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Revision to the Export Administration Regulations: Exports to Hong Kong

Posted January 15, 2015

Under International Trade Issues, U.S. Customs Issues

(Bureau of Industry and Security)

This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to expand controls for national security reasons and responds to public comments solicited by a Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) notice of inquiry regarding the proper export control classification of certain electronic commodities and a type of radar. Specifically, in this rule, BIS amends the EAR to expand national security controls on certain electronic commodities controlled on the Commerce Control List (CCL) and to limit license exceptions for these items. This rule also expands license requirements for exports and reexports to Hong Kong of items controlled for national security reasons. The revisions are outlined here.