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904. Under Executive Order (E.O.) 13959, as amended, are U.S. market makers permitted to facilitate divestment from publicly traded securities of Chinese Military-Industrial Complex Companies (CMICs)?  


Yes.  U.S. market makers, and non-U.S. market makers who employ U.S. persons, are permitted to engage in activities that are necessary to effect divestiture during the during the 365-day periods in which divestment transactions are permitted or that are not otherwise prohibited under E.O. 13959, as amended, including the conversion of American depositary receipts (ADRs) of a CMIC into underlying securities of the CMIC on the foreign exchange where the underlying securities are listed.  See FAQ 865 with respect to the permissibility of market intermediaries and other participants engaging in ancillary or intermediary activities that are necessary to effect divestiture of covered securities.

Date Released
June 3, 2021