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)
No. Description Effective
Date
Transition
End Date
Final Rule Correction
Rule
I Firearms TBD TBD TBD TBD
II Artillery TBD TBD TBD TBD
III Ammunition TBD TBD TBD TBD
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
XIV Toxicological Agents TBD TBD TBD TBD
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

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