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 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

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 January 16, 2024, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement Matthew Axelrod announced further updates to the EAR voluntary self-disclosure (VSD) process, all designed to incentivize the prioritization of export control compliance resources of the U.S. Government, industry, and academia.

    The Office of Export Enforcement (OEE) released a Memorandum to

    On September 28, 2023, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), alongside the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand (termed the “Export Enforcement Five” or “E5,”), as well as the EU, issued new guidance with recommended best practices to help prevent a list of “high-priority items” from being diverted to Russia. 

    These