On July 1st, 2014, the Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) concurrently implemented the third in a series of final rules amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (see 79 FR 276).
This set of rules revised U.S. Munitions List (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 (Nuclear Weapons Related Articles).
As is the case with each set of changes, this revision also created new 600 series Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCN) in the Commerce Control List (CCL) for items in the categories above determined to no longer warrant USML control.
In addition to changing the categories identified above, a previously undefined term, "equipment," has been added to §121.8. This section of the ITAR currently defines end-items, components, accessories, attachments, parts, firmware, software, and systems.