• (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

  • (07/06/2021)Addition

    (07/06/2021)Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List; Correction of Existing Entry on the Entity List published 7/06/2021

  • (6/29/2021)

    (6/29/2021) : BIS Imposes Administrative Penalty on Virginia Company for Exports to Russian Military End User

  • (6/24/2021)

    (6/24/2021) : Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List

  • (6/24/2021)

    (6/24/2021) : Commerce Department Adds Five Chinese Entities to the Entity List for Participating in China’s Campaign of Forced Labor Against Muslims in Xinjiang

  • (6/22/2021)

    (6/22/2021) : United States Seizes Websites Used by the Iranian Islamic Radio and Television Union and Kata’ib Hizballah

  • Entity

    Entity List rule on public display and effective on 6/15/21

  • Export

    Export Administration Regulations: Termination of United Arab Emirates Participation in the Arab League Boycott of Israel, final rule, published 06/09/2021 (86 FR 30535) effective 6/08/2021

  • U.S.

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Statement on Biden-Harris Administration 100 Day Supply Chain Review

  • Department

    Department of Commerce Recognizes the United Arab Emirates’ Termination of Participation in the Arab League Boycott of Israel

  • Two

    Two Malaysian Nationals Sentenced for Illegally Exporting Firearm Parts to Hong Kong

  • Publication

    Publication of Entity List and MEU List rule on 6/01/21

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Reexports under the EAR July 28

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The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will offer a virtual seminar entitled Reexports under the EAR on July 28.  Eileen Albanese, Director of the Office of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls (NSTTC), and Sharron Cook and Nancy Kook of the Regulatory Policy Division (RPD) of the Office of Exporter Services (OExS), will explain how to determine if items made outside the United States are subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by using the Foreign Direct Product (FDP) rules, including the new Entity List related FDP, and the De minimis rules.  They will also discuss how to apply for a reexport license, common license exceptions used to reexport, and compliance tips.

Submitting written questions in advance:  Registered attendees may submit their written questions to the presenters in advance, as soon as they have registered.  This will facilitate responses to potentially complex individual fact patterns.

The electronic record of this seminar will be available to attendees for 30 days following the program.

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Complying with U.S. Export Controls Seminar August 4-5, 2021

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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, and other items subject to the EAR. 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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Encryption Controls Seminar August 11-12, 2021

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In partnership with the Professional Association of Exporters and Importers, and utilizing the power of virtual, interactive learning tools, BIS is offering our popular Encryption Controls seminar as an online program. The Encryption Controls virtual seminar is an in-depth session that will focus on the unique provisions related to encryption under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BUREAU OF INDUSTRY AND SECURITYTu
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 Office of Public Affairs
www.bis.doc.gov 202-482-2721

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) today announced that it will add fifteen parties located in China, Hong Kong, Iran and Singapore to the Entity List. The parties who are added to the Entity List have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. In a related action, the Department of Justice announced today the indictment of five people and four companies for fraud conspiracy involving exports to Iran of U.S. - origin components later found in bombs in Iraq.

“Today’s action targets egregious conduct by these foreign companies and individuals who have endangered the lives of U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq,” said Under Secretary of Commerce Eric L. Hirschhorn. “Keeping U.S. technology from falling into the wrong hands and from being used against our troops overseas is a top priority for the Bureau of Industry and Security and its law enforcement partners.”

Eight parties are being added based on evidence that they have engaged in actions that could enhance the military capability of Iran, a country designated by the U.S. Secretary of State as having repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism and for enhancing the capabilities of militant insurgents operating in Iraq against the U.S. military. These parties are also added because their overall conduct and deceptive practices pose a risk of ongoing violations of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). These parties include the following: Corezing International, Hia Soo Gan Benson, Hossein Ahmad Larijani, Lim Kow Seng, Lim Yong Nam, NEL Electronics Pte Ltd, Paya Electronic Complex, and Wong Yuh Lan.

These parties participated in a complex and layered network that engaged in complicated and long-term schemes to divert U.S.-origin items through deceptive actions, including shifting/circuitous routes and false or omitted information on shipping documentation in an attempt to conceal their activities. The parties, while not all under the same ownership and management, are interrelated and work toward the same objective: obtaining items that are subject to the EAR for shipment to Iran and/or to China without the required Department of Commerce licenses and obtaining military items subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) without the required Department of State licenses. Among other activities, this procurement network arranged for the transshipment of EAR-controlled radio frequency modules from the United States through Singapore to Iran for use in Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) found in Iraq. The procurement network also obtained ITAR-controlled antennas designed for use in military radars and aircraft, and exported them to Singapore and Hong Kong. Additionally, the procurement network transshipped a range of U.S.-origin goods, including acrylic polymers and fiberglass tape, through Hong Kong to Iran. In the case of many of the eight individuals, they knowingly engaged in the described activities in violation of U.S. export control laws.

The remaining seven parties (Action Global, Amaze International, Luo Jie, OEM Hub Co Ltd., Parto System Tehran, Surftech Electronics, and Zhou Zhenyong) are being added based on evidence that they aided and/or facilitated the activities of the procurement network.

Action Global, Amaze International and OEM Hub Co., Ltd., all Hong Kong entities, are being added based on specific information indicating that they serve as front companies and are otherwise related to the other entities named in this rule, including Corezing International, and therefore pose an imminent risk of violating the EAR.

Luo Jie, director of Corezing International, Action Global and Amaze International, is being added on the basis of information indicating that she was specifically involved in the procurement and attempted procurement of U.S. power amplifiers intended for end-users in China, as well as in the diversion of various U.S.-origin goods through Hong Kong to Iran. Luo’s involvement in these activities raises significant concerns based on her demonstrated knowledge of U.S. export control laws and regulations.

Parto Systems Tehran, an Iranian freight forwarder, is being added based on information indicating that it was involved in the diversion of U.S.-origin items to Iran. BIS also has information indicating that Parto Systems Tehran is closely associated with Hossein Ahmad Larijani.

Surftech Electronics, a Singapore corporation established by Hia Soo Gan Benson, is co-located with Corezing International. BIS has information indicating that Surftech Electronics sought to purchase certain U.S.-origin items for shipment to Iran.

Zhou Zhenyong, director of Corezing International, is being added based on information that he was specifically involved in the procurement and attempted procurement of U.S.-origin items, including U.S.-origin munitions items destined for end-users in China and/or Iran. BIS’s information indicates that Zhou engaged in these activities despite having knowledge of U.S. export control laws and regulations.

BIS controls exports and reexports of dual-use commodities, technology, and software for reasons of national security, missile technology, nuclear non-proliferation, chemical and biological weapons non-proliferation, crime control, regional stability, foreign policy and anti-terrorism. Criminal penalties and administrative sanctions can be imposed for violations of the Export Administration Regulations. For more information, please visit www.bis.doc.gov.


   
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