On August 17, 2016, Commerce and State issued final rules clarifying rules pertaining to the export of items subject to the EAR and the ITAR, and revising the ITAR and EAR destination control statements to harmonize the language between the respective regulatory regimes. Destination control statements alert recipients of ITAR- or EAR-controlled items of US export control requirements associated with the items. Under the rules, such statements are required to be included on commercial invoices, but are no longer required on the bill of lading, air waybill or other shipping documents. Clarifying language has also been added in the ITAR regarding the use of exemptions to the license requirements and export of items subject to the EAR, when the EAR items are shipped with items subject to the ITAR. The rules will become effective on November 15, 2016. (81 Fed. Reg. 54,721, and 54,732, 8/17/16)