Department Seal Defense Trade Security Initiative:
Periodic Review of the USML

Fact Sheet Released by the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs,
U.S. Department of State and the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, U.S. Department of Defense
Washington, D.C., May 24, 2000
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State and Defense will set up a schedule for reviewing portions of the United States Munitions List (USML) on an annual basis with a view towards refining USML categories to ensure that coverage is appropriate. The criteria for inclusion/addition/exclusion would be whether the continued control of items not found on the multilateral lists contributes to the foreign policy and national security interests of the United States.

The annual reviews would be conducted in the following manner:

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Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
Department of State