On September 1, 2020, the Department of State’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a joint advisory to alert persons to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (North Korea) ballistic missile procurement

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register on August 27, 2020 an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) for foundational technologies. BIS is soliciting public comments until October 26, 2020 to help identify foundational technologies essential to U.S. national security (“Foundational Technologies ANPRM”). This long-awaited ANPRM

On August 26, 2020, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced that it was adding 24 Chinese companies to the Entity List for their role in helping the Chinese military construct and militarize the internationally condemned artificial islands in the South China Sea. “The United States, China’s neighbors, and the international

On August 27, 2020, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published in the Federal Register an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) for foundational technologies and asked for public comment on the categories of technologies for which BIS should issue controls. Specifically, BIS is soliciting public comments through October 26, 2020,

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) has issued a Federal Register notice extending and modifying the temporary final rule (“Rule”) establishing export restrictions on certain types of personal protective equipment (“PPE”) products and respirators (“Covered Products”) used in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  (For more information on the April

Effective July 22, 2020, pursuant to a Federal Register notice, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has placed 11 Chinese entities on the Entity List stating that all “have been implicated in human rights violations and abuses in the implementation of China’s campaign of repression, mass arbitrary detention, forced labor

On July 8, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published guidance relating to the U.S. Department of State’s final rule amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and related BIS final rule, to transfer export controls of certain firearms, armament and ammunition from the U.S. Munitions List

In collaboration with our foreign law firm partners, we continue to update our chart of COVID-19 measures taken by governments around the world. The government measures in the chart include economic, labor and employment, health and safety, and export and import measures. Below is a list of the updated countries and a summary of the

On June 25, 2020, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced that it would be delaying the effective date for certain filing requirements set forth in April 2020 regulations on military-related exports to China, Russia and Venezuela.  After significant pushback from industry representatives that more time was needed to transition to