Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

Russia Sanctions:  Last Friday, the U.S. (BIS) added a number of entities to the Entity List citing their support of the Russian and Belarusian militaries.  Over the April 1 weekend, the world began to learn of the atrocities in Bucha.  The U.S., UK, and EU have since responded with a number of new sanctions

On February 8, 2022, The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amended  the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding Wuxi Biologics, one of the most valuable Chinese biotechnology companies, and thirty-two other organizations to the Unverified List (UVL).

In the accompanying BIS press release, Matthew S. Axelrod, Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, noted that

On January 12, 2022 the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a federal register notice delaying the effective date of new controls on cybersecurity items and an accompanying new license exception. The rules are now set to take effect on March 7, 2022.

The new controls were published in an 

Thea Rozman Kendler and Matthew Axelrod joined the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) as Assistant Secretaries of Commerce. Both were nominated by President Biden and confirmed by the Senate.

Under the Export Control Reform Act, 50 U.S.C. §4852(a), the President must appoint two Assistant Secretaries of Commerce to assist the

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).

In its

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).

One of

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