Initial Implementation of Export Controls Reform: Departments of State and Commerce Issue New Final Rules on Aircraft and Engines
Summary: On April 16, 2013, the Departments of State and Commerce issued long-awaited final rules, kicking off the initial implementation of a four-year effort to reform U.S. export controls. This initial round of new rules covers two categories of the U.S. Munitions List (USML), related to aircraft and gas turbine engines. These regulations go into effect on October 15, 2013. The Administration has an ambitious schedule to publish final rules related to 17 additional USML Categories by the end of the year, fundamentally restructuring the way the United States regulates defense articles.