• (10/14/2021)

    (10/14/2021) : BIS to publish Notice of Virtual Forum for Risks in the Information Communication Technology Supply Chain

  • (10/12/2021)

    (10/12/2021) : Update Conference 2022 Survey Please respond by October 19, 2021

  • (10/12/2021)

    (10/12/2021) : BIS Imposes $1.8 Million Penalty on VTA Telecom Corp. to Resolve Allegations of Misrepresentations Made to BIS, other Government Agencies

  • (10/6/2021)

    (10/6/2021) : Control of Deuterium That is Intended for Use Other Than in a Nuclear Reactor Under EAR final rule published 10/6/21

  • (10/5/2021)

    (10/5/2021) : Commerce Control List: Expansion of Controls on Certain Biological Equipment “Software.”

  • (10/5/2021)

    (10/5/2021) : Editorial Revisions, Clarifications, and Corrections to the Export Administration Regulations

  • (10/4/2021)

    (10/4/2021) : Commerce Identifies Emerging Technology, Expands Controls on Exports of Software Capable of Contributing to Biological Weapons Proliferation

  • (9/30/2021)

    (9/30/2021) : Owner of Russian energy company sentenced to federal prison in scheme to evade U.S. national security trade sanctions

  • (9/29/2021)

    (9/29/2021) : U.S. Departments of Commerce, Energy, and State Partner with Singapore and Japan to Deliver the 9th Annual Joint Industry Outreach Seminar in Singapore

  • (9/28/2021)

    (9/28/2021) : Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng Admits to Misleading Global Financial Institution

  • (9/28/2021)

    (9/28/2021) : BIS Imposes Administrative Penalty of $497,000 to Resolve Allegations of Conspiracy to Divert Radiation-Hardened Silicon Wafers to Russia

  • (9/27/2021)

    (9/27/2021) : Notice of Request for Public Comments on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) Permanent Magnets

  • (9/24/2021)

    (9/24/2021) : U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Section 232 Investigation into the Effect of Imports of Neodymium Magnets on U.S. National Security

  • (9/24/2021):Notice

    (9/24/2021):Notice of Request for Public Comments on Risks in the Semiconductor Supply Chain

  • (9/24/2021)

    (9/24/2021) : 86 FR 52962 Increasing Transparency of 232 Investigations by Requiring a Public Submission for an Application for an Investigation published

  • (9/21/2021):Notice

    (9/21/2021):Notice of Request for Public Comments on Risks in the Information Communications Technology Supply Chain

  • (9/17/2021):

    (9/17/2021): FAQs on the Classification of Radiation-Hardened Integrated Circuits Used in U.S. Government Programs or 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

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


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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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U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Industrial Base Surveys and Assessments
Strategic Materials Survey

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), in coordination with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), is conducting a survey and assessment to evaluate the supply chains associated with several materials considered important to DOD programs and systems. These materials include metals – magnesium and titanium; carbon fiber materials – polyacrylonitrite-based (PAN) fibers and bismaleimide (BMI) matrices; and rare earth elements (REE) – dysprosium, erbium, neodymium, terbium, and ytterbium.

The principal goal of this assessment is to assist the DOD in understanding the health and competitiveness of important material suppliers and to identify specific issues and challenges facing the industry. Information collected will cover government and commercial revenue, financial and operational performance, employment and skills, production capacity, research and development, unique supplier capabilities, and other topics. The resulting dataset and report will assist DOD agencies in developing targeted planning and acquisition strategies designed to ensure the availability of materials critical to defense missions and programs.

The survey is designed to provide information on companies, universities, non-profits, and government agencies providing REE and/or REE-related products and services. Your participation is vital to ensure a comprehensive dataset for the assessment.

Response Obligations

Your organization has been identified as a direct or indirect supplier of Rare Earth Elements or Rare Earth Element-related products or services and is required by federal law, under 50 U.S.C. App. Sec. 2155, to complete this survey within 30 calendar days. If your organization has multiple business units and/or facilities, each may have been contacted by BIS. If you have not already done so, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to (1) confirm receipt of this letter, (2) provide a point of contact, and (3) determine if any of your affiliated business units or facilities also received this mailing.

To begin, download the Microsoft Excel-formatted survey and corresponding instructions below.  

Rare Earth Survey (Excel)* │ Rare Earth Survey (PDF)*

Complete and submit the Excel version via email to BIS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. BIS will only accept Excel-formatted survey submissions. The PDF version is only a reference document for your organization's internal use and cannot be submitted in place of a completed Excel survey. If your organization utilizes a PDF version as a reference, the PDF document below contains the dropdown menu choices not visible in the PDF version of the survey template.

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*Note 1: Save a copy of the Excel survey to your computer before you make any inputs to the questionnaire.

*Note 2: If, when clicking on the above links, your computer does not ask if you want to download the file to your computer, right click on the link and select "Save As."

If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact the BIS survey support staff by either e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone at (202) 482-7808. E-mail is the preferred method of contact and will allow for a detailed response by BIS for your organization’s records

   
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