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: 25 Sep 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export licensing requirement

In a final rule published in the Federal Register on August 26, 2015 (Volume 80, Number 165) the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the U.S. Department of Commerce amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by to remove the requirement that exporters of a wide range of security-related goods (e.g., weapons systems, missiles, dual-use goods, etc.) obtain a Special Comprehensive License (SCL). This change has been made to reflect the belief in BIS that, as a consequence of various other steps taken in the name of export-control reform, the SCL 'has outlived its usefulness to the exporting public.' Recent changes to the EAR already permit exporters to meet the obligations imposed under the SCL regime via individual licenses, thus obviating the need to 'undertak'e' the more onerous SCL application." This rule, which is effective September 25, 2015, thus reduces some of the administrative burdens imposed on exporters.

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
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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