[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1993, Book I)]
[June 30, 1993]
[Pages 961-962]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]



Message to the Congress on Further Sanctions Against Haiti
June 30, 1993

To the Congress of the United States:
    Pursuant to section 204(b) of the International Emergency Economic 
Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the National Emergencies Act (50 
U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), section 5 of the United Nations Participation Act 
of 1945 (22 U.S.C. 287c), and section 301 of title 3 of the United 
States Code, in view of United Nations Security Council Resolution No. 
841 of June 16, 1993, and in order to take additional steps with respect 
to the actions and policies of the de facto regime in Haiti and the 
national emergency described and declared in Executive Order No. 12775, 
I hereby report that I have exercised my statutory authority with 
respect to Haiti and issued an Executive order that:
    --Blocks all property of any Haitian national providing substantial 
financial or material contributions to the de facto regime in Haiti, or 
doing substantial business with the de facto regime in Haiti, as 
identified by the Secretary of the Treasury, that is or comes within the 
United States or the possession or control of United States persons. The 
proposed order defines the term ``Haitian national'' to mean a citizen 
of Haiti, wherever located; an entity or body organized under the laws 
of Haiti; and any other person, entity, or body located in Haiti and 
engaging in the importation, storage, or distribution of products or 
commodities controlled by sanctions imposed on Haiti pursuant to 
resolutions adopted either by the United Nations Security Council or the 
Organization of American States, or otherwise facilitating transactions 
inconsistent with those sanctions;
    --Prohibits the sale or supply, by United States persons, or from 
the United States, or using U.S.-registered vessels or aircraft, of 
petroleum or petroleum products or arms and related materiel of all 
types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and 
equipment, police equipment and spare parts for the aforementioned, 
regardless of origin, to any person or entity in Haiti or to any person 
or entity for the purpose of any business carried on in or operated from 
Haiti, and any activities by United States persons or in the United 
States which promote or are calculated to promote

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such sale or supply; and
    --Prohibits the carriage on U.S.-registered vessels of petroleum or 
petroleum products, or arms and related materiel of all types, including 
weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, police 
equipment and spare parts for the aforementioned, regardless of origin, 
with entry into, or with the intent to enter, the territory or 
territorial sea of Haiti.
    I am enclosing a copy of the Executive order that I have issued. The 
order was effective immediately.
    The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of 
State, is authorized to issue regulations implementing these 
prohibitions.
    United Nations Security Council Resolution 841, unanimously adopted 
on June 16, 1993, calls on all States to adopt certain measures which 
are included within those outlined above. These measures are called for 
in recognition of the urgent need for an early, comprehensive, and 
peaceful settlement of the crisis in Haiti and in light of the failure 
of parties in Haiti to act constructively to take steps necessary to 
begin the restoration of democracy.
    The measures we are taking respond to the Security Council's call. 
They demonstrate our commitment to remain at the forefront of the 
international community's efforts to back up with sanctions the 
negotiations process being sponsored by the United Nations and the 
Organization of American States. These steps also demonstrate 
unflinching support through our foreign policy of the return of 
democracy to Haiti.

                                                      William J. Clinton

The White House,
June 30, 1993.

Note: The Executive order is listed in Appendix D at the end of this 
volume.