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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

BIS Amends the EAR to Implement 2017 Wassenaar Plenary Agreements

The US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to reflect the 2017 changes to the dual-use controls adopted during the 2017 Wassenaar Arrangement Plenary Meetings. As set forth in the October 24, 2018 announcement in the Federal Register, the amendments revise 50 Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) throughout the Commerce Control … Continue Reading

BIS Announces Revisions to Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

On August 30, 2018, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register a final rule titled, “Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations Based on the 2017 Missile Technology Control Regime Plenary Agreements.” This new final rule amending the EAR reflects changes to the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) Annex pursuant to the October 2017 agreement by the … Continue Reading

US Export Control Reform: Potential Impact to Existing TAAs and MLAs

Due to the US Export Control Reform, all Technical Assistance Agreements (TAAs) and Manufacturing License Agreements (MLAs) containing USML Category XI transitioning items approved before the transitioning date of December 30, 2014 may expire at the end of 2017. Now is the time to review all of your active TAAs and MLAs. We explain the … Continue Reading

BIS Postpones Implementation of AT Controls on Software for Certain 3D992 Oscilloscopes and Transient Recorders

In accordance with the 20 January 2017 executive memorandum entitled ‘‘Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,’’ the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has delayed the implementation of changes to the export control classification of software specially designed for the development, production or use of certain oscilloscopes and transient recorders controlled under 3A992.d … Continue Reading

DDTC and BIS Harmonised Destination Control Statement Rules Go Into Effect

On 15 November 2016, companion rules issued by DDTC and BIS went into effect that adopt a harmonised destination control statement for controlled exports. Exporters must now include the new destination control statement on the commercial invoice for covered items that are exported, retransferred or reexported in tangible form. And, in the case of 9×515 … Continue Reading

BIS Updates the EAR to Implement Wassenaar Changes to Encryption Controls and Others

On 20 September 2016, BIS issued a final rule implementing into the Commerce Control List (CCL) and other provisions of the EAR changes made to the Wassenaar Arrangement’s List of Dual-Use Goods and Technologies, adopted at the December 2015 Wassenaar Arrangement plenary meeting. The final rule revises 58 ECCNs in the CCL, adds two new ECCNs and changes eligibility criteria … Continue Reading

BIS Amends the Export Administration Regulations to Remove Controls on Domestic Crude Oil Exports

The US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule implementing changes to the Export Administration Regulations’ (EAR) Short Supply controls on US domestic crude oil. The rulemaking implements changes to the Short Supply controls provisions of the EAR and Commerce Control List (including removing ECCN 1C981) that came into effect in December 2015, under the … Continue Reading

DDTC and BIS Issue Proposed Rules to Reform USML Category XII and Related Controls of Fire Control, Laser, Imaging, and Guidance and Control Equipment

The US State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and Commerce Departments’ Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) have issued companion proposed rules to reform Category XII of the US Munitions List (USML). Under the proposed rules (State Rule; BIS Rule), certain fire control, laser, imaging, and guidance and control equipment that were previously controlled as defence articles … Continue Reading
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