On February 18, 2021, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a notice in the Federal Register announcing formal actions to limit exports and reexports of sensitive goods to Burma’s military and security services as previously announced by press release. See Update of February 12, 2021. In response to the military coup of February 1, the notice states that “the United States Government is reviewing all available actions to hold the perpetrators of the coup responsible.” As previously announced in its press release, BIS has adopted a more restrictive export license review policy of presumption of denial of items requiring a license for export and reexport to Burma’s (i) Ministry of Defense, (ii) Ministry of Home Affairs, (iii) armed forces, and (iv) security services.
Also as previously announced, BIS has suspended license exceptions that were previously available to Burma. The following license exceptions are suspended for exports or reexports to Burma, or transfers (in-country) within Burma, either in whole or in part: (i) Shipments of Limited Value (LVS), (ii) Shipments to Group B Countries (GBS), (iii) Technology and Software under Restriction (TSR), and (iv) Computers (APP).