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Published 2017

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Publication Date Delayed Effective Date End of Comment Period Federal Register Citation Title of Federal Register
3/29/17      82 FR 15461 Removal of Certain Persons from the Entity List (RIN 0694-AH28) (final rule)
3/29/17     82 FR 15458  Removal of Certain Persons from the Entity List; Addition of a Person to the Entity List; and EAR Conforming Change (RIN 0694-AH30) (final rule)
2/24/17     82 FR 11505 Temporary General License: Extension of Validity
2/1/17     82 FR 8893 Commerce Control List: Removal of Certain Nuclear Nonproliferation (NP) Column 2 Controls – Additional Delay in Implementation of ECCN 3D991 Controls on Certain Software
1/19/17     82 FR 6218 Amendments to the Export Administration Regulations Implementing an Additional Phase of India-U.S. Export Control Cooperation
1/19/17 4/19/17   82 FR 6216 Support Document Requirements With Respect to Hong Kong
1/17/17     82 FR 4781 Revisions to Sudan Licensing Policy
1/13/17   3/14/17 81 FR 4287 Increase of Controls: Infrared Detection Items
1/10/17     81 FR 2883 Addition of Certain Persons and Revisions to Entries on the Entity List; and Removal of a Person From the Entity List (final rule)
1/10/17 1/15/17    81 FR 2875 Revisions to the 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)
1/4/17     81 FR 722 Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List

 

 

 


                                                  

3/29/17
82 FR 15461

 

Removal of Certain Persons from the Entity List

 

This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by removing seven persons under ten entries from the Entity List.  This rule removes four persons listed under the destination of Germany, one person listed under the destination of Hong Kong, one person listed under the destination of India, one person listed under the destination of Singapore, one person listed under the destination of Switzerland, and two persons under the destination of the United Arab Emirates from the Entity List.  The three additional entries are being removed to account for two persons listed under more than one destination on the Entity List.  All seven of the removals are the result of requests for removal received by BIS pursuant to the section of the EAR used for requesting removal or modification of an Entity List entity and a review of information provided in the removal requests in accordance with the procedure for requesting removal or modification of an Entity List entity.

 

 BIS Final Rule

 


                                                  

3/29/17
82 FR 15458

Removal of Certain Persons from the Entity List; Addition of a Person to the Entity List; and EAR Conforming Change

This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by removing two persons listed under the destination of China from the Entity List.  The two removals are the result of a request for removal received by BIS pursuant to the section of the EAR used for requesting removal or modification of an Entity List entry and a review of information provided in the removal request in accordance with the procedure for requesting removal or modification of an Entity List entity.  In light of the recent settlement of administrative and criminal enforcement actions against ZTE Corporation and ZTE Kangxun, the End-User Review Committee (ERC) has determined that these two persons being removed have performed their undertakings to the U.S. Government in a timely manner and have otherwise cooperated with the U.S. Government in resolving the matter which led to the two entities’ listing.  This final rule also adds one person to the Entity List.  This person who is added to the Entity List has been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.  This person will be listed on the Entity List under the destination of China.  Lastly, this final rule makes a conforming change to the EAR as a result of the removal of these two persons from the Entity List.

 

 BIS Final Rule

 


                                                  

2/24/17
82 FR 11505

Temporary General License: Extension of Validity                                                                                             

On March 24, 2016, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule, Temporary General License.  The March 24 final rule created a temporary general license that restored, for a specified time period, the licensing requirements and policies under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) as of March 7, 2016, to two entities (ZTE Corporation and ZTE Kangxun) that were added to the Entity List on March 8, 2016.  At this time, the U.S. Government has decided to extend the temporary general license until March 29, 2017.  In order to implement this decision, this final rule revises the temporary general license to remove the expiration date of February 27, 2017, and to substitute the date of March 29, 2017.  This final rule makes no other changes to the EAR.



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2/1/17
82 FR 8893

Commerce Control List:  Removal of Certain Nuclear Nonproliferation (NP) Column 2 Controls – Additional Delay in Implementation of ECCN 3D991 Controls on Certain Software

This final rule extends the delay in the implementation date for classifying and licensing under ECCN 3D991 “software” “specially designed” for the “development,” “production,” or “use” of items previously controlled under ECCN 3A292, as discussed in the BIS final rule, entitled “Commerce Control List: Removal of Certain Nuclear Nonproliferation (NP) Column 2 Controls,” which was published in the Federal Register on November 25, 2016 (81 FR 85138).  Pursuant to this final rule, such “software” will continue to be classified and licensed by BIS under the designation EAR99 through March 21, 2017.  Beginning on March 22, 2017, such “software” will be classified and licensed by BIS under ECCN 3D991.  This action is taken in accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,’’ which was published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2017 (82 FR 8346).

BIS Final Rule

 


                                                  

1/19/17
82 FR 6218

Amendments to the Export Administration Regulations Implementing an Additional Phase of India-U.S. Export Control Cooperation

In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement the India–U.S. Joint Statement of June 7, 2016 (June Statement), which recognized the United States and India as Major Defense Partners. This rule amends the EAR by establishing a licensing policy of general approval for exports or reexports to or transfers within India of items subject to the EAR and controlled only for National Security or Regional Stability reasons. In addition, BIS amends the end use and end user provisions of the Validated End User (VEU) authorization to state that items obtained under authorization VEU in India may be used for either civil or military end uses other than those that are for use in nuclear, "missile," or chemical or biological weapons activities.

