• 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

  • On

    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

san diego caFebruary 19-20, 2020 San Diego, CA

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

san diego caFebruary 21, 2020 San Diego, CA

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

irvine caFebruary 25-26, Complying with U.S. Export Controls

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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Please note that the contents of these guidance documents do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. These documents are intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or Department policies.


Name

Hyperlink

Summary

Topic

Date Issued

Date Posted

Don’t Let This Happen To You

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/enforcement/1005-don-t-let-this-happen-to-you-1/file

The document provides the basics of export control law and provides case examples the potential consequences when these laws are violated.

export control law and investigation summaries

16-Oct-19

16-Oct-19

Freight Forwarder Guidance

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/all-articles/24-compliance-a-training/export-management-a-compliance/48-freight-forwarder-guidance

Responsibility of freight forwarders, the different types of transactions freight forwarders are involved in, and mitigating risk as a freight forwarder.

guidance for freight forwarders

26-Aug-11

26-Aug-11

Iran Web Guidance

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/enforcement/oee/compliance?layout=edit&id=53

Guidance on actions exporters can take to prevent illicit diversion of items to support Iran’s Nuclear Weapons or Ballistic Missile Programs.

guidance on exporting to Iran

26-Aug-11

26-Aug-11

DOC/BIS Voluntary Self-Disclosure

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/enforcement/oee/voluntary-self-disclosure

Guidance on when and how an exporter should submit a voluntary self-disclosure letter when they believe they or their company may have committed a violation of export control law.

Voluntary self-disclosures of export violations

26-Aug-11

26-Aug-11

CB-Related Advisory Opinion

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/product-guidance/107-note-to-eccn-2b350/file

This links to a single November 2008 advisory on 2B350 and 1C350 and may be a duplicate / elsewhere published with other AOs on the BIS website.

     

Cuba guidance

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/country-guidance/sanctioned-destinations/cuba

Summary of license requirements, licensing policy, and license exceptions for exports and reexports to Cuba

Export controls Cuba

21-Oct-19

21-Oct-19

Cuba Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/component/docman/?task=doc_download&gid=2484

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to exports and reexports to Cuba.

Export controls Cuba

21-Oct-19

21-Oct-19

Exports of Firearms and Related Items FAQs

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/product-guidance/firearms/cat/50-exports-of-firearms-and-related-items-faqs-2#faq_470

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to exports and reexports of firearms.

Export controls Firearms

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Exports of Shotguns to Canada

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/product-guidance/firearms/cat/51-exports-of-shotguns-to-canada-2

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to exports of shotguns to Canada.

Export controls Firearms

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Fingerprint reader guidance

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/product-guidance/fingerprint-analysis-equipment

Guidance for ECCN 3A981 with respect to controls on fingerprint analysis equipment.

Export controls fingerprint biometric equipment

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North Korea Guidance

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/country-guidance/sanctioned-destinations/north-korea

Summary of license requirements, licensing policy, and license exceptions for exports and reexports to North Korea.

Export controls North Korea, DPRK

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Iran Guidance

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/country-guidance/sanctioned-destinations/iran

Summary of license requirements, licensing policy, and license exceptions for exports and reexports to Iran.

Export controls Iran

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Iraq Guidance

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/country-guidance/iraq

Summary of license requirements, licensing policy, and license exceptions for exports and reexports to Iraq.

Export controls Iraq

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Sudan Guidance

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/country-guidance/sanctioned-destinations/sudan

Summary of license requirements, licensing policy, and license exceptions for exports and reexports to Sudan.

Export controls Sudan

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Syria Guidance

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/country-guidance/sanctioned-destinations/syria

Summary of license requirements, licensing policy, and license exceptions for exports and reexports to Syria.

Export controls Syria

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Sudan: Change of Licensing Policy for Exports of Civil Telecommunications-related Infrastructure Items to Sudan and Addition of Sudan as an Eligible Destination for Exports of Consumer Communications Devices under License Exception CCD

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/faqs#faq_241

FAQs about license policy for telecommunications devices exports and reexports to Sudan

Export controls Sudan FAQs

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Sudan: Amendment to allow temporary export and reexport of items described in license exception Consumer Communication Devices (CCD) as “tools of the trade” under license exception Temporary Import, Exports, Reexports, and Transfers (in-country) (TMP)

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/faqs#faq_241

FAQs about two license exceptions available for Sudan

Export controls Sudan FAQs

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Hong Kong Guidance

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/foreign-import-export-license-requirements/hong-kong

Summary of license requirements, licensing policy, and license exceptions for exports and reexports to Hong Kong.

