Under the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000, OFAC processes licence applications to export agricultural commodities, medicine and medical devices to Iran and Sudan. In July 2013, OFAC updated general licences authorising many food items and basic medical supplies to Iran, expanding the scope of covered items. Thus, only exports requiring heightened scrutiny and those intended for export to certain persons now require a specific licence. In the third quarter of 2013, OFAC received 298 licence applications of this type and issued 160 licences and licence amendments, denying one licence application. On average, the processing time for issuing licences to export agricultural commodities, medicine and medical devices to Iran and Sudan was 41 days, while the application denial took 156 days.

OFAC Report of Licensing Activities (PDF)