• BIS

    BIS Annual Conference 2020

  • Temporary

    Temporary General License: Extension of Validity, effective February 13, 2020 BIS Final rule

  • Chinese

    Chinese Telecommunications Conglomerate Huawei and Subsidiaries Charged in Racketeering Conspiracy

  • Iranian

    Iranian Export Company Executive Sentenced for Violating U.S. Sanctions Against Iran

  • Category

    Category I-III (firearms) final rule published 01/23/2020 (85 FR 4136)

  • Five

    Five Men Indicted For Operating An International Procurement Network To Export Goods From The United States To Pakistan's Nuclear Program

  • Addition

    Addition of Software Specially Designed to Automate the Analysis of Geospatial Imagery to the Export Control Classification Number 0Y521 Series, published 01/06/20 (85 FR 459)

  • On

    On December 13, 2019, Deputy Assistant Secretary Borman participated in the European Union Export Control Forum in Brussels, Belgium

  • Temporary

    Temporary General License: Extension of Validity, effective November 18, 2019

  • Entity

    Entity List final rule published 11/13/19 (84 FR 61538)

  • Cuba:

    Cuba: Restricting Additional Exports and Reexports

  • Entity

    Entity List final rule published 10/09/19 (84 FR 54002)

  • Iranian

    Iranian Citizen Sentenced For Conspiring To Facilitate The Illegal Export Of Technology To Iran

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    On December 13, 2019, Deputy Assistant Secretary Borman participated in the European Union Export Control Forum in Brussels, Belgium

  • Luthmann

    Luthmann Sentencing Press Release

  • Huawei

    Huawei Entity Listing Temporary General License Extension FAQs

  • Huawei

    Huawei Entity Listing FAQs

  • BIS

    BIS Publishes Due Diligence Guidance Concerning Exports, Reexports, and Transfers (In-Country) to Pakistan

  • Iranian

    Iranian Businessman Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Violate U.S. Sanctions By Exporting Carbon Fiber From The United States To Iran

  • Man

    Man Taken into Custody after Being Charged with Illegally Exporting Prohibited Manufacturing Equipment to Iran

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Events

February 19-20, 2020 San Diego, CA

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Complying with U.S. Export Controls

This two-day program is led by BIS's professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods. We will focus on what items and activities are subject to the EAR; steps to take to determine the export licensing requirements for your item; how to determine your export control classification number (ECCN); when you can export or re-export without applying for a license; export clearance procedures and record keeping requirements; Export Management Compliance Program (EMCP) concepts; and real life examples in applying this information. Presenters will conduct a number of "hands-on" exercises that will prepare you to apply the regulations to your own company's export activities. This one-of-a-kind program is well suited for those who need a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the EAR. Continuing legal education credit (MCLE) is available, and varies with the length of each seminar, for California State Bar members.

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February 21, 2020 San Diego, CA

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How to Build an Export Compliance Program

This one-day workshop that provides an overview of the steps a company may take to implement an internal Export Compliance Program.  Developing and maintaining an export compliance program is highly recommended to ensure that export transactions comply with the EAR, and to prevent export control violations.  Agenda topics include guidance on how to establish an Export Compliance Program, strategies to enhance your company’s compliance program, how to avoid common compliance errors, and how to build a solid framework for your company’s compliance program.  This program includes small group discussion, hands-on exercises, and compliance peer networking, and provides a written example of an export compliance program as well as the Office of Exporter Services January, 2017 revised Export Compliance Guidelines to assist in developing your compliance program.  Recommended prerequisite:  Essentials of U.S. Export Controls or Complying with U.S. Export Controls or equivalent experience.

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February 25-26, 2020 San Antonio, TX

San Antonio_TXFebruary 25-26, Complying with U.S. Export Controls

This two-day program is led by BIS's professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods, and other items subject to the EAR.  We will focus on what items and activities are subject to the EAR, how to determine your export control classification number (ECCN), steps to take to determine the export licensing requirements for your item, when you can export or reexport without applying for a license, export clearance procedures, and record keeping requirements.


