, or territorial integrity of any area or state in the Western Balkans; khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC (ii) to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have directly or indirectly engaged in, actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in the Western Balkans; (iii) to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have directly or indirectly engaged in, a violation of, or an act that has obstructed or threatened the implementation of, any regional security, peace, cooperation, or mutual recognition agreement or framework or accountability mechanism related to the Western Balkans, including the Prespa Agreement of 2018; the Ohrid Framework Agreement of 2001; United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244; the Dayton Accords; or the Conclusions of the Peace Implementation Conference Council held in London in December 1995, including the decisions or conclusions of the High Representative, the Peace Implementation Council, or its Steering Board; or the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, or, with respect to the former Yugoslavia, the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals; VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Jun 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\10JNE0.SGM 10JNE0 31080 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 110 / Thursday, June 10, 2021 / Presidential Documents (iv) to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have directly or indirectly engaged in, serious human rights abuse in the Western Balkans; (v) to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have directly or indirectly engaged in, corruption related to the Western Balkans, including corruption by, on behalf of, or otherwise related to a government in the Western Balkans, or a current or former government official at any level of government in the Western Balkans, such as the misappropriation of public assets, expropriation of private assets for personal gain or political purposes, or bribery; (vi) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; or (vii) to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order. (b) The prohibitions in subsection (a) of this section apply except to the extent provided by statutes, or in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or permit granted before the date of this order. Sec. 2. The prohibitions in section 1 of this order include: (a) the making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; and (b) the receipt of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services from any such person. Sec. 3. I hereby determine that the making of donations of the types of articles specified in section 203(b)(2) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to section 1(a) of this order would seriously impair my ability to deal with the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13219, as amended by Executive Order 13304, and as expanded in this order, and I hereby prohibit such donations as provided by section 1 of this order. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC Sec. 4. (a) The unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of noncitizens determined to meet one or more of the criteria in section l(a) of this order would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and the entry of such persons into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, is hereby suspended, except when the Secretary of State or the Secretary of Homeland Security, as appropriate, determines that the person’s entry would not be contrary to the interests of the United States, including when the Secretary of State or Secretary of Homeland Security, as appropriate, so determines, based on a recommendation of the Attorney General, that the person’s entry would further important United States law enforcement objectives. (b) The Secretary of State shall implement this order as it applies to visas pursuant to such procedures as the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, may establish. (c) The Secretary of Homeland Security shall implement this order as it applies to the entry of noncitizens pursuant to such procedures as the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State, may establish. (d) Such persons shall be treated by this section in the same manner as persons covered by section 1 of Proclamation 8693 of July 24, 2011 (Suspension of Entry of Aliens Subject to United Nations Security Council Travel Bans and International Emergency Economic Powers Act Sanctions). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Jun 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\10JNE0.SGM 10JNE0 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 110 / Thursday, June 10, 2021 / Presidential Documents 31081 Sec. 5. (a) Any transaction that evades or avoids, has the purpose of evading or avoiding, causes a violation of, or attempts to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited. (b) Any conspiracy formed to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited. Sec. 6. For the purposes of this order: (a) the term ‘‘entity’’ means a partnership, association, trust, joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization; (b) the term ‘‘noncitizen’’ means any person who is not a citizen or noncitizen national of the United States; (c) the term ‘‘person’’ means an individual or entity; and (d) the term ‘‘United States person’’ means any United States citizen, lawful permanent resident, entity organized under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States (including foreign branches), or any person in the United States. Sec. 7. For those persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, I find that because of the ability to transfer funds or other assets instantaneously, prior notice to such persons of measures to be taken pursuant to this order would render those measures ineffectual. I therefore determine that for these measures to be effective in addressing the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13219, as amended by Executive Order 13304, and as expanded by this order, there need be no prior notice of a listing or determination made pursuant to this order. Sec. 8. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to take such actions, including the promulgation of rules and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to the President by IEEPA as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this order. The Secretary of the Treasury may, consistent with applicable law, redelegate any of these functions within the Department of the Treasury. All executive departments and agencies of the United States shall take all appropriate measures within their authority to implement this order. Sec. 9. Nothing in this order shall prohibit transactions for the conduct of the official business of the Federal Government by employees, grantees, or contractors thereof. Sec. 10. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect: (i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC (ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals. (b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Jun 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\10JNE0.SGM 10JNE0 31082 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 110 / Thursday, June 10, 2021 / Presidential Documents (c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person. THE WHITE HOUSE, June 8, 2021. [FR Doc. 2021–12382 Filed 6–9–21; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Jun 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\10JNE0.SGM 10JNE0 BIDEN.EPS</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC Billing code 3295–F1–P

