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United States Arms Transfers Eligibility Criteria
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Below is a list of links to specific provisions within U.S. law and international agreements that place restrictions on U.S. security assistance, including arms transfers, military aid, and military training. They are excerpted from the following laws or agreements, the full text of which can be accessed through the links below.

U.S. Laws
Arms Export Control Act of 1976 (AECA)
Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA)
FY 2002 Foreign Operations Appropriations (Foreign Ops)
Freedom Support Act (FSA)
International Code of Conduct in FY2000 Omnibus Appropriations Act
Defence Department Appropriations FY 2002 (P.L. 107-117)

International Agreements
OSCE Document on Small Arms
Program of Action from the 2001 UN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms 

Country/Region-specific
(Note: Many of the restrictions on specific countries have been lifted or waived
since the September 11 attacks. Please check our terrorism webpage for updates)

    Andean Region
        Foreign Ops
    Algeria
        Foreign Ops
    Arab Countries (re: boycott of Israel)
        AECA Sec. 1 (Footnote [2])
        Foreign Ops Sec. 535
    Azerbaijan
        FSA Sec. 907
    Baltic States
        FAA Sec. 498A
    Brazil
        FAA Sec. 638(b)
    Cambodia
        Foreign Ops Sec. 563
    CIS
        FAA Sec. 498A
        Foreign Ops Sec. 517
    Colombia
        Foreign Ops Sec. 567
    Cuba
        FAA Sec. 620
        FAA Footnote [863]
        Foreign Ops Sec. 523
    East Timor
        Foreign Ops Sec. 572
    Eastern Mediterranean (Cyprus)
        AECA Sec. 93(f)
        FAA Sec. 516
        FAA Sec. 620C
        FAA Sec. 620(x)
        FAA footnote [903]
    Guatemala
        Foreign Ops IMET
        Foreign Ops FMF
    India
        AECA footnote [348]
    Indonesia
        FAA footnote [738]
        Foreign Ops (IMET)
        Foreign Ops, Sec. 572
    Iran
        Foreign Ops Sec. 523
    Iraq
        Foreign Ops Sec. 523
    Kazakhstan
        FAA footnote [936]
    Lebanon
        SAA 2002 Sec. 1224
    Libya
        Foreign Ops Sec. 523
    North Korea
        Foreign Ops Sec. 523
    Pakistan
        AECA Sec. 102(b) (footnote [348])
        FAA Sec. 620E
    Peru
        Foreign Ops
    Sierra Leone
        Foreign Ops Sec. 574
    Sub-Saharan Africa
        AECA Sec. 33
    Sudan
        Foreign Ops Sec. 523
    Syria
        Foreign Ops Sec. 523
        Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Act of 2003
    Taiwan
        Taiwan Relations Act
        SAA 2002 Sec. 1263
    Turkey
        FAA Sec. 620s
    Underdeveloped/Third World
        AECA Sec. 4
        AECA Sec. 35

Development
    Social/Economic Development
        AECA Sec. 1
        AECA Sec. 4
        AECA Sec. 33
        AECA Sec. 35 (diverting development assistance to arms)

Good Governance
    Anti-corruption
        FAA Sec. 490
        FAA Sec. 620(f)(2)
        FAA Sec. 660(b)(6)
    Civilian Control of the Military
         FAA Sec. 541
    Democracy
         FAA Sec. 498A
         FAA Sec. 660(b)(6) 
          International Code of Conduct
    Economic Reforms
          FAA Sec. 498A (CIS States)
    Improve military justice system
          FAA Sec. 541
    Responsible Defense Resource Management
          FAA Sec. 541

Human Rights
        FAA Sec. 498A (CIS)
        FAA Sec. 502B
        FAA Sec. 541
        FAA Sec. 620(f)(2)
        FAA Sec. 620C(a)(1)
        FAA Sec. 660(b)(6)
        FAA footnote [914]
        Foreign Ops, Sec. 557
        Foreign Ops, Sec. 567
        Foreign Ops, Sec. 572
        International Code of Conduct
        OSCE Document on Small Arms and Light Weapons
    Leahy Provisions
        Foreign Operations Appropriations Act FY2002 Sec 556
        Defense Appropriations Act FY2002 sec 8093
    Civil Rights (Gender/Racial Discrimination)
        AECA Sec. 5
    Political Detainees
        Foreign Ops Sec. 572
    Religious Freedom
        Foreign Ops Sec. 557

