Executive Order 13288

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Executive Order 13288 of March 6, 2003

Blocking Property of Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe

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.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

I, George W. Bush, President of the United States of America, have determined that the actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons to undermine Zimbabwe’s democratic processes or institutions, contributing to the deliberate breakdown in the rule of law in Zimbabwe, to politically motivated violence and intimidation in that country, and to political and economic instability in the southern African region, constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.

I hereby order:

Except to the extent provided in section 203(b) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)), and 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 prior to the effective date of this order, all property and interests in property of the following persons 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of United States persons, including their overseas branches, are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in:

(a) the persons listed in the Annex to this order; and
(b) any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to be owned or controlled by, or acting or purporting to act directly or indirectly for or on behalf of, any of the persons listed in the Annex to this order.

(a) Any transaction or dealing by a United States person or within the United States in property or interests in property blocked pursuant to this order is prohibited, including but not limited to the making or receiving of any contribution of funds, goods, or services to or for the benefit of any person listed in the Annex to this order or who is the subject of a determination under subsection 1(b) of this order.
(b) Any transaction by a United States person or within the United States that evades or avoids, has the purpose of evading or avoiding, or attempts to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.
(c) Any conspiracy formed to violate the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.

For the purposes of this order:

(a) The term “person” means an individual or entity;
(b) The term “entity” means a partnership, association, trust, joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization; and
(c) The term “United States person” means any United States citizen, permanent resident alien, 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.

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 me by IEEPA, as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this order. The Secretary of the Treasury may redelegate any of these functions to other officers and agencies of the United States Government. All agencies of the United States Government are hereby directed to take all appropriate measures within their authority to carry out the provisions of this order.

This order is not intended to create, nor does it create, any right, benefit, or privilege, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law by a party against the United States, its agencies, officers, employees, or any other person.

(a) This order is effective at 12:01 eastern standard time on March 7, 2003; and
(b) This order shall be transmitted to the Congress and published in the Federal Register.

Signature of George W. Bush

George W. Bush
The White House,
March 6, 2003.
[FR Doc. 03–5848 Filed 3–7–03; 8:45 am]
Billing Code 3195–01–P
Note: This Executive order was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on March 7, 2003.


Amended by:

Superseded (in part) by:

See Related:
Continued by:
  • Notice of March 2, 2004, ( 69 FR 10313 );
  • Notice of March 2, 2005, ( 70 FR 10859 );
  • Notice of February 27, 2006, ( 71 FR 10603 );
  • Notice of February 28, 2007, ( 72 FR 9645 );
  • Notice of March 4, 2008, ( 73 FR 12005 );
  • Notice of March 3, 2009, ( 74 FR 9751 );
  • Notice of February 26, 2010, ( 75 FR 10157 );
  • Notice of March 2, 2011, ( 76 FR 12267 );
  • Notice of March 2, 2012, ( 77 FR 13179 );
  • Notice of March 1, 2013, ( 78 FR 14427 );
  • Notice of February 28, 2014, ( 79 FR 12031 )

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).