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1/19/17
82 FR 6216

Support Document Requirements With Respect to Hong Kong

This rule requires persons intending to export or reexport to Hong Kong any item subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and controlled on the Commerce Control List (CCL) for national security (NS), missile technology (MT), nuclear nonproliferation (NP column 1), or chemical and biological weapons (CB) reasons to obtain, prior to such export or reexport, a copy of a Hong Kong import license or a written statement from the Hong Kong government that such a license is not required.  This rule also requires persons intending to reexport from Hong Kong any item subject to the EAR and controlled for NS, MT, NP column 1, or CB reasons to obtain a Hong Kong export license or a statement from the Hong Kong government that such a license is not required.  The rule is effective on April 19, 2017.

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1/17/17
82 FR 4781

Revisions to Sudan Licensing Policy

This rule revises the policy of review for applications for licenses to export or reexport to Sudan certain items that are intended to ensure the safety of civil aviation or the safe operation of fixed-wing, commercial passenger aircraft.  Such applications will now be reviewed under a general policy of approval rather than a general policy of denial. This rule also revises the review policy from a general policy of denial to a general policy of approval for applications for licenses to export or reexport to Sudan certain items for use to inspect, design, construct, operate, improve, maintain, repair, overhaul or refurbish railroads in Sudan.  This rule does not create any new license requirements or remove any existing license requirements for exports or reexports to Sudan.  BIS is making these licensing policy changes in connection with ongoing U.S.-Sudan bilateral engagement, and with the aim of enhancing the safety of Sudan’s civil aviation and improving the country’s railroads.  This action takes into account the United States’ goals to improve regional peace and security.  This rule also removes two instances of “contract sanctity dates” pertaining to the export and reexport of certain items to Sudan from the EAR that currently serve no practical purpose.  BIS is taking these actions in coordination with the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), which is amending the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations.

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1/13/17
82 FR 4287

Increase of Controls: Infrared Detection Items

On October 12, 2016, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule entitled ‘‘Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Control of Fire Control, Laser, Imaging, and Guidance Equipment the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List  (USML).’’ This notice of inquiry is published to request comments from the public on the impact of further increasing certain controls implemented by that final rule.  Comments must be received by BIS no later than March 14, 2017.

BIS Final Rule

State Final Rule

Public Comments

 


                                                                                            

1/10/17
82 FR 2883

Addition of Certain Persons and Revisions to Entries on the Entity List; and Removal of a Person From the Entity List 

This final rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding five persons to the Entity List.  The five persons who are added to the Entity List have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.  These five persons will be listed on the Entity List under the destination of Turkey.  This final rule also removes one entity from the Entity List under the destination of India as the result of a request for removal received by BIS and a review of information provided in the removal request in accordance with the procedure for requesting removal or modification of an Entity List entity.  Finally, this rule is also revising five existing entries in the Entity List, under the destinations of Armenia, Greece, Pakistan, Russia  and the United Kingdom (U.K.).  Four of these entries are modified to reflect the removal from the Entity List of the entity located in India.  The license requirement for the entry under the destination of Russia is being revised to conform with a general license issued by the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control on December 20, 2016.

BIS Final Rule

 


                                                                                            

1/10/17
82 FR 2875

Revisions to the 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)

This final rule addresses issues raised in, and public comments on, the interim final rule that was published on May 13, 2014, as well as additional clarifications and corrections.  The May 13 rule added controls to the EAR for spacecraft and related items that the President has determined no longer warrant control under USML Category XV – spacecraft and related items.  This is the third final rule BIS has published related to the May 13 rule and completes the regulatory action for the interim final rule.  These changes were also informed by comments received in response to the May 13 rule that included a request for comments, as well as interagency discussions on how best to address the comments.  The changes made in this final rule are grouped into four types of changes:  (1) changes to address the movement of additional spacecraft and related items from the USML to the CCL, as a result of changes in aperture size for spacecraft that warrant ITAR control, in response to public comments and further U.S. Government review; (2) changes to address the movement of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) from the USML to the CCL; (3) other corrections and clarifications to the spacecraft interim final rule; and (4) addition of .y items to Export Control Classification Number 9A515.  This final rule is being published in conjunction with the publication of a Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) final rule, which makes changes, including corrections and clarifications, to the provisions adopted in the State Department’s own May 13, 2014 rule.  The State May 13 rule revised USML Category XV to control those articles the President has determined warrant control on the USML.  Both May 13 rules and the subsequent related rules are part of the President’s Export Control Reform Initiative.  This rule is also part of Commerce’s retrospective regulatory review plan under Executive Order (EO) 13563.   This rule is effective on January 15, 2017.

BIS Final Rule

State Final Rule

 


                                                                                            

1/4/17
82 FR 722

Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List

This final rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding five entities to the Entity List.  These five entities have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.  BIS is taking this action in conjunction with the designations made by the Office of Foreign Asset Controls, Department of the Treasury, under amended Executive Order 13694.  On December 29, 2016, the President issued an Executive Order Taking Additional Steps To Address The National Emergency With Respect To Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities, which amended Executive Order 13694.  With this action, the existing authorities have been amended to also allow for the imposition of sanctions on individuals and entities determined to be responsible for tampering, altering, or causing the misappropriation of information with the purpose or effect of interfering with or undermining election processes or institutions.  Five entities and four individuals are identified in the Annex of the amended Executive Order and have been added to OFAC’s list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN List).  BIS, pursuant to Executive Order 13694, as amended, and in consultation with the Departments of State, Defense, Energy, and the Treasury, has designated five of these entities for addition to the Entity List.  This EAR final rule lists these entities on the Entity List under the destination of Russia.

BIS Final Rule


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