Dear BIS Annual Conference on Export Controls Participants and Exhibitors,

The highest priority of the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is protecting the safety and well-being of the exporting community and BIS’ staff. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have decided to postpone the Annual Conference on Export Controls to July 26-28, 2021.

We recognize that this schedule change may affect your near-term business plans, and we hope that making this adjustment now will afford you the opportunity to make other plans. In the coming weeks, BIS will contact everyone who registered to attend the 2020 Annual Conference, whether as an individual attendee or as an exhibitor, to provide additional information, including on the reimbursement of registration fees. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The United States remains a world leader in exports and in research and development activities, including in emerging technologies. BIS believes that the Annual Conference on Export Controls is the premier forum for U.S. and international businesses to interact with U.S. export control policymakers. We remain committed to administering export controls that protect U.S. national security and foreign policy interests while allowing U.S. businesses to succeed in the international marketplace. We look forward to continuing to work with you as well as with our multilateral and interagency partners.

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Cordell Hull

Acting Under Secretary for Industry and Security

Department of Commerce


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