On November 21, 2016, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register a final rule [Docket No. 151030999–6552–02] that modifies the Commerce Control List (CCL) entries for two types of items: Military aircraft and related items, and military gas turbine engines and related items. The rule adds clarifying text to the descriptions of the types of military aircraft controlled on the CCL. The lists of items that are subject only to the anti-terrorism reason for control are clarified and expanded. This rule, which is being published simultaneously with a rule by the Department of State (see below), is based on a review of Categories VIII and XIX of the United States Munitions List (USML).

On November 21, 2016, the Department of State published in the Federal Register a final rule [Public Notice: 9604] that amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Categories VIII (aircraft and related articles) and XIX (gas turbine engines and associated equipment) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML. The revisions contained in the rule are part of the Department of State’s retrospective plan under E.O. 13563.

Both rules are part of a plan to review rules published as part of the Export Control Reform Initiative (ECRI) and are effective December 31, 2016.