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U.S. Munitions Items to Go to Commerce Control

WASHINGTON (CN) - The Bureau of Industry and Security has issued a document describing how aircraft and related items that the president determines no longer warrant control under the U.S. Munitions List would be controlled under the Commerce Control List and by the Export Administration Regulations.

The document applies to proposed new Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) 9A610, 9B610, 9C610, 9D610, and 9E610. In addition, this proposed rule would control military aircraft and related items now controlled under ECCNs 9A018, 9D018 and 9E018 under new ECCNs 9A610, 9D610 and 9E610. This proposed rule also addresses license exception availability for items controlled by the five new ECCNs that would be created.

The Bureau of Industry and Security's proposed rule is issued along with a proposed rule of the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, which would amend the list of articles controlled by the U.S. Munitions List Category VIII. In addition, this proposed rule would modify aspects of the Bureau of Industry and Security's July 15, 2011 proposed rule by adding cross references to ECCNs 9A018, 9D018 and 9E018; by adding provisions regarding License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization eligibility to clarify that its scope extends to the U.S. government, to any person in the United States, and to the "development" or "production" of items; and by including a general policy of denial for 600 series items for destinations subject to a U.S. arms embargo under the regional stability reasons for control.

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