BIS - Amendments to missile technology control rules of EAR 

May 23: The Bureau of Industry and security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce today released for publication in the Federal Register a final rule amending the Export Administration Regulations to reflect changes to the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) Annex that were agreed to by MTCR member countries.

The MTCR is an export control arrangement among 34 nations, including most of the world’s suppliers of advanced missiles and missile-related equipment, materials, software and technology. The regime establishes a common list of controlled items (the Annex) and a common export control policy (the Guidelines) that member countries implement in accordance with their national export controls.


The MTCR seeks to limit the risk of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction by controlling exports of goods and technologies that could make a contribution to delivery systems (other than manned aircraft) for such weapons.


The final rule [PDF 277 KB]:


  • Revises eight export control classification numbers (ECCNs)
  • Adds one new ECCN
  • Revises two defined terms (the definition of “payload” and “repeatability”) to implement the changes that were agreed to at the meetings.

The final rule is effective on the date of publication in the Federal Register, scheduled for May 27, 2014.



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