BIS Publishes Rule Based Upon a Systematic Review of the Commerce Control List

On June 28, 2010, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule revising the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) based upon a systematic review of the Commerce Control List (CCL).

The rule is the third phase of the regulatory implementation of the results of a review of the CCL that was conducted by BIS starting in 2007. The BIS review was aided by input received from BIS's Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) and comments received from the interested public.

The revisions in this rule include clarifications to existing controls; eliminating redundant or outdated controls; and establishing more focused and rationalized controls. This rule also makes CCL related changes to other parts of the EAR, including CCL related definitions and license exceptions.

The rule is effective upon publication and while no formal comment period, BIS welcomes comments from the public on this rule on a continuing basis.