National Standards and Calibration Laboratory

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Last Updated: August 1, 2010
Other Name: NSCL; National Calibration Centre
Location: Damascus
Subordinate To: Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC)
Size: Unknown
Facility Status: Operational

In March 2005, The U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security added the National Standards and Calibration Laboratory (NSCL) to a "list of entities whose activities pose a risk of diverting exported and re-exported items into programs related to weapons of mass destruction." [1] Two years later, the U.S. Department of the Treasury sanctioned the NSCL under Executive Order 13382. [2] However, the U.S. government has not released any more specific information about this organization's activities.

[1] "Three Entities Targeted by Treasury for Supporting Syria's WMD Proliferation," U.S. Department of the Treasury, 4 January 2007,
[2] "U.S. Blacklists Syrian Outfits Over WMD Charges," AFP, 4 January 2007.

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