Iran Sanctions - Update durch die P5+1 Staaten - Auswirkungen auf US Genehmigungsverfahren

Das OFAC hat heute die aktuellen Auswirkungen aus den Verhandlungen der 5+1 Staaten mit Iran in Bezug auf die US Genehmigungspolitik bekannt gemacht.

Auf seiner Website schreibt das OFAC:

On January 12, 2014, the P5+1 (the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China, coordinated by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton) and Iran arrived at technical understandings for the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA), which will be implemented beginning on January 20, 2014. The following documents are key components of the implementation of the JPOA.

http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/pages/iran.aspx

Das "STATEMENT OF LICENSING POLICY ON ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE SAFETY OF IRAN’S CIVIL AVIATION INDUSTRY" kann hier abgerufen werden und enthält folgenden Wortlaut:

http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Documents/civil_aviation_slp_iran.pdf

Date: January 20, 2014

OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL

Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations

31 C.F.R. Part 560

Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators Sanctions Regulations

31 C.F.R. Part 544

STATEMENT OF LICENSING POLICY ON ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE SAFETY OF IRAN’S CIVIL AVIATION INDUSTRY Consistent with current U.S. foreign policy, the following Statement of Licensing Policy establishes a favorable licensing policy regime through which persons can request specific authorization from OFAC to engage in transactions to ensure the safe operation of Iranian commercial passenger aircraft, including transactions involving Iran Air, but excluding all other Iranian airlines listed on OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List.

Specific licenses may be issued on a case-by-case basis to authorize persons to engage in transactions intended to ensure the safe operation of Iranian commercial passenger aircraft that are otherwise prohibited by the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 560, and the Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 544. The activities that may be licensed include, but are not limited to, the exportation and reexportation of: services related to the inspection of commercial aircraft and parts in Iran or a third country; services related to the repair or servicing of commercial aircraft in Iran or a third country; and goods or technology, including spare parts, to Iran or a third country.

Applications for specific licenses pursuant to this Statement of Licensing Policy may be submitted online at: http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Pages/licensing.aspx, or alternatively by mail or courier pursuant to section 501.801 of the Reporting, Procedures and Penalties Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 501, to the Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S.

Department of the Treasury, Treasury Annex, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20220, Attn: Iran Civil Aviation. Please provide complete details of all transactions for which authorization is sought, including U.S. Department of Commerce Export Control Classification Numbers for all U.S.-origin goods and technology to be exported to Iran and information demonstrating that proposed transactions are for safety of flight.

Note 1: Specific licenses issued pursuant to this Statement of Licensing Policy will expire on July 20, 2014, and all activities undertaken pursuant to specific licenses issued pursuant to this Statement of Licensing Policy must be completed by July 20, 2014.

Note 2: Specific license applications will also be evaluated in light of the Iran-Iraq Arms Non- Proliferation Act and any other relevant statutes, as appropriate.

http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/pages/iran.aspx

Ergänzend hat das OFAC noch eine Policy Guidance herausgegeben (Link oben)

Das OFAC weist auf Folgendes hin:

GUIDANCE RELATING TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN TEMPORARY SANCTIONS RELIEF IN ORDER TO IMPLEMENT THE JOINT PLAN OF ACTION REACHED ON NOVEMBER 24, 2013, BETWEEN THE P5+1 AND THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN

On November 24, 2013, the United States and its partners in the P5+1 reached an initial understanding with Iran, outlined in a Joint Plan of Action (JPOA), that halts progress on Iran’s nuclear program and rolls it back in key respects. In return for Iran’s commitment to place meaningful limits on its nuclear program, the P5+1 committed to provide Iran with limited, targeted, and reversible sanctions relief for a six-month period. In furtherance of the U.S. Government’s (USG) commitments under the JPOA, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of the Treasury will implement sanctions relief relating to certain activities and associated services taking place exclusively during the six-month period beginning on January 20, 2014, and ending July 20, 2014 (the “JPOA Period”), as set out below. The USG retains the authority to revoke this limited sanctions relief at any time if Iran fails to meet its commitments under the JPOA. (…)

Quelle: U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

Verfasst von: Matthias Merz, Geschäftsführer der AWA AUSSENWIRTSCHAFTS-AKADEMIE GmbH, Münster

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