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Vol. 86

Thursday,

No. 110

June 10, 2021

Part IV





The President





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Executive Order 14033--Blocking Property and Suspending Entry Into the 
United States of Certain Persons Contributing to the Destabilizing 
Situation in the Western Balkans



Notice of June 8, 2021--Continuation of the National Emergency With 
Respect to the Western Balkans



Notice of June 8, 2021--Continuation of the National Emergency With 
Respect to the Actions and Policies of Certain Members of the 
Government of Belarus and Other Persons To Undermine Democratic 
Processes or Institutions of Belarus


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 86 , No. 110 / Thursday, June 10, 2021 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 14033 of June 8, 2021

                
Blocking Property and Suspending Entry Into the 
                United States of Certain Persons Contributing to the 
                Destabilizing Situation in the Western Balkans

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including the International Emergency Economic 
                Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the 
                National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) 
                (NEA), section 212(f) of the Immigration and 
                Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)), and section 
                301 of title 3, United States Code,

                I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States 
                of America, hereby expand the scope of the national 
                emergency declared in Executive Order 13219 of June 26, 
                2001 (Blocking Property of Persons Who Threaten 
                International Stabilization Efforts in the Western 
                Balkans), as amended by Executive Order 13304 of May 
                28, 2003 (Termination of Emergencies With Respect to 
                Yugoslavia and Modification of Executive Order 13219 of 
                June 26, 2001), finding that the situation in the 
                territory of the former Socialist Federal Republic of 
                Yugoslavia and the Republic of Albania (the Western 
                Balkans), over the past two decades, including the 
                undermining of post-war agreements and institutions 
                following the breakup of the former Socialist Federal 
                Republic of Yugoslavia, as well as widespread 
                corruption within various governments and institutions 
                in the Western Balkans, stymies progress toward 
                effective and democratic governance and full 
                integration into transatlantic institutions, and 
                thereby constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat 
                to the national security and foreign policy of the 
                United States.

                Accordingly, I hereby order:

                Section 1. (a) All property and interests in property 
                that are in the United States, that hereafter come 
                within the United States, or that are or hereafter come 
                within the possession or control of any United States 
                person of the following persons are blocked and may not 
                be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise 
                dealt in: any person determined by the Secretary of the 
                Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State:

(i) to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have directly or 
indirectly engaged in, actions or policies that threaten the peace, 
security, stability, or territorial integrity of any area or state in the 
Western Balkans;

(ii) to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have directly or 
indirectly engaged in, actions or policies that undermine democratic 
processes or institutions in the Western Balkans;

(iii) to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have directly or 
indirectly engaged in, a violation of, or an act that has obstructed or 
threatened the implementation of, any regional security, peace, 
cooperation, or mutual recognition agreement or framework or accountability 
mechanism related to the Western Balkans, including the Prespa Agreement of 
2018; the Ohrid Framework Agreement of 2001; United Nations Security 
Council Resolution 1244; the Dayton Accords; or the Conclusions of the 
Peace Implementation Conference Council held in London in December 1995, 
including the decisions or conclusions of the High Representative, the 
Peace Implementation Council, or its Steering Board; or the International 
Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, or, with respect to the former 
Yugoslavia, the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals;

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(iv) to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have directly or 
indirectly engaged in, serious human rights abuse in the Western Balkans;

(v) to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have directly or 
indirectly engaged in, corruption related to the Western Balkans, including 
corruption by, on behalf of, or otherwise related to a government in the 
Western Balkans, or a current or former government official at any level of 
government in the Western Balkans, such as the misappropriation of public 
assets, expropriation of private assets for personal gain or political 
purposes, or bribery;

(vi) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, 
material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in 
support of, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked 
pursuant to this order; or

(vii) to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act 
for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property and 
interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order.

                    (b) The prohibitions in subsection (a) of this 
                section apply except to the extent provided by 
                statutes, or in regulations, orders, directives, or 
                licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and 
                notwithstanding any contract entered into or any 
                license or permit granted before the date of this 
                order.

