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Press Release | External | December 8, 2023

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia announced today the seizure of three domains used by Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs), Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs), and their members associated with Lebanese Hizballah.

  • Lebanon
  • Enforcement

Press Release | External | December 6, 2023

A federal indictment was unsealed Tuesday in the District of Oregon charging a Belgian national in connection with the export of sensitive, military-grade technology from the United States to end users in the People’s Republic of China.

  • Réunion
  • Russian Federation
  • Enforcement

Press Release | External | December 6, 2023

In two separate indictments unsealed yesterday, Hans Maria De Geetere, 61, of Knokke-Heist, Belgium, is charged with crimes related to a years-long scheme to unlawfully export sensitive, military-grade technology from the United States to end users located in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Russian Federation.

  • Belgium
  • China
  • Russian Federation
  • Enforcement

Press Release | BIS | December 6, 2023

The U.S. Commerce Department adds 42 entities, involving Russia, Iran, and China, to the Entity List for unlawfully acquiring U.S. military technology. The action is in support of Ukraine against Russia's military actions.

  • Armenia
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • China
  • Cyprus
  • Germany
  • Kazakhstan
  • Russian Federation
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Entity List
  • Enforcement

Press Release | BIS | November 21, 2023

The BIS adds Aerofalcon S.L., Novax Group S.A., Zero Waste Global SA, and Si2Microsystems Private Limited to the Entity List for activities against U.S. national security and foreign policy interests, related to circumventing sanctions against Venezuela and Russia.

  • Ecuador
  • Panama
  • Russian Federation
  • Ukraine
  • Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
  • Entity List
  • Enforcement
  • Regulations

Press Release | BIS | November 6, 2023

The U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security issues a Temporary Denial Order against seven individuals and three companies for illegally exporting dual-use electronics with military applications to Russia.

  • Russian Federation
  • Know your customer
  • Enforcement

Press Release | BIS | November 6, 2023

Bureau of Industry and Security and FinCEN Issue Joint Notice and New Key Term for
Reporting Evasion of U.S. Export Controls Globally

  • Russian Federation
  • Ukraine
  • Enforcement

Press Release | BIS | November 3, 2023

Forta LLC, a Pennsylvania company, faces a $44,750 penalty from the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security for violating antiboycott regulations. The settlement highlights the importance of antiboycott compliance programs for all companies.

  • Enforcement
  • Export Violations

Press Release | BIS | November 3, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C-- Today, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced the imposition of a civil penalty of $44,750 against Forta LLC (Forta), a manufacturer of synthetic reinforcement fibers, located in Grove City, Pennsylvania, to resolve three violations of the antiboycott provisions of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR, 15 C.F.R. parts 730-774) (antiboycott regulations), as alleged in BIS’s Proposed Charging Letter (PCL).

  • Enforcement
  • Export Violations