[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 108 (Tuesday, June 5, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 33089]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13583]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

22 CFR Parts 120, 123, 124, 126, 127, and 129

RIN 1400-AC95
[Public Notice 7913 ]


Announcement of Entry Into Force of the Defense Trade Cooperation 
Treaty Between the United States and the United Kingdom

ACTION: Final rule; announcement of effective date.

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SUMMARY: On April 13, 2012, the United States and the United Kingdom 
exchanged diplomatic notes bringing the Treaty between the Government 
of the United States of America and the Government of the United 
Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Concerning Defense Trade 
Cooperation (Treaty Doc. 110-7) into force. This document announces the 
entry into force of the Treaty and announces April 13, 2012, as the 
effective date of the rule published on March 21, 2012, implementing 
the Treaty and making other updates to the International Traffic in 
Arms Regulations (ITAR).

DATES: This document announces the entry into force of the Treaty and 
announces April 13, 2012 as the effective date of the rule published on 
March 21, 2012 (77 FR 16592) implementing the Treaty and making other 
updates to the ITAR.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah J. Heidema, Office of Defense 
Trade Controls Policy, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of 
Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 
20522-0112, telephone (202) 663-2809, email heidemasj@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 21, 2012, the Department of State 
published a rule (77 FR 16592) amending the ITAR to implement the 
Treaty, and identify via a supplement the defense articles and defense 
services that may not be exported pursuant to the Treaty. The rule also 
amended the ITAR section pertaining to the Canadian exemption and added 
Israel to the list of countries and entities that have a shorter 
Congressional notification certification time period and a higher 
dollar value reporting threshold. This rule indicated it would become 
effective upon the entry into force of the Treaty and that the 
Department of State would publish a rule document in the Federal 
Register announcing the effective date of this rule. This document is 
being published to make such announcement.

    Dated: May 30, 2012.
Beth M. McCormick,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Defense Trade and Regional Security, Bureau 
of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2012-13583 Filed 6-4-12; 8:45 am]
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