Trump Admin Publishes Historic Rulemaking to Modernize U.S. Firearm Export Regime
Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- On Jan. 23, 2020, the Trump administration published rules that will be a boon to the United States firearms industry and all who utilize its products. The new regulations will become effective on March 9, 2020.
The rules update America’s regulatory regime for the export of firearms, as well as related parts, components, and accessories. They are the result of an intensive, years-long interagency review process, as well as consideration of thousands of public comments.
The changes move firearm-related commerce from an antiquated Cold War paradigm into the modern era of broader international trade and access to information.
No more will small, non-exporting businesses – including gunsmiths – be caught up in an expansive regulatory scheme for manufacturers of “munitions” and their parts that requires a $2,250 annual registration fee with U.S. State Department.
Americans will again be free to publish most technical information about firearms and ammunition – including on the publicly-accessible Internet – without fear of accidentally running afoul of State Department restrictions that could land them in federal prison.
And Americans temporarily traveling overseas with their …Read the Rest