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Presidential Determination With Respect to Foreign Governments' Efforts Regarding Trafficking in Persons

September 10, 2004

Presidential Determination No. 2004-46

Memorandum for the Secretary of State

Subject: Presidential Determination with Respect to Foreign Governments' Efforts Regarding Trafficking in Persons

Consistent with section 110 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (Division A of Public Law 106-386), as amended, (the "Act"), I hereby:

Make the determination provided in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, with respect to Equatorial Guinea and Venezuela, not to provide certain funding for those countries' governments for fiscal year 2005, until such government complies with the minimum standards or makes significant efforts to bring itself into compliance, as may be determined by the Secretary of State in a report to the Congress pursuant to section 110(b) of the Act;

Make the determination provided in section 110(d)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act, with respect to Burma, Cuba, Sudan, and North Korea, not to provide certain funding for those countries' governments for fiscal year 2005, until such government complies with the minimum standards or makes significant efforts to bring itself into compliance, as may be determined by the Secretary of State in a report to the Congress pursuant to section 110(b) of the Act;

Make the determination provided in section 110(d)(3) of the Act, concerning the determinations of the Deputy Secretary of State with respect to Bangladesh, Ecuador, Guyana, and Sierra Leone;

Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Equatorial Guinea, for the implementation of programs, projects, or activities regarding police professionalization, business responsibility, and promotion of the rule of law, that provision to Equatorial Guinea of the assistance described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act for such programs, projects, or activities would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States;

Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Sudan, for all programs, projects, or activities of assistance as may be necessary to implement a North/South peace accord and to address the crisis in Darfur, that provision to Sudan of the assistance described in section 110(d)(1)(B) of the

Act for such programs, projects, or activities would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; and

Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Venezuela, for all programs, projects, or activities designed to strengthen the democratic process, including strengthening of political parties and supporting electoral observation and monitoring, that provision to Venezuela of the assistance described in sections 110(d)(1)(A)(i) and 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act for such programs, projects, or activities would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States.

The certification required by section 110(e) of the Act is provided herewith.

You are hereby authorized and directed to submit this determination to the Congress, and to publish it in the Federal Register.

George W. Bush

George W. Bush, Presidential Determination With Respect to Foreign Governments' Efforts Regarding Trafficking in Persons Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/212235

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