As part of the Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative and ahead of expected publication in the Federal Register this week, the Departments of Commerce and State have posted the new proposed rules transitioning export licensing of sporting and commercial firearms and ammunition from the ITAR controlled US Munitions List to the EAR controlled Commerce Control List.
The new proposed rules represent significant change in the regulations controlling exports of our products, and all exporters need to review these important proposed rules.
NSSF is preparing comments on the rules for formal submission. We will be sending out a recap of the changes in the next few days. Please make sure all your export specialists have a chance to review and provide comments. NSSF will be drafting a comments letter for both rules based on this review.
If you have points that you would like to see included, please email Kim Pritula (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Elizabeth McGuigan (email@example.com).
Access the new proposed rules:
Department of Commerce
Department of State