Final rule on exports, missile technology controls

Final rule on exports, missile technology controls

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Commerce Department today released for publication in the Federal Register a final rule that amends the Export Administration Regulations to reflect changes to the “missile technology control regime” annex as agreed by member countries in 2015.

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The final rule [PDF 255 KB] makes conforming changes to correlate Commerce Control List (CCL) provisions with other Export Administration Regulations (EAR) measures. Today’s final rule:

  • Revises six export control classification numbers (ECCNs) to implement the changes that were agreed to at the meetings and to better align the missile technology controls on the CCL with the annex
  • Makes a change to missile technology licensing policy and to specify that a license for controlled items must also authorize certain minimum “software” and “technology” 
  • Adds a new paragraph to the section of the EAR that specifies which changes to a license are considered “non-material” and to facilitate the licensing policy 

The final rule is effective on Monday, 4 April 2016 when it will be published in the Federal Register.


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