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New Controls on Emerging Technologies Agreed at Wassenaar Arrangement 2018 Plenary

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On May 23, 2019, the Bureau of Industry and Security implemented new rules to reflect controls agreed to the Wassenaar Arrangementt at the 2018 Wassenaar Plenary. The Wassenaar Arrangement is an agreement between 42 like-minded states committed to promoting responsibility and transparency in the global arms trade, and preventing destabilizing accumulations of arms.

This rule adds five recently developed or developing technologies that are essential to the national security of the United States to the EAR’s Commerce Control List (CCL): 3A001 discrete microwave transistors (a major component of wideband semiconductors); 5A002 post-quantum cryptography; 6A001 underwater transducers designed to operate as hydrophones;  9A004 and air-launch platforms; 3D005 was added to control continuity of operation software.

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