IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 28 Apr 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import-related non-tariff measure, nes

In a final rule published in the Federal Register on May 29, 2015, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) of the U.S. Department of Justice adopted without change an interim final rule that it had previously published in the Federal Register on March 27, 2014, amending the ATF regulations to remove defense articles currently on the U.S. Munitions Import List that ATF has determined no longer warrant import control under the Arms Export Control Act. The final rule took effect June 29, 2015. The interim final rule had been effective April 28, 2014, but written comments were welcome through June 25, 2014.
This action, which is part of the Obama administration's Export Control Reform Initiative, will ease administrative burdens on imports of the following items:

  • Riflescopes manufactured to military specifications and specifically designed or modified components
  • Ammunition belting and linking machines
  • Ammunition manufacturing machines and ammunition loading machines (except handloading ones)
  • Ablative materials fabricated or semi-fabricated from advanced composites (e.g., silica, graphite, carbon, carbon/carbon, and boron filaments) for the articles in this category that are derived directly from or specifically developed or modified for defense articles.

The order also clarifies the coverage of other paragraphs describing items that remain subject to controls.
 
 
 
 
 
 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

483 Optical instruments & photographic equipment; parts thereof
9013 Liquid crystal devices not constituting articles provided for more specifically in other headings; lasers, other than laser diodes; other optical appliances and instruments, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
901310 Telescopic sights for fitting to arms; periscopes; telescopes designed to form parts of machines, appliances, instruments or apparatus of this Chapter or Section XVI
901320 Lasers, other than laser diodes
901380 Other devices, appliances and instruments
901390 Parts and accessories

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