The Times on 8th January reported that a deal to sell Sukhoi airliners to Iran has fallen through because the aircraft have so many American parts that they require a US export licence. The airlines are said to be delaying purchase of the Superjets while trying to reduce the percentage of American components from 22% to below 10%.  US components include including fire detection, auxiliary power units and electrical systems.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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