BIS Makes Significant EAR Rule Changes Impacting the Military “Catch-All” Controls, License Exception CIV and License Exception APR

by Melissa Proctor • June 5, 2020

On April 28, 2020, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published three notices that would amend the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. Parts 730 – 774) (“EAR”) in order to advance to advance the objectives of the Administration’s National Security Strategy released in 2017, as well as address the challenges discussed in […]

China Devalues Its Currency, Halts Purchases of U.S. Agricultural Products

China Devalues Its Currency, Halts Purchases of U.S. Agricultural Products, and Threatens Additional Tariffs on U.S. Goods

by Melissa Proctor • August 6, 2019

Yesterday, China’s Ministry of Commerce suspended purchases of U.S. agricultural products, lowered the value of its currency and indicated that it may impose import tariffs on U.S. agricultural products. China’s escalation of the trade conflict with the United States is in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement last week that 10% tariffs would be imposed […]


U.S. Export Restrictions on Huawei: Timeline of Events and Latest Updates

by Melissa Proctor • July 19, 2019

Many questions have been swirling around as of late as to the current status of U.S. export restrictions on Huawei following President Trump’s comments at the G-20 summit. The following provides a timeline of events and an update on the latest developments involving the U.S. export restrictions on Huawei and its affiliates. Briefly, as discussed […]