ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Jul 2014In July 2014, the government of the United States of America announced a general change in export conditions.
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The final rule is at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-01/html/2014-14683.htm. The Department of Commerce's full retrospective regulatory
review plan can be accessed at: http://open.commerce.gov/news/2011/08/23/commerce-plan-retrospective-analysis-existing-rules.
In a final rule published in the Federal Register (Volume 79, Number 126) on July 1, 2014, the Bureau of Industry and Security of the U.S. Department of Commerce revised the Export Administration Regulations in order to ease controls on the exportation of products that are now deemed not to fall under the U.S. Munitions List. These products will instead be subject to the less strict controls of the Commerce Control List. The regulatory change is part of the Obama administration's Export Control Reform Initiative.
At issue are military electronics, technology and software for certain wing folding systems, certain superconducting and cryogenic equipment, and related items. The addition of software and technology for certain wing folding systems is effective July 1, 2014.