Export controls Hong Kong

   

Guidance on Due Diligence to Prevent Unauthorized Transshipment/Reexport of Controlled Items through Hong Kong to China

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/hong-kong-due-diligence-guidance

Due diligence guidance Hong Kong

Export controls Hong Kong

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OCCIS ADDITION - RUSSIA DUE DILIGENCE??? See EMCD

   

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YouTube animated video of BIS recommended elements of an effective export compliance program

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biLTFKX4lo4&feature=emb_err_watch_on_yt

This short 8 minute video summarizes the elements BIS recommends for an effective export compliance program.

BIS recommended elements of an effective export compliance program

Approximately June 2019

Approximately June 2019

Export License Reference Sheet

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/compliance-training/export-management-compliance/2434-export-license-reference-sheet/file

Instructions for completing the “license requirement” field in the shipper’s carrier form.

BIS guidance to assist exporters to determine whether or not they need a license for their export.

25-Jul-19

30-Jul-19

Webinar: Creating an effective ECP (2018 webinar)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNb6tAkvw7Y&feature=youtu.b

Webinar on the elements BIS recommends for an effective export compliance program (ECP).

One hour long webinar on the elements BIS recommends for an effective export compliance program (ECP).

22-Mar-18

April, 2018

Export Compliance Guidelines 2017

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/pdfs/1641-ecp/file

BIS Booklet with guidance on the elements of an effective export compliance program (ECP) and audit module.

49 page booklet with details of the elements BIS recommends for an effective export compliance program (ECP) including an audit module for use in auditing an organization’s ECP procedures.

Jan-17

Approximately late January, 2017

Elements of an ECP (export compliance program)

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/all-articles/24-compliance-a-training/export-management-a-compliance/227-core-elements-of-an-effective-export-management-and-compliance-program-emcp

Brief summary of each of the elements BIS recommends for an effective export compliance program (ECP).

Brief summary of each of the elements BIS recommends for an effective export compliance program (ECP).

Approximately January 2017

Approximately late January, 2017

Freight Forwarder Guidance

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/compliance-training/export-management-compliance/620-new-freight-forwarder-guidance/file

Guidance to the freight forwarder community on mitigating risks in export transactions.

Guidance to the freight forwarder community on mitigating risks in export transactions.

February, 2012

February, 2012

Entity List FAQs

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/faqs

       

 

 

Validated End-User main page

 

 

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/licensing/validated-end-user-program

       

 

 

 

VEU application template (linked PDF)

 

 

 

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/validated-end-user/496-veu-application/file

       

 

 

 

 

VEU Program FAQs

 

 

 

 

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/validated-end-user-program-faqs

       

Guidance for Reporting on Offset Agreements and Transactions

https://bis.doc.gov/index.php/other-areas/strategic-industries-and-economic-security-sies/offsets-in-defense-trade/54-other-areas/strategic-industries-and-economic-security/182-guidance-for-complying-with-the-bureau-of-industry-and-securitys-procedures-for-reporting-on-offsets-agreements-associated-with-the-sales-of-weapon-systems-or-defense-related-items-to-foreign-countries-or-foreign-firms

This is a general guidance document for U.S. industry required to report offsets in defense trade activity pursuant to Section 721 of the Defense Production Act. The document provides background, a description of who must report and what they must report and an overview of the relevant regulation.

Reporting on Offsets in Defense Trade

Apr-17

Apr-17

Offset Reporting Definitions

https://bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/other-areas/strategic-industries-and-economic-security/offsets-in-defense-trade/2510-offset-reporting-definitions/file

This document provides relevant definitions for U.S. industry related to the reporting requirements on offsets in defense trade activity pursuant to Section 721 of the Defense Production Act. Some of the definitions in this document are taken directly from the Offset Reporting Regulation (15 CFR 701), but others are not defined in the regulation and provide additional context and assistance for industry.

