Effective April 19, 2024, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an interim final rule that amends export control revisions for Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States (AUKUS). This ruling gives Australia and the United Kingdom (UK) the same licensing treatment as Canada, under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 C.F.R. parts 730 – 774.

What is the Amendment?

The amendment removes license requirements for 600 series items and many 9×515 satellite-related items to Australia and the UK. This will expand license exception availability, reduce the scope of end-use and end-user-based license requirements—while also significantly reducing the volume of licenses for exports, reexports, and transfers to and within Australia and the UK. Previously, BIS issued over 1,800 licenses per year.

BIS will accept electronic comments on this rule through the Federal rulemaking portal until June 3, 2024.

Shippers should still practice due diligence on all shipments previously requiring a license. All invoices still must include destination control statements, ECCN(s), and any special conditions for special temporary authority (STA). For assistance with determining if your cargo will no longer require a license, please contact Mohawk Global Trade Advisors.

By Clarissa Chiclana

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