                Sec. 2. The prohibitions in section 1 of this order 
                include:

                    (a) the making of any contribution or provision of 
                funds, goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit of 
                any person whose property and interests in property are 
                blocked pursuant to this order; and
                    (b) the receipt of any contribution or provision of 
                funds, goods, or services from any such person.

                Sec. 3. I hereby determine that the making of donations 
                of the types of articles specified in section 203(b)(2) 
                of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) by, to, or for the 
                benefit of any person whose property and interests in 
                property are blocked pursuant to section 1(a) of this 
                order would seriously impair my ability to deal with 
                the national emergency declared in Executive Order 
                13219, as amended by Executive Order 13304, and as 
                expanded in this order, and I hereby prohibit such 
                donations as provided by section 1 of this order.

                Sec. 4. (a) The unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant 
                entry into the United States of noncitizens determined 
                to meet one or more of the criteria in section l(a) of 
                this order would be detrimental to the interests of the 
                United States, and the entry of such persons into the 
                United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, is 
                hereby suspended, except when the Secretary of State or 
                the Secretary of Homeland Security, as appropriate, 
                determines that the person's entry would not be 
                contrary to the interests of the United States, 
                including when the Secretary of State or Secretary of 
                Homeland Security, as appropriate, so determines, based 
                on a recommendation of the Attorney General, that the 
                person's entry would further important United States 
                law enforcement objectives.

                    (b) The Secretary of State shall implement this 
                order as it applies to visas pursuant to such 
                procedures as the Secretary of State, in consultation 
                with the Secretary of Homeland Security, may establish.
                    (c) The Secretary of Homeland Security shall 
                implement this order as it applies to the entry of 
                noncitizens pursuant to such procedures as the 
                Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with 
                the Secretary of State, may establish.
                    (d) Such persons shall be treated by this section 
                in the same manner as persons covered by section 1 of 
                Proclamation 8693 of July 24, 2011 (Suspension of Entry 
                of Aliens Subject to United Nations Security Council 
                Travel Bans and International Emergency Economic Powers 
                Act Sanctions).

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                Sec. 5. (a) Any transaction that evades or avoids, has 
                the purpose of evading or avoiding, causes a violation 
                of, or attempts to violate any of the prohibitions set 
                forth in this order is prohibited.

                    (b) Any conspiracy formed to violate any of the 
                prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.

                Sec. 6. For the purposes of this order:

                    (a) the term ``entity'' means a partnership, 
                association, trust, joint venture, corporation, group, 
                subgroup, or other organization;
                    (b) the term ``noncitizen'' means any person who is 
                not a citizen or noncitizen national of the United 
                States;
                    (c) the term ``person'' means an individual or 
                entity; and
                    (d) the term ``United States person'' means any 
                United States citizen, lawful permanent resident, 
                entity organized under the laws of the United States or 
                any jurisdiction within the United States (including 
                foreign branches), or any person in the United States.

                Sec. 7. For those persons whose property and interests 
                in property are blocked pursuant to this order who 
                might have a constitutional presence in the United 
                States, I find that because of the ability to transfer 
                funds or other assets instantaneously, prior notice to 
                such persons of measures to be taken pursuant to this 
                order would render those measures ineffectual. I 
                therefore determine that for these measures to be 
                effective in addressing the national emergency declared 
                in Executive Order 13219, as amended by Executive Order 
                13304, and as expanded by this order, there need be no 
                prior notice of a listing or determination made 
                pursuant to this order.

                Sec. 8. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation 
                with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to 
                take such actions, including the promulgation of rules 
                and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to 
                the President by IEEPA as may be necessary to carry out 
                the purposes of this order. The Secretary of the 
                Treasury may, consistent with applicable law, 
                redelegate any of these functions within the Department 
                of the Treasury. All executive departments and agencies 
                of the United States shall take all appropriate 
                measures within their authority to implement this 
                order.

                Sec. 9. Nothing in this order shall prohibit 
                transactions for the conduct of the official business 
                of the Federal Government by employees, grantees, or 
                contractors thereof.

                Sec. 10. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed 
                to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or 
the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget 
relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

                    (b) This order shall be implemented consistent with 
                applicable law and subject to the availability of 
                appropriations.

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                    (c) This order is not intended to, and does not, 
                create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable at law or in equity by any party against 
                the United States, its departments, agencies, or 
                entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any 
                other person.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    June 8, 2021.

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