June 29, 2011
Contact: Nathan Carleton, [email protected]
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UANI Applauds Layher, California Contractor, for Ending Its Business in Iran
New York, NY
- United Against Nuclear
Iran (UANI) on Wednesday
applauded Layher for ending its business in Iran.
This month Layher, a German construction group, contacted UANI in response to a notice it received from California's Department of General Services. As the Financial Times reported this week, California has been notifying state contractors which have reportedly done business in Iran that they potentially will be barred from state government contracts under the terms of California's 2010 Iran Contracting Act legislation.
Layher entered into discussions with UANI and agreed to sign UANI's Iran Business Declaration certifying that it has ended all business in Iran and will forego any future business there. UANI will now list Layher as withdrawn on the Iran Business Registry (IBR), which California has been using to vet state contractors.
Said UANI President, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace:
We applaud Layher for ending its business in Iran. California has changed the game with contract debarment, and is getting real results in pressuring companies to end their business in Iran.
Layher has made the right decision by pulling out of Iran, and UANI urges other companies to follow its lead. UANI hopes to work with more states to bar companies which receive state contracts from doing business in Iran.
Click here to view
Layher's signed Iran Business
Click here to read the Financial Times article, "California tightens screw on trade with Iran."
Click here to see UANI's model legislation page.