• Control

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  • Request

    Request for Comments on Future Extensions of Temporary General License (TGL) Comment period extended to April 22

  • Entity

    Entity List final rule published 3/16/20 (85 FR 14794)

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  • Temporary

    Temporary General License: Extension of Validity final rule on public display and effective 3/10/20

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    Tennessee Man Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Goods from the United States to Iran

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    Notice of Court Order - March 6, 2020

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    BIS Guidance on Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

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  • 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)

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    Cuba: Restricting Additional Exports and Reexports

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Events

April 15-16, 2020 Harrisburg, PA

Postponed

The health, safety, and wellbeing of our team and all Americans is our top priority.  We have been closely monitoring the updates about the COVID-19 coronavirus.  Out of an abundance of caution, BIS has decided to postpone the “Complying with Export Controls” seminar in Harrisburg, PA on April 15-16, 2020.  We are grateful to our co-sponsor for this event, the World Trade Center Harrisburg, and appreciate all of the effort membership put into preparations.  

As BIS places a high value on the benefits of export control outreach education and interaction with our stakeholders, we aim to reschedule the seminar in the near future.  We will announce the date and details of the program as they become available.    

For more information on coronavirus, please visit: cdc.gov/covid19.

 

April 28 - 29 Irvine, CA

irvine caApril 28-29, 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 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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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

Charleston SC IMG 1082

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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May 27-28, 2020 Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale AZ 1May 27-28, 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 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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June 4-5, 2020 Seattle, WA

Seattle WAJune 4-5, 2020 Seattle, WA

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 under these regulations.  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 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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June 23-24, 2020 Boston, MA

Boston Seminar June 2020June 23-24, 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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June 25, 2020 Boston, MA

Boston Seminar June 2020June 25, 2020 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, 2017 revised Export Compliance Guidelines to assist in developing your compliance program.  Recommended prerequisite:  Essentials of U.S. Export Controls or Complying with U.S. Export Controls or equivalent experience.
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July 14-15, 2020 Louisville, KY

louisville kyJuly 14-15, 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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Locate an OEE Field Office | Antiboycott Advice Line

Things to look for in export transactions!

U.S. manufacturers, exporters, and shippers are in an excellent position to spot potential illegal export activity. They may well be the first parties contacted by Weapons of Mass Destruction proliferators, terrorist support organizations, and illicit procurement networks/front companies trying to acquire U.S.-origin items.

You can avoid becoming involved in potential export violations by following the Know Your Customer, Red Flags, and other compliance guidance found in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and on this website.

BIS's Office of Export Enforcement (OEE) is very interested in working with you in instances in which you encounter suspicious inquiries or transactions which may violate the EAR. The information you can provide may well help OEE identify and build cases against export violators involved in proliferation, terrorism, and other illicit activities.

If you are asked to participate in a transaction that you believe may be a violation of the EAR, you are encouraged to contact one of our OEE offices immediately, or to use the Confidential Lead/Tip Form to submit a confidential tip. Please note that use of the Confidential Lead/Tip Form will not generate an automatic return e-mail to you. The information you submit will remain confidential.

BIS also actively works to ensure that parties to U.S. transactions do not participate in the Arab boycott of Israel. If you are being asked to participate in the Arab boycott of Israel, or if you are being asked questions such as:

  • "What are the nationalities of the members of your Board of Directors?"
  • "Is your firm related to the ABCXYZ company?"
  • "Will you send us a list of your proposed suppliers?"

then it is possible you are being asked to engage in the Arab boycott. Any response you make to these types of questions, regardless of whether the answer is a “yes” or a “no,” may be a violation of the U.S. Department of Commerce's antiboycott regulations. You may be required to report the boycott requests you receive.

Before you respond to such questions, you are encouraged to call BIS’s Office of Antiboycott Compliance Advice Line immediately. The advice line duty officer will assist you in determining your reporting requirements. Callers to the BIS Advice Line may remain anonymous if they wish.

          Office of Export Enforcement Field Offices

Boston
Field Office

Office of Export Enforcement
Room 350 
10 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02222

Phone: 617-565-6030
Fax:    617-565-6039

Chicago
Field Office

Office of Export Enforcement
One Oakbrook Terrace, Suite 804
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Phone: 603-705-7010
Fax: 630-424-0118

Dallas
Field Office

Office of Export Enforcement
Room 622
525 Griffin Street
Dallas, TX 75202

Phone: 214-767-9294
Fax: 214-767-9299

Houston Resident Office

Office of Export Enforcement
Suite 250
15355 Vantage Parkway West
Houston, TX 77032

Phone: 281-372-7130
Fax: 281-590-3931

Los Angeles
Field Office

Office of Export Enforcement
Suite 310
2601 Main Street
Irvine, CA 92614

Phone: 949-251-9001
Fax: 949-251-9103

Miami
Field Office

Office of Export Enforcement
Suite 2060
200 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone: 954-356-7540
Fax: 954-356-7549

Atlanta Resident Office Office of Export Enforcement
Suite 140383
860 Johnson Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: 404-670-0255

New York
Field Office

Office of Export Enforcement
Suite 104
1200 South Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314

Phone: 718-370-0070
Fax: 718-370-0826

San Jose
Field Office

Office of Export Enforcement
Suite 725
160 W. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Phone: 408-291-4204
Fax: 408-291-4320

Portland Resident Office Office of Export Enforcement
Suite 606
620 SW Main Street
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503-326-3110
Fax: 503-326-3180

Washington
Field Office

Office of Export Enforcement
Suite 1125
381 Elden Street
Herndon, VA 22151

Phone: 703-487-9300
Fax: 703-487-9463

          Office of Antiboycott Compliance

Advice Line Phone: 202-482-2381
Fax: 202-482-0913
   

 

Website notice:

The health, safety, and wellbeing of our team and all Americans is our top priority. We have been closely monitoring the updates about the COVID-19 coronavirus. Out of an abundance of caution, BIS has decided to postpone the “Complying with Export Controls” seminar in Harrisburg, PA on April 15-16, 2020. We are grateful to our co-sponsor for this event, the World Trade Center Harrisburg, and appreciate all of the effort membership put into preparations.

As BIS places a high value on the benefits of export control outreach education and interaction with our stakeholders, we aim to reschedule the seminar in the near future. We will announce the date and details of the program as they become available.  

For more information on coronavirus, please visit: cdc.gov/covid19.

 

   
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