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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 State Imposes Visa Restrictions on Chinese Officials for Repression in Xinjiang

On October 8, 2019, the Secretary of State announced visa restrictions on Chinese government and Communist Party officials believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, the detention or abuse of Uighurs, Kazakhs or other members of Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang, China. Family members of named persons may also be subject to these restrictions. The visa restrictions support the Department … 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

Training Material Available: Export Controls and Technology Transfers Conference – June 19-20, 2019 | Washington DC

George Grammas’s presentation on “Strengthening Trade Compliance in Line with Recent Legislative Developments and Impacts to Controls via an Examination of Extraterritorial Applications, Order of Review, and Classification” is now available in our Learning Center, in which you can also find other training resources and information.… Continue Reading

OFAC Reaches Settlement Agreement With e.l.f. Cosmetics, Inc.

On January 31, 2019, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with e.l.f. Cosmetics, Inc. in the amount of US$996,080 for potential civil liability relating to 156 apparent violations of North Korea Sanctions Regulations. The potential violations stem from importation of false eyelash kits from the People’s Republic of … Continue Reading

Commerce Extends Deadline for Public Comments to Export Controls on Emerging Technologies to January 2019

UPDATE:  BIS is extending the public comments deadline on emerging technology export controls from December 19 this year to January 10, 2019, per an unpublished Federal Register notice released on December 13. The proposed rule will officially appear in the Federal Register on December 14. Posted on November 26, 2018 On November 19, 2018, the US … Continue Reading

BIS Denial Order Against ZTE

Effective 15 April 2018 until 23 March 2025, the US Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) imposed a denial order of export privileges against Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation of Shenzhen, China (ZTE Corporation) and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. of Hi-New Shenzhen, China (ZTE Kangxun) (collectively, ZTE). Additionally, both entities were added to the BIS Denied Persons List, … Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Cleared: Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery Group Co., Ltd. (China), China Renaissance Capital Investment (China) and Robert Bosch Starter Motors Generators Holding GmbH (Germany)

Status: Clearance   Acquirer: Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery Group Co., Ltd. (China); China Renaissance Capital Investment (China) Acquired: Robert Bosch Starter Motors Generators Holding GmbH (Germany) Value: Approximately $595 million Industry: Automotive… Continue Reading

European Commission Initiates Anti-dumping Investigation Against Imports of Electric Bicycles From China

On 20 October, the European Commission initiated the new anti-dumping investigation against imports of electric bicycles from China. The product concerned is cycles with pedal assistance and auxiliary electric motors. The complaint was lodged by the European Bicycle Manufactures Association, which claims that the imports of electric bicycles from China undercut and undersell the EU industry by substantial margins.… Continue Reading

EU Institutions Agree on New Methodology for Anti-dumping Investigations

On 4 October, two main law-making bodies of the EU, the European Parliament and the Council, agreed on the reform of the EU anti-dumping mechanism. The new reform should enter into force at the beginning of 2018. According to new rules, the European Commission will calculate the normal value for dumped goods imported from China, giving priorities to actual prices … Continue Reading
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