Reporting on Offsets in Defense Trade

Apr-17

Apr-17

Offsets in Defense Trade – Frequently Asked Questions

https://bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/pdfs/1677-offsets-in-defense-trade-faqs-final/file

This document provides important information for U.S. industry related to the reporting requirements on offsets in defense trade activity pursuant to Section 721 of the Defense Production Act. The document includes background on the program, BIS, as well as more specific information on the reporting requirements.

Reporting on Offsets in Defense Trade

Apr-17

Apr-17

Defense Priorities and Allocations System Training Course

https://bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/other-areas/strategic-industries-and-economic-security/1615-dpas-training-slides/file

This document provides in-depth training for U.S. companies that receive priority rated contracts and orders pursuant to the DPAS (15 CFR 700). The course provides an overview of the DPAS, the requirements of the DPAS for industry, instructions on handling DPAS rated orders, and other DPAS compliance topics.

Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) regulation

   

Encryption and Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/encryption

Outline of how items are controlled in Category 5 Part 2

Export Controls

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Highlight of Changes

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/pdfs/2075-2017-highlight-of-wa-changes/file

: Explanation of Changes made to Category 5 Part 2 on August 15, 2017

Export Controls

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Encryption items not subject to the EAR

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/encryption/1-encryption-items-not-subject-to-the-ear

Description of items with encryption that are not subject to the EAR.

Export Controls

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Cryptography for Data Confidentiality

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/2-items-in-cat-5-part-2/a-5a002-a-and-5d002-c-1/i-crypto-for-data-confidentiality

Explanation of the definition of “cryptography for data confidentiality”

Export Controls

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Key Length Thresholds

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/encryption/2-items-in-cat-5-part-2/a-5a002-a-and-5d002-c-1/ii-key-length

Explanation of Key Length Limits in 5A002

Export Controls

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Cryptographic Activation

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/2-items-in-cat-5-part-2/a-5a002-a-and-5d002-c-1/iii-cryptographic-activation

Explanation of the treatment of products with dormant encryption in Category 5 Part 2.

Export Controls

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Category 5 Part 2: 5A002 a.1-a.4

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/encryption/2-items-in-cat-5-part-2/a-5a002-a-and-5d002-c-1/iv-5a002-a-1-a-4

Examples of items that are and are not described in 5A002 a.1-a.4, along with sample analyses.

Export Controls

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Decontrol Notes

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/encryption/2-items-in-cat-5-part-2/a-5a002-a-and-5d002-c-1/v-decontrol-notes

List of decontrol notes that apply to Category 5 Part 2, along with an explanation of how to apply the notes.

Export Controls

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Mass Market

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/encryption/3-license-exception-enc-and-mass-market/a-mass-market

Explanation of how items that meet Note 3 to Category 5 Part 2 are controlled under the EAR.

Export Controls

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740.17(a)

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/encryption/3-license-exception-enc-and-mass-market/b-740-17-a

Explanation of license exception ENC Section 740.17(a).

Export Controls

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740.17(b)(2)

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/encryption/3-license-exception-enc-and-mass-market/c-740-17-b-2

Explanation of what items are controlled in ENC Section 740.17(b)(2) and how they are controlled.

Export Controls

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740.17 (b)(3)

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/encryption/3-license-exception-enc-and-mass-market/d-740-17-b-3

Explanation of what items are controlled in ENC Section 740.17(b)(3) and how they are controlled.

Export Controls

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740.17 (b)(1)

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/encryption/3-license-exception-enc-and-mass-market/e-740-17-b-1

Explanation of what items are controlled in ENC Section 740.17(b)(1) and how they are controlled.

Export Controls

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How to File an Annual Self-Classification Report

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/encryption/4-reports-and-reviews/a-annual-self-classification

Explanation of how to file an annual self-classification report with an example report.

Export Controls

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How to File an Semi Annual Sales Report

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/encryption/4-reports-and-reviews/b-semi-annual-sales-report

Explanation of how to file a semi-annual sales report.

Export Controls

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How to File an Encryption Classification Request

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/encryption/4-reports-and-reviews/c-encryption-review-ccats

Explanation of the requirements for submitting a classification request for items in Category 5 Part 2.

