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Welcome to the BIS Newsroom! Here you will find information on BIS' current activities, as well as historical records and speeches and testimony from BIS' senior management team members.

February 24, 2014
Bureau of Industry and Security Fines California Company for Illegal Export of Technology to Russian Engineer
Press Release

January 21, 2014
Former Connecticut Resident Indicted for Attempting to Ship Sensitive Military Documents to Iran
Press Release

January 17, 2014
Pennsylvania Company Settles with Commerce Dept. for Charges of Illegal Exports
Press Release

January 3, 2014
Temporary Denial Order Issued for Re-Export of U.S.-Origin Aircraft Engines to Iran
Denial Order

December 10, 2013
Chinese National Sentenced to 57 Months Incarceration for Attempting to Illegally Export Aerospace-Grade Carbon Fiber
Press Release

November 26, 2013
New York Man Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To Three Months In Prison For Exporting High-Grade Carbon Fiber To China
Press Release

October 4, 2013
BIS publishes Rule: Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) To Make the Commerce Control List (CCL) Clearer
BIS Rule

October 3, 2013
BIS publishes Rule: Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations: Initial Implementation of Export Control Reform; Correction
BIS Rule

September 11, 2013
BIS publishes Proposed Rule: Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Unverified List (UVL)
BIS Rule | Public Comments

September 6, 2013
BIS publishes Rule: Addition and Revision to the List of Validated End-Users in the People’s Republic of China
BIS Rule

July 23, 2013
BIS publishes Rule: Amendments to the Export Administration Regulations: Implementation of Limited Syria Waiver for Reconstruction Assistance
BIS Rule

July 16, 2013
BIS publishes Rule:Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations Based on the 2012 Missile Technology Control Regime Plenary Agreements
BIS Rule

BIS posts public comments received for the proposed rule: Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Control of Spacecraft Systems and Related Items the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List (USML). The comment period closed July 8, 2013.
Public Comments

July 10, 2013
BIS publishes Rule: Additions to the List of Validated End-Users in the People's Republic of China: Samsung China Semiconductor Co. Ltd. and Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment, Inc., China
BIS Rule

June 12, 2013
Bureau of Industry and Security Announces SYRIA: Additional Items Eligible for Export/Reexport under License

June 5, 2013
BIS publishes Rule:Implementation of the Understandings Reached at the 2012 Australia Group (AG) Plenary Meeting and the 2012 AG Intersessional Decisions; Changes to Select Agent Controls.
BIS Rule

June 3, 2013
BIS publishes rule:Addition, Removals, and Revisions to the List of Validated End-Users in the People's Republic of China
BIS Rule

May 24, 2013
BIS publishes proposed rule: Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Control of Spacecraft Systems and Related Items the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List (USML).
iconBIS Proposed Rule icon State Proposed Rule

May 6, 2013
Taiwanese Father and Son Arrested for Allegedly Violating US Laws to Prevent Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
DOJ Press Release |  Alex Tsai Complaint | Gary Tsai Complaint 

April 25, 2013
Bureau of Industry and Security Announces $2.8 Million Civil Settlement with Computerlinks FZCO for Charges Related to Unlawful Exporting of Technology to Syria
Press Release | Computerlinks Order

April 19, 2013
BIS publishes a Final Rule: Amendments to Existing Validated End-User Authorizations: CSMC Technologies Corporation in the People’s Republic of China (PRC)
Final Rule

March 1, 2013
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration Kevin J. Wolf visits Bern

Departments of Commerce and State publish final rules: Initial Implementation of Export Control Reform. Both rules become effective October 15, 2013.
Commerce Rule
State Rule

March 28, 2013
BIS publishes a Final Rule: Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations: List of Items Classified Under Export Control Classification 0Y521 Series – Biosensor Systems
Final Rule

March 20, 2013
BIS posts public comments received on proposed rule to add to the Commerce Control List articles the President determines no longer warrant control under the United States Munitions List (USML) that are related to launch vehicles, missiles, rockets, torpedoes, bombs, mines, and other military explosive devices enumerated in USML Category IV.
Public Comments

BIS publishes a Final Rule:
Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List; Removal of Person From the Entity List Based on Removal Request; Implementation of Entity List Annual Review Changes
Final Rule

March 8, 2013
BIS publishes a Final Rule: Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List
Final Rule

February 28, 2013
BIS publishes a Final Rule: Editorial Corrections to the Export Administration Regulations
Final Rule

February 6, 2013
The weekly teleconference on the Export Control Reform (ECR) conducted by Assistant Secretary for Export Administration Kevin Wolf, will not be held on February 27, 2013. The teleconferences will resume March 6, 2013 at the regular time of 2:30 EST. The dial-in number is 1-888-455-8218 and the passcode is 6514196. Please send questions on any ECR topic to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

January 31, 2013
BIS and State Department publish proposed rules addressing articles that the President determines no longer warrant control under Category IV (Launch Vehicles) on the United States Munitions List. The public comment period for both rules closes on March 18, 2013.
 BIS Proposed Rule | State Proposed Rule

January 29, 2013
BIS posts public comments received for the Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Control of Military Electronic Equipment and Related Items the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List. Comment period closed January 28, 2013. 
Public Comments

January 29, 2013
BIS posts public comments received for the Proposed Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) To Make the Commerce Control List (CCL) Clearer. Comment period closed January 28, 2013 
Public Comments

January 17, 2013
Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison for Export Violations
DOJ Press Release | Statement from Under Secretary of Commerce Hirschhorn

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