The US has imposed only primary sanctions on Syria.  The Syrian Sanctions Regulations (SSR) prohibit, among other things:

  • the export, reexport, sale or supply, directly or indirectly, from the US or by a US person, wherever located, of any services to Syria; and
  • the facilitation by a US person of transactions by a foreign person that the US person would otherwise be prohibited from engaging in under the SSR.

The Commerce Department’s BIS is responsible for licensing exports to Syria under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  There is a general policy of denial for exports and reexports of US-origin goods, software, and technology to Syria.1


1 15 CFR § 746.9.


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