Fortunately for those of us who didn't attend a BIS public meeting on the proposed China military end-use rule, ECB reader Ladyx did and she's been kind enough to provide a concise write-up for everyone's benefit in the comments section, which I'm reproducing here:
I attended one of the meetings. Specific Encryption Controls were not discussed. The main topics of discussions were:
1. The new reg would become a General Prohibition and the ECCNs listed in Supp#2, thus exempting EAR99 items.
2. How the VEU list was going to gathered - primarily from prior licenses issued from the BIS. The VEU list was also going to be written into the EAR under a supplement. A Chinese entity could apply themselves. A US entity could "sponsor" a Chinese entity via the advisory opinion method. 30 Day processing time for new applicants. The VEU would undergo an annual review.
3. Current commodities covered under CIV could use the VEU list as supporting documentation.
4. CBP training.
5. The AES ECCN field does not accommodate all digits of the suffixes.
6. Early 2007 implementation with an undefined grace period.
7. How to handle replacement parts and service providers.
8. The "official" China response to this proposal.
All said and done in 45 minutes.....all Q&A.
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