On October 20, 2016, the Federal Register published Presidential Notice of October 18, 2016 – Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Significant Narcotics Traffickers Centered in Colombia, which continues for an additional year the national emergency first declared on October 21, 1995 by Executive Order 12978. The national emergency is being continued because the actions of significant narcotics traffickers centered in Colombia continue to threaten the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States and to cause an extreme level of violence, corruption, and harm in the United States and abroad.