Certain Syria Licenses Revoked

Effective April 29, 2011 the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has revoked certain licenses for the export and reexport to Syria of items relating to VIP aircraft used to transport senior officials of the Syrian government. Due to the commission of human rights abuses related to political repression in Syria, export and reexport of these items is deemed contrary to the foreign policy interests of the United States. BIS took this action under the authority of Section 750.8 of the Export Administration Regulations and all persons holding relevant licenses have been notified of this action.