BIS - Final rule changes to EAR to make Commerce Control List clearer 

October 3:  The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Commerce Department today released for publication in the Federal Register a final rule that makes changes to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) with a goal of making the Commerce Control List (CCL) clearer.

The 337-page final rule [PDF 766 KB] implements changes made to the CCL without requiring changes to multilateral export control regime guidelines or lists.


The final rule implements changes as proposed in November 2012, generally with respect to six areas:


  • Clarifications to existing CCL controls, including the use of the terms “parts” and “components” on the CCL
  • Changes to conform the CCL to the multilateral export control regime control lists and previous amendments to the EAR
  • Structural changes to improve the clarity of the CCL
  • Removal of 14 Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
  • Revisions to shipping tolerances and removal of all “unit” paragraphs
  • Clarifications to the April 16 (initial implementation) rule


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Amie Ahanchian

(202) 533-3247


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