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                      REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                     
                                                                                
                               LAW                                              
                                                                                
            CONCERNING CONTROL OF IMPORT, TRANSIT AND                           
           EXPORT OF STRATEGIC GOODS AND TECHNOLOGIES                           
                    July 5,1995. No. I- 1022                                    
                             Vilnius                                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                     I.  GENERAL PROVISIONS                                     
     ARTICLE 1                                                                  
     The purpose  of this  law is to assist in the implementation               
of    international  agreements  and  measures,  prohibiting  the               
proliferation of  weapons of  mass destruction  and   of missiles               
delivering those  weapons; to  guarantee  the  implementation  of               
international agreements   in establishing an effective system of               
importation,  transit   and  export     of  strategic  goods  and               
technologies,  in  the  Republic  of  Lithuania,  that  would  be               
integrated     into  a  multi-state  export  control  system;  to               
encourage  foreign  trade  and  foreign  investments  within  the               
Republic of  Lithuania in order to acquire advanced technologies;               
to create  conditions that  would  ensure  the  security  of  the               
Republic of Lithuania and swift growth of its economy.                          
     This law  shall establish the conditions of importation into               
the territory  of the  Republic of  Lithuania  of strategic goods               
and technologies, the transit across the Republic of Lithuania of               
strategic goods  and technologies  and the  export of these goods               
and  technologies   from  the  Republic  of  Lithuania  and  also               
conditions for  the control   of    activity  which  may  add  to               
proliferation  of weapons of mass destruction.                                  
                                                                                
     ARTICLE 2                                                                  
     Basic definitions used in this law:                                        
     controlled  goods   -  strategic  goods,  technological  and               
software, including:                                                            
     double     designation  (   civilian  and  military)  goods,               
technologies and  software;                                                     
     defence means and services;                                                
     chemical and  biological materials, which may be utilised in               
the production of  chemical  and chemical-bacteriological weapons               
of mass destruction;                                                            
     nuclear materials,  non-nuclear materials  used  in  nuclear               
activity, nuclear  equipment and  technology and  also, goods  of               
double designation, which may be utilised in nuclear activity;                  
     goods and technologies used in missile production;                         
     import of controlled goods - importation of strategic goods,               
technologies and software into  Republic of  Lithuania territory;               
     transit of   controlled  goods  -  transporting of strategic               
goods, technologies  and software  across Republic  of  Lithuania               
territory;                                                                      
     export of  controlled goods  - transmittal  of all  types of               
strategic goods,  technologies and  software within  Republic  of               
Lithuania  territory   or  outside  its  boundaries,  with    the               
knowledge that  such will  be taken outside Republic of Lithuania               
territory, or  that they   are  intended for this purpose;  every               
type of transmittal of strategic goods, technologies and software               
to an  embassy, consulate  or representative  mission, of another               
state;   all types  of  transfer  of  strategic  technologies  or               
software, on  Republic of  Lithuania territory  to a  citizen  of               
another state, if the contrary thereof is not provided for by the               
Government of the Republic of Lithuania.                                        
                                                                                
     ARTICLE 3                                                                  
     According to this law:                                                     
     1)   The Government  of the Republic of Lithuania, guided by               
regime   lists of  those international  control institutions with               
which the  Republic   of Lithuania   co-operates  in carrying out               
import, transit  and export  control, shall  create and approve a               
list of controlled goods;                                                       
     2)   The Seimas  of the  Republic of Lithuania shall approve               
the list  of states, into which  export of controlled goods shall               
be   prohibited, and  the list  of states  from which  import  of               
controlled substances shall be prohibited.                                      
                                                                                
     ARTICLE  4                                                                 
     According to  this law  control shall be applied to economic               
entities, natural persons and state institutions, which carry out               
controlled goods contracts.                                                     
     This control  shall be applied in regulating the activity  (               
financing, services,  agreement formation,  consultations, etc.),               
of individuals residing in the Republic of Lithuania (citizens of               
Republic  of   Lithuania,  foreigners,  individuals  without  any               
citizenship), which  might contribute to proliferation of weapons               
of mass destruction and missiles carrying those weapons.                        
                                                                                
     ARTICLE 5                                                                  
     Imported controlled  goods may  not  be  used  for  military               
purposes, if this is required by the exporting country .                        
                                                                                
                     II. LICENSING PROCEDURE                                    
     ARTICLE 6                                                                  
     A Ministry  of   Economics Licence  shall  be  required  for               
import, transit and export of controlled goods.                                 
     Ministries of  Environmental Protection, Energy and National               
Defence, The  Customs Department  at the Finance Ministry and the               
state services, in whose sphere of activity  controlled goods are               
included, shall be consulted by the Ministry of Economics  in its               
adoption of   final  decrees on  issuance of a licence, and shall               
control import  and export contracts of  said goods. The Ministry               
of Economics  shall be  in charge  of import,  transit and export               
control   work, as  well as co-ordination of this activity within               
the Republic of Lithuania.                                                      
     Import, transit  and computerised  accounting   of export of               
controlled goods shall be administered by  customs,  according to               
procedure established  by the  Customs Department at the Ministry               
of Finance,  while computerised accounting of issued and  revoked               
licences, shall be administered by the Ministry of Economics.                   
                                                                                
