Additional Items Eligible for Export/Reexport to Syria
The Bureau of Industry and Security announced June 12 a new limited waiver of the Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003 to allow the export and reexport under license of certain reconstruction-related items for the benefit of the Syrian people. The waiver authorizes BIS to issue licenses on a case-by-case basis for the export or reexport of certain commodities, software and technology, including those related to water supply and sanitation, agricultural production and food processing, power generation, oil and gas production, construction and engineering, transportation and educational infrastructure, as a means of helping to address the critical needs of the Syrian people and facilitating reconstruction. BIS observes that the export and reexport of food and medicine do not currently require a license, while medical devices and telecommunication commodities may be licensed under pre-existing waivers. BIS adds that exporters and reexporters may immediately submit license applications for consideration under the new waiver.