Export Control Reform (ECR)

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Upcoming Weekly Teleconferences and Webinars

 


 

Export Control Reform Teleconference June 3 – Commerce and State Destination Control Statement (DCS) proposed rules and Commerce Export Clearance advanced notice of proposed rulemaking

In a special ECR teleconference on June 3 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Timothy Mooney with BIS’s Regulatory Policy Division will provide an overview of the Commerce proposed rule and the advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR). In addition, Robert Monjay with the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy will provide an overview of the State proposed rule.

The BIS and DDTC speakers will also highlight key aspects of export clearance requirements related to the new "600 series" and 9x515 ECCNs, including export clearance issues related to grandfathered authorizations and the ITAR §120.5(b) process.

On May 22, the Department of Commerce published in the Federal Register a proposed rule to revise the destination control statement in § 758.6 of the EAR to harmonize the statement required for the export of items subject to the EAR with the destination control statement in § 123.9(b)(1) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). This proposed rule is published in conjunction with the publication of a Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls proposed rule revising § 123.9(b)(1) of the ITAR. On May 22,

On May 22, the Department of State published in the Federal Register a proposed rule to amend the ITAR to: clarify regulations pertaining to the export of items subject to the EAR; revise the licensing exemption for exports made to or on behalf of an agency of the U.S. government; revise the destination control statement in ITAR § 123.9 to harmonize the language with the EAR; and make several minor edits for clarity.

In addition, on May 22, the Department of Commerce published in the Federal Register an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) that requests comments for how the export clearance requirements under the EAR can be improved, including how the EAR export clearance provisions can be better harmonized with the export clearance requirements under the ITAR.

If you have questions on the Commerce or State proposed rules or the Commerce ANPR or any other questions related to export clearance under the EAR and ITAR, you may send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the BIS speakers will address your questions to assist you as you review the proposed rules and ANPR and draft your comments on the proposed rules.

To hear the teleconference, please call 1-888-455-8218 and use passcode 6514196. If you are calling in from overseas the number is 1-212-547-0330.

You may view the Federal Register notice at:www.federalregister.gov.

The Bureau of Industry and Security DCS proposed rule is also available at:http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/forms-documents/doc_download/1239-80-fr-29551

The Department of State proposed rule is also available at:https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/FR/2015/2015-12295_05_22_2015.pdf

The Bureau of Industry and Security Export Clearance advanced notice of proposed rulemaking is also available at:http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/forms-documents/doc_download/1241-80-fr-29554

 


Assistant Secretary for Export Administration Kevin Wolf conducts a teleconference updating the public on the Export Control Reform Initiative each Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

To access the teleconference dial 1-888-455-8218 and then dial the participant code: 6514196. To access the teleconference from outside of the United States, use the international call-in number (this is a toll call at your international call rate): 1-212-547-0330, and then dial the participant code: 6514196. You can submit a question about any aspect of the Export Control Reform Initiative including any BIS proposed rule that is open for comment.  The address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

December 16, 2014, Kevin Wolf Discussion at ABA Brown Bag Lunch about Export Control Reform and the Definition of "Specially Designed"

Assistant Secretary for Export Administration Kevin Wolf participated on December 16, 2014 in an American Bar Association (ABA) brown bag lunch discussion that dealt with Export Control Reform and the definition of "specially designed." The ABA has posted a free audio recording of the event. You may access the audio discussion by selecting the link below. 

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On August 14, 2013 instead of the weekly teleconference, BIS held a webinar on Export Control Reform – License Exceptions at 2:30p.m. Eastern Time. Changes in many of the Export Administration Regulations license exceptions, which will be effective October 15, will facilitate the realignments being made in the Commerce Control List and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations of the Department of State. This webinar discussed implementation of these changes. The webinar included a detailed overview of license exceptions that are available for the "600 series" and explained the steps needed to determine whether these licenses exceptions may be used for a particular export, reexport or transfer (in-country) of a "600 series" item

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On June 5, BIS held another Weekly Teleconference on the Export Control Reform Initiative. In addition to answering public questions about Export Control Reform and proposed rules that are open for public comment or that have been published in final form, BIS also used part of the June 5 teleconference to provide a Space Export Controls Update. Click here to access the Space Export Controls Update presentation that BIS used.

On June 19, BIS held another Weekly Teleconference on the Export Control Reform Initiative.  In addition to answering public questions about Export Control Reform and proposed rules that are open for public comment or that have been published in final form, BIS also used part of the June 19 teleconference to provide information on registering in the BIS electronic application system, SNAP-R and discuss how the EAR license application process compares to the ITAR license application process.  click here to access the presentation that BIS used.

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Webinar on Reexport Topics for Foreign Exports of US Origin Items in accordance with the Initial Implementation of Export Control Reform Rule

On May 29, instead of the weekly teleconference that takes place on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time, BIS offered a special one and a half hour webinar. Assistant Secretary for Export Administration Kevin Wolf provided an overview of the issues faced by reexporters of U.S.-origin items. Topics included new provisions with respect to de minimis and the foreign direct product rule under the Export Administration Regulations, which will become effective October 15, 2013 in accordance with the Initial Implementation of Export Control Reform final rule.

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Export Control Reform Initial Implementation Rule – Webinars

May 1, 2013 Anticipated Automated Export System (AES) Changes Related to the Export Control Reform Initial Implementation Rule

Gerry Horner, Director of BIS's Office of Technology Evaluation, describes changes being made to the Automated Export System as a result of the Initial Implementation Rule for Export Control Reform. The material will be of particular interest to exporters who will be shipping items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Mr. Horner discusses the EAR, parts 758.1 and 758.2 regarding changes to BIS's AES filing and post-departure filing requirements and what specific AES changes may impact software providers and companies with in-house programs that interface with AES.

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May 15, 2013 "Specially Designed" in the Initial Implementation of Export Control Rule

Timothy Mooney of the Regulatory Policy Division discusses the new definition of the term "specially designed", and demonstrates the new web-based tool for determining if an item will be "specially designed" under the Export Administration Regulations.

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 April 17 webinar by Assistant Secretary Wolf

To access the webinar on the "Export Control Reform Initiative- Implementation and Specially Designed" that was broadcast on April 17 by Assistant Secretary Wolf you can either:

  1. Save it. To do so please click on here. Select the option to "save".
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 Please click here for the transcript of the webinar