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USIS Washington File

20 March 2000

Text: President Clinton Waives Sanctions on India

(Presidential Determination released March 16) (270)

President Clinton March 16 waived sanctions with respect to India,
"insofar as such sanctions would otherwise apply to assistance to the
South Asia Regional Initiative/Energy; the Presidential Initiative on
Internet for Economic Development; the Financial Institution Reform
and Expansion program; and the United States Educational Foundation in
India Environmental Exchange."

Following is the text of the President's notification to the Secretary
of State:

(begin text)

THE WHITE HOUSE 
Office of the Press Secretary
(New Delhi, India)

For Immediate Release 
March 20, 2000

March 16, 2000
Presidential Determination No. 2000-18

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE

SUBJECT:  Sanctions on India

Pursuant to the authority vested in me as President of the United
States, including under title IX of the Department of Defense
Appropriations Act, 2000 (Public Law 106-79), I hereby waive the
sanctions contained in sections 101 and 102 of the Arms Export Control
Act, section 620E(e) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, and
section 2(b)(4) of the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945:

With respect to India, insofar as such sanctions would otherwise apply
to assistance to the South Asia Regional Initiative/Energy; the
Presidential Initiative on Internet for Economic Development; the
Financial Institution Reform and Expansion program; and the United
States Educational Foundation in India Environmental Exchange.

You are hereby authorized and directed to report this determination to
the Congress and to arrange for its publication in the Federal
Register.

WILLIAM J. CLINTON

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