BIS final rule concerning dual-use goods and technologies, munitions

Dual-use goods and technologies, munitions

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Commerce Department today released for publication in the Federal Register a final rule to implement changes and to harmonize the Commerce Control List (CCL) with regard to dual-use goods and technologies and munitions.

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The CCL is part of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and identifies certain items subject to the jurisdiction of the Commerce Department. Today’s final rule [PDF 524 KB] (42 pages as published in the Federal Register) revises the CCL and other corresponding parts of the EAR, to implement changes made with regard to the “Wassenaar Arrangement List of Dual-Use Goods and Technologies and Munitions List”—as maintained by the participating governments. The Wassenaar Arrangement (December 2018) concerns effective export controls on strategic items with an objective of improving regional and international security and stability.

BIS published a final rule on May 23, 2019, implementing certain new controls on emerging technologies. Today’s final rule harmonizes the CCL with the remaining decisions reached at the 2018 Wassenaar Arrangement meeting by:

  • Revising Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) controlled for national security reasons in each category of the CCL, except Category 4.
  • Making other associated changes to the EAR, as well as adjustments to license exception eligibility for national security-controlled items and revisions to reporting requirements

The final rule was published in the Federal Register on Friday, September 11, 2020.


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