     ARTICLE 7                                                                  
     The Government  of the Republic of  Lithuania determines the               
procedure for issuance of licences and order of licence issuance.               
                                                                                
     ARTICLE 8                                                                  
     Controlled  goods   are  imported  in  accordance  with  the               
conditions prescribed  by the  exporting country and the Republic               
of Lithuania.                                                                   
                                                                                
     ARTICLE 9                                                                  
     Receiver of   controlled  goods must furnish the Ministry of               
Economics with   information  in writing,  concerning receipt  of               
controlled goods.                                                               
     A one-time  transfer  of    licences  for  controlled  goods               
import, transit and export is possible upon  receipt of a written               
permit from the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, provided               
that the license obtainer  assumes the responsibility of carrying               
out those  conditions of   control, which are established by this               
law.                                                                            
                                                                                
                   III. CONTROL IMPLEMENTATION                                  
     ARTICLE 10                                                                 
     Environmental  Protection,   Energy  and   National  Defence               
Ministries, the Customs Department at the Finance Ministry, along               
with the  Ministry of   Economics,  shall implement   preliminary               
control of  goods, in the procedure established by the Government               
of the  Republic   of Lithuania, upon the request by the Ministry               
of Economics or appropriate institutions of the exporting state.                
                                                                                
     ARTICLE 11                                                                 
     In order to ensure the implementation of control conditions,               
the Ministries  of Environmental  Protection, Energy and National               
Defence, and Customs Department at the Ministry of Finance, along               
with  the   Ministry  of  Economics,  shall  implement  permanent               
control, i.e.,  verify   location and use of controlled goods, in               
the procedure  prescribed by  the Government  of the  Republic of               
Lithuania.                                                                      
                                                                                
     ARTICLE 12                                                                 
     Controlled goods  may be  checked according to the procedure               
established  by  international  agreements  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania, at  the request  of exporting states and also with the               
participation of appropriate officials of these exporting states.               
In addition,  officials of  the Government  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania   may be authorised, in accordance with requirements of               
internationally drawn  up agreements,  to verify  the  controlled               
goods in the importing state.                                                   
                                                                                
     ARTICLE 13                                                                 
     Officials of  certain state  institutions area authorised by               
procedure established  by the  laws of the Republic of Lithuania,               
to   inspect the activity  of  economic entities, natural persons               
and state institutions, which are regulated by this law.                        
     Information  obtained   on  the  basis  of  this  law,    is               
confidential and  the individual who disseminates it is penalised               
according to procedure prescribed by the laws of  the Republic of               
Lithuania.                                                                      
                                                                                
     ARTICLE 14                                                                 
     Ministries and  state services,  whose  sphere  of  activity               
includes  controlled   goods,  shall  inform,  according  to  the               
procedure established  by  the  Government  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania,     the  Ministry  of  Economics  concerning  economic               
entities, natural  persons and  state institutions, which are not               
implementing obligations or control conditions.                                 
     The Ministry  of Economics  shall prepare and publish a list               
of persons,  who do    not  implement    obligations  or  control               
conditions.   These   persons, per  decision by  the Ministry  of               
Economics   shall lose  the opportunity   to  engage in  activity               
provided for by this law.                                                       
                                                                                
                                                                                
                IV. NON FULFILMENT OF OBLIGATIONS                               
                                                                                
     ARTICLE 15                                                                 
     In the  event an  economic entity,  natural person  or state               
institution,  fail   to  implement  its  obligations  or  control               
conditions, present  incomplete  or  deceptive  information,  the               
Ministry of Economics shall revoke the licence.                                 
     Economic entities,  natural persons  and state  institutions               
shall  be  liable  according  to  the  procedure  established  by               
Republic of Lithuania laws.                                                     
     In the  event the  lawful ownership  of controlled goods may               
not be  established, it  shall   transfer  into  state  property,               
according to procedure established by Republic of Lithuania laws.               
                                                                                
     In the  event it  shall not  be possible  to prove  that the               
controlled goods  have been acquired legally, they  shall be held               
and confiscated according to procedure established by Republic of               
Lithuania laws.                                                                 
     Confiscated controlled  goods shall  be  sold  according  to               
procedure established  by  the  Government  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania.                                                                      
                                                                                
     I promulgate  this Law  passed by the Seimas of the Republic               
of Lithuania                                                                    
                                                                                
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC            ALGIRDAS BRAZAUSKAS