The five technologies identified by the Wassenaar Arrangement members were added to Commerce’s export control list based on their threat to national security.
The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security has updated the Commerce Control List to reflect the recent updates to the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies, of which the U.S. is a member.
BIS said in a Federal Register notice that the action “harmonizes the CCL with only the agreements on recently developed or developing technologies not previously controlled that are essential to the national security of the United States and warrant early implementation.”
The five technologies added to the CCL from the Wassenaar Arrangement include discrete microwave transistors, continuity of operations software, post-quantum cryptography, underwater transducers designed to operate as hydrophones and air-launch platforms.
U.S. exporters are encouraged to review the summary sheet that is identified on the Wassenaar Arrangement website to determine if the current Export Commerce Control Numbers (ECCNs) that they may be using are affected by the changes or additions. In some cases, an exporter’s currently controlled products have been removed or added.
The Wassenaar Arrangement control lists, which include the Wassenaar Arrangement Munitions List and Wassenaar Arrangement List of Dual-Use Goods and Technologies, were established in 1996 and have been periodically updated since.
Additional details about the Wassenaar Arrangement may be found here.