On July 1, the State Department and the Commerce Department published final rules in the Federal Registerannouncing their intent to revise Category XI (Military Electronics) of the State Department's U.S. Munitions List (USML) by shifting specific items to the Commerce Control List (CCL) that no longer warrant a place on the USML. The military electronics transitioned to the CCL include: certain microwave monolithic integrated circuits power amplifiers; certain discrete microwave transistors; certain high frequency surface wave radars; certain application specific integrated circuits and programmable logic devices; certain printed circuit boards and populated circuit card assemblies; certain multichip modules; and certain parts, components, accessories, and attachments specially designed for articles controlled by USML Category XI or the articles described above. The final rules will go into effect on December 30, 2014.
Also on July 1, previous revisions to USML Categories IV (Launch Vehicles, Guided Missiles, Ballistic Missiles, Rockets, Torpedoes, Bombs, and Mines), V (Explosives and Energetic Materials, Propellants, Incendiary Agents, and Their Constituents), IX (Military Training Equipment), X (Personal Protective Equipment), and XVI (Personal Protective Equipment) became effective. There are only six remaining USML categories to be revised as part of the Export Control Reform initiative.