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 […]
USTR Issues Notice and Request for Comments on Reinstatement of Expired Section 301 Product Exclusions
On October 5, 2021, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published a Notice and Request for Comments on the possible reinstatement of expired product exclusions from the Section 301 tariffs on China. Comments must be submitted to the public docket on the web portal at https://comments.USTR.gov on or before December 1, 2021. The […]
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.
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.
The Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security, State and Treasury issued a Business Advisory on July 16, 2021 warning of the risks of doing business in Hong Kong.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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) […]