On March 29, 2021, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement U.S. commitments from the 2019 Wassenaar Agreement plenary meeting.1 Among other changes, these amendments simplify the export of mass market encryption items and items that use publicly available, standard encryption source code by eliminating applicable notification and reporting requirements. They also modify the scope of Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 5A002 to exclude personal area networks and certain network gateways from the scope of encryption controls.
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