BIS rules reflect country name changes
The U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security has revised the Export Administration Regulations to reflect recent country name changes.
The Netherlands Antilles, for example, dissolved on Oct. 10, 2010. BIS has removed the Netherlands Antilles from all places where it is mentioned in EAR, including the Commerce Country Chart, the Country Groups, and License Exception APP (adjusted peak rate).
Curacao and Sint Maarten (the Dutch two-fifths of the island of Saint Martin) became semi-autonomous entities within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Therefore, Curacao and Sint Maarten are added to the Commerce Country Chart.
The territories and dependencies of a country are treated as the parent country under the EAR. Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius now fall under the direct administration of the Netherlands. These dependencies will be treated like the Netherlands and will not be listed on the Commerce Country Chart, BIS said.
In addition, this rule revises the name 'East Timor' to read 'Timor-Leste' throughout the EAR, because this is the proper name of the country.
For more details, access the Federal Register notice.