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  • Implementation

    Implementation of Sanctions: Burma

  • Public

    Public comments posted for Section 232 4th interim final rule

  • U.S.

    U.S. Commerce Department Restricts Licensing of Sensitive Exports to Burma’s Military and Security Services in Response to the Recent Military Coup

  • New

    New Online Training Video: How to Successfully Apply for Licenses for Biological Items

  • Princeton

    Princeton University Resolves Allegations of Export Law Violations with Administrative Settlement

  • Chinese

    Chinese National Charged with Criminal Conspiracy To Export US Power Amplifiers to China

  • Department

    Department of Commerce Takes Action against Avnet Asia for Involvement in Illegally Transshipping Sensitive U.S. Commodities to China and Iran

  • BIS

    BIS Imposes Administrative Penalties for Submission of False or Misleading Export Information Involving Russia

  • DOC

    DOC Releases BIS Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2020

  • Implementation

    Implementation in the Export Administration Regulations of the United States’ Rescission of Sudan’s Designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

  • Sudan

    Sudan SSOT Rescission FAQs


    REVISION: MEU Question Concerning National Police

  • Removal

    Removal from the Export Administration Regulations of Sudan’s Designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

  • Expansion

    Expansion of End-use/user Controls and Activities of U.S. Persons effective on 3/16/21, comments due 3/1/21

  • Commerce

    Commerce Department Implements Rescission of Sudan as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

  • Entity

    Entity List and MEU List final rule on public display and effective on 1/14/21

  • Three

    Three Charged with Illegally Exporting Goods to Iran

  • Change

    Change to License Review Policy for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) final rule published 1/12/21

  • "Commerce Control List: Clarifications to the Scope of Export Control Classification Number 1C991 to Reflect Decisions Adopted at the June 2019 Australia Group Plenary Meeting" (RIN 0694-AI09)

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Complying with U.S. Export Controls Virtual Seminar March 2-5, 2021

BIS Logo 01042012 72dpi CopyMarch 2-5, 2021 Complying with U.S. Export Controls


In partnership with the World Trade Center Denver 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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John D. Sonderman

John Sonderman is the Director of the Office of Export Enforcement, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), US Department of Commerce. He supervises OEE's investigative and national security programs. Mr. Sonderman has been with BIS since 1997.

Prior to joining BIS, he worked for the Office of Defense Trade Controls at the U.S. Department of State.

Mr. Sonderman holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree from the American University in Washington, D.C. He has received five Department of Commerce Gold Medal awards and two National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citations. Mr. Sonderman was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2011.


Norma J. Curtis

Norma Curtis is the Assistant Director for Investigative Programs for the Office of Export Enforcement, Bureau of Industry and Security, US Department of Commerce. She supervises OEE's investigative programs.

Ms. Curtis has been with the Department of Commerce since 1987 and a Special Agent with BIS since 1996.

Ms. Curtis holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia. She has received four Department of Commerce medals, and is the recipient of the Department of Justice Office of the United States Attorney award.


Ahmed Salem

Ahmed Salem is the Assistant Director of the National Security Programs Division of the Office of Export Enforcement, Bureau of Industry and Security, US Department of Commerce. He supervises national security programs and operations for OEE. Mr. Salem joined BIS in 2015.

Prior to joining BIS, Mr. Salem served as Supervisory Special Agent, Threat Management Branch Chief with the Federal Protective Service, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He also served as a Task Force Officer on the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force. Additionally, Mr. Salem served as a Supervisory Intelligence Analyst with the FBI as well as serving as the Deputy Desk Chief for Middle East / Counterterrorism Desk for the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

Prior to federal law enforcement, Mr. Salem served in the U.S. Army, as a Supervisory Counterintelligence Special Agent, where he Supervised Counterintelligence Agents performing Counterintelligence / Human Intelligence operations in Iraq.

Mr. Salem holds a Bachelor's degree from the American Military University and is also a graduate of the FBI Executive Development Institute.


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