U.S. revision of CCL and EAR to implement controls on technologies

Controls on technologies that reflect certain controls decided by governments participating in the “Wassenaar Arrangement"

Controls on technologies that reflect certain controls decided by governments participatin

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce today released for publication in the Federal Register an interim final rule revising the Commerce Control List (CCL), as well as corresponding parts of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), to implement controls on four technologies that reflect certain controls decided by governments participating in the “Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies” (WA).

Read the interim final rule [PDF 361 KB] that includes a request for comments

These four technologies meet the criteria of Section 1758 of the Export Control Reform Act (ECRA) pertaining to emerging and foundational technologies. Accordingly, BIS is accelerating the publication in this interim final rule and will publish the remaining WA-agreed controls in a later rule.

The technologies are:

  • Two substrates of ultra-wide bandgap semiconductors (Gallium Oxide (Ga2O3) and diamond)
  • Electronic Computer Aided Design (ECAD) software specially designed for the development of integrated circuits with any Gate-All-Around Field-Effect Transistor (GAAFET) structure
  • Pressure gain combustion (PGC) technology for the production and development of gas turbine engine components or systems


BIS maintains as part of its EAR, the CCL, which identifies certain items subject to Department of Commerce jurisdiction.

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Partner and National Practice Leader
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Principal and Global Export and Sanctions Leader
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Jessica Libby
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