Final Rule Published for Spacecraft Systems and Related Equipment (ITAR Category XV)

On November 12, 2014, the final rule was published in the Federal Register as part of the ongoing effort of Export Control Reform (which began in 2009) to move certain spacecraft and related equipment from United States Munition List (USML) within the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to the Commerce Control List (CCL) within the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  Many products, including satellite ground station equipment and technologies, were moved to the CCL under Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) 9A515, 9B515, 9D515, and 9E515 created by the May 13, 2014 interim rule on spacecraft and related equipment.  Other ECCNs were also affected by the final rule.  For more information on the final rule and clarifications/corrections, visit the Federal Register website:

C2I can help you understand the changes that come with the new final rule, and how they affect your company.  For example, C2I currently supports satellite ground station component companies that have significantly decreased their record keeping requirements and can now more easily export their products internationally.  Additionally, this rule supports Commodity Classification requests through Department of Commerce if your company’s item does not fit cleanly in one of the new ECCNs. Export Control Reform can be complex, but can also help your business with both record keeping requirements and international sales.  C2I is here to help.

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