World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Sanctions Lifted From China Great Wall Ind. Corp.

Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 19, 2008

Sanctions Lifted From China Great Wall Industry Corporation

The United States lifted today sanctions imposed against China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) pursuant to Executive Order 13382 through a de-listing by the U.S. Treasury Department.

CGWIC, a Chinese firm that provides international commercial space launch services, was sanctioned pursuant to Executive Order 13382 on June 13, 2006, and placed on the Specially Designated Nationals list restricting them from engaging in business in the United States or with U.S. persons.

In consideration of the non-proliferation requirements of the government of China and the international community, the United States notes that China Great Wall has made positive and cooperative responses to the sanctions. CGWIC has engaged in a productive dialogue on these issues; it has expanded its internal export control procedures, including extensive training and communications within the company regarding non-proliferation issues; and it has enhanced and strengthened its internal control processes, which include a policy emphasizing that the company will not be involved in any dealings with certain countries that have been identified by the international community as a proliferation risk.

The United States will continue to follow very carefully the actions of CGWIC, to verify that its words are matched by vigorous nonproliferation deeds. China Great Wall's commitment to nonproliferation represents important progress in support of international nonproliferation efforts. We hope that the export control actions that CGWIC has committed itself to will be emulated by other Chinese firms currently engaged in proliferation related activities.

Released on June 19, 2008


Latest World News | Top World News | World Digest | Archives | RSS

© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>

Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>


Another US Court: Fourth Circuit Rules Muslim Ban Discriminatory

ACLU: Step by step, point by point, the court laid out what has been clear from the start: The president promised to ban Muslims from the United States, and his executive orders are an attempt to do just that. More>>


  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC