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Advisory Committee for International Economic Policy (ACIEP): Sanctions Subcommittee 2012 Work Plan


  1. On the U.S. sanctions regarding Iran, continue to analyze and possibly make recommendations about their implementation in terms of their impact on American businesses and jobs. Consider whether any of the sanctions might have an unnecessarily or disproportionately negative impact of American businesses or jobs, but consider also whether the sanctions might be made more effective without an unnecessary or disproportionate impact.
  1. Analyze and possibly make recommendations about the U.S. sanctions regarding Myanmar/Burma in terms of their impact on American businesses and jobs.
  1. Analyze and possibly make recommendations about the U.S. sanctions regarding Cuba, including those regulations dealing with travel to and trade relations with Cuba by persons subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.[1] Consider, in particular, their impact on American businesses and jobs.
  1. Analyze and possibly make recommendations about the implementation of the provisions regarding “conflict minerals” in the recent U.S. financial regulation law (“Dodd-Frank”).

[1] This category of persons is expansive and is usually understood to include U.S. citizens and residents; persons actually within the United States; U.S. corporations; and any corporation or other entity, wherever organized or doing business, that is owned or controlled by U.S. citizens, residents, or corporations.


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