[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 139 (Thursday, July 19, 2012)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 42617-42619]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17863]



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Vol. 77

Thursday,

No. 139

July 19, 2012

Part IV





The President





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Notice of July 18, 2012--Continuation of the National Emergency With 
Respect to Significant Transnational Criminal Organizations


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 77 , No. 139 / Thursday, July 19, 2012 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Notice of July 18, 2012

                
Continuation of the National Emergency With 
                Respect To Significant Transnational Criminal 
                Organizations

                On July 24, 2011, by Executive Order 13581, I declared 
                a national emergency pursuant to the International 
                Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to 
                deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the 
                national security, foreign policy, and economy of the 
                United States constituted by the activities of 
                significant transnational criminal organizations.

                The activities of significant transnational criminal 
                organizations have reached such scope and gravity that 
                they threaten the stability of international political 
                and economic systems. Such organizations are becoming 
                increasingly sophisticated and dangerous to the United 
                States. They are increasingly entrenched in the 
                operations of foreign governments and the international 
                financial system, thereby weakening democratic 
                institutions, degrading the rule of law, and 
                undermining economic markets. These organizations 
                facilitate and aggravate violent civil conflicts and 
                increasingly facilitate the activities of other 
                dangerous persons.

                Because the activities of significant transnational 
                criminal organizations continue to pose an unusual and 
                extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign 
                policy, and economy of the United States, the national 
                emergency declared in Executive Order 13581 of July 24, 
                2011, and the measures adopted on that date to deal 
                with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond 
                July 24, 2012. Therefore, in accordance with section 
                202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 
                1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national 
                emergency declared in Executive Order 13581.

                This notice shall be published in the Federal Register 
                and transmitted to the Congress.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    July 18, 2012

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