BIS - Civil use of certain microwave transistors, static radar 

June 30: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Commerce Department today released for publication in the Federal Register a “notice of inquiry with request for comments” concerning civil uses of certain microwave monolithic integrated circuit (MMIC) power amplifiers, discrete microwave transistors and bi-static and multi-static radar.

The BIS “notice of inquiry” requests that specific examples of civil uses of certain MMIC power amplifiers and discrete microwave transistors be provided (in response to rules recently published by the State Department and Commerce Department concerning plans for civil applications for these types of commodities). The BIS is seeking specific examples in order to determine whether there need to be amendments to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).


Read text of the 14-page BIS notice of inquiry [PDF 168 KB]



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