DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL
Executive Order 13694 of April 1, 2015 Blocking the Property of Certain Persons
Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities, as Amended
Cyber-Related Sanctions Regulations 31 C.F.R. Part 578
Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators Sanctions Regulations 31 C.F.R. Part 544
Section 224 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act 22 U.S.C. 9524
GENERAL LICENSE NO. 1B
Authorizing Certain Transactions with the Federal Security Service
(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this general license, all transactions and activities prohibited by Executive Order (E.O.) 13694, as amended by E.O. 13757 of December 28, 2016, the Cyber-Related Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 578 (CRSR), the Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 544 (WMDPSR), or Section 224 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) (22 U.S.C. 9524) involving the Federal Security Service (a.k.a. Federalnaya Sluzhba Bezopasnosti) (a.k.a. FSB) are authorized, provided that such transactions and activities are necessary and ordinarily incident to:
(1) Requesting, receiving, utilizing, paying for, or dealing in licenses, permits, certifications, or notifications issued or registered by the Federal Security Service for the importation, distribution, or use of information technology products in the Russian Federation, provided that (i) the exportation, reexportation, or provision of any goods or technology that are subject to the Export Administration Regulations, 15 CFR parts 730 through 774, is licensed or otherwise authorized by the Department of Commerce; and (ii) the payment of any fees to the Federal Security Service for such licenses, permits, certifications, or notifications does not exceed $5,000 in any calendar year;
Note to paragraph (a)(1): Except for the limited purposes described in paragraph (a)(1), this paragraph does not authorize the exportation, reexportation, or provision of goods or technology to or on behalf of the Federal Security Service.
(2) Complying with law enforcement or administrative actions or investigations involving the Federal Security Service; and
(3) Complying with rules and regulations administered by the Federal Security Service.
(b) This general license does not authorize:
(1) The exportation, reexportation, or provision of any goods, technology, or services to the Crimea region of Ukraine;
(2) The transfer of any property or debiting of any account blocked pursuant to any E.O., statute, or 31 C.F.R. chapter V; or
(3) Any transactions or activities otherwise prohibited by the CRSR, the WMDPSR, or any other part of 31 C.F.R. chapter V; any E.O. other than E.O. 13694, as amended by E.O. 13757; any statute other than Section 224 of CAATSA; or any transactions or activities with any blocked person other than the blocked person described in paragraph (a) of this general license.
(c) Effective March 2, 2021, General License No. 1A, dated March 15, 2018, is replaced and superseded in its entirety by this General License No. 1B.
Bradley T. Smith
Office of Foreign Assets Control
Dated: March 2, 2021