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Publication Date

Effective Date

(if not date of publication)

End of Comment Period Federal Register Citation Title of Federal Register
2/01/2023  1/31/2023     88 FR 6621  Additions to the Entity List for the EAR files
1/18/2023  1/17/2023     88 FR 2821  Implementation of Additional Export Controls: Certain Advanced Computing and Semiconductor Manufacturing Items; Supercomputer and Semiconductor End Use; Entity List Modification; Updates to the Controls to Add Macau
1/17/2023    88 FR 2507  Implementation of Australia Group Decisions from 2021 and 2022 Virtual Meetings: Controls on Marine Toxins, Plant Pathogens and Biological Equipment

 

 


                             

2/01/2023

88 FR 6621

Additions to the Entity List, effective January 31, 2023

In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding seven entities to the Entity List.  These seven entities, listed under the destination of Iran, have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States for contributing to Russia’s military and defense industrial base.  They are being added to the Entity List with application of the Russia/Belarus-Military End User Foreign Direct Product rule.

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1/18/2023

87 FR 2821

Implementation of Additional Export Controls: Certain Advanced Computing and Semiconductor Manufacturing Items; Supercomputer and Semiconductor End Use; Entity List Modification; Updates to the Controls to Add Macau, effective January 17, 2023

On October 7, 2022, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) put on public display the interim final rule, Implementation of Additional Export Controls: Certain Advanced Computing and Semiconductor Manufacturing Items; Supercomputer and Semiconductor End Use; Entity List Modification (October 7 advanced computing and semiconductor manufacturing equipment rule) (87 FR 62186), which amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement necessary controls on advanced computing integrated circuits (ICs), computer commodities that contain such ICs, and certain semiconductor manufacturing items, and to make other changes to the EAR to ensure that appropriate controls are in place for these items, including specific activities of “U.S. persons.”  This rule makes an initial update to the controls to more effectively achieve the policy objectives identified in the October 7 advanced computing and semiconductor manufacturing equipment rule by adding the same controls implemented on China in that rule to Macau.  These changes are informed by BIS’s reviews of the October 7 advanced computing and semiconductor manufacturing equipment rule and of the questions that BIS has received since October 7, 2022.  The comment period on the advanced computing rule was originally scheduled to close on December 12, 2022 but, in a rule published on December 7, 2022 (87 FR 74966), BIS extended it to close on January 31, 2023.  The public may submit comments on the controls in the October 7 advanced computing and semiconductor manufacturing equipment rule, which BIS is extending to Macau in this rule.  BIS intends to publish a subsequent rule to respond to the comments received, including making updates to the controls included in the October 7 advanced computing and semiconductor manufacturing equipment rule.

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1/17/2023

87 FR 2507

Implementation of Australia Group Decisions from 2021 and 2022 Virtual Meetings: Controls on Marine Toxins, Plant Pathogens and Biological Equipment

Summary: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) publishes this final rule to amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to reflect decisions made at the November 2021 and March 2022 Australia Group (AG) Virtual Implementation Meetings and the AG Plenary Meeting held in July 2022. The amendments include revisions to certain Export Control Classification Numbers to clarify the controls on genetic elements and genetically modified organisms and the scope of the exclusion that applies to medical isolators “specially designed” for barrier nursing or transportation of infected patients; and makes clarifications by adding four naturally occurring, dual-use marine toxins (specifically, brevetoxins, gonyautoxins, nodularins and palytoxin) and removing cholera toxin. The addition of these four toxins is consistent with Section 1758 of the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (ECRA) regarding emerging and foundational technologies. Finally, this rule also includes amendments to reflect the AG Plenary updates to the nomenclature of certain bacteria and fungi, and the clarification of the definition of “disinfected” as it applies to certain biological equipment.

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