BIS Issues Proposed Rule on SNAP+ License Submission System
Today the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that would amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement a revised version of BIS' Simplified Network Application Processing (SNAP), known as SNAP+. The proposed rule would mandate use of SNAP+ for all filings of Export License applications (except Special Comprehensive Licenses), Reexport Authorization requests, Classification requests, Encryption Review requests, and License Exception AGR notifications unless BIS authorizes paper filing for a particular user or transaction. The requirement to use SNAP+ also would apply to any documentation required to be submitted with applications, requests or notifications. Comments on the proposed rule must be received by January 12, 2004.