OFAC Issues Syria General License 4A

On April 27, 2012, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has issued General License 4A (GL 4A), which authorizes the exports or reexports to Syria of certain items and services authorized by the Department of Commerce.  General License 4A replaces and supersedes General License 4, dated August 18, 2011.

GL 4A permits the exportation or reexportation of items to Syria from the U.S. or by a U.S. person, including the Government of Syria, whose property and interests in property were blocked either by the Syrian Sanctions Regulations or one of the pertinent executive orders (the Blocked Person), provided that the exportation or reexportation of such items to Syria is licensed or otherwise authorized by the Department of Commerce. 

GL 4A also permits from the U.S. to Syria the exportation and sales of services that are ordinarily incident to the exportation or reexportation of items to Syria, or of services to install, repair, or replace such items, is authorized, as long as the exportation or reexportation of such items to Syria is licensed or otherwise authorized by the Department of Commerce. 

However, the note to GL 4A provides that the general notice does not authorize the exportation or reexportation of any item not subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), or of related services.