On March 30, 2017, the Department of State published in the Federal Register a final rule [Public Notice: 9939] stating that a determination has been made that a number of foreign persons have engaged in activities that warrant the imposition of measures pursuant to Section 3 of the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act.

On March 21, 2017 the U.S. Government (USG) applied the following measures, which are authorized in Section 3, against the foreign persons identified in the report submitted pursuant to Section 2(a) of the Act and listed in the Federal Register document:

1. No department or agency of the USG may procure or enter into any contract for the procurement of any goods, technology, or services from these foreign persons, except to the extent that the Secretary of State otherwise may determine;

2. No department or agency of the USG may provide any assistance to these foreign persons, and these persons shall not be eligible to participate in any assistance program of the USG, except to the extent that the Secretary of State otherwise may determine;

3. No USG sales to these foreign persons of any item on the United States Munitions List are permitted, and all sales to these persons of any defense articles, defense services, or design and construction services under the Arms Export Control Act are terminated; and

4. No new individual licenses shall be granted for the transfer to these foreign persons of items the export of which is controlled under the Export Administration Act of 1979 or the Export Administration Regulations, and any existing such licenses are suspended.

These measures shall be implemented by the responsible departments and agencies of the USG and will remain in place for two years from the effective date, except to the extent that the Secretary of State may subsequently determine otherwise.