BIS has amended the EAR to implement a 2008 UN Security Council Resolution removing the arms embargo against Rwanda. Included in this amendment is the termination of sanctions against Rwanda concerning “arms and related materiel” and the removal of machetes from the Commerce Control List. BIS has also amended § 746.1(b) of the EAR to require a license to export or reexport certain items to countries subject to UN Security Council arms embargoes. This amendment imposes a presumptive denial policy for applications to export or reexport items that are controlled for UN reasons and that would contravene a UN Security Council arms embargo. The rule also clarifies the UN embargo provisions for Iraq and North Korea by including a cross reference to their respective individual sections (§ 746.3 for Iraq and § 746.4 for North Korea). The Federal Register notice is available at: http://www.bis.doc.gov/federal_register/rules/2012/77fr42973.pdf.