U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Suppliers to Pakistan’s Ballistic Missile Program

On April 19, the U.S. Department of State announced that the U.S. had imposed sanctions on several suppliers of Pakistan’s ballistic missile program. 

In the announcement, the Department of State sanctioned four entities that were classified as “proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery”.

The four entities are: 

Belarus-based Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant, which supplied missile launch support equipment. 

People’s Republic of China (PRC)-based Xi’an Longde Technology Development Company Limited, which supplied “missile-related equipment”.

PRC-based Tianjin Creative Source International Trade Co Ltd, also supplied “missile-related equipment”. 

PRC-based Granpect Company Limited, which supplied equipment for the testing of “large-diameter rocket motors”.

In the same announcement, the Department of State said that the “ultimate goal of sanctions is not to punish, but to bring about a positive change in behavior”.