Commerce Control Entries on Biological Agents Changed

     WASHINGTON (CN) – The Bureau of Industry and Security has amended the Commerce Control List in the Export Administration Regulations to reflect changes to the Australia Group “List of Biological Agents for Export Control.”



     The changes to the Australia Group list are based on understandings reached at the 2011 Australia Group plenary meeting.
     BIS amended the provisions that control human and zoonotic pathogens and “toxins” and genetic elements and genetically modified organisms.
     The BIS also has amended provisions that control chemical manufacturing facilities and equipment, and equipment capable of use in handling biological materials to reflect the plenary changes to the “Control List of Dual-Use Chemical Manufacturing Facilities and Equipment and Related Technology and Software” and the “Control List of Dual-Use Biological Equipment and Related Technology and Software,” respectively.
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