BIS Issues Correction to EAR Controls: Military Vehicles; Vessels of War; Submersible Vessels, Oceanographic Equipment; Related Items; and Auxiliary and Miscellaneous Items

On January 2, 2014, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a correction to the July 8, 2013 final rule (78 FR 40892), which becomes effective on January 6, 2014. The July 8 rule adds to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) controls on:

  • Military vehicles and related items;
  • Vessels of war and related items;
  • Submersible vessels, oceanographic equipment and related items; and 
  • Auxiliary and miscellaneous items that the President has determined no longer warrant control on the United States Munitions List (USML). 

The July 8 rule also adds to the EAR controls items within the scope of the Munitions List (WAML) of the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies (Wassenaar Arrangement) that are not specifically identified on the USML or the Commerce Control List (CCL) but that were subject to USML jurisdiction. Finally, the July 8 rule moves certain items that were already subject to the EAR to the new Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) created by this rule.  

The July 8 rule was published in conjunction with the publication of a Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) rule revising USML Categories VI, VII, XX, and XIII to control those articles the President has determined warrant control in those Categories of the USML. 

Detailed corrections are listed in the final rule.