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

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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

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]