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Press Release | External | May 22, 2024

Through Company’s Prompt Disclosure of Misconduct and Extraordinary Cooperation, National Security Division Announces First Declination to Prosecute Company Under Enforcement Policy

  • China
  • Enforcement
  • Export Violations

Press Release | BIS | May 17, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule revising the Section 232 exclusions process for steel and aluminum imports. These changes, available here and effective July 1, 2024, aim to refine the framework under which exclusions from the tariffs on steel and aluminum can be requested, ensuring a fairer and more transparent process. 

Press Release | BIS | May 14, 2024

The Turkish government has recently announced that it will suspend all exports and imports to and from Israel until the Israeli government allows an uninterrupted and sufficient flow of humanitarian aid into Gaza. 


  • Enforcement

Press Release | BIS | May 9, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added 37 entities to the Entity List under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). This action reflects BIS 's commitment to safeguarding U.S. national security and foreign policy interests. Including today’s action, the Commerce Department has added 355 PRC entries to the Entity List – more than any prior Administration.

  • China
  • Entity List
  • Enforcement

Press Release | External | April 30, 2024

New York Company Received Over $250,000 from Sanctioned Russian Entity to Purchase and Export Electronic Components

  • Enforcement

Press Release | BIS | April 26, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Commerce launched the Disruptive Technology Protection Network with Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK), hosting the first high-level trilateral summit in Washington, D.C.  The creation of this network follows an August 2023 Camp David summit between the leaders of the three countries, during which they committed to expanding collaboration on technology protection measures and build connections between representatives of the U.S. Disruptive Technology Strike Force and Japan and ROK counterparts.

  • Enforcement

Press Release | BIS | April 25, 2024

On March 9, 2020, jurisdiction over the control of certain firearms and related items was transferred from the U.S. Department of State’s United States Munitions List (USML) (see 22 CFR Part 121) to BIS.

Press Release | BIS | April 25, 2024

Department of Commerce Establishes New Humanitarian License Exception for Certain Medical Devices

Maintains Broad Export Restrictions Targeting Russia’s War Machine

Press Release | External | April 24, 2024

Defendants Conspired to Unlawfully Export Millions of Dollars’ Worth Of Aircraft Parts From the United States to Venezuela’s State-Owned Oil Company Through Costa Rica And Spain

  • Costa Rica
  • Spain
  • Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
  • Enforcement

Press Release | BIS | April 18, 2024

In response to Iran’s unprecedented air attack on Israel, and its continued military cooperation with Russia, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is imposing additional controls to further restrict Iran’s access to low-level technologies, such as basic commercial grade microelectronics. Today’s action will cut off a wider range of items from reaching Iran’s arsenal – including items manufactured outside the U.S. that are produced using U.S. technology.

  • Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Russian Federation
  • Ukraine