Tag Archives: export controls

Kickoff Event Recording: CE@Schar COMPLIANCE 2020™ Subscription-based Trade Compliance Certification Program

Watch the recording of the kickoff event on November 4 at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Speakers: Matt S. Borman – Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration Candace Goforth – Former Director of Defense Trade Controls Policy Tracy J. Minnifield – Director, Licensing, Defense Technology Security Administration Catherine Hamilton, … Continue Reading

Advice for Chinese Companies: How to Cope with Strengthened US Export Controls and CFIUS – Seminars in Shanghai and Beijing – October 2019

Keep US Open to Chinese Business: 维持一个对华企业开放的美国: How to Cope With Strengthened US Export Controls and CFIUS 应对日趋严格的美国出口管制和CFIUS审查的实务指南 Friday, October 11, 2019 – Shanghai (2019 年10月11日,周五 – 上海) Tuesday, October 15, 2019 – Beijing (2019 年10月15日,周二 – 北京)… 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

US Commerce Department Offers Huawei and Affiliated Suppliers Interim Reprieve by Granting Temporary General License Until August 2019

On May 22, 2019, the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is expected to publish in the Federal Register a Final Rule creating a 90-day Temporary General License (TGL) for Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei) and the 68 affiliated Huawei entities (collectively, the “Huawei Listed Companies”) that were added to the … Continue Reading

CFIUS Reform: Understanding FIRRMA

On August 14, 2018, legislation reforming the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), and dual-use export controls, the Export Controls Reform Act (ECRA), were signed into law as part of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA) (H.R. … Continue Reading

CFIUS Reform: House and Senate Committees Unanimously Clear Bills That Would Greatly Expand CFIUS Authority

On May 22, shortly before the US Memorial Day holiday weekend, the US House and Senate committees with jurisdictions over foreign investments in the US unanimously passed their respective legislations that would greatly expand the authority bestowed on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The bipartisan, bicameral effort introduced the Foreign … Continue Reading

Proposed CFIUS Law Will Impose New Export Controls on US Businesses

The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2017 (S. 2098/H.R. 4311, FIRRMA for short) was introduced in Congress to reform the national security review of foreign acquisitions of US businesses by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or the Committee). However, FIRRMA extends well beyond this purpose of reviewing acquisitions … Continue Reading

US House of Representatives Holds CFIUS Hearing

On Thursday, December 14, 2017, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade held a hearing titled “Examining the Operations of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).”  The hearing focused on CFIUS’s current effectiveness, the challenges it faces in the current economic environment, and potential improvements to increase its … Continue Reading

BIS Issues New Rules for Exports and Re-exports to Hong Kong

Effective 19 April 2017, a new rule issued by the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will require exporters or re-exporters of certain items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to obtain and maintain proof of import or export authorization issued by the government of Hong Kong. Under the rule, persons … Continue Reading

US Export Controls Workshop: “The ITAR Continues to EARvolve!” – Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK – 12-14 June 2017

Squire Patton Boggs’ Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Industry Group will co-host the three-day ITAR and EAR workshop sessions, popularly known as “The ITAR Virus EARvolves!“, with EGADD and Strategic Shipping Company Ltd. This year marks the 10th anniversary of these annual workshops, as the ITAR and the EAR continue to evolve. The 2017 conference will … Continue Reading

Free Event – SME Briefing on Potential US Business Opportunities – London, UK – 27 January 2017

As part of a broader UK government-led Prosperity Agenda to provide UK companies support to identify and pursue potential export business opportunities, ADS – the premier trade organization for companies in the UK aerospace, defense security and space sectors –  is hosting a complimentary, interactive half-day briefing for SMEs to assist with developing and applying … Continue Reading

Individual Sentenced for Smuggling Electronics to Russia in Violation of US Export Controls

The US Department of Justice announced the sentencing of Alexander Brazhnikov Jr. to 70 months in prison in connection with the shipment of controlled electronic components that were ultimately supplied to Russian military and security forces in violation of US export control laws. Brazhnikov Jr. also agreed to a forfeiture money judgment of US$65 million.… Continue Reading

Aussie Vitamin Stocks Surge Following Unprecedented Chinese Demand

China’s insatiable appetite for vitamins and supplements is pumping billions of dollars into the Australian economy, with thousands of online shoppers snapping up products from leading Australian and New Zealand brands Blackmores, Swisse Wellness, Vitaco and Bellamy’s. Baby formula exports have become a lucrative business, thanks to the end of China’s one child policy and … Continue Reading

BIS and OFAC Announce Further Amendments to Cuba Sanctions Program

In the weeks preceding the 18 February 2016 agreement between the US and Cuba authorising daily US commercial flights between the two countries, regulators at the BIS and The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) adopted companion rules easing restrictions on trade with Cuba. The BIS Rule, among other things, amends the … Continue Reading

BIS and DDTC Propose Further Revisions to Controls on Military Aircraft and Engines

On 9 February 2016, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) published companion proposed rules on Military Aircraft and Military Gas Turbine Engines and Related Items. Both the BIS Rule and State Rule are available online. The proposed rules are part of the agencies’ … Continue Reading

Export Control List

Following modifications to controls on dual-use goods, software and technology made by the EU Commission in October last year, the UK’s Export Control Organisation has released an updated list of items requiring export authorization (PDF). The changes predominantly relate to new controls on machine tools and avionics and spacecraft technology. They also removed specific encrypted … Continue Reading
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