[House Document 107-274]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]



107th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - House Document 107-274
 
   CONTINUATION OF EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO SIGNIFICANT NARCOTICS 
                   TRAFFICKERS CENTERED IN COLOMBIA

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                   THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

 NOTIFICATION THAT THE EMERGENCY DECLARED WITH RESPECT TO SIGNIFICANT 
  NARCOTICS TRAFFICKERS CENTERED IN COLOMBIA IS TO CONTINUE IN EFFECT 
         BEYOND OCTOBER 21, 2002, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1622(d)




  October 17, 2002.--Message and accompanying papers referred to the 
     Committee on International Relations and ordered to be printed
To the Congress of the United States:
    Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 
1622(d) provides for the automatic termination of a national 
emergency unless, prior to the anniversary date of its 
declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register 
and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the 
emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date. 
In accordance with this provision, I have sent the enclosed 
notice, stating that the emergency declared with respect to 
significant narcotics traffickers centered in Colombia is to 
continue in effect beyond October 21, 2002, to the Federal 
Register for publication. The most recent notice continuing 
this emergency was published in the Federal Register on October 
19, 2001 (66 Fed. Reg. 3073).
    The circumstances that led to the declaration on October 
21, 1995, of a national emergency have not been resolved. The 
actions of significant narcotics traffickers centered in 
Colombia continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat 
to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the 
United States and to cause unparalleled violence, corruption, 
and harm in the United States and abroad. For these reasons, I 
have determined that it is necessary and to maintain economic 
pressure on significant narcotics traffickers centered in 
Colombia by blocking their property or interests in property 
that are in the United States or within the possession or 
control of United States persons and by depriving them of 
access to the United States market and financial system.

                                                    George W. Bush.
    The White House, October 16, 2002.
                                 Notice

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  Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Significant 
               Narcotics Traffickers Centered in Colombia

    On October 21, 1995, by Executive Order 12978, the 
President declared a national emergency pursuant to the 
International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-
1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat of the 
national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United 
States constituted by the actions of significant narcotics 
traffickers centered in Colombia, and the unparalled violence, 
corruption, and harm such actions cause in the United States 
and abroad.
    The order blocks all property and interests in property 
that are in the United States or within the possession or 
control of United States or within the possession or control of 
United States persons or foreign persons listed in an annex to 
the order, as well as of foreign persons determined to play a 
significant role in international narcotics trafficking 
centered in Colombia. The order similarly blocks all property 
and interests in property of foreign persons determined to 
materially assist in, or provide financial or technological 
support for or goods or services in support of, the narcotics 
trafficking activities of persons designated in or pursuant to 
the order, or persons determined to be owned or controlled by, 
or to act for or on behalf of, persons designed in or pursuant 
to the order. The order also prohibits any transaction or 
dealing by United States persons or within the United States in 
such property or interests in property.
    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 unparalled violence, corruption, and harm in the 
United States and abroad, the national emergency declared on 
October 21, 1995, and the measures adopted pursuant thereto to 
deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond 
October 21, 2002. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) 
of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am 
continuing for 1 year the national emergency with respect to 
significant narcotics traffickers centered in Colombia. This 
notice shall be published in the Federal Register and 
transmitted to the Congress.

                                                    George W. Bush.
    The White House, October 16, 2002.