President Obama has signed another executive order before he leaves the White House.
FOX's Jon Decker has more from the White House:
The easing of sanctions will enable trade and investment transactions to resume with Sudan, which is a U.S.-designated sponsor of terrorism.
In signing the 11th hour executive order, the President built in a six-month waiting period before the benefits for Sudan go into effect.
At that point, several U.S. agencies would have to affirm to the White House that Sudan is continuing taking positive steps before the sanctions would be eased.
Human Rights Watch called the President's decision "inexplicable" and said Sudan continues committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.
At the White House, Jon Decker, FOX News.