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Federal Register Notice | External | April 22, 2024

In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) makes changes to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to expand the scope of items that require a license for export and reexport to Iran; this rule also expands the scope of the Russia/Belarus/ Temporarily occupied Crimea region of Ukraine Foreign Direct Product (FDP) rule and...

Press Release | BIS | April 18, 2024

In response to Iran’s unprecedented air attack on Israel, and its continued military cooperation with Russia, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is imposing additional controls to further restrict Iran’s access to low-level technologies, such as basic commercial grade microelectronics. Today’s action will cut off a wider range of items from reaching Iran’s arsenal – including items manufactured outside the U.S. that are produced using U.S. technology.

  • Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Russian Federation
  • Ukraine

Press Release | BIS | April 18, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an interim final rule significantly reducing licensing requirements for Australia and the United Kingdom (UK) to foster defense trade and technological innovation. BIS anticipates these changes will reduce licensing burdens for trade with Australia and the UK by over 1,800 total licenses valued at over $7.5 billion per year. 

  • Australia
  • United Kingdom

Press Release | External | April 15, 2024

A Pennsylvania man was sentenced today to 70 years in prison for torturing an Estonian citizen in 2015 in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and for the illegal export of weapons parts and related services.

  • Iraq
  • Enforcement

Federal Register Notice | External | April 11, 2024

In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding 11 entries to the Entity List, under the destinations of the Peoples Republic of China (China) (6), the Russian Federation (Russia) (3), and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) (2). These entities have been determined by the U.S....

  • China
  • Russian Federation
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Entity List
  • Regulations

Press Release | BIS | April 11, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added 11 entities to the Entity List for activities contrary to U.S. national security and foreign policy interests. The 11 entities are under the destinations of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) (6), Russia (3), and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) (2).

Four entities were added for support for the PRC’s military modernization efforts; Two of these four also supported Military-Intelligence End Users through the acquisition of U.S.-origin items.

  • China
  • Russian Federation
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Entity List
  • Enforcement

Press Release | External | April 5, 2024

Defendants Orchestrated More Than $4.5 Million in Unlawful Transactions, Sold Sensitive Aircraft Parts to Russian Companies

  • Russian Federation
  • Enforcement

Federal Register Notice | External | April 4, 2024

On October 25, 2023, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register the interim final rules (IFR), "Export Controls on Semiconductor Manufacturing Items" (SME IFR) and "Implementation of Additional Export Controls: Certain Advanced Computing Items; Supercomputer and Semiconductor End Use; Updates and Corrections"...

  • China

Press Release | External | March 29, 2024

In a superseding indictment returned by a grand jury, a citizen of the Republic of Latvia is charged with crimes related to a years-long conspiracy to sell sophisticated avionics equipment to Russian companies, in violation of U.S. export laws. The defendant is the third to be arrested and charged in connection with the conspiracy led by a Kansas company and two U.S. nationals.

  • Latvia
  • Russian Federation