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Final rule clarifying license exceptions to U.S. Export Administration Regulations

Final rule clarifying license exceptions

The Bureau of Industry and Security of the U.S. Commerce Department today released for publication in the Federal Register a final rule to clarify the license exceptions under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).


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The final rule [PDF 250 KB] makes three clarifications to the license exceptions for governments, international organizations, and international inspections under the chemical weapons agreement and the international space station.

As noted in the preamble to the final rule, the revisions are intended to respond to questions about the use of license exceptions and to provide answers to frequently asked questions. This release is intended to assist exporters new to the EAR, including exporters of items that have recently moved to the EAR from the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) as a result of the United States Munitions List to the Commerce Control List review process.


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