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: No inception date

Export-related non-tariff measure, nes

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the Department of Commerce published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (Volume 80, Number 99) on May 22, 2015. The proposed rules on which the BIS seeks comments aim to ease the administrative burdens on exporters of strategically important goods. At issue are the export-clearance requirements under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). BIS wishes to know how the 
EAR can be improved and better harmonized with the ITAR.
This initiative falls within the broader rubric of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) Initiative. Under this initiative the administration has transferred thousands of formerly ITAR-controlled defense article parts and components, along with other items, to the less restrictive Commerce Control List in the EAR that is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Commerce. According to BIS, the ITAR and the EAR are an example of requirements that may for certain provisions be harmonized to reduce the burden on exporters, improve compliance with the export clearance requirements, and ensure the export clearance requirements are achieving their intended purpose for use under the U.S. export control system. Several of the proposed changes nevertheless appear to require the submission of additional information.
BIS is considering further revisions to the EAR, as summarized below:
A. Require Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCN) on export control documents.
B. Require identification of country of ultimate destination on export control documents.
C. Require license number or export authorization symbol on export control documents.
D. Require Automated Export System (AES) filing for exports to Canada for certain controlled items
E. Other suggestions for improving and harmonizing export clearance requirements.
 

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

271 Made-up textile articles
8804 Parachutes (including dirigible parachutes and paragliders) and rotochutes; parts thereof and accessories thereto.
880400 Parachutes (including dirigible parachutes and paragliders) and rotochutes; parts thereof and accessories thereto.
431 Engines & turbines & parts
8805 Aircraft launching gear; deckarrestor or similar gear; ground flying trainers; parts of the foregoing articles.
880510 Aircraft launching gear and parts thereof; deckarrestor or similar gear and parts thereof
880521 Air combat simulators and parts thereof
880529 Other
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
930320 Other sporting, hunting or targetshooting shotguns, including combination shotgunrifles
930330 Other sporting, hunting or targetshooting rifles
930390 Other
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
496 Aircraft & spacecraft; parts
8802 Other aircraft (for example, helicopters, aeroplanes); spacecraft (including satellites) and suborbital and spacecraft launch vehicles.
880211 Of an unladen weight not exceeding 2,000 kg
880212 Of an unladen weight exceeding 2,000 kg
880220 Aeroplanes and other aircraft, of an unladen weight not exceeding 2,000 kg
880230 Aeroplanes and other aircraft, of an unladen weight exceeding 2,000 kg but not exceeding 15,000 kg
880240 Aeroplanes and other aircraft, of an unladen weight exceeding 15,000 kg
880260 Spacecraft (including satellites) and suborbital and spacecraft launch vehicles
8803 Parts of goods of heading 88.01 or 88.02.
880310 Propellers and rotors and parts thereof
880320 Undercarriages and parts thereof
880330 Other parts of aeroplanes or helicopters
880390 Other

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