- January 26, 2021

The "Congo is not for sale" (CNPAV) anti-corruption campaign, denounces the license granted by the Trump administration to Dan Gertler, allowing him to conduct transactions with American entities for one year. The group call on the new U.S. President, Joe Biden, to take a firm stance against corruption by re-evaluating this license and revoking it. 

During its last days in office, the Trump administration quietly awarded a license to Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler, who has been under US sanctions since December 2017 due to “opaque and corrupt mining deals” in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Although Dan Gertler remains under US sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Act, the license from the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) allows him, for one year, to conduct transactions in US dollars with US companies, banks and citizens. 

The full press release can be found here in English.

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