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U.S. final rule: Wassenaar Arrangement for dual-use goods and technologies

U.S. final rule for dual-use goods and technologies

The U.S. Commerce Department, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), today released for publication in the Federal Register a final rule.

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BIS maintains, as part of its Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the Commerce Control List (CCL), which identifies certain items subject to Commerce’s jurisdiction. The final rule [PDF 551 KB] (52 pages) revises the CCL, as well as corresponding parts of the EAR, to implement changes made to the Wassenaar Arrangement list of dual-use goods and technologies maintained and agreed to by governments participating in the Wassenaar Arrangement on export controls for conventional arms and dual-use goods and technologies at a December 2017 meeting. 

As noted in the preamble to the final rule, the Wassenaar Arrangement advocates implementation of effective export controls on strategic items with the objective of improving regional and international security and stability. The final rule harmonizes the CCL with the agreements reached at the 2017 meeting by revising export control classification numbers (ECCNs) controlled for national security reasons in each category of the CCL. The final rule also makes other associated changes to the EAR and makes a correction.

The final rule will appear in the Federal Register on October 24, 2018.

The purpose of this report is to provide text of the 380-page final rule.

 

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