U.S. Eases Military Trade Restrictions on Sri Lanka

Posted May 11, 2016 at 4:45am

The Sri Lanka Ministry of Defence reports that the “United States government has eased military trade restrictions imposed on Sri Lanka for over eight years, the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) announced.”  

“In a web notice, DDTC said the licensing restrictions relating to Sri Lanka listed in Consolidate Appropriations Acts for previous years were not carried forward for 2016.”  

“The DDTC said effective immediately, it will review applications for licenses to export or temporarily import defense articles and defense services to or from Sri Lanka under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) on a case-by-case basis.”