US Government Announces Changes to US Export Control Laws

September 09, 2016

The U.S. Commerce and State Departments recently announced revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) in furtherance of the government’s ongoing Export Control Reform Initiative to harmonize U.S. export control laws and regulations.  The new measures: (i) require new language to be included in export destination control statements (“DCS”) related to exports subject to the EAR or ITAR; and (ii) harmonize certain definitions of terms used in the EAR and ITAR to ensure consistency across these regulations.

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