IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Outflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 01 Jul 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export-related non-tariff measure, nes

On January 2, 2014 the two agencies principally responsible for administering U.S. export controls published final rules that are intended to facilitate exports of dual-use goods (i.e., those with both military and non-military uses) by reducing the administrative burden on exporters. Both of these reforms are related to the Export Control reform Initiative that the Obama administration launched in 2009. One such final rule (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-01-02/html/2013-31323.htm) published by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls in the Department of State amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to inter alia revise the content of five categories in the U.S. Munitions List (USML) and provide other changes. This rule, which is effective July 1, 2014, aims to create a more positive control list and eliminate, where possible, 'catch all' controls in the USML. The revisions affect USML categories IV (launch vehicles, guided missiles, ballistic missiles, rockets, torpedoes, bombs, and mines), V (explosives and energetic materials, propellants, incendiary agents, and their constituents), IX (military training equipment), X (personal protective equipment), and XVI (nuclear weapons related articles). In a related final rule (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-01-02/html/2013-31322.htm) published on the same day, the Bureau of Industry and Security in the Department of Commerce moves to the less restrictive Export Administration Regulations (EAR) certain items that the president has determined no longer warrant control on the USML. These controls affect energetic materials, personal protective equipment, shelters, military training equipment, articles related to launch vehicles, missiles, rockets, and military explosives. This rule is effective July 1, 2014.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

447 Weapons & ammunition & parts
9301 Military weapons, other than revolvers, pistols and the arms of heading 93.07.
930110 Artillery weapons (for example, guns, howitzers and mortars)
930120 Rocket launchers; flamethrowers; grenade launchers; torpedo tubes and similar projectors
930190 Other
9302 Revolvers and pistols, other than those of heading 93.03 or 93.04.
930200 Revolvers and pistols, other than those of heading 93.03 or 93.04.
9303 Other firearms and similar devices which operate by the firing of an explosive charge (for example, sporting shotguns and rifles, muzzleloading firearms, Very pistols and other devices designed to project only signal flares, pistols and revolvers for fir
930310 Muzzleloading firearms
930320 Other sporting, hunting or targetshooting shotguns, including combination shotgunrifles
930330 Other sporting, hunting or targetshooting rifles
930390 Other
9304 Other arms (for example, spring, air or gas guns and pistols, truncheons), excluding those of heading 93.07.
930400 Other arms (for example, spring, air or gas guns and pistols, truncheons), excluding those of heading 93.07.
9305 Parts and accessories of articles of headings 93.01 to 93.04.
930510 Of revolvers or pistols
930520 Of shotguns or rifles of heading 93.03
930591 Of military weapons of heading 93.01
930599 Other
9306 Bombs, grenades, torpedoes, mines, missiles and similar munitions of war and parts thereof; cartridges and other ammunition and projectiles and parts thereof, including shot and cartridge wads.
930621 Cartridges
930629 Other
930630 Other cartridges and parts thereof
930690 Other
9307 Swords, cutlasses, bayonets, lances and similar arms and parts thereof and scabbards and sheaths therefor.
930700 Swords, cutlasses, bayonets, lances and similar arms and parts thereof and scabbards and sheaths therefor.

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