BIS Proposes Revisions to the Support Document Requirements of the EAR

On April 9, 2014, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) posted a proposed rule in the Federal Register that revises the support documents required to be submitted under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and changes to the BIS' role in issuing documents for the Import Certificate and Delivery Verification system. 

The proposed rule removes the requirement to obtain an International Import Certificate or Delivery Verification in connection with license applications, requires a Statement by Ultimate Consignee and Purchaser for most license applications previously requiring an International Import Certificate, and increases the license application value requirement for obtaining a Statement by Ultimate Consignee and Purchaser. In addition, under the proposed rule, BIS would cease issuing U.S. Import Certificates or Delivery Verifications for imports into the United States. Finally, this rule revises the structure and description of support document requirements to improve clarity. BIS is proposing these changes in response to public comments received in response to BIS's notice of inquiry on retrospective regulatory review being undertaken under Executive Order 13563.

Comments to BIS are due by June 9, 2014.