The Bureau of Industry and Security restricts defense exports to South Sudan

By Brian Bradley

The Bureau of Industry and Security amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) on Friday to conform to the State Department’s Feb. 14 amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) placing restrictions on defense exports to South Sudan, according to a final rule.
BIS said it added South Sudan to the list of embargoed countries under the EAR and is adopting a restrictive license application review policy consistent with State’s review policy set forth in the ITAR.
The agency placed South Sudan in EAR Country Group D:5 — U.S. Embargoed Countries — which subjects listed countries to additional EAR restrictions, including on de minimis U.S. content, license exception availability and licensing policy for certain items.

BIS now has a policy of denial recognizing six categories of case-by-case approval for the export and re-export of Commerce Control List (CCL) Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 9X515 goods (referring to spacecraft, related items, some radiation-hardened microelectronic units once subject to the ITAR and U.S. Munitions List (USML) Category XV) and the CCL “600 series” (items previously controlled on the USML or that are covered by the Wassenaar Arrangement Munitions List).

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