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Dear all Sorry. I made a simple error in describing the impact of US 1051- disagreements. I said one in eight holds was being imposed because of 1051- disagreements. In fact it is one-eighth of the _value_ of all holds, not one in eight applications. A corrected version of the relevant sections of my earlier post follow s. Cheers Mil 4) 56 per cent increase in number of disagreements on whether items are on the 1051 list! [S-G report 18 May 2001 para 32] One eighth of all holds BY VALUE is being imposed because the US disagrees with the UN's experts as to whether a particular good is on a list of dual-use goods compiled by these same UN experts! i.> 1051 List Disagreements 218 applications on 14 May where 'at least one member of the [Sanctions] Committee disagreed with the detemination of Secretariat experts that they had not identified in those applications any item included in the "1051-list".' A 56 per cent increase in the last six months (but only 3 per cent increase by value).  The OIP 19-25 May 2001 update says that 33.4 per cent of the $3.67bn worth of applications on hold contain "1051 list" items. <http://www.un.org/Depts/oip/latest/wu30May01.html> That is $1.225bn worth of goods. The total value of disagreed 1051-related applications is $462m.  The disagreed 1051 applications account for over a third of the supposedly 1051 holds (37 per cent), and one eighth (12.5 per cent) of all holds BY VALUE. So, one eighth of all holds BY VALUE is being imposed because the US disagrees with the UN's experts as to whether a particular good is on a list of dual-use goods compiled by these same UN experts. Milan Rai Joint Coordinator, Voices in the Wilderness UK email@example.com 29 Gensing Road, St Leonards on Sea East Sussex UK TN38 0HE Phone/fax 0845 458 9571 Pager 07623 746 462 Voices website http://www.viwuk.freeserve.co.uk -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email firstname.lastname@example.org Full details of CASI's various lists can be found on the CASI website: http://www.casi.org.uk