Background

Effective July 12, the State Department has rescinded the statutory debarment of Pratt & Whitney Canada Corporation and reinstated its eligibility to participate directly or indirectly in the export of defense articles, including technical data, or the furnishing of defense services for which a license or other approval is required.

Pratt & Whitney Canada was statutorily debarred in 2012 after pleading guilty to violating the Arms Export Control Act in connection with exports to China. The AECA prohibits the issuance of export licenses or other approvals for the export of defense articles or services where the applicant, or any party to the export, has been convicted of violating the AECA and certain other U.S. criminal statutes. However, State has now determined that this company has taken appropriate steps to address the causes of the violations and mitigate any law enforcement concerns.

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