• Addition of Certain Persons and Revisions to Entries on the Entity List

    Addition of Certain Persons and Revisions to Entries on the Entity List

  • Seven People Charged With Conspiring to Steal Trade Secrets  For Benefit of Chinese Manufacturing Company

    Seven People Charged With Conspiring to Steal Trade Secrets For Benefit of Chinese Manufacturing Company

  • Due to unexpectedly high demand to testify at the May 24th Public Hearing on the effect of steel imports on the national security, BIS has reduced the time allotted to each speaker to five minutes and extended the hearing until 1:30pm.

    Due to unexpectedly high demand to testify at the May 24th Public Hearing on the effect of steel imports on the national security, BIS has reduced the time allotted to each speaker to five minutes and extended the hearing until 1:30pm.

  • BIS has updated the encryption section of its website to reflect the changes to the encryption regulations from September 2016. The encryption section of the website can be found here.

    BIS has updated the encryption section of its website to reflect the changes to the encryption regulations from September 2016. The encryption section of the website can be found here.

  • Notice on Procedures for Attending or Viewing Remotely the Public Hearing on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Steel

    Notice on Procedures for Attending or Viewing Remotely the Public Hearing on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Steel

  • NANTICOKE MAN INDICTED FOR EXPORT VIOLATIONS AND UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION

    NANTICOKE MAN INDICTED FOR EXPORT VIOLATIONS AND UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION

  • Singapore Man Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison For Plot Involving Exports to Iran of U.S. Components

    Singapore Man Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison For Plot Involving Exports to Iran of U.S. Components

  • Notice of Request for Public Comments and Public Hearing on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Aluminum

    Notice of Request for Public Comments and Public Hearing on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Aluminum

  • Chinese National Pleads Guilty To Attempting To Illegally Export High-Grade Carbon Fiber To China

    Chinese National Pleads Guilty To Attempting To Illegally Export High-Grade Carbon Fiber To China

  • Notice Request for Public Comments and Public Hearing on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Steel

    Notice Request for Public Comments and Public Hearing on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Steel

  • Support Document Requirements with Respect to Hong Kong - Updated FAQs

    Support Document Requirements with Respect to Hong Kong - Updated FAQs

  • Revision to an Entry on the Entity List

    Revision to an Entry on the Entity List

  • Removal of Certain Persons from the Entity List (RIN 0694-AH28) (final rule)

    Removal of Certain Persons from the Entity List (RIN 0694-AH28) (final rule)

  • Addition of Certain Persons and Revisions to Entries on the Entity List

    Addition of Certain Persons and Revisions to Entries on the Entity List

  • Seven People Charged With Conspiring to Steal Trade Secrets  For Benefit of Chinese Manufacturing Company

    Seven People Charged With Conspiring to Steal Trade Secrets For Benefit of Chinese Manufacturing Company

  • Due to unexpectedly high demand to testify at the May 24th Public Hearing on the effect of steel imports on the national security, BIS has reduced the time allotted to each speaker to five minutes and extended the hearing until 1:30pm.

    Due to unexpectedly high demand to testify at the May 24th Public Hearing on the effect of steel imports on the national security, BIS has reduced the time allotted to each speaker to five minutes and extended the hearing until 1:30pm.

  • BIS has updated the encryption section of its website to reflect the changes to the encryption regulations from September 2016. The encryption section of the website can be found here.

    BIS has updated the encryption section of its website to reflect the changes to the encryption regulations from September 2016. The encryption section of the website can be found here.

  • Notice on Procedures for Attending or Viewing Remotely the Public Hearing on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Steel

    Notice on Procedures for Attending or Viewing Remotely the Public Hearing on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Steel

  • NANTICOKE MAN INDICTED FOR EXPORT VIOLATIONS AND UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION

    NANTICOKE MAN INDICTED FOR EXPORT VIOLATIONS AND UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION

  • Singapore Man Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison For Plot Involving Exports to Iran of U.S. Components

    Singapore Man Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison For Plot Involving Exports to Iran of U.S. Components

  • Notice of Request for Public Comments and Public Hearing on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Aluminum

    Notice of Request for Public Comments and Public Hearing on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Aluminum

  • Chinese National Pleads Guilty To Attempting To Illegally Export High-Grade Carbon Fiber To China

    Chinese National Pleads Guilty To Attempting To Illegally Export High-Grade Carbon Fiber To China

  • Notice Request for Public Comments and Public Hearing on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Steel

    Notice Request for Public Comments and Public Hearing on Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Steel

  • Support Document Requirements with Respect to Hong Kong - Updated FAQs

    Support Document Requirements with Respect to Hong Kong - Updated FAQs

  • Revision to an Entry on the Entity List

    Revision to an Entry on the Entity List

  • Removal of Certain Persons from the Entity List (RIN 0694-AH28) (final rule)

    Removal of Certain Persons from the Entity List (RIN 0694-AH28) (final rule)

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Seminars (copy)

April 11-12, 2017 San Diego, CA

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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. 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 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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April 25-26, 2017 Portsmouth, NH

Portsmouth NHApril 25-26, 2017, 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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April 27, 2017 Portsmouth, NH

Portsmouth NHApril 27, 2017, How to Develop an Export Compliance Program

Developing and maintaining an export compliance program is highly recommended to ensure that export transactions comply with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and to prevent export control violations.  This one-day workshop provides an overview of the steps a company may take to implement an internal export management and compliance program.   Recommended prerequisite:  Essentials of U.S. Export Controls or Complying with U.S. Export Controls or equivalent experience.

