Lifting of sanctions measures. The UN Security Council applies sanctions with ever-increasing cognisance of the rights of those targeted. In the 2005 World Summit declaration, the General Assembly called on the Security Council, with the support of the Secretary-General, to ensure that fair and clear procedures are in place for the imposition and lifting of sanctions measures. The establishment of a focal point for de-listing, and the Office of the Ombudsperson to the UN Security Council ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee are examples of this approach in practice. See: https://www.un.org/sc/suborg/en/sanctions/delisting/resolutions/
Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS): This bureau is responsible for developing export control policies and issuing export licenses for particular goods/end users/destinations as appropriate in consultation with State, DOD, and Energy. Its mission is to advance U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives by ensuring an effective export control and treaty compliance system and promoting continued U.S. strategic technology leadership. The Department of Commerce BIS website is a useful resource for information on which destinations are subject to foreign policy related controls. See: https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/about-bis

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