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Imposition of Chemical and Biological Weapons Proliferation Sanctions Against Foreign Persons, Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Nonproliferation, Department of State.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The United States Government has determined that two foreign persons have engaged in chemical/biological weapons proliferation activities that require the imposition of sanctions pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act and the Export Administration Act of 1979 (the authority of which was most recently continued by Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001).

EFFECTIVE DATE:

February 4, 2003.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

On general issues: Vann H. Van Diepen, Director, Office of Chemical, Biological, and Missile Nonproliferation, Bureau of Nonproliferation, Department of State (202-647-1142). On U.S. Government procurement ban issues: Gladys Gines, Office of the Procurement Executive, Department of State (703-516-1691).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Pursuant to Section 81(a) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2798(a)) and Section 11C(a) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 (50 U.S.C. app. 2410C(a)) as continued by Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001 (hereinafter referred to as the “Export Administration Act”), Executive Order 12851 of June 11, 1993, and State Department Delegation of Authority No. 145 of February 4, 1980, as amended, the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs has determined that the Start Printed Page 8069following foreign persons have engaged in chemical/biological weapons proliferation activities that require the imposition of measures as described in section 81(c) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2798(c)) and section 11C(c) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 (50 U.S.C. app 2410C(c)):

NEC Engineers Private, Ltd., and its successors (company originally based in India, but now also operating in the Middle East and Eurasia); and

Hans Raj Shiv (previously residing in India, and believed to be in the Middle East).

Accordingly, until further notice and pursuant to the provisions of section 81(c) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2798(c)) and section 11C(c) of the Export Administration Act (50 U.S.C. app 2410c(c)), the following measures are imposed on these foreign persons and their successors:

1. Procurement Sanction: The United States Government shall not procure, or enter into any contract for the procurement of, any goods or services from the sanctioned persons and their successors; and

2. Import Sanction: The importation into the United States of products produced by the sanctioned persons and their successors shall be prohibited.

These measures shall be implemented by the responsible departments and agencies of the United States Government as provided in the Executive Order 12851 of June 11, 1993, and will remain in place for at least one year and until further notice.

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Dated: February 11, 2003.

John S. Wolf,

Assistant Secretary of State for Nonproliferation, Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 03-3956 Filed 2-18-03; 8:45 am]

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