BIS includes South Sudan in export controls
The U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security has amended the Export Administration Regulations to add controls on exports and re-exports of U.S.-origin 'dual-use' items, products with both commercial and military applications, to the newly formed Republic of South Sudan.
Sudan was included in the EAR in 1993 as a state sponsor of terrorism. More comprehensive economic sanctions were imposed on the East African country by the United States in 1997.
Since the United States announced its intention to recognize the breakaway South Sudan as a sovereign state on Feb. 7, BIS has amended the EAR to reflect this formal recognition, by adding the new nation to the Commerce Country Chart and as part of Country Group B, which will render the destination eligible for certain export and re-export license exceptions.
'The controls that continue to apply to 'Sudan' under the EAR will not apply to the Republic of South Sudan,' the agency said in a Federal Register notice on Wednesday. 'Through this amendment, BIS imposes appropriate export control requirements for U.S.-origin dual-use exports and re-exports to the new nation.'