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Press Release | External | March 5, 2024

A federal criminal complaint was unsealed yesterday in the District of Arizona charging Abraham Chol Keech, 44, of Utah, and Peter Biar Ajak, 40, of Maryland, with conspiring to purchase and illegally export millions of dollars’ worth of fully automatic rifles...

  • South Sudan
  • Enforcement

Press Release | External | March 1, 2024

Defendant Participated in Overseas Illicit Procurement Network That, After Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine, Illegally Procured Large Quantities of Dual-Use, Military Grade Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) Micro-Displays for Russian End-Users

  • Russian Federation
  • Enforcement

Press Release | BIS | February 29, 2024

U.S. Department of Commerce Begins Regulatory Process to Consider National Security Risks Posed by ICTS Integral to Connected Vehicles 

The Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Seeks Information Regarding the Security of Connected Vehicles with PRC Technology in the U.S. 

  • China
  • Regulations

Press Release | BIS | February 26, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added two entities to the Entity List under seven entries for activities contrary to U.S. national security and foreign policy interests. One entity was found to have been involved in supporting online censorship and surveillance to target political actors and human rights activities, and the other is being added for diversion of U.S. items to an Entity Listed party. 

  • Entity List

Press Release | BIS | February 23, 2024

Two Years after Russia’s Full-Scale Invasion of Ukraine and Following Navalny’s Death, Commerce Adds 93 Entities to Entity List for Supporting War Effort, Updates High Priority Items List, and Releases Business Advisory with Interagency Partners.

  • Russian Federation

Press Release | BIS | February 22, 2024

One year ago, on February 16, 2023, the Departments of Justice and Commerce, alongside their partners at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Homeland Security Investigations, launched the Disruptive Technology Strike Force to fiercely protect advanced technology from being unlawfully acquired by foreign adversaries.  Together, the agencies that comprise the Strike Force have taken an all-tools approach to aggressively pursue enforcement actions agains

  • China
  • Russian Federation
  • Enforcement

Press Release | BIS | February 22, 2024

TOKYO, JAPAN – Today, Commerce and Industry Export Control Principals from the United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea (ROK) convened as a follow-up to the Commerce and Industry Ministerial initiative from the Trilateral Leaders’ Summit at Camp David last August. This meeting is the first in-person meeting of its kind under the trilateral relationship focused on further aligning export controls, enhancing our ability to effectively collaborate on shared priorities. The United States hosted the convening at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo.  

  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of

Press Release | BIS | February 20, 2024

Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement Matthew S. Axelrod of the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security was in Munich last week to participate in the 2024 Munich Security Conference, which brings together leaders from around the world to tackle current and future challenges to our global security. 

  • Germany
  • Enforcement

Press Release | External | February 12, 2024

Earlier today in federal court in Brooklyn, Kristina Puzyreva pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy for her role in a multimillion-dollar scheme to send components used in unnamed aerial vehicles (UAVs) and guided missile systems and other weapons to sanctioned entities in Russia. The components shipped in violation of export control and sanctions laws were later found in Russian weapons platforms and signals intelligence equipment in Ukraine.

  • Canada
  • Russian Federation
  • Ukraine
  • Enforcement

Press Release | External | February 12, 2024

The Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce ("BIS"), has notified Cargosave, Inc., of Jamaica, New York ("Cargosave"), of its intention to initiate an administrative proceeding against Cargosave pursuant to Section 766.3 of the Export Administration Regulations (the "Regulations"), through the issuance of a Proposed Charging Letter to Cargosave that alleges that Cargosave committed two violations of the Regulations...

  • Enforcement
  • Regulations
  • Export Violations