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On May 1, 2024, the Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) published a proposed rule that, if implemented, would streamline defense trade between and among Australia, the United Kingdom (UK), and the United States in furtherance of the trilateral security partnership (the “AUKUS” partnership).

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The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS” or the “Committee”) has published proposed regulatory amendments that, if implemented, would expand CFIUS’s authority to seek information for non-notified transactions, establish timelines for parties to respond to CFIUS’s mitigation proposals, and increase penalties for certain violations to the greater of $5 million or the

On April 19, 2024, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to enhance technological innovation and support the goals of the AUKUS trilateral security partnership.

The interim final rule makes six primary export control policy changes that effectively provide Australia and the UK nearly the same

On Thursday, April 18, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced new sanctions on Iran following its April 13, 2024 attack on Israel. OFAC designated 16 individuals and ten entities as Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN), specifically those involved in Iran’s unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), steel, and

The Department of Commerce’s (“DOC”) Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) has published an interim final rule, as well as a request for comments, regarding new export controls for advanced computer, supercomputer, semiconductor, and manufacturing items. This update to the interim final rule serves to correct inadvertent errors and clarify export licensing procedures outlined in

On March 15, 2024, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to implement new restrictions on trade with Nicaragua.

BIS’s amendments moved Nicaragua from Country Group B to Country Group D, applying a

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), published a final rule on February 23, 2024, amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by revising license requirements for certain cameras, systems, and related components to eliminate license requirements for certain cameras to Country Group A:1. In addition to these changes, BIS is adding

Feb. 23, 2024–Today, following the death of opposition politician and anti-corruption activist Aleksey Navalny, and after two years of Russia’s unprovoked and unlawful full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) imposed additional export restrictions on 93 entities under 95 entries in Russia and seven other destinations. Sixty-three of the

What You Need to Know

  • Key takeaway #2: Contractors should also be aware of any 1260H-listed entities in their supply chains and implement supply chain screening procedures to ensure compliance with the Entity Prohibition and Goods and Services Prohibition from Section
  • On December 29, 2023, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) addressing comments received on the October 13, 2022 interim final rules that amended, and in some cases expanded, U.S. export restrictions on semiconductor manufacturing items and advanced computing items and end uses.