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Press Release | BIS | April 11, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added 11 entities to the Entity List for activities contrary to U.S. national security and foreign policy interests. The 11 entities are under the destinations of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) (6), Russia (3), and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) (2).

Four entities were added for support for the PRC’s military modernization efforts; Two of these four also supported Military-Intelligence End Users through the acquisition of U.S.-origin items.

  • China
  • Russian Federation
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Entity List
  • Enforcement

Press Release | External | April 5, 2024

Defendants Orchestrated More Than $4.5 Million in Unlawful Transactions, Sold Sensitive Aircraft Parts to Russian Companies

  • Russian Federation
  • Enforcement

Press Release | External | March 29, 2024

In a superseding indictment returned by a grand jury, a citizen of the Republic of Latvia is charged with crimes related to a years-long conspiracy to sell sophisticated avionics equipment to Russian companies, in violation of U.S. export laws. The defendant is the third to be arrested and charged in connection with the conspiracy led by a Kansas company and two U.S. nationals.

  • Latvia
  • Russian Federation

Press Release | BIS | March 28, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a new resource for companies, financial institutions, freight forwarders, and others to help them identify boycott-related requests they may receive during the regular course of business. The resource is a public list of entities who have been identified as having made a boycott-related request in reports received by BIS.

  • Enforcement

Press Release | BIS | March 28, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a document containing updated guidance and best practices for freight forwarders and exporters who use freight forwarders to help them ensure compliance with U.S. export controls and regulatory requirements. 

  • Enforcement

Press Release | BIS | March 20, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) released a final rule to impose additional restrictions under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) on persons identified under fourteen sanctions programs, on the List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN List) maintained by the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Today’s action builds on long-standing end-user restrictions under the EAR. 

  • Regulations

Press Release | BIS | March 14, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C -- Today, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to apply more restrictive treatment to exports and reexports to Nicaragua of items subject to the EAR.  This action is consistent with the State Department’s recent addition of Nicaragua to the list of proscribed countries under Section 126.1 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. 

  • Nicaragua
  • Russian Federation

Press Release | External | March 7, 2024

Defendant Allegedly Pilfered Technology from Google While Secretly Working for Two PRC-Based Technology Companies

  • Enforcement

Press Release | BIS | March 7, 2024

WASHINGTON — 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 obligations foreign-based individuals and entities have to comply with U.S. sanctions and export control laws and the risks of exposure that they face for non-compliance.

  • Enforcement