Narcotics
        FAA Sec. 481
        FAA Sec. 482
        FAA Sec. 490
        FAA Sec. 541(a)(1)

Peace and Security
    Arms Control
        AECA Sec. 25(a)(3)
        AECA Sec. 36(b)(1)(D)
        AECA Sec. 36(c)(1)
        AECA Sec. 38
        AECA Sec. 42(a)(C)
        FAA Sec. 498A
        FAA Sec. 511
    Arms Races
        FAA Sec. 511
        AECA Sec. 1
        AECA Sec. 36(b)(1)(D)
        AECA Sec. 38
        AECA Sec.42(a)(C)
        FAA Sec. 620s
    Conventional Weapons Transfers
        AECA Sec. 1
        FAA Sec. 498A
    Defensive Purposes Only
        FAA Sec. 482(b)(2)(A)
        FAA Sec. 505
        FAA Sec. 620E (Pakistan)
        AECA Sec. 4
        Taiwan Relations Act
        OSCE Document on Small Arms and Light Weapons
    Disarmament
        AECA Sec. 1
    Ethnic Conflict
        FAA Sec. 498A
    Internal Security
        AECA Sec. 4
    Nonproliferation (WMD)
        AECA Sec. 4
        AECA Sec. 38
        AECA Sec. 40
        AECA Sec. 42
        AECA Sec. 101
        AECA Sec. 102
        FAA Sec. 498A
        FAA Sec. 573
        FAA Sec. 584
        FAA Sec. 620E
        FAA Sec. 620H
    Outbreak/Escalation of Conflict
        AECA Sec. 1
        AECA Sec. 33(b)(1)(D)
        AECA Sec. 38
        AECA Sec. 42
        FAA Sec. 511
        OSCE Document on Small Arms and Light Weapons
    Peace/Peaceful Resolution of Disputes
        AECA Sec. 1
        AECA Sec. 4
        AECA Sec. 38(a)(1)

International Terrorism
        FAA Sec. 573
        AECA Sec. 36(b)(1)(D)
        AECA Sec. 38(a)(2)
        AECA Sec. 40
        FAA Sec. 620A
        FAA Sec. 620G
        FAA footnote [914]
        SAA of 2000 Sec. 513 (Israel)
        International Code of Conduct
        OSCE Document on Small Arms and Light Weapons
        Foreign Ops Sec. 527
        Foreign Ops, Sec. 544

Miscellaneous
    Communism
        FAA Sec. 620F
        FAA Sec. 620H
    Debt
        FAA Sec. 498A
        FAA Sec. 620C
    Depleted Uranium
        FAA Sec. 620G
    Conflict Diamonds
        Foreign Ops Sec. 574
    Environment (Protection of)
        FAA Sec. 498A(a)
        Foreign Ops
    Gifts, Commissions, Fees
        AECA Sec. 39
    Humanitarian Assistance
        FAA Sec. 620I
    Humanitarian Organizations
        Foreign Ops Sec. 572
    International Criminal Court
        American Servicemembers' Protection Act Sec. 2007
    Military Self-sufficiency
        FAA Sec. 505C
    Military Spending/Budget
        AECA Sec. 35
        FAA Sec. 620s
    (U.S.) National Technology and Industrial Base
        AECA Sec. 21(k)
        FAA Sec. 516(b)
        FAA Sec. 620(d)
    Police Training
        FAA Sec. 660
        SAA of 2000 Sec. 513 (Israel)
    Procurement
         Defense Appropriations Sec. 8088
    United Nations
        AECA Sec. 1
        AECA Sec. 4
        FAA Sec. 505
        FAA Sec. 620(u)