• (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 SECURITY
Friday, February 3, 2012 Office of Public Affairs
www.bis.doc.gov 202-482-2721

THREE COMPANIES SETTLE ANTIBOYCOTT CHARGES

U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, Bureau of Industry and Security, David W. Mills announced today that three companies agreed to pay a total of $ 35,200 in civil penalties to settle allegations that each violated the antiboycott provisions of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The companies are: Weiss-Rohlig USA LLC, JAS Forwarding (USA) Inc. (Los Angeles), and Rexnord Industries LLC.

Case summaries and additional information:

Weiss-Rohlig USA LLC (W-R), located in Cranford, NJ, has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $8,000 to settle two allegations that it violated the antiboycott provisions of the EAR. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), through its Office of Antiboycott Compliance (OAC), alleged that during the year 2006, in connection with transactions involving the sale and/or transfer of goods or services (including information) from the United States to Kuwait, W-R on one occasion, furnished prohibited information in a statement regarding the blacklist status of the carrying vessel, in violation of the antiboycott provisions of the EAR and, on one occasion, failed to report to the Department of Commerce the receipt of a request to engage in a restrictive trade practice or boycott, as required by the EAR. Further information is available at: http://efoia.bis.doc.gov/antiboycott/violations/tocantiboycott.html

JAS Forwarding (USA) Inc. (Los Angeles) (JAS) has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $ 19,200 to settle three allegations that it violated the antiboycott provisions of the EAR. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), through its Office of Antiboycott Compliance (OAC), alleged that during the year 2006, in connection with transactions involving the sale and/or transfer of goods or services (including information) from the United States to Lebanon and Kuwait, JAS, on three occasions, furnished prohibited information in statements certifying that the goods were neither of Israeli origin nor contained Israeli materials and in a statement regarding the blacklist status of the insurance company. Further information is available at: http://efoia.bis.doc.gov/antiboycott/violations/tocantiboycott.html

Rexnord Industries LLC (Rexnord), located in Milwaukee, WI, has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $ 8,000 to settle five allegations that it violated the antiboycott provisions of the EAR. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), through its Office of Antiboycott Compliance (OAC), alleged that during the years 2007 through 2009, in connection with transactions involving the sale and/or transfer of goods or services (including information) from the United States to Qatar, Pakistan and Bangladesh, Rexnord, on one occasion, furnished prohibited information in a statement certifying that the goods were neither of Israeli origin nor contained Israeli materials and, on four occasions, failed to report to the Department of Commerce the receipt of a request to engage in a restrictive trade practice or boycott, as required by the EAR. Rexnord voluntarily disclosed the transactions to BIS. Further information is available at: http://efoia.bis.doc.gov/antiboycott/violations/tocantiboycott.html

BACKGROUND

The antiboycott provisions of the EAR prohibit US persons from taking certain actions with intent to comply with, further or support unsanctioned foreign boycotts, including furnishing information about business relationships with or in a boycotted country or with blacklisted persons. In addition, the EAR requires that persons report their receipt of certain boycott requests to the Department of Commerce. For more information, please visit BIS’ Online Training Room at http://www.bis.doc.gov/seminarsandtraining/seminar-training.htm or contact the OAC Advice Line at (202) 482.2381.

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