“The U.S. Department State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) has posted on its website an update on Pakistan licensing policy. Section 203 of the Enhanced Partnership with Pakistan Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-73) prohibits for fiscal years 2012-2014 the issuance of export licenses for major defense equipment (defined in 22 U.S.C. 2794(6)) to be exported to Pakistan absent an appropriate certification or waiver under Section 203 in the fiscal year. On February 15, 2013, Deputy Secretary Thomas Nides signed a waiver of these prohibitions for the current fiscal year. DDTC is now reviewing all license applications for the export to Pakistan of defense articles, including major defense equipment, on a case-by-case basis.”

Published 02-15-2013