Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

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.

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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

In a press release issued August 20, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced a final order imposing a fine of over $31 million against Singapore based Nordic Maritime Pte. Ltd. (“Nordic”) and its Chairman, Morten Innhaug (“Innhaug”).

Nordic was found to have violated the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by using U.S. origin

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In the past several years, the U.S. government has issued a series of sweeping Executive Orders, policy announcements, and other regulatory and enforcement actions as part of a multi-pronged approach to protect U.S. national interests against the perceived challenges a

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule in the Federal Register effective June 17, 2020, amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement the decisions made at the February 2020 Australia Group Intersessional Implementation Meeting, and those subsequently  adopted pursuant to the group’s procedures.

The Australia Group is a multilateral

To update our original post on May 29, 2020 BIS Adds 33 Chinese Companies to the Entity List, the new final rules are available for public inspection and expected to be published in the Federal Register on June 5, 2020. As mentioned in our prior blog post, the Department of Commerce announced the addition

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