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DOC/BIS RIN: 0694-AI04 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: ●Controls on Exports and Reexports of Water Cannons 

In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations to impose a license requirement on exports and reexports of water cannons and "specially designed” parts and components.  As part of an ongoing review of the relevance and impact of controls under the EAR, this action furthers U.S. foreign policy interests for crime control (CC) reasons and is intended to address the spread of violations of human rights globally by enabling the government to review covered exports and reexports worldwide, except to NATO member countries and certain other military allies. This change will also enable the Government to more effectively control exports of water cannons to the Hong Kong Police Force, consistent with a 2019 Congressional mandate to prohibit the licensing of such transactions. This rule also makes conforming amendments.

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 15 CFR 774   
Legal Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4801-4852    E.O. 13222   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  08/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Sheila Quarterman
Senior Export Policy Analyst
Department of Commerce
Bureau of Industry and Security
14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, HCHB Room 2092,
Washington, DC 20230
Phone:202 482-2440
Fax:202 482-3355