Secretary of Commerce Ross announced the Entity List additions on Friday, May 22, 2020, via separate press releases, citing 24 of the entities for “represent[ing] a significant risk of supporting procurement of items for military end-use in China,” and the remaining 9 entities for their complicity in human rights violations in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous

Asserting that Huawei has taken advantage of a “loophole,” Secretary of Commerce Ross on Friday, March 15, 2020, announced an amendment of the direct product rule that for now applies only to Huawei and its affiliates on the Entity List. The amendment expands the scope of the rule to capture certain foreign manufactured items, making

In a press release published on May, 15, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced plans to move forward with a long debated rule change that will extend US export jurisdiction over additional foreign-produced items.  Though not yet published in the Federal Register, BIS announced a change to the foreign-produced direct product rule

On May 11, 2020, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) published nine new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on exemptions related to §126.4 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Transfers by or for the United States Government (USG).

In April 2019, DDTC issued the long-awaited final rule to modernize §126.4 exemptions

On May, 6, 2020, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) will publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing a temporary reduction in certain International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registration fees due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • DDTC will temporarily reduce registration fees to $500 for DDTC registrants in Tier I and Tier II

On April 28, 2020, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published two new final rules and a proposed rule amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to: (1) impose export license requirements on an expanded scope of items when destined for “military end use” or to “military end users” in China, Russia,

On December 26, 2019, the State Department issued an interim final rule that nearly mirrors the changes adopted by the Commerce Department in 2016. The new ITAR rule will allow for cloud based storage and handling in the U.S. and abroad of appropriately encrypted ITAR controlled software and technical data. It will take effect on

Dec.27.2019

As 2019 draws to an end, Congress has been busy on economic sanctions legislation. This includes passing new Russia-related sanctions and a Venezuela-related government contracts procurement restriction as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA 2020). The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has also approved two new pieces of

The Commerce Department will publish, in proposed form, long-awaited regulations to implement the sweeping language of the May 2019 Executive Order entitled “Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain.”

The proposed regulations, to be promulgated under the authority of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and the EO, would establish

On October 14, 2019, the Trump Administration followed through on its recent threats by issuing a new Executive Order (EO) (as yet unnumbered) establishing sanctions that effectively target the Turkish Government in response to the latter’s military intervention into Northern Syria. Using this authority, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control