ITAR Amendments

Posted on: 18/06/2015

On 17th June 2015, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) and U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) published proposed rules to transfer certain items from U.S. Munitions List (“USML”) Category XIV (toxicological agents) and Category XVIII (directed energy weapons) to the Commerce Control List (“CCL”). 

These proposed rules represent the next step in the ongoing export control reform process, which is designed to streamline the USML and move less sensitive items to the CCL, where they will be eligible for less restrictive export authorizations.  While these two USML categories are limited in scope, these proposals will be relevant for companies that deal in chemical and biological agents, directed energy weapons, and related items.  The agencies will accept public comments on the proposed rules until August 17, 2015.

 

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