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Press Release | BIS | August 24, 2023

WASHINGTON  – Today, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security 
(BIS) announced that  33 parties will be removed from the Unverified List, 27 of which are based 
in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) with others located in Indonesia, Pakistan, Singapore, 
Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.  The removals went on public display this morning and 
become effective upon  publication in the Federal Register tomorrow . 
 
“The ability to verify the legitimacy and reliability of foreign parties receiving U.S. exports 

Press Release | BIS | August 21, 2023

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced that 33 parties will be removed from the Unverified List, 27 of which are based in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) with others located in Indonesia, Pakistan, Singapore, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. The removals went on public display this morning and become effective upon publication in the Federal Register tomorrow.

  • Indonesia
  • Pakistan
  • Singapore
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Enforcement

Press Release | External | August 8, 2023

Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that ROBERT ALCANTARA pled guilty today in Manhattan federal court to conspiracy to traffic firearms and conspiracy to launder money from his firearms trafficking.  ALCANTARA conspired to sell more than 100 “ghost guns” to individuals in the Dominican Republic.

According to the Indictment and statements made in court proceedings and filings:

  • Dominican Republic
  • Enforcement

Press Release | BIS | July 26, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C — The Department  of Justice, Department of  Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC ) today issued a joint compliance note focusing on  the voluntary self -disclosure policies that apply to U.S. sanctions, export controls , and other national security laws , including recent updates to certain of those policies .

Press Release | BIS | July 26, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C— The Department of Justice, Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today issued a joint compliance note focusing on the voluntary self-disclosure policies that apply to U.S. sanctions, export controls, and other national security laws, including recent updates to certain of those policies.

  • Enforcement

Press Release | External | July 26, 2023

Our country's antiboycott regulations were enacted both to address participation by U.S. persons in unsanctioned foreign boycotts and to prevent U.S. industry from implementing the foreign policy prerogatives of other nations...

  • Enforcement

Press Release | BIS | July 18, 2023

Today, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security
(BIS) added four entities, Intellexa S.A. in Greece, Cytrox Holdings Crt in Hungary, Intellexa
Limited in Ireland, and Cytrox AD in North Macedonia to the Entity List for trafficking in cyber
exploits used to gain access to information systems, threatening the privacy and security of
individuals and organizations worldwide.

  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Export Violations

Press Release | External | July 14, 2023

Defendant Allegedly Smuggled Dual-Use Technologies and Ammunition from U.S. Companies for Russia’s Defense Sector

  • Russian Federation
  • Enforcement

Press Release | BIS | July 13, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C.,-- Today, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced the imposition of civil penalties against a manufacturer of defense weapon systems and a defense contractor in resolution of alleged violations of the antiboycott provisions of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (antiboycott regulations) in connection with a 2019 trade show in Bahrain.

  • Enforcement
  • Regulations

Press Release | External | July 5, 2023

The Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce (“BIS”), has notified Jaeyoun Jung, of Puyallup, Washington (“Jung”), of its intention to initiate an administrative proceeding against Jung pursuant to Section 766.3 of the Export Administration Regulations (the “Regulations”),1 through the issuance of a proposed Charging Letter to Jung that alleges that Jung committed one violation of the Regulations.2 ...

  • Enforcement