Category:FAA Warning List
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Major drug-producing or drug-transit country
September 15, 2011 - Under the Foreign Relations Authorization Act (FAA), the President is required each year to notify Congress of those countries he determines to be major illicit drug-producing countries or major drug-transit countries that significantly affect the United States. A country’s presence on the list does not necessarily reflect its counternarcotics efforts or its level of cooperation on illegal drug control with the United States. The designation can reflect a combination of geographic, commercial, and economic factors that allow drugs to be produced and/or trafficked through a country.
When a country on the list does not fulfill its obligations under international counter-narcotics agreements and conventions, the President determines that the country has failed demonstrably to meet its counterdrug obligations, only Bolivia, Burma, and Venezuela, failed demonstrably. Such a designation can lead to sanctions. However, the President may also execute a waiver when he determines there is a vital national interest in continuing U.S. assistance. Even without such a waiver, humanitarian assistance and counternarcotics assistance may continue.
This year (2011) the President has identified 22 countries as major drug-producing or drug-transit countries:
- Belize (new 2011)
- Bolivia (failed demonstrably)
- Burma (failed demonstrably)
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador (new 2011)
- The Bahamas
- Venezulea (failed demonstrably)
Of these 22, the President has determined that three countries, Bolivia, Burma, and Venezuela, failed demonstrably during the last 12 months to make sufficient or meaningful efforts to adhere to the obligations they have undertaken under international counternarcotics agreements. In the cases of Bolivia and Venezuela, the President has waived possible sanctions under U.S. law, so that the United States may continue to support specific programs to benefit the Bolivian and Venezuelan people.
Pages in category "FAA Warning List"
The following 22 pages are in this category, out of 22 total.