The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls expects to publish a Final Rule in the Federal Register revising USML Category XV soon. The rule is titled Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XV, Public Notice 9688. Once published in the Federal Register, DDTC anticipates this Final Rule will be effective on January 15, 2017. An unofficial copy of the final rule is available here. Please consult the Federal Register for an official copy of the final rule, including its effective date.
Click here for a web notice regarding the Department of Commerce signed final rule that was also delivered to the Federal Register for publication, Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Control of Spacecraft Systems and Related Items the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control under the United States Munitions List (USML), RIN 0694-AG59.

As part of the President’s Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department published an interim final rule on May 13, 2014 that revised Category XV (Spacecraft and Related Articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML). After reviewing comments to the interim final rule, the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to further revise Category XV of the USML to describe more precisely the articles warranting control in that category.


This Final rule is effective on January 15 , 2017.

More information can be found here.

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