State Department / BIS - Proposed revisions to USML 

July 24:  The U.S. State Department and the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry Security (BIS) today released for publication in the Federal Register proposed rules that would revise provisions of the United States Munitions List (USML).
  • The State Department [PDF 412 KB] proposes the changes to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) with the rule and requests comments: (1) revision of USML Category XI (Military Electronics); and (2) inclusion in USML Category XI of the new licensing procedure for the export of items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) that are to be exported with defense articles enumerated in this category.

    Comments must be received 45 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for July 25, 2013.

  • The BIS [PDF 340 KB] release proposes measures to revise how to describe military electronics, certain superconducting and cryogenic equipment and related items that no longer warrant control under the USML.

    Comments must be received 45 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for July 25, 2013.

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