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Export Control

Changes to Category XII of the U.S. Munitions List

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Changes to Category XII of the U.S. Munitions List
as of 19 February 2016


The new proposed rules for Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the corresponding Commerce Control List (CCL) Category VI revisions were released 19 February 2016. These rules will impact International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for both industry and research universities.

These proposed changes will guide export controls for sensitive military and dual-use optic and photonic technologies.

Press Releases
Press Release 2/19/16: Interim proposed ITAR rule released today by U.S. government
Press Release 6/18/15: Comment deadline looms on regulation changes proposed for U.S. export controls on photonics technologies
Press Release 5/5/15: Comments needed now from photonics industry on revisions of U.S. export rules
Other Information
Slides from the SPIE Webinar: Proposed Changes to the U.S. Munitions List that Will Impact ITAR conducted on 12 May 2015
SPIE Category XII Webinar Q&A (Word doc)

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