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  • Department

    Department of Justice Announces Extradition of Iranian National and Unsealing of Charges against Two Other Men for Exporting Carbon Fiber from the United States to Iran

  • Electrical

    Electrical Engineer Convicted of Conspiring to Illegally Export to China Semiconductor Chips with Missile Guidance Applications

  • California

    California Man Charged with Illegally Exporting Cesium Atomic Clocks to Hong Kong

  • UVL

    UVL update published 6/27/19 (84 FR 30593)

  • Entity

    Entity List final rule published 6/24/19 (84 FR 29371)

  • Lexington

    Lexington Man and Semiconductor Company Indicted for Theft of Trade Secrets

  • Commerce

    Commerce Launches New 232 Exclusions Portal

  • Morris

    Morris County Woman Admits Conspiring With Iranian National To Illegally Export Aircraft Components To Iran

  • Two

    Two Indictments Unsealed Charging Iranian Citizen with Violating U.S. Export Laws and Sanctions Against Iran

  • Cuba:

    Cuba: Restricting the Temporary Sojourn of Aircraft and Vessels

  • Registration

    Registration is Open for the BIS 2019 Annual Conference on Export Controls July 9-11, 2019 Washington, D.C.

  • Revisions

    Revisions to Country Group Designations for Venezuela and Conforming Changes for License Requirements.

  • Implementation

    Implementation of Certain New Controls on Emerging Technologies Agreed at Wassenaar Arrangement 2018 Plenary.

  • Middlesex

    Middlesex County Man Admits Participation in Conspiracy to Illegally Export Firearms and Other Items to Ukraine

  • Temporary

    Temporary General License final rule, effective May 20, 2019.

  • Addition

    Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List (final rule), effective May 16, 2019.

  • Addition

    Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List, Revision of an Entry on the Entity List and Removal of an Entity from the Entity List (final rule) 5/14/19 (84 FR 21233)

  • Registration

    Registration is Open for the BIS 2019 Annual Conference on Export Controls July 9-11, 2019 Washington, D.C.

  • Australian

    Australian National Sentenced to Prison Term For Exporting Electronics to Iran

  • Estonian

    Estonian National Extradited From Estonia To Face Charges Of Illegal Procurement Of U.S. Electronic

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Events

July 9-11, Washington, D.C.

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July 9-11   Washington, D.C.

BIS 2019 Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy 

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July 24-25, 2019, St. Louis, MO

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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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August 20-21, 2019 Cincinnati, OH

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Complying with U.S. Export Controls

This The 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; and guidance 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 program is well suited for those who need a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the EAR.

 

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September 10-11, 2019 Portland, OR

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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 reexport 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.

 

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September 18-19, 2019 Los Angeles, 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 reexport 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.

 

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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

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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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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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SNAP-R Updates


As part of our ongoing efforts to improve electronic submissions on the Simplified Network Application Process – Redesign (SNAP-R), BIS is implementing more of your suggestions. SNAP-R is BIS’s electronic system to submit license applications, commodity classification requests, and other requests. This latest round of updates is designed to make the SNAP-R system more user-friendly and to limit the time and effort that applicants spend using SNAP-R.

The new updates to SNAP-R that are taking effect May 14, 2018 are the following:

Login Help:

You told us you sometimes needed SNAP-R help before logging into the SNAP-R system. DONE!

  • We added a new “Login Help” option to the SNAP-R login screen, to provide assistance for the login process.

New “Contact Person” field in the “List Work Items” page:

You asked to see who submitted your company’s work items. DONE!

  • We added a “Contact Person” field to the “Work Item List” to allow you to see the contact person for each work item owned by your company (once the owner has shared the work item with you).

Telephone and Fax Number Formats (Blocks 2, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20):

You told us you need to enter international telephone numbers and extensions into your SNAP-R contacts and work items. DONE!

  • We changed the telephone number field format in all blocks to accommodate international telephone numbers and telephone extension numbers. For the SNAP-R Contact field, this change now allows 18 characters; for other SNAP-R parties (Blocks 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20), the Phone and Fax text fields now allow 30 characters.

Increased Character Limits:

You asked us to increase the amount of information you could enter into export data fields and information sub-fields. DONE!

  1. Party/Entity Names and Addresses (Blocks 14 – 20): We increased the character fields for purchaser, intermediate consignee, ultimate consignee, original ultimate consignee, and end users from 35 to 80.
  1. Specific End User (Block 21): We increased the character limit from 250 to 1440, and added a character counter to show how many characters have been used.
  1. Technical Description (Block 22.j): We increased the character limit from 250 to 1440, and added a character counter to show how many characters have been used.
  1. Additional Information (Block 24):       We increased the character limit from 250 to 1440, and added a character counter to show how many characters have been used.

Reminder:

The SNAP-R system cannot accept foreign characters in party names and addresses or in the filenames of uploaded files. Acceptable characters are Aa to Zz; 0 to 9; space, underscore (_); and hyphen (-).

 

Additional Information

SNAP-R is currently under maintenance,

we apologize for the inconveniance.

Export regulations apply to organizations of all sizes, including one-person operations and private individuals exporting items to family and friends. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) regulates exports of most commercial items and some defense items through the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).



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