On 18 December 2018 U.S. President Trump announced that Executive Order 13818 (originally dated 20 December 2017) will be prolonged for one additional year, pursuant to section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)). In Executive Order 13818 Trump declared a national emergency with respect to serious human rights abuse and corruption around the world. Determining that this abuse of human rights and corruption remains severe, Executive Order 13818 will be extended beyond 20 December 2018 for one additional year.
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