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BIS Amends the EAR To Implement Additional Sanctions Against Russia and Belarus and To Revise Existing Export Controls on Russia, Belarus and Iran

On January 25, 2024, the US Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published amendments to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) expanding the sanctions against Russia and Belarus through new and revised licensing requirements. The amendments also refined existing export controls on Russia, Belarus and Iran to enhance the effectiveness of, and better … Continue Reading

BIS Issues Proposed Rule for Section 1758 Technology Export Controls on Instruments for the Automated Chemical Synthesis of Peptides

On April 20, 2023, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register (88 Fed. Reg 24341) a Proposed Rule to implement export controls on certain instruments for the automated synthesis of peptides, which have been identified by BIS as a Section 1758 emerging and foundational technology. Comments … Continue Reading

BIS Amends the EAR to Impose Additional Sanctions Against Russia and Belarus and to Impose Additional Export Controls on Iran

Sanction, toned photoOn Friday, February 24, 2023, the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register four new Final Rules amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR parts 730-774) to implement additional sanctions against Russia and Belarus, refine existing controls, implement export control measures on Iran, and add new entities to the … Continue Reading

BIS Amends EAR to Apply Recent Advanced Computer and Semiconductor Export Controls to Macau

On January 18, 2023, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register an Interim Final Rule, 88 Fed. Reg. 2821, amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730-774) by adding Macau to the recent controls implemented on certain advanced computing and semiconductor manufacturing items destined for … Continue Reading

BIS Proposes New US Export Controls on Marine Toxins

On May 23, 2022, the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule and request for comments. This proposed rule seeks to amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR parts 730-774) by adding four dual-use biological toxins to Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 1C351 on … Continue Reading

US Commerce Department Adopts Controls on Cyber Intrusion Item; Opportunity for Industry Comment

On October 21, 2021, the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register an Interim Final Rule with request for comments, that amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730- 774) regarding export controls on certain cyber intrusion items. Read the full client alert here.… Continue Reading

BIS Implements Burmese Sanctions

On February 10, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order (EO) 14014, “Blocking Property With Respect to the Situation in Burma,” which authorized the imposition of sanctions.  In the EO, the President declared a national emergency to address the threat following a February 1, 2021 military coup in Burma, whereby the military overthrew the democratically-elected government and … Continue Reading

BIS Amends the EAR to Implement 2019 Wassenaar Plenary Agreements

On March 29, 2021, the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a Final Rule in the Federal Register amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to reflect the remaining approved 2019 changes to the dual-use controls adopted during the 2019 Wassenaar Arrangement Plenary Meetings. … Continue Reading

Department of Commerce Takes Action Against Avnet Asia for Involvement in Illegally Transshipping Sensitive U.S. Commodities to China and Iran

On January 29, 2021, Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced an Administrative Settlement of $3.2 million (partially suspended) with Singapore-based Avnet Asia Pte. Ltd. (Avnet Asia), a global distributor of electronic components and related software.… Continue Reading

Streaming Live: Trade Compliance and Emerging Policy – July 23-24, 2020

Here is your opportunity to be part of the biggest trade compliance conference of the year from the comfort and safety of wherever you might be. Streaming live from Washington DC and London on July 23 and 24, Content Enablers has convened a select panel of high-level government and industry policy leaders – featuring Matt … Continue Reading

US Needs to Participate and Lead 5G Standards-setting; Huawei Gets a Pass

On June 18, 2020, the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register, a new interim final rule that amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730-774) by excluding from the additional licensing requirements imposed by the designations of Huawei organization on the Entity List releases … Continue Reading

US Department of Commerce Seeks Input on Section 232 (Steel and Aluminum) Exclusion Process

On May 26, 2020, the US Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced that it would accept comments from the public on the Section 232 exclusion process, including regarding factors considered by agency officials when rendering decisions on exclusion petitions, the efficiency and transparency of the current process, and potential revisions to … Continue Reading

New From BIS: Changes to EAR Direct Product Rule to Tighten Supply Chain for Certain Designated Entity List Organizations

A new Interim Final Rule (New Rule) issued by the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), which amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730-774) by expanding the direct product rule as applied to certain organizations on the entity list took effect on May 15, 2020. The New Rule, … Continue Reading

BIS Sunsets License Exception (CIV) for Civil End Uses in Countries in Group D:1

On April 28, 2020, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register a Final Rule amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR, subchapter C, parts 730-774) by removing License Exception Civil End Users (CIV) (§ 740.5), which authorized the unlicensed export, reexport, and transfer (in-country) of … Continue Reading

BIS Expands Export, Reexport and Transfer (In-Country) Controls for Military End Use or Military End Users in China, Russia or Venezuela

On April 28, 2020, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register a Final Rule amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 CFR parts 730-774. This new rule critically expands the licensing requirements for exports, reexports and transfers (in-country) of items subject to the EAR in three … Continue Reading

BIS Amends Regulations Governing Export and Reexport of Geospatial Imaging Software

On January 6, 2020, the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an interim final rule amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to make software specially designed to automate the analysis of geospatial imagery subject to the EAR and to impose a requirement of a license for the export and reexport of such software. The … Continue Reading

US Department of Commerce Adds 28 Chinese Organizations to Its Entity List

In response to ongoing human rights violations, BIS announced that it would add 28 Chinese governmental and commercial organizations to the Entity List for engaging in or enabling activities contrary to the foreign policy interests of the US. This action targets those entities implicated in human rights violations and abuses in China’s campaign targeting Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities … Continue Reading
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