• (9/17/2021):

    (9/17/2021): FAQs on the Classification of Integrated Circuits Used in U.S. Government Programs or by Persons Under Contract to the U.S. Government

  • (9/14/2021)

    (9/14/2021) : Iranian National Sentenced for Illegally Exporting Military Sensitive Items

  • (9/9/2021)

    (9/9/2021) : Chinese National Sentenced for Illegal Exports to Northwestern Polytechnical University

  • (9/3/2021)

    (9/3/2021) : College Park man pleads guilty to smuggling guns to Barbados

  • (8/30/2021)

    (8/30/2021) : Three Maryland Residents Facing Federal Indictment for Attempting to Illegally Export Arms and Ammunition to Nigeria

  • (8/30/2021)

    (8/30/2021) : 2021 Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy

  • (8/19/2021)

    (8/19/2021) : Firearms Corrections rule published 8/19/21, effective 9/20/21

  • (8/11/2021)

    (8/11/2021) : Fact Sheet: Supporting the Cuban People’s Right to Seek, Receive, and Impart Information through Safe and Secure Access to the Internet

  • (8/2/2021)

    (8/2/2021) : Georgia company and owner admit guilt in scheme to evade U.S. national security trade sanctions

  • (8/2/2021)

    (8/2/2021) : Publication of a Report on the Effect of Imports of Uranium on the National Security: An Investigation Conducted Under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as Amended published 8/2/21

  • (7/30/2021)

    (7/30/2021) : Iranian National Charged with Illegally Exporting Laboratory Equipment to Iran

  • (7/22/2021)

    (7/22/2021) : Electrical Engineer Sentenced to More Than Five Years in Prison for Conspiring to Illegally Export to China Semiconductor Chips with Military Uses

  • (7/21/2021)

    (7/21/2021) : Turkish National Indicted for Wire Fraud and Illegally Exporting Defense Articles to Turkey

  • (7/19/2021)

    (7/19/2021) : 2021 Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy

  • (7/19/2021)

    (7/19/2021) : BIS Imposes Administrative Penalty Of $215,000 To Resolve Allegations Of Diversion Of Oil Tank Equipment Through The United Arab Emirates To Iran

  • (7/19/2021)

    (7/19/2021) : 86 FR 37901 Addition of Entities and Revision of Entry on the Entity List

  • (7/12/2021)

    (7/12/2021) : Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List; Revision of Existing Entry on the Entity List; Removal of Entity from the Unverified List; and Addition of Entity to the Military End-User (MEU) List published 7/12/21. Effective 7/12/21

  • (7/09/2021)

    (7/09/2021) : Commerce Department Adds 34 Entities to the Entity List to Target Enablers of China’s Human Rights Abuses and Military Modernization, and Unauthorized Iranian and Russian Procurement

  • (7/07/2021)

    (7/07/2021) : Fiber Laser Expert Charged with Economic Espionage, Theft of Trade Secrets, and Unlawful Exports

  • (7/02/2021)

    (7/02/2021) : Commerce Increases Restrictions on Burmese Military by Adding Four Entities to Entity List in Continued Response to the Recent Military Coup

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BIS 2021 Virtual Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy September 2, 2021


BIS 2021 Conference on Export Controls carousel graphic v2September 2, 2021 BIS Virtual Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will offer a virtual Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy on Thursday September 2, 2021.  This 34th annual conference will be a full day virtual experience that will include keynote speakers, plenary sessions, breakout sessions, and live Q&A with BIS and other agency experts.  A virtual Exhibit Hall will also be available to attendees. The theme of this year’s conference is Partnering to Address 21st Century Export Control Challenges.
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john t masterson jr

John T. Masterson, Jr. was appointed Chief Counsel for Industry and Security in April 2006. In this capacity, he serves as the chief program counsel for the Bureau of Industry and Security and is responsible for an office of fifteen attorneys and support staff providing legal advice and assistance regarding export control, antiboycott and enforcement issues arising under the Export Administration Regulations and related legislation.

Prior to becoming Chief Counsel, Mr. Masterson served as the Deputy Chief Counsel for International Commerce for approximately ten years, where he served as a senior legal adviser to the International Trade Administration on a wide range of international trade and investment issues, including intellectual property rights, export promotion, antitrust, international negotiations and trade agreement compliance activities. He also managed the daily operations of an office of seventeen attorneys and support staff. Prior to joining the Department of Commerce in 1985, Mr. Masterson was in private legal practice in Cleveland, Ohio and Washington, D.C. for more than eight years, where he specialized in antitrust, international transaction and intellectual property counseling and litigation.

Mr. Masterson is the recipient of several Department of Commerce awards for outstanding service, including two Departmental Gold Medals, three Silver Medals, and the Office of General Counsel Attorney of the Year Award. He received his B.A. from the University of Kansas, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from Yale Law School.

 

   
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