Export Controls

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When a License is Required

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/encryption/5-licenses/a-when-a-license-is-required

Chart that summarizes which transactions do not qualify for license exception ENC.

Export Controls

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Types of Licenses Available for Encryption Items

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/encryption/5-licenses/b-types-of-licenses

Explanation of the types of licenses available for items in Category 5 Part 2. Includes an explanation of when deemed export and reexport licenses are required for items in Category 5 Part 2.

Export Controls

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How to File an Encryption License Application

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/encryption/5-licenses/c-how-to-file

Explanation of how to file a license for items in Category 5 Part 2.

Export Controls

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FAQ’s

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/encryption/6-faqs

Answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding Category 5 Part 2.

Export Controls

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Quick Reference Guide

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/new-encryption/1652-cat-5-part-2-quick-reference-guide/file

Abridged version of the ECCNs in Category 5 Part 2.

Export Controls

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Flowchart 1

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/new-encryption/1654-flowchart1/file

Flowchart for determining whether something is controlled in Category 5 Part 2.

Export Controls

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Flowchart 2

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/new-encryption/1655-flowchart-2-1/file

Flowchart for determining export control requirements for items in Category 5 Part 2.

Export Controls

UNK

UNK

License Exception ENC and Mass Market (Section 740.17) Summary

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/new-encryption/1651-740-17-enc-table/file

Table that summarizes license exception ENC Section 740.17.

Export Controls

UNK

UNK

High Performance Computers

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/component/content/article/16-policy-guidance/product-guidance/269-general-policy-and-processing-guidance-for-hpc-licenses

Explanation of license application requirements for high-performance computers.

Export Controls

UNK

UNK

A Practitioner’s Guide to Adjusted Peak Performance

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/product-guidance/865-practioner-s-guide-to-adjusted-peak-performance/file

Step-by-step instructions on how to calculate Adjusted Peak Performance.

Export Controls

UNK

UNK

Q&A on Foreign Availability Assessments

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/all-articles/73-other-areas/office-of-technology-evaluation/1064-q-a-on-foreign-availability-assessments

Information regarding the process for submitting a foreign availability claim pursuant to Part 768 of the EAR, including the types of reasonable evidence that are necessary for inclusion in a claim.

Submission of a foreign availability claim; examples of evidence

Feb-16

 

Section 232 Investigations—Program Guide

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/section-232-investigations/86-section-232-booklet/file

Information regarding implementation of a 232 investigation, including the criteria for both determining the effect of imports on the national security and the procedural requirements for requesting an investigation, etc.

The effect of imports on the national security of the United States—investigations conducted under the Trade and Expansion Act of 1962, as amended.

Jun-07

 

OCCIS ADDITION - 232 FAQs???

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/section-232-investigations/2409-section-232-faq/file

       

 

OCCIS ADDITION - Transshipment Best Practices? This is the same as 2011 Transshipment doc currently also in Historical

 

 

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/other-areas/office-of-technology-evaluation-ote/transshipment-best-practices

 

       

Cat I-III Myths and Facts

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/regulations-docs/federal-register-notices/federal-register-2020/2516-cats-i-iii-myths-and-facts/file

Myths and Facts on the transition of Cat I/II/III items from the U.S. Munitions List to the Commerce Control List.

 

23-Jan-20

23-Jan-20

Introduction to Industry Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention, CWC-004

https://www.cwc.gov/assets/pdf/outreach_industry_publications_cwc004.pdf

       

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on Industry Compliance, CWC-005

https://www.cwc.gov/assets/pdf/outreach_industry_publications_cwc005.pdf

       

Chemical Weapons Convention: Lessons Learned from Industry Inspections, CWC-006

https://www.cwc.gov/assets/pdf/outreach_industry_publications_cwc006.pdf

       

Chemical Weapons Convention: Export and Import Requirements, CWC-007

https://www.cwc.gov/assets/pdf/outreach_industry_publications_cwc007.pdf

       

CWC Industry Inspection Preparation Handbook, CWC-008

https://www.cwc.gov/assets/pdf/outreach_industry_publications_cwc008.pdf

       

Chemical Weapons Convention: "Plant" and "Plant Site" Delineation, CWC-009

https://www.cwc.gov/assets/pdf/outreach_industry_publications_cwc009.pdf

       


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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. 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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