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                Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Section 232 Investigation on the Effect of Imports of
Vanadium on the National Security

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Office of Technology Evaluation, is conducting a survey and assessment of the U.S. vanadium industry. The resulting data will be used to support an ongoing vanadium 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 from two U.S. vanadium producers.

The principal goal of this survey is to assist BIS in determining whether vanadium products are being imported into the United States in such quantities or under such circumstances as to threaten to impair the national security. The survey will query information concerning facilities, production and capacity, supplier and customer relationships, financials, national defense and critical infrastructure support, competition and trade, and COVID-19 impacts. The resulting data will provide BIS with information that is otherwise not available but needed to conduct its investigation.

BIS has identified your organization as having the capabilities to manufacture or distribute vanadium products, 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:

Vanadium 232 Survey (Excel)*†Vanadium 232 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, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Email 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 must submit the response no later than October 23, 2020.

 

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Revisions to EEI Filing Requirements Pursuant to Revisions to Section 744.21 (China/Russia/Venezuela military end use/end user rule)

The Electronic Export Information (EEI) filing requirement for items subject to Supplement No. 2 to Part 744 destined for China, Russia, and Venezuela will become effective on June 29, 2020. 

EEI filing for exports to China, Russia or Venezuela of items controlled by Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) not listed in Supplement No. 2 to Part 744 will not be required until September 27, 2020.

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July 22, 2020

Acting Under Secretary Hull Describes to an International Religious Freedom Panel Recent BIS Actions to Prevent Human Rights Abuses and Religious Repression in Xinjiang, China 

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) employs every tool at its disposal to ensure American technology does not get into the hands of those implicated in human rights abuses and the brutal repression of Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China, Acting Under Secretary for Industry and Security Cordell Hull told the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today in a virtual hearing.

“Preventing exports to parties complicit in human rights violations and abuses committed in China’s campaign of religious repression of Muslim minority groups in XUAR remains a top priority of this administration,” said Hull. “American technologies are created in an environment of freedom and liberty. The role of BIS is to ensure our technology is not used to undermine freedom, including religious liberties, across the globe.”

The ruling Chinese Communist Party continues to carry out a campaign of repression in the XUAR, targeting Uyghurs, ethnic Kazakhs, ethnic Kyrgyz, and members of other Muslim minority groups. Since at least April 2017, the government of the People’s Republic of China has detained for indefinite periods more than one million members of Muslim minority groups in internment camps designed to eradicate detainees’ cultural and religious identities.

BIS advances U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives by ensuring an effective export control and treaty compliance system and promoting continued U.S. strategic technology leadership. BIS has added a total of 48 entities to the Entity List in connection with their involvement in the implementation of China’s campaign of repression, mass arbitrary detention, forced labor, and high-technology surveillance targeted at Muslim minority groups in the XUAR, most recently by adding 11 entities on July 21, 2020.

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

Section 232 Investigation on the Effect of Imports of

Laminations for Stacked Cores for Incorporation into Transformers,

Stacked Cores for Incorporation into Transformers,

Wound Cores for Incorporation into Transformers,

Electrical transformers, and Transformer Regulators on the National Security

 

 

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Office of Technology Evaluation, is conducting a survey and assessment of the U.S. electrical steel and transformer products industry. The resulting data will be used to support an ongoing electrical steel and transformer products 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.

The principal goal of this survey is to assist BIS in determining whether Transformer Products are being imported into the United States in such quantities or under such circumstances as to threaten to impair the national security. The survey will query information concerning facilities, production and inventory, supplier and customer relationships, financials, national defense and critical infrastructure support, and competition and trade. The resulting data will provide BIS with information that is otherwise not available but needed to conduct its investigation.

Your organization has been identified as part of the electrical steel 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 by clicking on the hyperlinked documents below:

Electrical Steel Products Survey (Excel)*†Electrical Steel Products 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, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or contact BIS survey support staff at (202) 482-4952. Email 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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