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End of Comment Period Federal Register Citation Title of Federal Register
5/11/2022 5/09/2022   87 FR 28758 Expansion of Sanctions Against Russian Industry Sectors Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
4/14/2022 4/08/2022   87 FR 22130 Expansion of Sanctions Against Russia and Belarus Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
4/12/2022 4/08/2022   87 FR 21554 Additions to the List of Countries Excluded from Certain License Requirements under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
4/11/2022      87 FR 21011 Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List; Correction
4/07/2022 4/01/2022    87 FR 20295 Additions of Entities to the Entity List
3/16/2022 3/11/2022   87 FR 14785 Imposition of Sanctions on ‘Luxury Goods’ Destined for Russia and Belarus and for Russian and Belarusian Oligarchs and Malign Actors Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
3/10/2022 3/04/2022   87 FR 13627 Addition to the List of Countries Excluded from Certain License Requirements under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
3/09/2022 3/03/2022   87 FR 13141 Further Imposition of Sanctions Against Russia with the Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List
3/08/2022 3/03/2022   87 FR 12856 Expansion of Sanctions Against the Russian Industry Sector Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
3/08/2022 3/02/2022   87 FR 13048 Imposition of Sanctions Against Belarus Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
3/03/2022 2/24/2022    87 FR 12226 Implementation of Sanctions Against Russia Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
2/14/2022     87 FR 8180 Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List
2/10/2022   3/28/2022  87 FR 7777 Request for Public Comments on the Section 232 Exclusions Process
2/08/2022     87 FR 7037 Revisions to the Unverified List
2/03/2022     87 FR 6022 Foreign-Direct Product Rules: Organization, Clarification, and Correction
1/12/2022     87 FR 1670 Information Security Controls: Cybersecurity Items; Delay of Effective Date
 1/6/2022     87 FR 729   Export Control Classification Number 0Y521 Series Supplement—Extension of Controls on an Emerging Technology (Software Specially Designed To Automate the Analysis of Geospatial Imagery Classification)

 

 


                                                                                                                 

5/11/2022                                                                                                                  

87 FR 28758

Expansion of Sanctions Against Russian Industry Sectors Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), effective 5/09/2022

In response to the Russian Federation’s (Russia’s) ongoing aggression against Ukraine, the Department of Commerce is expanding the existing sanctions against Russian industry sectors by imposing a license requirement for exports, reexports, or transfers (in-country) to and within Russia for additional items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) identified under specific Schedule B numbers or Harmonized Tariff Schedule codes. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is taking these actions to further restrict Russia’s ability to withstand the economic impact of the multilateral sanctions, further limit sources of revenue that could support Russia’s military capabilities, and to better align with the European Union’s controls.

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4/14/2022                                                                                                                

87 FR 22130

Expansion of Sanctions Against Russia and Belarus Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), effective 4/08/2022

In response to the Russian Federation’s (Russia) ongoing aggression in Ukraine following its further invasion of the country, as substantially enabled by Belarus, this rule expands license requirements for Russia and Belarus under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to all items on the Commerce Control List (CCL). It also removes license exception eligibility for aircraft registered in, owned or controlled by, or under charter or lease by Belarus or a national of Belarus.

 

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4/12/2022

                                                                            

87 FR 21554

Additions to the List of Countries Excluded from Certain License Requirements under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), effective 4/08/2022

In response to the Russian Federation’s (Russia’s) further invasion of Ukraine and to protect U.S. national security and foreign policy interests, the Department of Commerce established highly restrictive license requirements and policies for certain transactions involving Russia and Belarus under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) To recognize partner countries implementing substantially similar export controls on Russia and Belarus, the Department of Commerce published a list of countries excluded from certain U.S. export controls related to foreign-produced items.  In this rule, the Department of Commerce adds Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland to the list of excluded countries.

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4/11/2022

                                                                                            

87 FR 21011

Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List; Correction.

On February 14, 2022 (87 FR 8180), BIS published a final rule that amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by revising the Entity List entry for “Huawei Cloud Brazil” (under Brazil) and adding a new entry for “Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.” (under China, People’s Republic of).  These correcting amendments revise the “License requirement” column for each of these entities by updating the reference to the foreign direct product (FDP) provisions to read § 734.9(e), instead of § 736.2(b)(3), which was the FDP reference prior to the publication of BIS’s FDP rule on February 3, 2022 (87 FR 6022).  These amendments also correct a typographical error, in the “License requirement” column for “Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.” (under China, People’s Republic of), by revising the phrase “except for” to read “EXCEPT2 for”, consistent with the application of Entity List footnote 2 to this entity.

