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Urgent Notification – United States Government Sanctions Issued for Syria


On 18 August 2011 the United States government issued an executive order prohibiting, “the exportation, re-exportation, sale, or supply, directly or indirectly, from the United States, or by a United States person, wherever located, of any services to Syria.”

Action Taken:

In response to these sanctions MasterCard will institute a block of all transactions originating in Syria as of 20 August 2011.  This block will be in effect until further notice.  A notification will be sent in the event that the block is removed.

If you have additional questions, please contact your Customer Operations Services representative.

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