South African Arms Controls under Review

by Washington Office on Africa
Washington, DC, United States
November 19, 1979
3 pages
Type: Report
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Report on the new provisions of the Export Administration Act of 1979 passed by Congress in September. All foreign policy export controls will expire on December 31, 1979 unless they are specifically renewed under the new procedure. The report reviews concerns about military and military-related sales which have gone through the loopholes in the arms embargo against South Africa and the "dual purpose" goods which have been sold to South Africa that can be used to strengthen its military capability. The report says now we face the prospect of the possible termination or weakening of these U.S. controls on exports to South Africa. The mandatory arms embargo adopted by the United Nations Security Council in November 1977 will continue to prohibit the sale to South Africa of items on the munitions list. Contents: What Controls are Affected • What Congress' New Procedures Requires • What the Administration is Likely to Do • What We Need to Do
Used by permission of the Washington Office on Africa.
Collection: Dean McHenry, Jr. Southern Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections