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Special Issues

  • Firearms Rule

    On April 30, 2024, BIS will publish an interim final rule (IFR) updating the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to enhance the control structure for firearms and related items under BIS’s jurisdiction. The April 2024 IFR, which will be effective on May 30, 2024, includes, among other updates, revised license review policies for firearms and related items.

  • Commerce Strengthens Restrictions on Advanced Computing Semiconductors, Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment, and Supercomputing Items to Countries of Concern

    Updates to Modify and Reinforce Restrictions Initially Released on October 7, 2022, to Address National Security Concerns Posed by PRC Military Modernization