• (8/2/2021)

    (8/2/2021) : Publication of a Report on the Effect of Imports of Uranium on the National Security: An Investigation Conducted Under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as Amended published 8/2/21

  • (7/30/2021)

    (7/30/2021) : Iranian National Charged with Illegally Exporting Laboratory Equipment to Iran

  • (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

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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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U.S. Department of Justice For Immediate Release: October 18, 2012
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TAMPA MAN SENTENCED FOR EXPORTING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

WORTH OF COMPUTER EQUIPMENT TO IRAN

Tampa, Florida - U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington sentenced Mohammad Reza "Ray" Hajian (57, Tampa) today to 4 years in federal prison for conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Iranian Transaction Regulations.  The court also ordered Hajian to serve a one-year term of supervised release, upon his release from prison, and to forfeit $10 million, which are traceable to proceeds of the offense. 

Hajian pleaded guilty on July 11, 2012.  Three of his companies, RH International LLC, Nexiant LLC, and P & P Computers LLC, also pleaded guilty on the same date.

According to court documents, between 2003 and the fall of 2011, Hajian conspired with others to unlawfully export sophisticated, enterprise level computer and related equipment from the United States to Iran, in violation of the U.S. embargo.  In an effort to conceal their activities, Hajian and his co-conspirators caused the shipments of computers and related equipment, as well as the payments for the same, to travel to and from the United States and Iran through the United Arab Emirates.  Hajian and his co-conspirators communicated with each other via e-mail. They employed fake identities, fake end-users, and coded language in order to mask the true nature of their activities.  Hajian shipped approximately $14.85 million worth of computer and related equipment during the conspiracy.

“The magnitude and scope of the threats facing the United States has never been greater than today, and that’s why Homeland Security Investigations investigates individuals who try to export sensitive technologies to hostile nations,” said Sue McCormick, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations Tampa. “Homeland Security Investigations takes pride in protecting our country, and today’s sentencing is the latest example of our effective investigative efforts.”

"Today's sentencing demonstrates the ongoing cooperation with our federal law enforcement partners  to prevent  U.S. technology from falling into the wrong hands.  In this case, a key Iranian procurement network which could have been damaging to U.S. national security was shut down," said Robert Luzzi, Special Agent-in-Charge of the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security's Office of Export Enforcement Miami Field Office. "Parties who conspire to export to embargoed destinations such as Iran will be pursued and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Export Enforcement.  It was prosecuted by U.S. Department of Justice Trial Attorney Mariclaire Rourke and Assistant United States Attorney Rachelle DesVaux Bedke.

   
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