22 CFR 120.3 - Policy on designating and determining defense articles and services.

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§ 120.3 Policy on designating and determining defense articles and services.
An article or service may be designated or determined in the future to be a defense article (see § 120.6) or defense service (see § 120.9) if it:
(a) Is specifically designed, developed, configured, adapted, or modified for a military application, and
(i) Does not have predominant civil applications, and
(ii) Does not have performance equivalent (defined by form, fit and function) to those of an article or service used for civil applications; or
(b) Is specifically designed, developed, configured, adapted, or modified for a military application, and has significant military or intelligence applicability such that control under this subchapter is necessary.
The intended use of the article or service after its export (i.e., for a military or civilian purpose) is not relevant in determining whether the article or service is subject to the controls of this subchapter. Any item covered by the U.S. Munitions List must be within the categories of the U.S. Munitions List. The scope of the U.S. Munitions List shall be changed only by amendments made pursuant to section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778).

Title 22 published on 2013-04-01

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  • 2014-05-13; vol. 79 # 92 - Tuesday, May 13, 2014
    1. 79 FR 27180 - Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XV
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      DEPARTMENT OF STATE
      Interim final rule.
      This rule is effective November 10, 2014, except for § 121.1, Category XV(d), which is effective June 27, 2014. Interested parties may submit comments on paragraphs (a)(7) and (e)(11) of USML Category XV and ITAR § 124.15 by June 27, 2014.
      22 CFR Parts 120, 121, and 124

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Title 22 published on 2013-04-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 22 CFR 120 after this date.

  • 2014-05-13; vol. 79 # 92 - Tuesday, May 13, 2014
    1. 79 FR 27180 - Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XV
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF STATE
      Interim final rule.
      This rule is effective November 10, 2014, except for § 121.1, Category XV(d), which is effective June 27, 2014. Interested parties may submit comments on paragraphs (a)(7) and (e)(11) of USML Category XV and ITAR § 124.15 by June 27, 2014.
      22 CFR Parts 120, 121, and 124