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US-EC dispute over the gas pipeline from Siberia to Western Europe. Comments of the European Community on the Amendments of 22 June 1982 to the U.S. Export Regulations. "EC Calls for Withdrawal of US. Pipeline Sanctions", European Community News No. 23/1982, 12 August 1982

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COMMENTS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY ON THE AMENDMENTS OF 22 JUNE 1982 TO THE U.S. EXPORT REGULATIONS 12 August 1982 US-EC dispute over the gas pipeline from Siberia to Western Europe EC Calls for Withdrawal of US. Pipeline Sanctions European Community News No. 23/1982 Delegation of the European Commission Washington DC AU6 1 2 1981 ~OKMENT8 OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY ON THE AMENDMENTS OF 22 JUNE 1982 TO THE U. S. EXPORT ADMINISTRATION REGULATIONS I. Introduction On June 22, 1982, the Department of Commerce, at the direction of President Reagan and pursuant to Section 6 of the Export Administration Act, amended Sections 376. 12, 379. and 385. 2 of the Export Administration Regulations. These amendments amounted to an expansion of the existing U. controls on the export and re-export of goods and technical data relating to oil and gas exploration , exploitation, transmission and refinement. The European Community believes that the U. S. regulations, as amended, contain sweeping extens~o~s of U. S. jurisdiction which are unlawful under international law. Moreover, the new regu- lations and the way in which they affect contracts, in course of performance, seem 'bo. run counter to criteria of the Export Administration Act . and also to certain principles of U. pub1 ic law. The main thrust of the regulations may be summarized as follows: First of all, persons within a third country may not re-export machinery for the exploration, production, transmission or refinement of oil and natural gas, or components thereof, if it is of U. S. origin, without permission of the U. S. Government. Moreover, any person subject to the jurisdiction of the United - 2 - states (1) is required to get prior written authorization f~om the Office of Export Administration for export and re-export to the U. R. of non-U. S. goods and technical data related to oil and gas exploration, production, transmission and refinement. Finally, no person in the U. S. or in a foreign count

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