Export - EAR

In 2023, U.S. export officials were busy bringing novel enforcement actions, introducing new and far-reaching rules, and issuing guidance (and warnings) to the exporting community. We can expect 2024 to be similar.

Join us for an insightful webinar where Thad McBride and Faith Dibble – international trade attorneys at Bass, Berry & Sims – will delve into the noteworthy enforcement actions of 2023.Continue Reading Register Now: 2023 Export Year in Review Webinar

I am looking forward to speaking on a panel at an upcoming Strafford webinar addressing the U.S. Department of Commerce’s recent policy shift that increases the incentives for companies to voluntarily self-disclose (VSD) possible EAR violations, particularly when “significant,” or risk serious penalties. Continue Reading [WEBINAR] Significant EAR Violations and BIS Policy Shift: Incentivized Voluntary Self-Disclosure, Third-Party Whistleblowing

On October 7, the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), announced new controls on exports to China related to semiconductors. BIS also added 38 Chinese entities to the Unverified List (UVL) and established new criteria for adding entities to the Entity List. Specific details of these rules, particularly the expansive action regarding semiconductors, are laid out below.
Continue Reading Commerce Issues Two Rules Impacting China Exports, Parties

I will join Brian Mulier (Bird & Bird LLP) and Keith Huffman (SAP) to present a workshop titled “A Multi-Jurisdictional Discussion of Export Controls on China, Russia and Belarus: Contrasting US, UK and EU Restrictions” on Monday, November 14 from 1:30-5:00 pm at the London Forum on Global Econonic Sanctions being held at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel.
Continue Reading Register Now | A Multi-Jurisdictional Discussion of Export Controls on China, Russia and Belarus: Contrasting US, UK and EU Restrictions

I will join Lexia Krown, Vice President Global Trade Compliance at ESAB Corporation to present a workshop titled “The Ins and Outs of EAR Licensing Exceptions: How to Determine If, When and How They Apply” on Thursday, October 20 from 1:00-4:30 pm  ET as part of the ACI Proficiency Series: Export Administration Regulations.
Continue Reading Register Now | The Ins and Outs of EAR Licensing Exceptions: How to Determine If, When and How They Apply

On September 9, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an interim final rule to clarify how American industry can participate in international standards-setting activities when interacting with entities on the Entity List.
Continue Reading With New Rule, BIS Seeks to Ensure Fuller American Participation in Standards-Setting Discussions

Today, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule adding seven Chinese entities to the Entity List. The U.S. government determined these seven entities, primarily supporting the Chinese aerospace and space industries, had acted “contrary to national security and foreign policy interests of the United States.” BIS stated that the entities were acquiring or attempting to acquire U.S.-origin items to support China’s military modernization campaign. These seven entities bring the total number of listed Chinese entities to approximately 600.
Continue Reading Commerce Targets Chinese Military-Civil Fusion Program as Seven Chinese Entities Added to the Entity List

I recently co-authored an article for WorldECR with Scott Jones, a nonresident fellow at The Stimson Center, examining the history and current trajectory of the Entity List, part of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) administered by the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) to help protect U.S. national security. In the article, we outline the history of the Entity List and discuss the need for a just and transparent removal mechanism.

We state that “since the 2008 change in scope to include national security and foreign policy concerns, the number of parties added to the Entity List has increased dramatically” from its original purpose of preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.  With the recent technology conflicts between the United States and China, we argue the Entity List has become the most convenient tool in the toolbox to further U.S. national security and foreign policy goals.Continue Reading History and Trajectory of the Entity List Related to National Security Concerns

The U.S. government continues to vigorously enforce U.S. export laws against both U.S. and non-U.S. companies. In addition to monetary penalties, companies charged with violating U.S. export laws may be subject to strict compliance obligations. In extreme cases, the U.S. government may even suspend a company’s export privileges.

In this webinar, we will discuss recent