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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


U.S. Imposes New Economic Sanctions Against Syria

18 August 2011

Today, the White House issued an Executive Order imposing new, and significantly broader, U.S. economic sanctions against Syria (the "Executive Order") (available online at

Up to today, U.S. sanctions imposed an asset freeze only on certain designated individuals and entities in Syria, including a growing list of firms associated with cronies of the Syrian regime, referred to as Specially Designated Nationals or "SDNs", as well as prohibiting the export of most U.S.-origin goods to Syria.

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