U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau Industry and Security has published a proposed rule on revisions to the Export Administration Regulations to make the Commerce Control List (CCL) “clearer.”
BIS published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking, titled “Commerce Control List: Revising Descriptions of Items and Foreign Availability as part of the President’s Export Control Reform (ECR) Initiative.” The Dec. 9, 2010 notice sought, among other things, public comments on how descriptions of items controlled on the CCL could be made clearer.
This latest rule would only implement changes that can be made to the CCL without requiring changes to multilateral export control regime guidelines or lists, the Commerce agency said.
BIS has identified some changes that would require a decision of a multilateral regime to implement. For those changes, the U.S. government is developing proposals for consideration by members of those multilateral export control regimes, and, if approved, BIS will implement the changes in separate rulemakings.
Comments for the proposed rule must be received by BIS no later than Jan. 28
, according to the notice in the The Federal Register.