On August 8, 2016, the Federal Register published Presidential Notice of August 4, 2016—Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Export Control Regulations, which continues the for 1 year the national emergency declared in Executive Order (E.O.) 13222, as amended by E.O. 13637 (March 8, 2013), by the President under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.). The President issued E.O. 13222 because of “the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States in light of the expiration of the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2401 et seq.).” Because the Export Administration Act has not been renewed by the Congress, the national emergency declared on August 17, 2001, is being continued in effect beyond August 17, 2016.