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DSCA 16-27

Memo Status : Active Notes : No SAMM changes as a result of this memo.
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DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY
201 12th STREET SOUTH, STE 203
ARLINGTON, VA 22202-5408

5/11/2016

MEMORANDUM FOR :

DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY FOR DEFENSE EXPORTS AND COOPERATION
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY
DIRECTOR FOR SECURITY ASSISTANCE, DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE-INDIANAPOLIS OPERATIONS
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS INFORMATION SERVICE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY DISPOSITION SERVICES
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY
DIRECTOR, MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION ASSURANCE, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

SUBJECT :

Temporary NATO+ Status for Jordan with Regard to Certain Requirements of the Arms Export Control Act of 1976 (AECA), DSCA Policy 16-27

The United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015 [PL 114-124], which became effective on February 18, 2016, requires that during a three-year period beginning from the date of enactment, Jordan will be treated as if it were included with the NATO+five countries with regard to a variety of requirements of the AECA. For Department of Defense requirements, this means that congressional notifications for Jordan pursuant to Section 36(b) of the AECA are required at thresholds of $25M or more for the sale of major defense equipment; $100M or more for the sale of defense articles or services; or $300M or more for the sale of design and construction services. The notification period will be 15 days prior to offer. Similarly, leases for a term of one year or more offered to Jordan during this three-year period require notification 15 days prior to offer pursuant to Section 62(c)(1). Jordan is also to be treated as a NATO+five country for purposes of retransfers under Sections 3(b) and 3(d), and for purposes of reduction or waivers of charges for nonrecurring costs of research, development, and production of major defense equipment under Section 21(e)(2)(A). Waiver of quality assurance, inspection, contract administration, audit and catalog service costs under Section 21(h) are authorized for Jordan.

Should this authority be made permanent, the SAMM will be revised appropriately to reflect this status.

For any questions regarding this policy, please contact Mike Slack DSCA/STR/SPI, at (703) 697-9058 or micheal.d.slack.civ@mail.mil.

Robert Helfant
Principal Director
Strategy

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