BIS Rolls Out New Export Controls on Cybersecurity Items Used in Surveillance of Private Citizens and Other Malicious Cyber Activities

BIS Rolls Out New Export Controls on Cybersecurity Items Used in Surveillance of Private Citizens and Other Malicious Cyber Activities

On October 21, 2021, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an Interim Final Rule with a Request for Public Comments establishing new export controls on cybersecurity items under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), as well as new License Exception Authorized Cybersecurity Exports (ACE). BIS is also seeking comments about the impact of the […]

FMC Announces 8 Recommendations to Improve Supply Chain Congestion

FMC Announces 8 Recommendations to Improve Supply Chain Congestion

FMC Commissioner Rebecca Dye presented eight (8) interim recommendations to address supply chain congestion across the United States, and she plans to hold meetings in the near future with Supply Chain Innovation Teams to address container disruptions and increase supply chain visibility.

Federal Maritime Commission’s Ocean Carrier Audit Program

Federal Maritime Commission's Ocean Carrier Audit Program

The “Vessel Operating Common Carrier Audit Program” has a dedicated audit team that will assess carrier compliance with the FMC’s rule on detention and demurrage and provide information it considers beneficial to monitoring the marketplace for ocean cargo services.

U.S. Government Agencies Update Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory

U.S. Government Agencies Update Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory

The U.S. Departments of State, Treasury, Commerce, Homeland Security, Labor and USTR urges businesses, individuals, investors, consultants, labor brokers, academic institutions, and research service providers to be aware of the significant reputational, economic, and legal risks of their involvement with operations, supply chains.

U.S. Export and Sanctions Update

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The following provides an update on recent significant developments affecting the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the U.S. embargoes and sanctions programs.

Commerce Department Adds 77 Individuals and Companies to the Entity List

On December 18, 2020, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) announced that it was adding 77 individuals and companies from various countries to the Entity List. The BIS explained that these parties were added to the Entity List because they have ties to China’s military, support China’s militarization of the South China […]

Summary of Recent Customs Legislative & Regulatory Developments

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The following provides a snapshot of recent legislative and regulatory developments impacting imports into the United States in case you happened to miss these key news items: CBP Proposes Formal Continuing Education Requirement for Licensed Customs Brokers CBP issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on October 28, 2020, regarding a new continuing education requirement […]

Did You Miss These Recent Significant Export and Sanctions Regulatory Developments?

The following provides a snapshot of recent regulatory export and sanctions developments in case you happened to miss these key news items: OFAC Sanctions Key Players in Iran’s Oil Sector On October 26, 2020, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added several individuals, entities and vessels to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) […]