Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations: Initial Implementation of Export Control Reform; Correction
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of April 16, 2013. As part of the Export Control Reform (ECR) Initiative, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), Department of State, have published multiple proposed amendments to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), respectively, to strengthen national security by fundamentally reforming the export control system. The final rule implements the initial ECR changes by adding a structure and related provisions to control munitions items that the President has determined no longer warrant export control on the U.S. Munitions List (USML) on the Commerce Control List (CCL), specifically aircraft, gas turbine engines, and related items. The final rule was published in conjunction with a Department of State document that revises the USML so that upon the effective date of both documents, the USML and CCL and corresponding regulatory structures will be complementary. The Department of State is also correcting their final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of April 16, 2013, in a document published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.