 

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April 26-27, 2017 Sandy, UT

SKYLINE SALT LAKE CITY 01April 26-27, 2017, 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 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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May 3-4, 2017 Costa Mesa, CA

san diego ca May 3-4, 2017, 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. 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 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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May 23-24, 2017 Detroit, MI

Detroit IMG 0737 May 23-24, 2017, 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 25, 2017 Detroit, MI

Detroit IMG 0737 May 25, 2017, U.S. Munitions List to Commerce Control List

 

The U.S. Munitions List to Commerce Control List seminar will provide training by regulatory, compliance, and engineering staff from BIS on the key elements ranging from licensing issues to “specially designed” and license exceptions such as use of the Strategic Trade Authorization. The course will focus on new and different compliance requirements. This material will be useful to defense exporters with relatively limited exposure to the regulatory requirements of the Export Administration Regulations, and to exporters who now will be able to export U.S. military items without incurring International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) liability. Recommended prerequisite: Essentials of U.S. Export Controls or Complying with U.S. Export Controls or equivalent experience.  

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June 8-9, 2017 Seattle, WA

san diego ca June 8-9, 2017, 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 reexport 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 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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The kinds of information BIS collects

Automatic Collections - BIS Web servers automatically collect the following information:

  • The IP address of the computer from which you visit our sites and, if available, the domain name assigned to that IP address;
  • The type of browser and operating system used to visit our Web sites;
  • The date and time of your visit;
  • The Internet address of the Web site from which you linked to our sites; and
  • The pages you visit.
  • In addition, when you use our search tool our affiliate, USA.gov, automatically collects information on the search terms you enter. No personally identifiable information is collected by USA.gov.

This information is collected to enable BIS to provide better service to our users. The information is used only for aggregate traffic data and not used to track individual users. For example, browser identification can help us improve the functionality and format of our Web site.

Submitted Information: BIS collects information you provide through e-mail and Web forms. We do not collect personally identifiable information (e.g., name, address, phone number, e-mail address) unless you provide it to us. In all cases, the information collected is used to respond to user inquiries or to provide services requested by our users. Any information you provide to us through one of our Web forms is removed from our Web servers within seconds thereby increasing the protection for this information.

Privacy Act System of Records: Some of the information submitted to BIS may be maintained and retrieved based upon personal identifiers (name, e-mail addresses, etc.). In instances where a Privacy Act System of Records exists, information regarding your rights under the Privacy Act is provided on the page where this information is collected.

Consent to Information Collection and Sharing: All the information users submit to BIS is done on a voluntary basis. When a user clicks the "Submit" button on any of the Web forms found on BIS's sites, they are indicating they are aware of the BIS Privacy Policy provisions and voluntarily consent to the conditions outlined therein.

How long the information is retained: We destroy the information we collect when the purpose for which it was provided has been fulfilled unless we are required to keep it longer by statute, policy, or both. For example, under BIS's records retention schedule, any information submitted to obtain an export license must be retained for seven years.

How the information is used: The information BIS collects is used for a variety of purposes (e.g., for export license applications, to respond to requests for information about our regulations and policies, and to fill orders for BIS forms). We make every effort to disclose clearly how information is used at the point where it is collected and allow our Web site user to determine whether they wish to provide the information.

Sharing with other Federal agencies: BIS may share information received from its Web sites with other Federal agencies as needed to effectively implement and enforce its export control and other authorities. For example, BIS shares export license application information with the Departments of State, Defense, and Energy as part of the interagency license review process.

In addition, if a breach of our IT security protections were to occur, the information collected by our servers and staff could be shared with appropriate law enforcement and homeland security officials.

The conditions under which the information may be made available to the public: Information we receive through our Web sites is disclosed to the public only pursuant to the laws and policies governing the dissemination of information. For example, BIS policy is to share information which is of general interest, such as frequently asked questions about our regulations, but only after removing personal or proprietary data. However, information submitted to BIS becomes an agency record and therefore might be subject to a Freedom of Information Act request.

How e-mail is handled: We use information you send us by e-mail only for the purpose for which it is submitted (e.g., to answer a question, to send information, or to process an export license application). In addition, if you do supply us with personally identifying information, it is only used to respond to your request (e.g., addressing a package to send you export control forms or booklets) or to provide a service you are requesting (e.g., e-mail notifications). Information we receive by e-mail is disclosed to the public only pursuant to the laws and policies governing the dissemination of information. However, information submitted to BIS becomes an agency record and therefore might be subject to a Freedom of Information Act request.

The use of "cookies": BIS does not use "persistent cookies" or tracking technology to track personally identifiable information about visitors to its Web sites.

Information Protection: Our sites have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information on our Web sites. We also provide Secure Socket Layer protection for user-submitted information to our Web servers via Web forms. In addition, staff is on-site and continually monitor our Web sites for possible security threats.

Links to Other Web Sites: Some of our Web pages contain links to Web sites outside of the Bureau of Industry and Security, including those of other federal agencies, state and local governments, and private organizations. Please be aware that when you follow a link to another site, you are then subject to the privacy policies of the new site.

Privacy Impact Assessment: The purpose of a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is to ensure there is no collection, storage, access, use or dissemination of identifiable personal information (and for some organizations business information) that is not both needed and permitted.
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Further Information: If you have specific questions about BIS' Web information collection and retention practices, please use the form provided.

Policy Updated:  October 5th, 2016 10:00am

   
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