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Federal Register Notice | External | January 15, 2021

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Department of Commerce, is issuing this interim final rule to implement the provisions of the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 by: imposing additional license requirements under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country), as well as specific...

Federal Register Notice | External | January 12, 2021

Consistent with President Donald J. Trump's July 24, 2020 announcement of a change in U.S. policy regarding the export of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) licensing review policy with respect to certain UAS that are controlled for Missile Technology...

Federal Register Notice | External | January 7, 2021

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) publishes this final rule to amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to clarify the scope of the export controls that apply to certain vaccines and medical products, consistent with the release (i.e., exclusion) notes contained in the Australia Group (AG) ``Human and Animal Pathogens and Toxins...

Federal Register Notice | External | December 28, 2020

In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to revise the Country Group designations for Ukraine, Mexico and Cyprus. Specifically, in this rule, BIS moves Ukraine from Country Group D to Country Group B and adds Mexico and Cyprus in Country Group A:6. This rule also includes...

Federal Register Notice | External | December 23, 2020

In this rule the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to remove the People's Republic of China (PRC or China) Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong from the list of destinations in the EAR. The amendments implement Sections 2 and 3 of Executive Order 13936 of July 14, 2020, in response to...

Federal Register Notice | External | December 14, 2020

This interim final rule revises aspects of the process for requesting exclusions from the duties and quantitative limitations on imports of aluminum and steel discussed in three previous Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') interim final rules implementing the exclusion process authorized by the President under Section 232 of the Trade...

Federal Register Notice | External | December 4, 2020

In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by making corrections to address errors that were inadvertently introduced with the September 11, 2020, Federal Register publication of ``Wassenaar Arrangement 2018 Plenary Decisions Implementation; and Other Revisions Related to National...

Federal Register Notice | External | November 18, 2020

In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is amending and clarifying certain provisions of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to promote compliance with existing EAR requirements and implement the export enforcement portions of the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (ECRA). ECRA affirmed existing authorities under the...

Federal Register Notice | External | November 6, 2020

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Department of Commerce, maintains controls on the export, reexport and transfer (in- country) of dual-use items and less sensitive military items through the Export Administration Regulations, including the Commerce Control List (CCL). Certain items that could be of potential concern for export control...

Federal Register Notice | External | October 13, 2020

This temporary final rule establishes procedures to grant relief from the quantitative limitation applicable to certain steel articles for Brazil for parties with preexisting contracts that meet specified criteria as authorized by the President as part of the action he took to adjust imports under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962,...