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Nicaragua Moved by Commerce to Country Group D:5; State Department Designates Nicaragua as a Proscribed Country

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Today, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to apply more restrictive treatment to exports and reexports to Nicaragua of items subject to the EAR.  BIS is moving Nicaragua from Country Group B to Country Group D:5, a more restrictive country grouping, applying a stricter licensing policy for items controlled for national security reasons, and making the country subject to ‘military end use’ and ‘military end user’ restrictions. All license applications for export to Nicaragua for items and technology controlled for “NS” National Security reasons or subject to military end use/end user restrictions (Suppl. 2 to section 744 of the EAR) will be reviewed with a presumption of denial.

The State Department is designating Nicaragua a proscribed country in section 126.1 of the ITAR. License applications for ITAR controlled items will be reviewed with a policy of denial.

Your Policies and Procedures should be updated to include Nicaragua as subject to Military End Use/User restrictions.

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