Two U.S. government departments today released for publication in the Federal Register requests for comments concerning certain controls of items, including items that may have military use.
A release [PDF 241 KB] from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) includes a request for comments about items on the Commerce Control List (CCL) concurrent with the State Department’s review of the controls implemented in its recent revisions of parts of the United States Munitions List (USML)—i.e., measures that control explosives and energetic materials, propellants, incendiary agents and their constituents; personal protective equipment; and military electronics. It is intended by the BIS review that:
A release [PDF 210 KB] from the U.S. State Department requests comments concerning a review of the controls implemented in recent revisions to Categories V, X, and XI of the USML. Similarly, the State Department’s review is intended that the USML reviews are clear, do not inadvertently control items in normal commercial use, account for technological developments, and properly implement the national security and foreign policy objectives of the United States.
Concerning both reviews, comments are due by date that is 60 days after these releases are published in the Federal Register; both are scheduled to be published on Monday, February 12, 2018.
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