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RIP CIV! BIS to Remove License Exception CIV from the EAR

Rumors have circulated through the export community for months, and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has finally acted. In a final rule published April 28, 2020, BIS is removing License Exception Civil End-Users (CIV) (15 CFR §740.5) from the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

A link to the License Exception Civil End-Users (CIV) (15 CFR §740.5) is here

CIV authorizes exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) of certain items controlled for national security reasons without prior review by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), provided the exception’s criteria are met. CIV applies to most civil end-users for civil end-uses in Country Group D:1,[1] which is a shortlist of countries, including the key export markets of China and Russia. The new final rule removing CIV from the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) is effective 60 days after publication, or June 29, 2020, making it a pleasant change from recent regulations that have become effective when they were made available for public inspection at the Federal Register.

Citing the increasing integration of civilian and military technology development in these D:1 countries, BIS determined the amalgamation makes it more difficult for industry to know whether the end use is not intended for military applications or users. As a result, BIS will simply delete CIV as a license exception from all ECCNs that had it, as well as from the EAR; §740.5 will be reserved. Exporters of impacted ECCNs to D:1 countries need to apply for and get an export license from BIS allowing review of the transaction in light of the objectives of the Administration’s National Security Strategy from December 2017 and the National Defense Strategy from January 2018, both of which are cited as precipitating this change.

For quick reference, CIV will no longer be available for exports of the following ECCNs from June 29, 2020:

ECCNS THAT WILL NO LONGER EVEN MENTION CIV as of JUNE 29, 2020

0A018

1A226

1C230

2A225

2D351

3D202

6A102

7A107

9A515

0A501

1A227

1C231

2A226

2D983

3D611

6A107

7A116

9A604

0A502

1A231

1C232

2A290

2D984

3D980

6A108

7A611

9A610

0A503

1A290

1C233

2A291

2D991

3D991

6A202

7A994

9A619

0A504

1A607

1C234

2A983

2D992

3E001

6A203

7B001

9A620

0A505

1A613

1C235

2A984

2D993

3E002

6A205

7B002

9A980

0A602

1A984

1C236

2A991

2D994

3E003

6A225

7B003

9A990

0A604

1A985

1C237

2A992

2E001

3E101

6A226

7B101

9A991

0A606

1A995

1C239

2A993

2E002

3E102

6A991

7B102

9A992

0A614

1A999

1C240

2A994

2E003

3E201

6A992

7B611

9B001

0A617

1B001

1C241

2A999

2E018

3E202

6A993

7B994

9B002

0A919

1B002

1C298

2B001

2E101

3E611

6A994

7D001

9B003

0A978

1B003

1C350

2B002

2E201

3E980

6A995

7D002

9B004

0A979

1B018

1C351

2B003

2E290

3E991

6A996

7D003

9B005

0A981

1B101

1C353

2B004

2E301

4A001

6A997

7D004

9B006

0A982

1B102

1C354

2B005

2E983

4A003

6A998

7D005

9B007

0A983

1B115

1C355

2B006

2E984

4A004

6A999

7D101

9B008

0A998

1B116

1C395

2B007

2E991

4A101

6B004

7D102

9B009

0A999

1B117

1C607

2B008

2E993

4A980

6B007

7D611

9B010

0B501

1B118

1C608

2B009

2E994

4A994

6B008

7D994

9B104

0B505

1B119

1C990

2B104

3A001

4D001

6B108

7E001

9B105

0B602

1B201

1C991

2B105

3A002

4D980

6B619

7E002

9B106

0B604

1B225

1C992

2B109

3A003

4D993

6B995

7E003

9B115

0B606

1B226

1C995

2B116

3A101

4D994

6C002

7E004

9B116

0B614

1B228

1C996

2B117

3A201

4E001

6C004

7E101

9B117

0B617

1B229

1C997

2B119

3A225

4E980

6C005

7E102

9B515

0B999

1B230

1C998

2B120

3A226

4E992

6C992

7E611

9B604

0C606

1B231

1C999

2B121

3A227

4E993

6C994

7E994

9B610

0C617

1B232

1D001

2B122

3A228

5A001

6D001

8A001

9B619

0D001

1B233

1D002

2B201

3A229

5A101

6D002

8A002

9B620

0D501

1B234

1D003

2B204

3A230

5A980

6D003

8A609

9B990

0D505

1B607

1D018

2B206

3A231

5A991

6D102

8A620

9B991

0D602

1B608

1D101

2B207

3A232

5B001

6D103

8A992

9C110

0D604

1B613

1D103

2B209

3A233

5B991

6D201

8B001

9C610

0D606

1B999

1D201

2B225

3A234

5C991

6D619

8B609

9C619

0D614

1C001

1D390

2B226

3A611

5D001

6D991

8B620

9D001

0D617

1C002

1D607

2B227

3A980

5D101

6D992

8C001

9D002

0D999

1C003

1D608

2B228

3A981

5D980

6D993

8C609

9D003

0E001

1C004

1D613

2B229

3A991

5D991

6E001

8D001

9D004

0E501

1C005

1D993

2B230

3A992

5E001

6E002

8D002

9D101

0E502

1C006

1D999

2B231

3A999

5E101

6E003

8D609

9D104

0E504

1C007

1E001

2B232

3B001

5E980

6E101

8D620

9D515

0E505

1C008

1E002

2B233

3B002

5E991

6E201

8D992

9D604

0E602

1C009

1E101

2B350

3B611

5A002

6E202

8D999

9D610

0E604

1C010

1E102

2B351

3B991

5A992

6E619

8E001

9D619

0E606

1C011

1E103

2B352

3B992

5A003

6E991

8E002

9D620

0E614

1C101

1E104

2B991

3C001

5A004

6E992

8E609

9D990

0E617

1C107

1E201

2B992

3C002

5B002

6E993

8E620

9D991

0E982

1C111

1E202

2B993

3C003

5D002

7A001

8E992

9E001

1A001

1C116

1E203

2B996

3C004

5D992

7A002

9A001

9E002

1A002

1C117

1E350

2B997

3C005

5E002

7A003

9A002

9E003

1A003

1C118

1E351

2B998

3C006

5E992

7A004

9A003

9E101

1A004

1C202

1E355

2B999

3C992

6A001

7A005

9A004

9E102

1A005

1C210

1E607

2D001

3D001

6A002

7A006

9A012

9E515

1A006

1C216

1E608

2D002

3D002

6A003

7A008

9A101

9E604

1A007

1C225

1E613

2D003

3D003

6A004

7A101

9A102

9E610

1A008

1C226

1E994

2D101

3D004

6A005

7A102

9A106

9E619

1A101

1C227

1E998

2D201

3D005

6A006

7A103

9A110

9E620

1A202

1C228

2A001

2D202

3D101

6A007

7A104

9A115

9E990

1A225

1C229

2A101

2D290

3D201

6A008

7A105

9A120

9E991

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9E993

 


[1] Country group D:1 countries are the following: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, China, Georgia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Libya, Macau, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen.

 

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