Final rule: Harmonizing destination control statements under EAR and ITAR

Final rule: Harmonizing destination control statements

The Bureau of Industry and Security (U.S. Commerce Department) today released for publication in the Federal Register, a final rule to implement changes that were proposed in May 2015 concerning revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for purposes of harmonizing the destination control statements.

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The final rule [PDF 262 KB] revises the destination control statement in the EAR to harmonize the statement required for the export of items subject to the EAR with the destination control statement of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The final rule is effective on a date that is 90 days after August 17, 2016 (the date of publication of the final rule in the Federal Register).

The State Department today, in a related release, issued a final rule [PDF 214 KB] reflecting harmonization of the destination control statement and other changes to the ITAR.

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