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[Federal Register: April 16, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 73)]
[Notices]               
[Page 18957]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
[Public Notice 3029]
Bureau of Political Military Affairs; Imposition of Missile 
Proliferation Sanctions Against Entities in the Middle East, Including 
a Ban on Certain U.S. Government Procurement
AGENCY: State.
ACTION: Notice.
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SUMMARY: The United States Government has determined that certain 
entities in the Middle East have engaged in missile technology 
proliferation activities that require imposition of sanctions pursuant 
to the Arms Export Control Act, as amended, and the Export 
Administration Act of 1979, as amended (as carried out under Executive 
Order 12424 of August 19, 1994).
EFFECTIVE DATE: March 23, 1999.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For General Information: Vann H. Van 
Diepen, Office of Chemical, Biological and Missile Nonproliferation, 
Bureau of Nonproliferation, Department of State (202-647-1142). For 
information on U.S. procurement bans: Gladys Gines, Office of the 
Procurement Executive, Department of State (703-516-1691).
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 73(a)(1) of the Arms 
Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2797b(a)(1)), Section 11B(b)(1) of the 
Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended, (50 U.S.C. app. 
2401b(b)(1)), as carried out under Executive Order 12924 of August 19, 
1994 (hereinafter cited as the ``Export Administration Act of 1979''), 
and Executive Order 12851 of June 11, 1993, the United States 
Government has determined that the following foreign persons, currently 
operating in the Middle East region, have engaged in missile technology 
proliferation activities that require the imposition of the sanctions 
described in Sections 73(a)(2)(A) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 
U.S.C. 2797b(a)(2)(A) and Sections 11B(b)(1)(B)(i) of the Export 
Administration Act of 1979 (50 U.S.C. app. 2410b(b)(1)(B)(i)) on these 
entities, their subunits and successors, effective March 23, 1999:
    1. Arab British Dynamics (ABD);
    2. Helwan Machinery and Equipment Company; and
    3. Kader Factory for Developed Industries.
    Accordingly, the following sanctions are being imposed on these 
entities:
    (A) Licenses for export to the entities described above of 
Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) equipment or technology 
controlled pursuant to the Export Administration Act of 1979 will be 
denied for two years;
    (B) Licenses for export to the entities described above of 
Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) equipment or technology 
controlled pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act will be denied 
for two years; and
    (C) No United States Government contracts relating to MTCR-
controlled equipment and technology, and involving the entities 
described above, will be entered into for two years.
    With respect to items controlled pursuant to the Export 
Administration Act of 1979, the export sanction only applies to exports 
made pursuant to individual export licenses.
    These measures shall be implemented by the responsible agencies as 
provided in Executive Order 12851 of June 11, 1993.
    Dated: April 8, 1999.
Eric D. Newsom,
Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs.
[FR Doc. 99-9576 Filed 4-15-99; 8:45 am]
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