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[casi] SCR 1454

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

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

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.


Colin Rowat

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