• BIS

    BIS Makes Vanadium Section 232 Petition Public and Reopens Public Comment Period

  • Entity

    Entity List final rule published 9/22/20 (85 FR 59419)

  • Bucks

    Bucks County Man Indicted for Trafficking Firearms to St. Lucia

  • 2020

    2020 North Korea Ballistic Missile Advisory

  • Wassenaar

    Wassenaar Arrangement 2018 Plenary Agreements Implementation; and other Revisions Related to National Security Controls

  • United

    United States Seizes Domain Names Used by Foreign Terrorist Organization

  • Civilian

    Civilian Navy Engineer, 3 Others Arrested on Federal Charges Alleging Theft and Sale of Government-Owned Technical Information

  • Foreign

    Foreign National Arrested at Pensacola International Airport Pleads Guilty to National Security Offenses

  • Identification

    Identification and Review of Controls for Certain Foundational Technologies (Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking) (RIN 0694-AH80) Comments due by October 26, 2020

  • Commerce

    Commerce Department Adds 24 Chinese Companies to the Entity List for Helping Build Military Islands in the South China Sea

  • BIS

    BIS Fines Singapore Company and its Chairman Over $31 Million for Using U.S. Export Controlled Equipment to Conduct a Seismic Survy in Iranian Waters

  • U.S.

    U.S. Department Of Commerce Acts Against International Procurement Network Supporting Iran's Mahan Air

  • Requirements

    Requirements for Listed Entities When Party to a Transaction final rule on public display/effective 8/17/20

  • Huawei

    Huawei affiliates 38 additions, TGL expiration, and FPDP final rule on public display/effective 8/17/20

  • Company

    Company President And Employee Arrested In Alleged Scheme To Violate The Export Control Reform Act

  • Revision

    Revision to the Export Administration Regulations: Suspension of License Exceptions for Hong Kong” final rule published 07/31/2020 (85 FR 45998)

  • Acting

    Acting Under Secretary Hull Describes to an International Religious Freedom Panel Recent BIS Actions to Prevent Human Rights Abuses and Religious Repression in Xinjiang, China

  • Entity

    Entity List final rule published 7/22/20 (85 FR 44159)

  • California-Based

    California-Based Company, Company President and Employee Indicted in Alleged Scheme to Violate the Export Control Reform Act

  • Advanced

    Advanced Surveillance Systems and other Items of Human Rights Concern (85 FR 43532, 07/17/2020). Comments due on this notice of inquiry by no later than September 15, 2020

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Events

Complying with U.S. Export Controls Virtual Seminar September 9-10, 2020

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This two-day virtual program is led by BIS's professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods. We will focus on what items and activities are subject to the EAR; how to determine your export control classification number (ECCN); steps to take to determine the export licensing requirements for your item; when you can export or reexport without applying for a license; export clearance procedures; and record keeping requirements.
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Complying with U.S. Export Controls Virtual Seminar October 20-23, 2020

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In partnership with the District Export Council of Southern California, and utilizing the power of virtual, interactive learning tools, BIS is now offering our popular Complying with U.S. Export Controls seminar as an online program. This interactive course delivers critical information for compliance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).


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The kinds of information BIS collects

Automatic Collections - BIS Web servers automatically collect the following information:

  • The IP address of the computer from which you visit our sites and, if available, the domain name assigned to that IP address;
  • The type of browser and operating system used to visit our Web sites;
  • The date and time of your visit;
  • The Internet address of the Web site from which you linked to our sites; and
  • The pages you visit.
  • In addition, when you use our search tool our affiliate, USA.gov, automatically collects information on the search terms you enter. No personally identifiable information is collected by USA.gov.

This information is collected to enable BIS to provide better service to our users. The information is used only for aggregate traffic data and not used to track individual users. For example, browser identification can help us improve the functionality and format of our Web site.

Submitted Information: BIS collects information you provide through e-mail and Web forms. We do not collect personally identifiable information (e.g., name, address, phone number, e-mail address) unless you provide it to us. In all cases, the information collected is used to respond to user inquiries or to provide services requested by our users. Any information you provide to us through one of our Web forms is removed from our Web servers within seconds thereby increasing the protection for this information.

Privacy Act System of Records: Some of the information submitted to BIS may be maintained and retrieved based upon personal identifiers (name, e-mail addresses, etc.). In instances where a Privacy Act System of Records exists, information regarding your rights under the Privacy Act is provided on the page where this information is collected.

Consent to Information Collection and Sharing: All the information users submit to BIS is done on a voluntary basis. When a user clicks the "Submit" button on any of the Web forms found on BIS's sites, they are indicating they are aware of the BIS Privacy Policy provisions and voluntarily consent to the conditions outlined therein.

How long the information is retained: We destroy the information we collect when the purpose for which it was provided has been fulfilled unless we are required to keep it longer by statute, policy, or both. For example, under BIS's records retention schedule, any information submitted to obtain an export license must be retained for seven years.

How the information is used: The information BIS collects is used for a variety of purposes (e.g., for export license applications, to respond to requests for information about our regulations and policies, and to fill orders for BIS forms). We make every effort to disclose clearly how information is used at the point where it is collected and allow our Web site user to determine whether they wish to provide the information.

Sharing with other Federal agencies: BIS may share information received from its Web sites with other Federal agencies as needed to effectively implement and enforce its export control and other authorities. For example, BIS shares export license application information with the Departments of State, Defense, and Energy as part of the interagency license review process.

In addition, if a breach of our IT security protections were to occur, the information collected by our servers and staff could be shared with appropriate law enforcement and homeland security officials.

The conditions under which the information may be made available to the public: Information we receive through our Web sites is disclosed to the public only pursuant to the laws and policies governing the dissemination of information. For example, BIS policy is to share information which is of general interest, such as frequently asked questions about our regulations, but only after removing personal or proprietary data. However, information submitted to BIS becomes an agency record and therefore might be subject to a Freedom of Information Act request.

How e-mail is handled: We use information you send us by e-mail only for the purpose for which it is submitted (e.g., to answer a question, to send information, or to process an export license application). In addition, if you do supply us with personally identifying information, it is only used to respond to your request (e.g., addressing a package to send you export control forms or booklets) or to provide a service you are requesting (e.g., e-mail notifications). Information we receive by e-mail is disclosed to the public only pursuant to the laws and policies governing the dissemination of information. However, information submitted to BIS becomes an agency record and therefore might be subject to a Freedom of Information Act request.

The use of "cookies": BIS does not use "persistent cookies" or tracking technology to track personally identifiable information about visitors to its Web sites.

Information Protection: Our sites have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information on our Web sites. We also provide Secure Socket Layer protection for user-submitted information to our Web servers via Web forms. In addition, staff is on-site and continually monitor our Web sites for possible security threats.

Links to Other Web Sites: Some of our Web pages contain links to Web sites outside of the Bureau of Industry and Security, including those of other federal agencies, state and local governments, and private organizations. Please be aware that when you follow a link to another site, you are then subject to the privacy policies of the new site.

Privacy Impact Assessment: The purpose of a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is to ensure there is no collection, storage, access, use or dissemination of identifiable personal information (and for some organizations business information) that is not both needed and permitted.
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Further Information: If you have specific questions about BIS' Web information collection and retention practices, please use the form provided.

Policy Updated:  October 5th, 2016 10:00am

   
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