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Dear list members, Last Monday the Security Council passed resolution 1454, modifying the Goods Review List and the procedures for its use. The resolution's text is available at http://daccess-ods.un.org/access.nsf/Get?OpenAgent&DS=S/RES/1454%20(2002)&La ng=E&Area=UNDOC The modifications took effect on 31 December. Both the GRL and its procedures were adopted in SCR 1409, my review of which is available at www.mees.com/news/a45n23d01.htm The main alterations enacted are: A. GRL contents Items like atropine and cipro have been added to the GRL, with an important proviso: these items are only subject to review by the Sanctions Committee if their dosage exceeds "established consumption rates" (to be determined by the Office of the Iraq Programme). There are 5 1/2 pages of modifications, mostly additions. B. GRL procedures Most of the changes in this section relative to SCR 1409 are typographical: some numbers are spelled out, hyphenated is removed, capitalised words are spelled with lower case letters, words are inserted for clarity. The substantially new material is: 1. additions to paragraph 4 asking Unmovic and the IAEA to record more information on applications. This cannot yet be used to influence contract processing, but will provide more information on the GRL's effectiveness during future reviews. 2. paragraph 20 mandates the OIP to establish "typical civilian utilization" levels for items that have medicinal uses. The Council seeks to prevent their stockpiling. Best, Colin Rowat work | Room 406, Department of Economics | The University of Birmingham | Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK | web.bham.ac.uk/c.rowat | (+44/0) 121 414 3754 | (+44/0) 121 414 7377 (fax) | firstname.lastname@example.org personal | (+44/0) 7768 056 984 (mobile) | (+44/0) 7092 378 517 (fax) | (707) 221 3672 (US fax) | email@example.com _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk