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BIS Issues Final Rule Suspending License Exceptions Under The Export Administration Regulations For Hong Kong

BIS Issues Final Rule Suspending License Exceptions Under The Export Administration Regulations For Hong Kong

by Melissa Proctor • July 31, 2020

Today (July 31, 2020), the BIS published its Final Rule revising the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. Parts 730 – 774) (EAR) and suspending license exceptions that were previously applicable to Hong Kong. License exceptions are authorizations under the EAR that allow exports, reexports or in-country transfers without a license from the BIS provided that […]


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 […]


BIS Seeks Public Comments on Identifying and Defining “Emerging Technologies” That Will Be Subject to Future U.S. Export Controls and Foreign Investment Restrictions

by Melissa Proctor • November 26, 2018

On November 19th, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking soliciting public comments with respect to the so-called “emerging technologies” provisions of the recently enacted Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (“ECRA”). Section 1758 of the ECRA requires the implementation of export controls on emerging and […]


Upcoming ECTI Webinar on September 12th: Understanding the Tariff Wars

by Melissa Proctor • September 11, 2018

Date/Time: September 12, 2018, 1:00-2:30pm EDT May You Live in Interesting Times. Page through any history book and you will find that the most intriguing and compelling eras were those filled with turmoil, confusion, and uncertainty. But the people living back then, like many of today’s importers, manufacturers, and retailers, would most certainly have traded those […]


Commerce Department and ZTE Reach New Agreement on U.S. Export Violations

by Melissa Proctor • June 12, 2018

On June 7th, the Commerce Department announced that Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. (collectively “ZTE”) agreed to additional civil penalties and compliance measures in exchange for their removal from the Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) Denied Persons List, thereby allowing them to regain access to the U.S. market. ZTE, the […]


New Developments in the Section 232 Tariffs on Imports of Steel and Aluminum Products

by Melissa Proctor • May 4, 2018

The last two weeks ushered in several significant developments relating to the increased tariffs under Section 232 on certain steel and aluminum products. U.S. importers and manufacturers of affected products, raw materials, parts and components should take note of the following key developments and new import filing requirements— A Presidential Proclamation under Section 232 of […]


U.S. Suspends Export Privileges of Chinese Tech Giant ZTE

by Melissa Proctor • April 17, 2018

On April 16th, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) imposed a denial order against ZTE Corporation and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications, Ltd. (“ZTE Kangxun”), located in Shenzhen, China, for making false statements in violation of the companies’ settlement of previous violations of the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). As a result, the […]