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4/07/2022

                                                                                                                                                                

87 FR 20295

Additions of Entities to the Entity List, effective April 01, 2022

In response to the Russian Federation’s (Russia’s) further invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the Department of Commerce is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding 120 entities under 120 entries to the Entity List. These 120 entities have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security interests or foreign policy of the United States and will be listed on the Entity List under the destinations of Belarus and Russia.

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3/16/2022

                                                                                        

87 FR 14785

Imposition of Sanctions on ‘Luxury Goods’ Destined for Russia and Belarus and for Russian and Belarusian Oligarchs and Malign Actors Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), effective March 11, 2022

In response to the Russian Federation’s (Russia’s) further invasion of Ukraine, and Belarus’s substantial enabling of Russia’s invasion, the Department of Commerce is imposing restrictions on the export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) to or within Russia or Belarus of ‘luxury goods’ under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and for exports, reexports and transfers (in-country) worldwide to certain Russian or Belarusian oligarchs and other malign actors supporting the Russian or Belarusian governments.  Taken together, these new export controls will significantly limit financially elite individuals’ and organizations’ access to luxury goods and thereby accentuate the consequences of providing such support.

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3/10/2022

87 FR 13627

Addition to the List of Countries Excluded from Certain License Requirements under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), effective March 4, 2022

In response to the Russian Federation’s (Russia’s) further invasion of Ukraine, and to protect   U.S. national security and foreign policy interests, the Department of Commerce has added new and highly restrictive license requirements and policies for certain transactions involving Russia and Belarus under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  In order to recognize partner countries that have committed to implementing substantially similar new export controls on Russia and Belarus in their domestic laws, the Department of Commerce has published a list of countries excluded from portions of these new U.S. export controls.  These exclusions apply specifically to certain requirements under the EAR related to foreign-produced items.  In this rule, the Department of Commerce adds the Republic of Korea (South Korea) to the list of excluded countries.

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3/9/2022

87 FR 13141

Further Imposition of Sanctions Against Russia with the Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List, effective March 3, 2022

In response to the Russian Federation’s (Russia’s) further invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the Department of Commerce is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding 91 new entities to the Entity List under the destinations of Belize, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Malta, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, and United Kingdom with this final rule. These 91 entities have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the foreign policy or national security interests of the United States.

BIS notes that this rule is meant to serve as a response to Russian aggression against Ukraine. This rule does include entities in several allied countries, including member of the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organization, but is not an action against the countries in which the entities are located or registered or the governments of those countries. This rule only serves as an action against those entities listed, which have assisted the Russian military, contrary to U.S. foreign and national security policy interests.

 

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3/8/2022

87 FR 12856

Expansion of Sanctions Against the Russian Industry Sector Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), effective March 3, 2022

In response to the Russian Federation’s (Russia’s) further invasion of Ukraine, the Department of Commerce is expanding the existing sanctions against the Russian industry sector by adding a new prohibition under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) that targets the oil refinery sector in Russia. These new export controls will further limit revenue that could support the military capabilities of Russia.

 

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3/8/2022

87 FR 13048

Imposition of Sanctions Against Belarus Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), effective March 2, 2022

In response to Belarus’s substantial enabling of the Russian Federation’s (Russia)’s further invasion of Ukraine, this rule is adding new license requirements and review policies for Belarus to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to render Belarus subject to the same sanctions that were imposed on Russia under the EAR effective February 24, 2022.  These new sanctions impose new Commerce Control List (CCL)-based license requirements for Belarus; revise the two foreign “direct product” rules (FDP rules) that are specific to Russia and Russian ‘military end users’ to make them  also applicable to Belarus and Belarusian ‘military end users;’ specify a license review policy of denial applicable to all of the license requirements on Belarus that are being added in this rule, with certain limited exceptions; significantly restrict the use of EAR license exceptions; expand the existing ‘military end use’ and ‘military end user’ control scope to include Belarus for all items “subject to the EAR” other than food and medicine designated EAR99; and add two new Belarusian entities to the Entity List as ‘military end users.’  This rule also imposes a license requirement for nuclear nonproliferation items for exports and reexports to Belarus and removes Belarus from Country Group A:4 under the EAR.  In addition, for Belarus and Russia, this rule amends the availability of License Exceptions AVS and ENC and includes clarifying guidance on the availability of CCD.

