[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 142 (Tuesday, July 24, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43413-43414]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18041]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 7961]


Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures on Five Syrian Entities

AGENCY: Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, 
Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Government has determined that five entities have 
engaged in proliferation activities that warrant the imposition of 
measures pursuant to Executive Order 12938 of November 14, 1994, as 
amended by Executive Order 13094 of July 28, 1998 and Executive Order 
13382 of June 28, 2005.

DATES: Effective Date: July 24, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: On general issues: Pam Durham, Office 
of Missile, Biological, and Chemical Nonproliferation, Bureau of 
International Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State (202-
647-4930). On import ban issues, Rochelle Stern, Director Policy 
Planning and Program Management, Office of Foreign Assets Control, 
Department of the Treasury (202-622-2500). On U.S. Government 
procurement ban issues: Kim Triplett, Office of the Procurement 
Executive, Department of State (703-875-4079).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the authorities vested in the 
President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 
U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 
1601 et seq.), the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.), 
and Section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and Executive Order 
12938 of November 14, 1994, as amended, the U.S. Government determined 
on July 17, 2012 that the following five Syrian entities have engaged 
in proliferation activities that warrant the imposition of measures 
pursuant to sections 4(b), 4(c), and 4(d) of Executive Order 12938:

Business Lab
Handasieh, also known as:
General Organization for Engineering Industries
Industrial Solutions
Mechanical Construction Factory (MCF)
Syrian Arab Company for Electronic Industries, also known as:
Syronics

    Accordingly, pursuant to the provisions of Executive Order 12938, 
the following measures are imposed on these entities, their subunits, 
and successors for two years:
    1. No departments or agencies of the United States Government shall 
procure or enter into any contract for the procurement of any goods, 
technology, or services from these entities including the termination 
of existing contracts;
    2. No departments or agencies of the United States government shall 
provide any assistance to these entities, and shall not obligate 
further funds for such purposes;
    3. The Secretary of the Treasury shall prohibit the importation 
into the United States of any goods, technology, or services produced 
or provided by these entities, other than information or informational 
materials within the meaning of section 203(b)(3) of the International 
Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(3)).
    These measures shall be implemented by the responsible departments 
and agencies as provided in Executive Order 12938.
    In addition, pursuant to section 126.7(a)(1) of the International 
Traffic in Arms Regulations, it is deemed that suspending the above-
named entities from participating in any activities subject to Section 
38 of the Arms Export Control Act would be in furtherance of the 
national security and foreign policy of the United States. Therefore, 
for two years, the Department of State is hereby suspending all 
licenses and other approvals for: (a) Exports and other transfers of 
defense articles and defense services from the United States to the 
above-named entities; (b) transfers of U.S.-origin defense articles and 
defense services from foreign destinations to the above-named entities; 
and (c) temporary import of defense articles to or from the above-named 
entities.
    Moreover, it is the policy of the United States to deny licenses 
and other approvals for exports and temporary imports of defense 
articles and defense services destined for the above-named entities.


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    Dated: July 18, 2012.
Thomas M. Countryman,
Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and 
Nonproliferation.
[FR Doc. 2012-18041 Filed 7-23-12; 8:45 am]
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