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Press Release | BIS | July 3, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC. --The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security 
(BIS), Office of Technology Evaluation (OTE), in partnership with the Department of Health and 
Human Services (HHS) Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), is 
conducting a comprehensive assessment of the U.S. Influenza Vaccine Industrial Base (IVIV).
 
The principal goal of the assessment and accompanying survey is to gain a better understanding of 
the IVIB supply chain network. The data collected will help identify the structure and 

Press Release | BIS | June 28, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in a collaborative endeavor to enhance global security, the United States joins its Five Eye partners – Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom – in committing to formally coordinate on export control enforcement. This effort builds on existing information sharing and other cooperation among these key partners and will leverage enforcement resources to expand each country’s capacity to take action to prevent and deter evasion of export controls, including by restricting Russia’s access to technologies that fuel its unlawful invasion of Ukraine.

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • Enforcement

Press Release | BIS | June 12, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is adding 43 entities under 50 entries to the Entity List, further protecting U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.

  • China
  • Kenya
  • Malaysia
  • Pakistan
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom

Press Release | BIS | June 9, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Matthew S. Axelrod, Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement at the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), issued a Temporary Denial Order (TDO) suspending the export privileges of the Aratos Group, a network of defense-related companies in the Netherlands and Greece, and its president, Nikolaos Bogonikolos.

  • Russian Federation
  • Enforcement
  • Export Violations

Press Release | BIS | June 9, 2023

Guidance to Industry on Iran’s UAV-Related Activities

  • Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Russian Federation
  • Ukraine
  • Enforcement

Press Release | External | May 22, 2023

HARRISBURG – A federal jury convicted a Pennsylvania man on May 19 for numerous crimes, including the torture of an Estonian citizen in 2015 in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, in connection with the operation of an illegal weapons manufacturing plant in Kurdistan...

  • Enforcement

Press Release | BIS | May 19, 2023

Restrictions Announced Today Coordinated Closely with International Partners and Demonstrate Steadfast Commitment to Ukraine

  • Russian Federation
  • Enforcement

Press Release | BIS | May 18, 2023

Today, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) imposed a civil penalty of $283,500 against Regal Beloit FZE (Dubai) (Regal Dubai), a controlled-in-fact foreign subsidiary of Regal Beloit America, Inc., in resolution of 84 violations of the antiboycott provisions of Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (antiboycott regulations), alleged in BIS’s Proposed Charging Letter.

  • Enforcement
  • Export Violations

Press Release | External | May 16, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Matthew S. Axelrod, Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement at the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), issued a Temporary Denial Order (TDO) suspending the export privileges of Florida company MIC P&I, LLC, Russian airline Smartavia, freight forwarder Intermodal Maldives, and Oleg Patsulya and Vasilii Besedin, two Russian nationals residing in Florida, for diverting civilian aircraft parts to Russia.

  • Russian Federation
  • Enforcement

Press Release | External | May 11, 2023

The Justice Department today announced the seizure of 13 domains used by Specially Designated Nationals (SNDs), Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs), and their members associated with Lebanese Hezbollah.

  • Lebanon
  • Enforcement