Currently viewing Global edition

Trump lifts Gertler's US ban in 11th hour reprieve

The outgoing US president Donald Trump eased sanctions on controversial mining billionaire Dan Gertler during his final days in office, it has emerged.

Trump lifts Gertler's US ban in 11th hour reprieve Trump lifts Gertler's US ban in 11th hour reprieve Trump lifts Gertler's US ban in 11th hour reprieve Trump lifts Gertler's US ban in 11th hour reprieve Trump lifts Gertler's US ban in 11th hour reprieve

ERG's Metalkol cobalt and copper tailings re-treatment project in the Haut-Katanga province, DRC

Under the Trump administration, the US Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control issued a licence to Gertler mid January effectively nullifying sanctions previously imposed by the Treasury,