On December 16, 2016 the Department of Commerce (DOC), Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule (81 FR 90983-90987) amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement the recommendations from the February 2016 Australia Group (AG) meeting (later adopted at the June 2016 meeting).
This rule amends:
- The CCL entry that "controls equipment capable of handling biological materials to reflect the AG updates to the nomenclature for certain bacteria and toxins identified on the AG 'List of Human and Animal Pathogens and Toxins for Export Control'"
- The CCL entry that "controls equipment capable of handling biological materials to reflect the AG updates to the controls on cross (tangential) flow filtration equipment described on the AG 'Control List of Dual-Use Biological Equipment and Related Technology and Software'"
- The CCL entry that controls certain human and zoonotic pathogens and toxins by removing dengue fever virus, updating the nomenclature of the listing for conotoxin, and consolidating the controls for Shiga toxin and Verotoxin under a single listing
- The CCL entry that controls equipment capable of handling biological materials by updating the controls on biological containment facilities and related equipment and the controls on fermenters
Relevant ECCNs: 1C351 and 2B352.
The rule becomes effective on December 16, 2016.