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USMIL Final Rule Published

USMIL final rule published as part of Export Control Reform firearms components no longer controlled On May 21st, the final rule to remove unnecessary items from the United States Munitions Import List (USMIL), under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, was published. This rule finalized an interim rule published on March […]

Category XII Proposed Rule Changes

On May 5th, the State and Commerce Departments released Category XII proposed rule changes.  If propose, some items currently under the jurisdiction of USML Category XII (Fire Ranger, Ranger Finder, and Optical and Guidance Equipment, etc.)  will transition to the Commerce Department.  Less items will be affected in this transition than in past category transitions (i.e. Category VIII). For some items, […]

DTCL Reorganization

As of April 20th, there was a reorganization of the Office of Defense Trade Control Licensing (DTCL).  There will now be four operational divisions instead of the previous seven, with each handling more USML categories. The four current divisions are: Space, Missile, and Sensor Systems; Electronic and Training Systems; Sea, Land, and Air Systems, and […]

Changes in requirements for International Import Certificate, BIS-711, etc.

On March 13, 2015, the Commerce Department published a rule revising the required support documentation for export license applications.  A major change of this rule was the elimination of the requirement of the International Import Certificate.  Previously, International Import Certificates were required if the items were controlled for national security reasons, were valued at more […]

Export Control Reform-USML Category VIII Transition of Agreements and Licenses

On October 15, 2013, many items previously under the jurisdiction of USML Category VIII were transitioned to the jurisdiction of the EAR as part of Export Control Reform. In light of this transitional period, a two year window was designated to allow companies with transitioned items to secure BIS licensing. On October 15, 2015, previously […]

DDTC Announce Change for Agreements Affected by ECR

The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) issued an announcement on February 4th stating the following: “Effective immediately, DDTC will make a slight change to the validity dates for certain agreements affected by Export Control Reform. If an agreement contains multiple USML categories, the “relevant final rule” now refers to the last rule impacting any of […]

ITAR Category XI Transition

On December 30, ITAR Category XI (Military Electronics) will be transitioning to the EAR. Many items previously under the jurisdiction of the State Department will now be a part of the Commerce Department’s 600 series.  These items will require a Commerce Department license, if they are not eligible for the use of a license exception.  As not all […]

Export Control Reform

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the beginning of Export Control Reform . On October 15, 2013, Export Control went into effect with the transitioning of Category VIII (Aircraft and Related Articles). Thirteen categories have transitioned as of today, with two more, Category XV Spacecraft on November 10th and Category XI Military Electronics on […]