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Are there any ‘releases’ under paragraph (b) for insignificant “parts” or minor “components”?



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In developing the objective criteria for “specially designed,” the U.S. Government avoided using subjective criteria, such as the term insignificant as part of the ‘release’ criteria under paragraph (b). However, paragraph (b)(2) does specify certain “parts,” and minor “components,” such as fasteners, screws, and bolts that, because of their insignificance are specified as not being “specially designed.” This applies regardless of what they were developed for, which materials they are made of, or what item they are used in.

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