• Category

    Category I-III (firearms) final rule published 01/23/2020 (85 FR 4136)

  • FIVE

    FIVE MEN INDICTED FOR OPERATING AN INTERNATIONAL PROCUREMENT NETWORK TO EXPORT GOODS FROM THE UNITED STATES TO PAKISTAN’S NUCLEAR PROGRAM

  • Addition

    Addition of Software Specially Designed to Automate the Analysis of Geospatial Imagery to the Export Control Classification Number 0Y521 Series, published 01/06/20 (85 FR 459)

  • On

    On December 13, 2019, Deputy Assistant Secretary Borman participated in the European Union Export Control Forum in Brussels, Belgium

  • Temporary

    Temporary General License: Extension of Validity, effective November 18, 2019

  • Entity

    Entity List final rule published 11/13/19 (84 FR 61538)

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    Cuba: Restricting Additional Exports and Reexports

  • Entity

    Entity List final rule published 10/09/19 (84 FR 54002)

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    Iranian Citizen Sentenced For Conspiring To Facilitate The Illegal Export Of Technology To Iran

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    On December 13, 2019, Deputy Assistant Secretary Borman participated in the European Union Export Control Forum in Brussels, Belgium

  • Luthmann

    Luthmann Sentencing Press Release

  • Huawei

    Huawei Entity Listing Temporary General License Extension FAQs

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    Huawei Entity Listing FAQs

  • BIS

    BIS Publishes Due Diligence Guidance Concerning Exports, Reexports, and Transfers (In-Country) to Pakistan

  • Iranian

    Iranian Businessman Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Violate U.S. Sanctions By Exporting Carbon Fiber From The United States To Iran

  • Man

    Man Taken into Custody after Being Charged with Illegally Exporting Prohibited Manufacturing Equipment to Iran

  • Huawei

    Huawei Affiliates Entity List rule on public display and effective 8/19/19

  • Temporary

    Temporary General License rule on public display and effective 8/19/19

  • Iranian

    Iranian Citizen Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Facilitate the Illegal Export of Technology to Iran

  • Entity

    Entity List final rule published 8/14/19 (84 FR 40237)

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February 19-20, 2020 San Diego, CA

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Complying with U.S. Export Controls

This two-day 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. We will focus on what items and activities are subject to the EAR; steps to take to determine the export licensing requirements for your item; how to determine your export control classification number (ECCN); when you can export or re-export without applying for a license; export clearance procedures and record keeping requirements; Export Management Compliance Program (EMCP) concepts; and real life examples in applying this information. Presenters will conduct a number of "hands-on" exercises that will prepare you to apply the regulations to your own company's export activities. This one-of-a-kind program is well suited for those who need a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the EAR. Continuing legal education credit (MCLE) is available, and varies with the length of each seminar, for California State Bar members.

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February 25-26, 2020 San Antonio, TX

San Antonio_TXFebruary 25-26, Complying with U.S. Export Controls

This two-day 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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April 1-2, 2020 Los Angeles, CA

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The Export Control Forum will return to Southern California this Spring with a full agenda dedicated to recent developments in the export control field. This day-and-a-half conference will provide a convenient, West Coast alternative to the Annual Conference on Export Controls that BIS has conducted in Washington, D.C. for 30 years. This year’s Forum will feature numerous regulatory, policy, licensing and enforcement experts from the principal U.S. export control agencies. As in years past, the event will include a networking opportunity at the close of the first day, where participants may interact with the speakers and other attendees in a more congenial environment. For those interested in showcasing their products or services, the conference will also offer the opportunity to be an exhibitor, facilitating your ability to reach many of the most experienced professionals in the field. We truly look forward to presenting this event on the West Coast and hope to see you there!

For the latest information on the content of the Export Control Forum, please contact the BIS Western Regional Office at 949-660-0144 or 408-998-8806.

The Export Control Forum details the significant changes that have recently occurred and offers a “look ahead” for developments you can expect in the future.  It is not a basic, “how-to” course.  If you are new to the export control arena, we encourage you to attend one of the many “Complying with U.S. Export Controls” seminars BIS offers throughout the country.  Those events cover the Export Administration Regulations in a step-by-step manner, enabling you to understand and comply with relevant export controls.
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April 15-16, 2020 Harrisburg, PA

April 15-16, 2020 Complying with U.S. Export Controls

This two-day 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. 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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May 19-20, 2020 Charleston, SC

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May 19-20, Charleston, SC

Complying with U.S. Export Controls

This two-day 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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May 21, 2020 Charleston, SC

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May 21, Charleston, SC

How to Build an Export Compliance Program

How to Build an Export Compliance Program is a one-day workshop that provides an overview of the steps a company may take to implement an internal Export Compliance Program.  Developing and maintaining an export compliance program is highly recommended to ensure that export transactions comply with the EAR, and to prevent export control violations.  Agenda topics include guidance on how to establish an Export Compliance Program, strategies to enhance your company’s compliance program, how to avoid common compliance errors, and how to build a solid framework for your company’s compliance program.  This program includes small group discussion, hands-on exercises, and compliance peer networking, and provides a written example of an export compliance program as well as the Office of Exporter Services January, 2018 revised Export Compliance Guidelines to assist in developing your compliance program.  Recommended prerequisite:  Complying with U.S. Export Controls or equivalent experience.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BUREAU OF INDUSTRY AND SECURITY
Tuesday, May 20 2014
Office of Congressional and Public Affairs
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U.A.E. Freight Forwarder Agrees to Pay $125,000 Penalty in Connection with
Export and Reexport of Monitoring Devices to Syria

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) today announced that Aramex Emirates, LLC, located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), has agreed to pay a $125,000 civil penalty in connection with the unlicensed export and reexport to Syria, via the U.A.E., of network devices and software without the required BIS licenses.

"Today’s settlement shows the importance of compliance with U.S. law by foreign freight forwarders handling items subject to U.S. export controls," said Under Secretary of Commerce Eric L. Hirschhorn in announcing the settlement. "The items in question could be used by the Syrian government to monitor Internet activity and block pro-democracy websites as part of its brutal crackdown against the Syrian people."

BIS alleged that in December 2010, and again in February 2011, Aramex facilitated the unlicensed export or reexport of network devices and software to Syria, via the U.A.E., without the required BIS licenses. The network devices and software are used to monitor and control web traffic. Aramex Emirates agreed to receive the two shipments from another freight forwarder in the U.A.E. and, following receipt of the items, forwarded them from the U.A.E to Syria.

Aramex’s cargo system team in the U.A.E., including employees involved in the transactions, were specifically advised of U.S. sanctions against Syria and instructed not to move U.S. products to Syria in an October 20, 2009, company-wide circular entitled "Exporting US-made Products to Countries under the U.S.A. Trade Ban." Aramex fully cooperated with investigators and as a result received a reduced penalty.

Today’s announcement is related to an April 24, 2013, enforcement action where Computerlinks FZCO, of Dubai, U.A.E., agreed to pay a $2.8 million civil penalty to BIS and conduct external audits covering a three-year period to settle charges that it committed three evasion violations of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for some of the same transactions.

BIS controls exports and reexports of 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 EAR. For more information, please visit www.bis.doc.gov.

 

   
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