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Bureau of Nonproliferation; Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Five Foreign Entities, Including A Ban on U.S. Government Procurement

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AGENCY:

Department of State.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

A determination has been made that five entities have engaged in activities that require the imposition of measures pursuant to Section 3 of the Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000, which provides for penalties on entities for the transfer to Iran since January 1, 1999, of equipment and technology controlled under multilateral export control lists (Missile Technology Control Regime, Australia Group, Chemical Weapons Convention, Nuclear Suppliers Group, Wassenaar Arrangement) or otherwise having the potential to make a material contribution to the development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) or cruise or ballistic missile systems. The latter category includes (a) items of the same kind as those on multilateral lists, but falling below the control list parameters, when it is determined that such items have the potential of making a material contribution to WMD or cruise or ballistic missile systems, (b) other items with the potential of making such a material contribution, when added through case-by-case decisions, and (c) items on U.S. national control lists for WMD/missile reasons that are not on multilateral lists.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

November 24, 2004.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

On general issues: Vann H. Van Diepen, 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 Sections 2 and 3 of the Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-178), the U.S. Government determined on November 22, 2004, that the measures authorized in Section 3 of the Act shall apply to the following foreign entities identified in the report submitted pursuant to Section 2(a) of the Act:

Liaoning Jiayi Metals and Minerals Company, Ltd (China) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

Q.C. Chen (China);

Wha Cheong Tai Company Ltd (China) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

Shanghai Triple International Ltd. (China) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

Changgwang Sinyong Corporation (North Korea) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

Accordingly, pursuant to the provisions of the Act, the following measures are imposed on these entities:

1. No department or agency of the United States Government may procure, or enter into any contract for the procurement of, any goods, technology, or services from these foreign persons;

2. No department or agency of the United States Government may provide any assistance to the foreign persons, and these persons shall not be eligible to participate in any assistance program of the United States Government;

3. No United States Government sales to the foreign persons of any item on the United States Munitions List (as in effect on August 8, 1995) are permitted, and all sales to these persons of any defense articles, defense services, or design and construction services under the Arms Export Control Act are terminated; and,

4. No new individual licenses shall be granted for the transfer to these foreign persons of items the export of which is controlled under the Export Administration Act of 1979 or the Export Administration Regulations, and any existing such licenses are suspended.

These measures shall be implemented by the responsible departments and agencies of the United States Government and will remain in place for two years from the effective date, except to the extent that the Secretary of State or Deputy Secretary of State may subsequently determine otherwise. A new determination will be made in the event that circumstances change in such a manner as to warrant a change in the duration of sanctions.

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Dated: November 24, 2004.

Andrew K. Semmel,

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Nonproliferation, Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 04-26508 Filed 11-30-04; 8:45 am]

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