The submission kicks off a 30-day review period, after which the Administration plans to publish a Final Rule in the Federal Register to implement the changes. The control list changes will become effective 180 days after publication of the Final Rule. The Administration will then roll out a series of additional notices throughout 2013 to implement revisions to other USML categories. In a related action, President Obama issued an Executive Order to implement certain administrative measures to facilitate the export control reforms.
The Administration's comprehensive export control initiative will impact nearly all companies engaged in trading controlled U.S.-origin items. Companies will need to review carefully the control list revisions to identify changes in export control status and applicable licensing requirements.