BIS proposed rule moves U.S. export reform forward

July 22, 2011 at 7:00 am

The U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security released a proposed rulemaking Friday that moves another step forward the Obama administration’s goal to modernize the country’s aging export control system.

A significant piece of the reform is for BIS and its counterpart at the State Department that oversees exports of munitions to review and revise the two primary lists of controlled items — the Commerce Control List (CCL) and the U.S. Munitions List (USML) — to make them more “positive,” “aligned” and “tiered.”

To do this, BIS has proposed a new regulatory construct for the transfer of items on the USML that the Obama administration determines no longer warrant control under the Arms Export Control Act to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  Read More.

C. Gillis, American Shipper, 7/15/2011

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