The Census Bureau is proposing to amend the Foreign Trade Regulations to collect additional data on the export of items under U.S. Munitions List Category XXI.
Specifically, this rule would add a conditional data element – DDTC Category XXI Determination Number – when “21” is selected in the DDTC USML Category Code field in the Automated Export System to represent USML Category XXI. This unique number is issued by the Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls to a member of the regulated community (usually the original equipment manufacturer) in conjunction with a notification that a specific commodity is described in Category XXI. It will only be required when citing Category XXI as an export classification and will be used to confirm that an authoritative Category XXI determination is being referenced to do so.
Census is also proposing the following additional changes to the FTR:
- clarify that when the Dun and Bradstreet Number is reported as the U.S. principal party in interest identification number, the employer identification number of the USPPI also is required to be reported in the AES
- amend the foreign-trade zone identifier to allow for nine digits due to an increase in the number
- amend the DDTC significant military equipment and eligible party certification indicators by updating the ITAR references as a result of DDTC relocating certain ITAR provisions to improve the overall structure of the ITAR
- reference the Census Bureau website to obtain the most current method for submitting a voluntary self-disclosure
Comments on the proposed rule are due no later than July 3.
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