The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has issued a Final Rule that redesignates regulations governing the procedures for the review of certain transactions involving information and communications technology and services (ICTS) designed, developed, manufactured, or supplied by persons owned by, controlled by, or subject to the jurisdiction or direction of a

On July 10, 2024, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published guidance summarizing the actions it takes to identify and inform industry about parties that present diversion risks to countries or entities of concern. This guidance is offered in an effort “to address the evolving tactics of our adversaries to circumvent

BIS Prohibition on Kaspersky Products

On June 20, 2024, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a Final Determination that bans a range of transactions involving Kaspersky Lab, Inc. and its related entities’ (Kaspersky) cybersecurity and anti-virus products and services. The Final Determination prohibits Kaspersky from engaging in certain Information

On June 12, 2024, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced new sanctions and export control restrictions on Russia and Belarus. These measures have significant implications for companies that do business with or in these regions, as they may face new licensing requirements, limitations, or prohibitions

On May 17, 2024, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a Final Rule revising the Section 232 tariff exclusion process for imported steel and aluminum products. These changes, effective July 1, 2024, are intended “to refine the framework under which exclusions from the tariffs on steel and aluminum can be requested

On April 26, 2024, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule introducing the new License Exception MED that enables delivery of humanitarian medical devices to the citizens of Russia, Belarus, and the Crimea region of Ukraine, and the occupied regions of Donetsk and Luhansk.  This license exception is an effort

On April 18, 2024, the Departments of Commerce and the Treasury announced combined export control restrictions and economic sanctions against Iran for its attack on Israel on April 13, 2024. These actions are intended “to degrade and disrupt key aspects of Iran’s malign activity, including its UAV [Unmanned Aerial Vehicles] program and the revenue the

To “further enhance defense industrial base cooperation and technology innovation with Australia and the United Kingdom,” the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued an interim final rule (“IFR”) on April 18, 2024 to ease various licensing requirements prescribed by the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) for exports, reexports, or transfers (in-country) to