Background

The Bureau of Industry and Security has issued a final rule that, effective Dec. 20, 2018, corrects two entries on the Commerce Control List that control global navigation satellite systems receiving equipment. BIS states that an October 2016 rule adding to the CCL military electronics and related items that no longer warranted control under the U.S. Munitions List inadvertently did not update the license requirement section of export control classification number 7A005 to cover 7A005.b, GNSS receiving equipment employing adaptive antenna systems.

BIS is now amending that rule to indicate a license requirement for (a) national security reasons for the export or reexport of items listed in ECCN 7A005.b to all countries that have an “X” in NS Column 1 on the Commerce Country Chart (i.e., all countries except Canada) and (b) anti-terrorism reasons for the export or reexport of such items to countries that have an “X” in AT Column 1 and countries for which the EAR indicates a license requirement in a referenced section of the EAR on the Commerce Country Chart. In addition, missile technology controls are added to the license requirements table for ECCN 7A005.b items that meet or exceed the parameters of ECCN 7A105 when exported or reexported to countries that have an “X” in MT Column 1.

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