OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL
Syrian Sanctions Regulations 31 CFR part 542
GENERAL LICENSE NO. 21
Authorizing Certain Activities to Respond to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic
(a) Authorizing certain COVID-19-related transactions prohibited by the Syrian Sanctions Regulations. Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this general license, the following transactions and activities that are prohibited by the Syrian Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 542 (SySR), are authorized through 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time, June 17, 2022:
(1) Exportation of services related to COVID-19. All transactions and activities related to the exportation, reexportation, sale, or supply, directly or indirectly, of services to Syria that are related to the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of COVID-19 (including research or clinical studies relating to COVID-19); and
(2) COVID-19-related transactions involving certain blocked persons. All transactions and activities involving the Government of Syria, Polymedics LLC, Letia Company, or any entity in which Polymedics LLC or Letia Company owns, whether individually or in the aggregate, directly or indirectly, a 50 percent or greater interest, that are related to the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of COVID-19 (including research or clinical studies relating to COVID-19), provided that any exportation or reexportation of items to Syria must be licensed or otherwise authorized by the Department of Commerce.
(b) This general license does not authorize:
(1) The exportation or reexportation of any goods, technology, or services to military, intelligence, or law enforcement purchasers or importers;
(2) The unblocking of any property blocked pursuant to any part of 31 CFR chapter V; or
(3) Any transactions or activities otherwise prohibited by the SySR, or prohibited by any other part of 31 CFR chapter V, statute, or Executive order, or involving any blocked persons other than the blocked persons identified in paragraph (a) of this general license.
Note 1 to General License 21. Nothing in this general license relieves any person from compliance with the requirements of other Federal agencies, including the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security or the Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.
Bradley T. Smith
Office of Foreign Assets Control
Dated: June 17, 2021