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Press Release | BIS | September 28, 2023

The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) today announced new best practice guidance for industry to help prevent items that are considered the most significant to Russian weaponry requirements from being diverted for use in Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine.

  • Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
  • Russian Federation
  • Ukraine
  • Enforcement

Press Release | BIS | September 26, 2023

The US, along with Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK, has issued joint guidance to identify and prevent diversion of high-priority items critical to Russian weapons systems. This collaborative effort reinforces the commitment to disrupt Russia's attempts to circumvent export controls and highlights the role of industry in defending against illicit acquisitions related to Russia's aggression in Ukraine.

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Russian Federation
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Enforcement

Press Release | BIS | September 25, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) released a rule adding 28 entities to the Entity List, 11 of which are based in the People’s Republic of China (China), 5 in Russia, 5 in Pakistan, along with others located in Finland, Oman, Germany, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The entities listed in today’s action were added to the Entity List for having been involved, being involved, or posing a significant risk of being or becoming involved in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy of the United States.

  • China
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Russian Federation
  • United Arab Emirates

Press Release | External | September 22, 2023

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will hold the 2023 Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy on Tuesday, November 28 – Thursday, November 30, 2023. This 36th annual conference will be offered in-person at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. It will include keynote speakers, plenary sessions, breakout sessions, and an Exhibit Hall. The theme of this year’s conference is Partnerships in National and Global Security.

Press Release | BIS | September 19, 2023

Washington, D.C. – The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
today announces important updates to its list of controlled “common high priority” items
identified as critical to Russia’s war effort following productive meetings with key members of
the Global Export Control Coalition.

  • Russian Federation
  • Ukraine
  • Regulations

Press Release | External | September 18, 2023

Maxim Marchenko, 51, a Russian citizen who has resided in Hong Kong, was charged today in connection with conspiring to defraud the United States and with smuggling, wire fraud, and money laundering offenses based on his alleged participation in a scheme to unlawfully procure U.S.-sourced, dual-use microelectronics with military applications on behalf of end users in Russia.

  • Russian Federation
  • Enforcement
  • Export Violations

Press Release | BIS | September 7, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) imposed a civil penalty of $48,750 against Pratt & Whitney Component Solutions, Inc (PWCS), located in Muskegon, Michigan, to resolve 13 violations of the antiboycott provisions of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (antiboycott regulations), as alleged in BIS’s Proposed Charging Letter. PWCS voluntarily disclosed the conduct to BIS, cooperated with the investigation by BIS’s Office of Antiboycott Compliance (OAC), and took remedial measures after discovering the conduct at issue, all of which resulted in a significant reduction in penalty.

  • Enforcement
  • Export Violations

Press Release | BIS | August 31, 2023

CONCORD – A New York man was sentenced today in federal court in Concord for operating an unlicensed money transmitting business that was used to export weapons to Pakistan, U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young announces.

Muhammad Mohsin Raja, 27, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Paul J. Barbadoro to 24 months in prison and 1 year of supervised release.  On May 25, 2022, Raja pleaded guilty to conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business.

  • Pakistan
  • Enforcement
  • Export Violations

Press Release | BIS | August 31, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a Temporary Denial Order (TDO) suspending the export privileges of three individuals - Arthur Petrov, Zhanna Soldatenkova, and Ruslan Almetov - and four companies - Astrafteros Technokosmos LTD, Ultra Trade Service LLC, Juzhoi Electronic LLC, and LLC Electrocom VPK - all of which are part of a Russia-based illicit procurement network that supplies the Russian military. Today’s actions, coordinated through the Disruptive Technology Strike Force co-led by the U.S.

  • Russian Federation
  • Enforcement

Press Release | BIS | August 28, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a proposed rule that continues the Department’s efforts to improve the exclusion process for steel and aluminum tariffs and obtain public feedback.