Amendment to the Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations


The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) amended the Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 594 to define the term “financial, material, or technological support,” as used in sanction regulations.

Section 594.201(a)(4)(i) of the regulations implements section 1(d)(i) of Executive Order 13224, as amended, by blocking the U.S. property of persons who assist in, sponsor, or provide financial, material, or technological support for acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the U.S.

New section 594.317, in subpart C of the GTSR, defines the term “financial, material, or technological support” to mean any property, tangible or intangible, and includes a list of specific examples:

“The term financial, material, or technological support, as used in § 594.201(a)(4)(i) of this part, means any property, tangible or intangible, including but not limited to currency, financial instruments, securities, or any other transmission of value; weapons or related materiel; chemical or biological agents; explosives; false documentation or identification; communications equipment; computers; electronic or other devices or equipment; technologies; lodging; safe houses; facilities; vehicles or other means of transportation; or goods.

‘‘Technologies’’ as used in this definition means specific information necessary for the development, production, or use of a product, including related technical data such as blueprints, plans, diagrams, models, formulae, tables, engineering designs and specifications, manuals, or other recorded instructions.”