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Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Foreign Persons, Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement

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AGENCY:

Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

A determination has been made that a number of foreign persons have engaged in activities that warrant the imposition of measures pursuant to Section 3 of the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act.

DATES:

Effective March 21, 2017.

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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, Telephone (202) 647-4930. For U.S. Government procurement ban issues: Eric Moore, Office of the Procurement Executive, Department of State, Telephone: (703) 875-4079.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Section 3 of the of the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (Pub. L. 109-353) provides for penalties on foreign entities and individuals for the transfer to or acquisition from Iran since January 1, 1999; the transfer to or acquisition from Syria since January 1, 2005; or the transfer to or acquisition from North Korea since January 1, 2006, of goods, services, or technology controlled under multilateral 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) items on U.S. national control lists for WMD/missile reasons that are not on multilateral lists, and (c) other items with the potential of making such a material contribution when added through case-by-case decisions.

On March 21, 2017 the U.S. Government applied the measures authorized in Section 3 against the following foreign persons identified in Start Printed Page 15781the report submitted pursuant to Section 2(a) of the Act:

Ministry of Defense Directorate of Defense Industries (DDI) (Burma) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

Beijing Zhong Ke Electric Co., LTD. (ZKEC) (China), and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

Dalian Zhenghua Maoyi Youxian Gongsi (China) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

Jack Qin (Chinese individual);

Jack Wang (Chinese individual);

Ningbo New Company Import and Export Company Limited (China) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

Karl Lee [aka Li Fangwei] (Chinese individual);

Shanghai Horse Construction [aka Forrisio International Group] (China) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

Shenzhen Yataida High-Tech Company Ltd. (China) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

Sinotech (Dalian) Carbon and Graphite Corporation (SCGC) (China) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

Sky Rise Technology [aka Reekay Technology Limited] (China) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

Sun Creative (Zhejiang) Technologies, Inc. (China) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

T-Rubber Co. Ltd (China) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

Special Defense Research Center (SDRC) (Egypt) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

Eritrean Navy (Eritrea) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO) (Iran) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

Saeng Pil Trading Corporation (SPTC) (North Korea) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

150th Aircraft Repair Plant (Russia) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

Aviaexport (Russia) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

Bazalt (Russia) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

Kolomna Design Bureau of Machine-Building (KBM) (Russia) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

Ulyanovsk Higher Aviation Academy of Civil Aviation (UVAUGA) (Russia) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

Ural Training Center for Civil Aviation (UUTsGA) (Russia) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

Zhukovskiy and Gagarin Academy (Z&G Academy) (Russia) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

Madar Yara Medical Company (Saudi Arabia) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

Giad Heavy Industries (GHI) (Sudan) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

Military Industries Corporation (MIC) (Sudan) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;

Muhammad al-Husayn Yusuf (Sudanese individual); and

Mabrooka Trading (United Arab Emirates) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof.

Accordingly, pursuant to Section 3 of the Act, the following measures are imposed on these persons:

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, except to the extent that the Secretary of State otherwise may determine;

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

3. No United States Government sales to these foreign persons of any item on the United States Munitions List 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 may subsequently determine otherwise.

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Ann K. Ganzer,

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation.

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[FR Doc. 2017-06225 Filed 3-29-17; 8:45 am]

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