BIS Implements US-India Bilateral Understanding Regarding Export Controls

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On January 25, 2011, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a final rule in the Federal Register amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The rule implements parts of understanding between the U.S. and India regarding nonproliferation and export controls reform program. 

Specifically, BIS began implementation of the U.S.-India agreement by revising certain export and reexport controls for India, including removal of nine Indian entities from the Entity List. In addition, BIS amended the EAR to remove India from Country Groups D:2, D:3, and D:4 and instead add India to Country Group A:2. 

These changes in the EAR are also a part of the initial steps to implement the export control reform program outlined in the November 8, 2010 U.S.-India bilateral understanding.  

The rule is effective January 25, 2011.