Though the US recently elevated India to a Strategic Trade Authorization
(STA) Tier 1 country, India lacks funds to equip its forces with fourth- and fifth-generation warfare.
The United States granted India Strategic Trade Authorization
tier 1 status last year, allowing India to enjoy the same license-free access to certain defense articles as NATO allies, Japan, South Korea, and Australia.
India may have "Strategic Trade Authorization
Tier-1 status" in Washington, but Turkey is a full-fledged NATO member yet Washington has had little luck talking Ankara into giving up on the S-400.
Those 600-series items generally require licenses for exports or reexports, except when the item is exported or reexported to Canada or, when operating under license exception, any of the countries party to the Strategic Trade Authorization
"They welcomed the inclusion of India by the US among the top tier of countries entitled to license-free exports, re-exports, and transfers under License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization
(STA-1) and also committed to explore other means to support further expansion in two-way trade in defense items and defense manufacturing supply chain linkages.
"In addition, to export control-related benefits for India as a result of prior amendments to the EAR in furtherance of the US-India global strategic partnership, BIS places India in Country Group A:5, which provides the benefit of greater availability of License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization
(STA) for exports and reexports to, and transfers within India under the EAR," it said.
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"The trade authorization
that's provided here is not the actual trade agreements.
Unless the two measures are passed together, a trade authorization
deal is unlikely to pass the U.S.
Some say that the most attractive licensing reform is the creation of a new Commerce license exception known as "the Strategic Trade Authorization
After its defeat on fast-track trade authorization
, the Clinton Administration is not eager to bring a hot potato like the MAI before Congress now, with midterm elections looming.
The recent decision by the United States to put India in the list of countries eligible for Strategic Trade Authorization
Tier-1 license exemption reflects Indias robust and responsible export control policies.