On November 7, 2011, BIS published proposed rules for aircraft and related items that no longer warrant control under Category VIII of the U.S. Munitions List ("USML").
In short, this is another important step in US Export Control Reform, following by July 15 proposed rule this year, which was integration of USML Category VII with EAR's Commerce Control List ("CCL").
This time, it is USML Category VIII (aircraft and related items) into CCL, in new ECCN 9A610, 9B610, 9C610, 9D610, and 9E610. The third digit of ECCN ("600 series) are for ex-USML items after incorporated into CCL.
Public comments will be accepted until December 22, 2011.