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April 1-2, 2020 Los Angeles, CA

losangelesApril 1-2, 2020, 14th Annual Export Control Forum

The Export Control Forum will return to Southern California this Spring with a full agenda dedicated to recent developments in the export control field. This day-and-a-half conference will provide a convenient, West Coast alternative to the Annual Conference on Export Controls that BIS has conducted in Washington, D.C. for 30 years. This year’s Forum will feature numerous regulatory, policy, licensing and enforcement experts from the principal U.S. export control agencies. As in years past, the event will include a networking opportunity at the close of the first day, where participants may interact with the speakers and other attendees in a more congenial environment. For those interested in showcasing their products or services, the conference will also offer the opportunity to be an exhibitor, facilitating your ability to reach many of the most experienced professionals in the field. We truly look forward to presenting this event on the West Coast and hope to see you there!

For the latest information on the content of the Export Control Forum, please contact the BIS Western Regional Office at 949-660-0144 or 408-998-8806.

The Export Control Forum details the significant changes that have recently occurred and offers a “look ahead” for developments you can expect in the future.  It is not a basic, “how-to” course.  If you are new to the export control arena, we encourage you to attend one of the many “Complying with U.S. Export Controls” seminars BIS offers throughout the country.  Those events cover the Export Administration Regulations in a step-by-step manner, enabling you to understand and comply with relevant export controls.
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April 15-16, 2020 Harrisburg, PA

April 15-16, 2020 Complying with U.S. Export Controls

This two-day program is led by BIS's professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods. We will focus on what items and activities are subject to the EAR; how to determine your export control classification number (ECCN); steps to take to determine the export licensing requirements for your item; when you can export or reexport without applying for a license; export clearance procedures; and record keeping requirements.
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April 28 - 29 Irvine, CA

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This two-day program is led by BIS's professional counselling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The seminar will also feature guest speakers from the BIS Office of Export Enforcement; the U.S. Census Bureau; and the Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control. The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements under these regulations. We will focus on what items and activities are subject to the EAR; steps to take to determine the export licensing requirements for your item; how to determine your export control classification number (ECCN); when you can export or reexport without applying for a license; Automated Export System (AES) procedures and requirements; sanctions programs; Export Compliance Program (ECP) concepts; and real life examples in applying this information. Presenters will conduct a number of "hands-on" exercises that will prepare you to apply the regulations to your own company's export activities. This one-of-a-kind program is well suited for those who need a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the EAR.


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May 19-20, 2020 Charleston, SC

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May 19-20, Charleston, SC

Complying with U.S. Export Controls

This two-day program is led by BIS's professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods, and other items subject to the EAR.  We will focus on what items and activities are subject to the EAR, how to determine your export control classification number (ECCN), steps to take to determine the export licensing requirements for your item, when you can export or reexport without applying for a license, export clearance procedures, and record keeping requirements.

 

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May 21, 2020 Charleston, SC

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May 21, Charleston, SC

How to Build an Export Compliance Program

How to Build an Export Compliance Program is a one-day workshop that provides an overview of the steps a company may take to implement an internal Export Compliance Program.  Developing and maintaining an export compliance program is highly recommended to ensure that export transactions comply with the EAR, and to prevent export control violations.  Agenda topics include guidance on how to establish an Export Compliance Program, strategies to enhance your company’s compliance program, how to avoid common compliance errors, and how to build a solid framework for your company’s compliance program.  This program includes small group discussion, hands-on exercises, and compliance peer networking, and provides a written example of an export compliance program as well as the Office of Exporter Services January, 2018 revised Export Compliance Guidelines to assist in developing your compliance program.  Recommended prerequisite:  Complying with U.S. Export Controls or equivalent experience.

