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USML Provision on Military Electronics Temporarily Revised to Clarify Export Controls

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of State has extended through Aug. 30, 2017, a temporary change to a July 2014 final rule that revised category XI (military electronics) of the U.S. Munitions List to describe more precisely the articles continuing to warrant control in that category. The final rule revised paragraph (b) of category XI to clarify the extent of the control and maintain the existing scope of control on items described in paragraph (b) and the directly related software described in paragraph (d). State has determined that exporters may read the revised control language to exclude certain intelligence analytics software that has been and remains controlled on the USML. Paragraph (b) has therefore been temporarily revised to reflect this fact pending the development of a long-term solution, which will be published as a proposed rule for public comment.

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