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BIS posts public comments received for the proposed rule: Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Control of Spacecraft Systems and Related Items the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List (USML). The comment period closed July 8, 2013.
Public Comments

May 24, 2013
BIS publishes proposed rule: Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Control of Spacecraft Systems and Related Items the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List (USML).
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Departments of Commerce and State publish final rules: Initial Implementation of Export Control Reform. Both rules become effective October 15, 2013.
Commerce Rule
State Rule

March 20, 2013
BIS posts public comments received on proposed rule to add to the Commerce Control List articles the President determines no longer warrant control under the United States Munitions List (USML) that are related to launch vehicles, missiles, rockets, torpedoes, bombs, mines, and other military explosive devices enumerated in USML Category IV.
Public Comments

February 6, 2013
The weekly teleconference on the Export Control Reform (ECR) conducted by Assistant Secretary for Export Administration Kevin Wolf, will not be held on February 27, 2013. The teleconferences will resume March 6, 2013 at the regular time of 2:30 EST. The dial-in number is 1-888-455-8218 and the passcode is 6514196. Please send questions on any ECR topic to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

December 11, 2012
Remarks of Under Secretary of Commerce Eric L. Hirschhorn at the Practicing Law Institute in Washington DC on December 10, 2012.
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May 18, 2012
BIS publishes proposed rule Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations: Auxiliary and Miscellaneous Items that No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List and Items on the Wassenaar Arrangement Munitions List.
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April 17, 2012
BIS publishes final rule Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Export Control Classification Number 0Y521 Series, Items Not Elsewhere Listed on the Commerce Control List (CCL).
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