 

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June 23-24, 2020 Boston, MA

Boston Seminar June 2020June 23-24, 2020 Complying with U.S. Export Controls

This two-day program is led by BIS's professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods. We will focus on what items and activities are subject to the EAR; how to determine your export control classification number (ECCN); steps to take to determine the export licensing requirements for your item; when you can export or reexport without applying for a license; export clearance procedures; and record keeping requirements.
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June 25, 2020 Boston, MA

Boston Seminar June 2020June 25, 2020 How to Build an Export Compliance Program

How to Build an Export Compliance Program is a one-day workshop that provides an overview of the steps a company may take to implement an internal Export Compliance Program.  Developing and maintaining an export compliance program is highly recommended to ensure that export transactions comply with the EAR, and to prevent export control violations.  Agenda topics include guidance on how to establish an Export Compliance Program, strategies to enhance your company’s compliance program, how to avoid common compliance errors, and how to build a solid framework for your company’s compliance program.  This program includes small group discussion, hands-on exercises, and compliance peer networking, and provides a written example of an export compliance program as well as the Office of Exporter Services January, 2017 revised Export Compliance Guidelines to assist in developing your compliance program.  Recommended prerequisite:  Essentials of U.S. Export Controls or Complying with U.S. Export Controls or equivalent experience.
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U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security

Section 232 Investigation on the

Effect of Imports of Titanium Sponge on the National Security

BIS

 

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Office of Technology Evaluation (OTE), is conducting a survey of the U.S. titanium sponge industry. The resulting data will be used to support an ongoing titanium sponge import investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended. The investigation was initiated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, based on a petition filed by a U.S. titanium sponge company.

The principal goal of this survey is to assist BIS in determining whether titanium sponge is being imported into the United States in such quantities or under such circumstances as to threaten to impair the national security. The survey will also assist in determining the overall health and competitiveness of the titanium sponge industry in the United States. Information collected will include organization profile, mergers & acquisitions, facility information, production & inventory, financial information, capital expenditures, research & development, imports & exports, customers, suppliers & contracts, employment, competition, and demand trends. The resulting data will provide BIS detailed titanium sponge industry information that is otherwise not available and is needed to effectively conduct its investigation.

Your organization has been identified as part of the titanium sponge sector or as a select downstream consumer with one or more facilities in the United States. Your participation in this survey is vital to ensure a comprehensive dataset for the assessment. BIS has worked in successful partnership with other U.S. industry sectors and we anticipate similar cooperation from your organization on this effort.

To begin, download the Microsoft Excel-formatted survey and corresponding instructions indicated in your notification letter by clicking on the appropriate hyperlinked documents below:

Titanium Sponge Producers and Melters (Excel)*† │ Titanium Sponge Producers and Melters Survey (PDF)

Titanium Sponge End Users Survey (Excel)*† │ Titanium Sponge End Users Survey (PDF)

Complete and submit the Excel version via email to BIS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. BIS will only accept Excel-formatted survey submissions. The PDF version is only a reference document for your organization's internal use and cannot be submitted in place of a completed Excel survey.

*Note 1: Save a copy of the Excel survey to your computer before you make any inputs to the questionnaire.

†Note 2: If, when clicking on the above links, your computer does not ask if you want to download the file to your computer, right click on the link and select "Save As."

If you have any questions regarding the survey, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or contact BIS survey support staff at (202) 482-3110. E-mail is the preferred method of contact and will allow for a detailed response to your organization’s questions.

All information submitted to BIS is protected as Business Confidential under provisions of the Defense Production Act (DPA) of 1950, as amended, and will not be published or disclosed, other than in aggregate form. At no time will such reporting identify your specific organization. Such information is also protected from disclosure from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

Also note that your organization is required by federal law (50 U.S.C. Sec. 4555) to complete the survey. Your organization has 30 days from receipt of the postal-mailed letter to respond.

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U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security

Section 232 Investigation on the

Effect of Imports of Uranium on the National Security

BIS

 

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Office of Technology Evaluation (OTE), is conducting a survey of the U.S. front-end nuclear fuel cycle, including uranium mining, milling, conversion, enrichment, and fuel fabrication organizations. The resulting data will be used to support an ongoing uranium import investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended. The investigation was initiated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, based on a petition filed by two U.S. uranium mining companies.

 

           The principal goal of this survey is to assist BIS in determining whether uranium is being imported into the United States in such quantities or under such circumstances as to threaten to impair the national security. The survey will also assist in determining the overall health and competitiveness of front-end uranium industry in the United States. Information collected will include organization profile, mergers & acquisitions, facility information, production & inventory, financial information, capital expenditures, research & development, imports & exports, customers, suppliers & contracts, employment, competition, and demand trends. The resulting data will provide BIS detailed uranium industry information that is otherwise not available and is needed to effectively conduct its investigation.

