Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

On September 14, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that three former employees of the U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC) and the U.S. military agreed to enter a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) for conspiracy to violate the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) in violation of Title 18,

On August 16, 2021, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) that it had reached a settlement agreement with Dynatex International (“Dynatex” or “the company”) – a California-based semiconductor company – where the company would pay a civil penalty of $469,060 for allegedly violating the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

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On July 9, 2021, The Department of Commerce (DOC) determined that 23 Chinese companies took actions contrary to the foreign policy interests of the United States and were added to the Entities List. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) noted that it “publishes the names of certain foreign persons – including businesses, research institutions,

On July 2, 2021, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added four more Burmese entities to the Entity List for their relation to the Burmese military and its February coup. In doing so, BIS limits the four entities’ ability to access commodities, software, and technology subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

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On June 28, 2021, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a Settlement Agreement with Patriot 3 Inc. – a Virginia-based military equipment company – for $200,000 after the BIS alleged that Patriot 3 violated Section 764.2(e) of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Specifically, BIS alleged that on October 2014, the

On June 24, 2021, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added five Chinese entities to the Entity List for partaking in the forced labor of Muslim minority groups from Xinjiang, an autonomous territory in northwest China. This action by the BIS – which specifically targets the five entities’ ability to access

In an update to our prior post published on March 8, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and State Department published additional actions against Russia in response to the poisoning of Aleksey Navalny on March 18. The new sanctions and export controls are summarized below.

Bureau of Industry and Security

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In an update to our prior alert published last month, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has taken several additional actions further restricting Myanmar (Burma)’s access to items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  Last month, BIS publicly stated it was considering additional export control restrictions and as predicted, on March 4, 2021,

On March 2, 2021, the Biden Administration announced the intelligence community’s finding that Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) used a banned chemical nerve agent to poison Russian opposition leader, Aleksey Navalny.  Shortly following the White House’s press briefing, the Departments of State, Commerce, and Treasury issued press releases announcing new sanctions and export controls, summarized

On October 17, BIS issued a press release announcing that exporters may request a six-month extension for any licenses due to expire on or before December 31, 2020.

The press release states, “BIS will streamline the extension of the validity process by creating a central electronic mailbox for submission of requests: LicenseExtensionRequest@bis.doc.gov.” The original