By: Brooke Driver
The US Department of State announced a new limited waiver of the Syrian Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003 to aid the country in its time of need. According to the waiver, BIS may now issue licenses allowing the export and reexport of certain items and technologies into Syria that are viewed as essential to the reconstruction of the country, such as 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. BIS reminds the public that medicines and food, also beneficial to Syrian aid, do not currently require licensure, while other items not listed above may be covered under other licenses or waivers. We will keep you updated on implementation details as they become available.