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December 29, 2016

BIS Revises Nuclear Non-proliferation Controls on Certain Items

On December 27, 2016, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amended the EAR to reflect certain understandings reached by the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) in 2015 and 2016. The amendments address the nuclear nonproliferation (NP) controls that apply to certain centrifugal multiplane balancing machines (ECCN 2B229) and linear displacement measuring systems (ECCN 2B206) identified on the Commerce Control List. The amendment also made additional changes to the description of these systems on the CCL and corrected an error in the technical parameters of the CCL entry that described certain radiation-hardened TV cameras (including lenses therefor) (ECCN 6A203). BIS stated that the changes made by the rule only marginally affect the scope of the EAR controls on the affected items in ECCNs 2B206, 2B229, and 6A203.