 

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2/24/2022
87 FR 12226 

Implementation of Sanctions Against Russia Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), effective February 24, 2022

In response to the Russian Federation’s (Russia’s) further invasion of Ukraine, with this final rule, the Department of Commerce is adding new Russia license requirements and licensing policies to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to protect U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.  These new Russia measures: impose new Commerce Control List (CCL)-based license requirements for Russia; add two new foreign “direct product” rules (FDP rules) specific to Russia and Russian ‘military end users;’ specify a license review policy of denial applicable to all of the license requirements being added in this rule, with certain limited exceptions; significantly restrict the use of EAR license exceptions; expand the existing Russia ‘military end use’ and ‘military end user’ control scope to all items “subject to the EAR” other than food and medicine designated EAR99, or ECCN 5A992.c and 5D992.c unless for Russian “government end users” and Russian state-owned enterprises (SoEs); transfer forty-five Russian entities from the Military End-User (MEU) List to the Entity List with an expanded license requirement of all items subject to the EAR (including foreign-produced items subject to the Russia-MEU FDP rules); and add two new Russia entities and revise two Russia entities to the Entity List.  Lastly, this rule imposes comprehensive export, reexport and transfer (in-country) restrictions for the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) and Luhansk People’s Republics (LNR) regions of Ukraine (“Covered Regions of Ukraine”) and makes conforming revisions to export, reexport transfer (in-country) restrictions for Crimea Region of Ukraine provisions.

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2/14/2022
87 FR 8180

RIN 0694-AI70

Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List

This final rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding seven entities under seven entries to the Entity List. These seven entities have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the foreign policy or national security interests of the United States and will be listed on the Entity List under the destinations of the People’s Republic of China (China), Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This final rule also modifies four existing entries on the Entity List under the destination of China.

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2/10/2022
87 FR 7777

Request for Public Comments on the Section 232 Exclusions Process

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is seeking public comments regarding the Section 232 Exclusions Process. A Presidential Proclamation (Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United States), published on January 3, 2022, directed the Secretary of Commerce to seek public comment on the Section 232 Exclusions Process, including its responsiveness to market demand and enhanced consultation with U.S. firms and labor organizations.

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Revisions to the Unverified List

2/08/2022
87 FR 7037 

RIN 0694-AI69

 

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is amending the Export Administration Regulations by adding thirty-three (33) persons to the Unverified List (UVL).  The thirty-three persons are added to the UVL on the basis that BIS was unable to verify their bona fides because an end-use check could not be completed satisfactorily for reasons outside the U.S. Government’s control. All thirty-three persons added to the UVL in this rule are listed under China.  


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2/03/2022
87 FR 6022

Foreign-Direct Product Rules: Organization, Clarification, and Correction

This final rule clarifies, reorganizes, and makes minor corrections to the provisions of the foreign-direct product (FDP) rules.  Before this final rule, the FDP rules appeared in parts 736 and 744 of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR); now, the rules are consolidated in part 734 of the EAR.  These revisions clarify the applicability of the FDP rules and make one correction applicable to the FDP rules as to the term “U.S.-origin technology and software.”

 

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1/12/2022
87 FR 1670

Information Security Controls: Cybersecurity Items; Delay of Effective Date

On October 21, 2021, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an interim final rule that establishes new controls on certain cybersecurity items for National Security (NS) and Anti-terrorism (AT) reasons, along with a new License Exception, Authorized Cybersecurity Exports (ACE), that authorizes exports of these items to most destinations except in the circumstances described in that rule.  That rule was published with a 45-day comment period, which ended on December 12, 2021, and a 90-day delayed effective date (January 19, 2022). This rule delays the effective date of the interim final rule by 45 days (March 7, 2022).  This action does not extend or reopen the comment period for BIS’s previous request for comments on the interim final rule.

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1/06/2022
87 FR 729

Export Control Classification Number 0Y521 Series Supplement—Extension of Controls on an Emerging Technology (Software Specially Designed To Automate the Analysis of Geospatial Imagery Classification)

On January 6, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to add Software Specially Designed to Automate the Analysis of Geospatial Imagery to the 0Y521 Temporary Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCN) Series as 0D521. BIS first extended controls on this emerging technology for a second year pursuant to the 0Y521 series extension procedures on January 6, 2021, and in this action extends these controls a second time for an additional year for a total of three years of this control since it was added to the EAR on January 6, 2020.

 

BIS Rule

In response to the Russian Federation’s (Russia) ongoing aggression in Ukraine following its further invasion of the country, as substantially enabled by Belarus, this rule expands license requirements for Russia and Belarus under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to all items on the Commerce Control List (CCL). It also removes license exception eligibility for aircraft registered in, owned or controlled by, or under charter or lease by Belarus or a national of Belarus.

   
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