On January 13, 2017, OFAC released an amendment to the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations (SSR) “to authorize all transactions prohibited by SSR and Executive Orders 13067 and 13412, and to unblock previously blocked property" in which the Sudanese government has an interest. OFAC issued this rule in connection with the ongoing U.S.-Sudan bilateral engagement and in order to support and sustain positive developments in the country. In addition to the amendment, OFAC published a Fact Sheet and updated its FAQs.