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 December 9, 2021, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) both issued final rules adding export restrictions on Cambodia.

BIS amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement more restrictive export controls for Cambodia to ensure that items

On October 22, 2021, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced its proposal to amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) in order to clarify and expand restrictions on the availability of License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization (License Exception STA or STA) for items controlled by the EAR. BIS proposed clarifying

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

Crowell & Moring’s Derek Hahn and Dj Wolff have co-authored the United States chapter of WorldECR’s Managing Investigations: Best Practice in Government and Internal Investigations. The guide provides information about investigatory authorities in 21 countries responsible for sanctions, export control, anti-corruption, and AML enforcement, and answers questions on related policies, procedures, and best practices

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 July 1, 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the expiration of its Temporary Final Rule (TFR) allocating certain health and medical resources for domestic use. The TFR – originally issued on April 10, 2020 and reissued for a second time on December 31, 2020 –  prohibited surgical N95 filter facepiece respirators, personal