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U.S. space force initiative, USML and CCL controls

U.S. space force initiative, USML and CCL controls

The Bureau of Industry and Security of the U.S. Commerce Department today released for publication in the Federal Register a notice of request for public comments with respect to the review of controls made in recent revisions to Categories IV and XV of the United States Munitions List (USML) and the related transfer of items to Commerce’s Commerce Control List (CCL).

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This request for comments [PDF 241 KB] relates to work with the National Space Council (the administration’s “space force” initiative).

The items that are the subject of the request for comments include launch vehicles, guided missiles, ballistic missiles, rockets, torpedoes, bombs, and mines; and spacecraft and related articles. The intention of this review is to verify that the CCL describes these items clearly, captures those items in normal commercial use, accounts for technological developments, and properly implements the national security and foreign policy objectives of the United States.

A similar request for comments [PDF 238 KB] was released by the U.S. State Department (which has authority over the USML).

Comments must be received no later than 45 days from the date when the notices will be published in the Federal Register (scheduled for March 8, 2019).

 

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