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Export Controls on Shipments to India Relaxed

(STR Trade Report)

The Bureau of Industry and Security has issued a final rule that, effective Jan. 23, removes license requirements for exports to India of certain items controlled for crime control and regional stability reasons. BIS states that this rule helps to fulfill a November 2010 bilateral commitment to strengthen the global nonproliferation and export control framework and “realize the full potential of the strategic partnership between the two countries.”

According to BIS, this rule removes India from CC columns 1 and 3 and RS column 2 on the Commerce Country Chart in Supplement No. 1 to Part 738 of the Export Administration Regulations because the government of India has taken appropriate steps to ensure that the specific U.S.-origin items controlled for CC and RS reasons are not reexported from India without a license. However, a license requirement remains for items controlled under Export Control Classification Numbers 6A003.b.4.b and 9A515.e for RS column 2 reasons when destined to India. Click here to read more.