BIS Makes Certain Conforming Amendments Based on Recent Export Control Revisions
The Bureau of Industry and Security has made certain conforming changes based on the revisions to Export Control Classification Number 1C350 on the Commerce Control List contained in an April 2 final rule that implemented certain decisions by the Australia Group. The AG is a forum of 42 countries that maintain export controls on a list of chemicals, biological agents, and related equipment and technology that could be used in a chemical or biological weapons program.
Among other changes, the April 2 final rule amended ECCN 1C350 by renumbering paragraphs .b through .d in alphabetical order. Following the publication of that rule, however, certain references to ECCN 1C350.c and 1C350.d in the description of items eligible under the validated end-user authorization provisions of the Export Administration Regulations no longer identified the correct subparagraphs in ECCN 1C350 because the rule inadvertently failed to update the references to ECCN 1C350.c and 1C350.d in the description of eligible items for three of the validated end-users identified in Supplement No. 7 to part 748 of the EAR. Accordingly, BIS has amended the VEU provisions to provide the correct references to eligible items in ECCN 1C350 for three validated end-users.