This year, the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security published a final rule that will become effective January 6, 2014. This ECR (Export Control Reform) will affect export filings submitted through the Automated Export System (AES). This is important for self-filers as well as any authorized agents who report electronic export information in the AES system.
This rule change transfers jurisdiction of many less-sensitive military items, which are currently controlled by the State Departments, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), U.S. Munitions List and transferred to the BIS, EAR; Commerce Control List.
The ECR primarily reduces various restrictions on exports, such as on the new 600 Series items (certain vehicles and aircraft, for example), the change also maintains certain controls through licensing and classification requirements. Example; the 600 Series coverage is intended to distinguish between those military items that are “critical to maintaining a military or intelligence advantage to the United States” and those that require more flexible controls in order to facilitate and encourage commerce exports.
The following ECCNs 0A606, 0A617, 0B606, 0B617, 0C606, 0C617, 0D606, 0D617, 0E606, 0E617, 8A609, 8A620, 8B609, 8B620, 8C609, 8D609, 8D620, 8E609, and 8E620 will be added to the AES ECCN reference table.
To learn more about the AES reference table and export conditions for 600 series ECCN’s contact your U.S. Customs and Border Protection client or visit the USCBP web site for more details.