On July 1, 2014 the Departments of State and Commerce published their respective rules for amending the ITAR and EAR for control of military electronic equipment and other items the President determines no longer warrant control under the United States Munitions List (USML). This adds USML Category XI to the list of USML categories that have gone through the Export Control Reform effort.
These final rules are effective on December 30, 2014, except for the revision to Sec. 121.1, Category VIII(h)(4), which is effective August 15, 2014 (a revision to ensure that wing folding systems for commercial aircraft are not controlled as defense articles, while retaining those systems that warrant ITAR controls for foreign policy and national security).
Below is an up-to-date chart showing which USML categories are left for rewrites. It’s worth nothing that Under Secretary Eric Hirschhorn has mentioned that USML Category XII will very likely be the last category to undergo reform.
|USML Category||Key Milestones||Federal Register Notice(s)|
|IV||Launch Vehicles, Guided Missiles, Ballistic Missiles, Rockets, Torpedoes, Bombs, and Mines||07/01/2014||06/30/2016||79 FR 34||79 FR 36393|
|V||Explosives and Energetic Materials, Propellants, Incendiary Agents, and Their Constituents||07/01/2014||06/30/2016||79 FR 34||79 FR 36393|
|VI||Surface Vessels of War and Special Naval Equipment||01/06/2014||01/05/2016||78 FR 40922||79 FR 26|
|VII||Ground Vehicles||01/06/2014||01/05/2016||78 FR 40922||79 FR 26|
|VIII||Aircraft and Related Articles||10/15/2013||10/14/2015||78 FR 22740||78 FR 61750|
|IX||Military Training Equipment||07/01/2014||06/30/2016||79 FR 34||79 FR 36393|
|X||Personal Protective Equipment||07/01/2014||06/30/2016||79 FR 34||79 FR 36393|
|XI||Military Electronics||12/30/2014||12/29/2016||79 FR 37536||TBD|
|XII||Fire Control/Sensors/Night Vision||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|XIII||Materials and Miscellaneous Articles||01/06/2014||01/05/2016||78 FR 40922||79 FR 26|
|XV||Spacecraft and Related Articles||11/10/2014||11/09/2016||79 FR 27180||TBD|
|XVI||Nuclear Weapons Related Articles||07/01/2014||06/30/2016||79 FR 34||79 FR 36393|
|XVII||Classified Articles, Technical Data, and Defense Services||10/15/2013||10/14/2015||78 FR 22740||78 FR 61750|
|XVIII||Directed Energy Weapons||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|XIX||Gas Turbine Engines and Associated Equipment||10/15/2013||10/14/2015||78 FR 22740||78 FR 61750|
|XX||Submersible Vessels and Related Articles||01/06/2014||01/05/2016||78 FR 40922||79 FR 26|
|XXI||Articles, Technical Data, and Defense Services Otherwise Not Enumerated||10/15/2013||10/14/2015||78 FR 22740||78 FR 61750|