On May 23, 2019, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register a final rule [Docket No. 181129999–8999–01], which revises the Commerce Control List (CCL) to implement certain changes made to the Wassenaar Arrangement List of Dual-Use Goods and Technologies maintained and agreed to by governments participating in the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies (Wassenaar Arrangement, or WA) at the December 2018 WA Plenary meeting. The WA advocates implementation of effective export controls on strategic items with the objective of improving regional and international security and stability. This rule 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 remaining agreements will be implemented in a separate rule.

The final rule Revises four ECCNs: 3A001 (Electronic Items), 5A002 (‘Information Security), 6A001 (Acoustic Systems, Equipment and “Components”) and 9A004 (Space Launch Vehicles and “Spacecraft”, “Spacecraft Buses”, “Spacecraft Payloads”, “Spacecraft” On-Board Systems or Equipment, and Terrestrial Equipment) and adds ECCN: 3D005 (Continuity of Operation Software).