U.S. Export and Sanctions Update


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


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) […]

State Treasury and Commerce issue Joint Advisory on North Korea’s Ballistic Missile Procurement Activities


The US Departments of State, Treasury and Commerce today issued a joint advisory to alert industry sectors worldwide to North Korea’s ballistic missile procurement activities, key North Korean procurement entities and the deceptive techniques employed by North Korean proliferators and procurement networks. The advisory urges companies to be aware of these activities and techniques, as […]

Customs Announces Additional 45-day Transition Period For Compliance With New Country Of Origin Marking Requirements For Imported Goods Produced In Hong Kong


Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a CSMS Message on August 21st (CSMS #43729326) announcing a new 45-day transition period for compliance with the new country of origin marking requirements for imported goods that are products of Hong Kong.  CBP has decided to give importers more time to comply with the new requirements and is extending […]

BIS Issues Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking For Certain Foundational Technologies


Today, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued its notice of proposed rulemaking for certain foundational technologies and seeks public comments on the technologies that should be considered for additional export controls under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 C.F.R. Parts 730 – 774). Specifically, BIS is soliciting comments on the following: […]

BIS Adds 60 New Parties To The Entity List


Today, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 C.F.R. Parts 730 – 774) by adding sixty (60) parties from China, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Russia, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates to the Entity List for the following reasons— Attempted diversion of controlled […]