 

Your organization has been identified as part of the front-end uranium sector with one or more facilities in the United States. Your participation in this survey is vital to ensure a comprehensive dataset for the assessment. BIS has worked in successful partnership with other U.S. industry sectors and we anticipate similar cooperation from your organization on this effort.

To begin, download the Microsoft Excel-formatted survey and corresponding instructions by clicking on the hyperlinked documents below:

Front End Nuclear Fuel Cycle Survey (Excel)*† │ Front End Nuclear Fuel Cycle Survey (PDF)†

Complete and submit the Excel version via email to BIS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. BIS will only accept Excel-formatted survey submissions. The PDF version is only a reference document for your organization's internal use and cannot be submitted in place of a completed Excel survey.

*Note 1: Save a copy of the Excel survey to your computer before you make any inputs to the questionnaire.

†Note 2: If, when clicking on the above links, your computer does not ask if you want to download the file to your computer, right click on the link and select "Save As."

If you have any questions regarding the survey, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or contact BIS survey support staff at (202) 482-3800. E-mail is the preferred method of contact and will allow for a detailed response to your organization’s questions.

All information submitted to BIS is protected as Business Confidential under provisions of the Defense Production Act (DPA) of 1950, as amended, and will not be published or disclosed, other than in aggregate form. At no time will such reporting identify your specific organization. Such information is also protected from disclosure from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

Also note that your organization is required by federal law (50 U.S.C. Sec. 4555) to complete the survey. Your organization has 21 days from receipt of the postal-mailed letter to respond.

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U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security

Section 232 Investigation on the

Effect of Imports of Uranium on the National Security

BIS

 

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Office of Technology Evaluation (OTE), is conducting a survey of the U.S. nuclear power operators. The resulting data will be used to support an ongoing uranium import investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended. The investigation was initiated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, based on a petition filed by two U.S. uranium mining companies.

 

The principal goal of this survey is to assist BIS in determining whether uranium is being imported into the United States in such quantities or under such circumstances as to threaten to impair the national security. The survey will also assist in determining the overall health and competitiveness of the nuclear power operator sector in the United States. Information collected will include organization profile, mergers & acquisitions activity, facility information, production & inventory, financial information, capital expenditures, research & development, purchases and deliveries, suppliers & contracts, permits, supply chain, employment, competition, and demand trends. The resulting data will provide BIS detailed nuclear power industry information that is otherwise not available and is needed to effectively conduct its investigation.

 

Your organization has been identified as a nuclear power operator with one or more facilities in the United States. Your participation in this survey is vital to ensure a comprehensive dataset for the assessment. BIS has worked in successful partnership with other U.S. industry sectors and we anticipate similar cooperation from your organization on this effort.

To begin, download the Microsoft Excel-formatted survey and corresponding instructions by clicking on the hyperlinked documents below:

Nuclear Power Operator Survey (Excel)*† │ Nuclear Power Operator Survey (PDF)†

Complete and submit the Excel version via email to BIS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. BIS will only accept Excel-formatted survey submissions. The PDF version is only a reference document for your organization's internal use and cannot be submitted in place of a completed Excel survey.

*Note 1: Save a copy of the Excel survey to your computer before you make any inputs to the questionnaire.

†Note 2: If, when clicking on the above links, your computer does not ask if you want to download the file to your computer, right click on the link and select "Save As."

If you have any questions regarding the survey, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or contact BIS survey support staff at (202) 482-3800. E-mail is the preferred method of contact and will allow for a detailed response to your organization’s questions.

All information submitted to BIS is protected as Business Confidential under provisions of the Defense Production Act (DPA) of 1950, as amended, and will not be published or disclosed, other than in aggregate form. At no time will such reporting identify your specific organization. Such information is also protected from disclosure from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

Also note that your organization is required by federal law (50 U.S.C. Sec. 4555) to complete the survey. Your organization has 21 days from receipt of the postal-mailed letter to respond.

 

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