US Export Control Reform

More changes coming on December 30, 2014

 The process of Export Control Reform in the United States has already brought some changes to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Part 5 of the reform was published on July 1, 2014. Some of the changes took effect on July 1, and more changes will come into effect on December 30, 2014.

The final rule with the changes taking effect on December 30, 2014, was published on July 1, 2014, in the Federal Register Vol. 79 No. 126.

What changed on July 1, 2014?
On July 1, 2014, EAR Part 744, Supplement No. 5 was expanded to include additional goods with the numbers 0D521 and 0E521.

What will change on December 30, 2014?
Effective December 30, 2014, additional USML goods will be added to the new 600 series of the Commerce Control List (CCL). There will also be changes to various Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) of the CCL. The addition of goods to the CCL also requires changes to some license exceptions.

Update of AEB software’s export controls data service
AEB will update its software’s export controls data service before the EAR changes take effect and then send you a notification of the changes. As soon as the data service in your system has been updated (overnight by automated batch), you can run your export control checks under the new rules on the day the changes take effect.
The process is the same for further EAR changes. We will duly notify you of any changes that cannot be implemented through the data service alone and that require the installation of a service pack.

Using an in-house solution?
If you are running an in-house installation of the export controls solution not hosted by AEB, please share this information with your IT department, whose responsibility it is to ensure that the latest service pack is installed. Your software cannot import the changes in the data service unless you have the latest service pack installed.

At the AEB Service Portal we have put together a timeline of key changes implemented under the US Export Control Reform.