The Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) announced on February 25, 2022, that effective immediately, DDTC has implemented a policy of denial for any licenses or other approvals under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) for exports, reexports, retransfers, temporary imports of, and brokering activities related to defense articles and defense

On February 24, 2022, in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a final rule, “Implementation of Sanctions Against Russia Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR),” adding new Russia export license requirements and making licensing policies more stringent. The final rule is effective

On February 14, 2022, the Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) released Revision 5.0 of its Guidelines for Preparing Agreements. Under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), an “agreement” approved by the Office of Defense Trade Controls Licensing (DTCL) is required for the provision of a defense service, transfer of manufacturing

The Executive Office of the President, via the National Science and Technology Council, has released an updated list of advanced technologies that are potentially significant to U.S. national security. This list updates and revises the initial critical technologies list identified in the October 2020 report, “National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies.” See Update of

Effective February 8, 2022, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has added 33 Chinese companies to its Unverified Listed. The Unverified List contains the names and addresses of foreign persons who are or have been parties to a transaction involving the export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) of items subject to the

On February 2, 2022, the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) issued a Federal Register notice proposing various amendments and clarification to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Most significantly, DDTC is proposing to revise the definitions of “export” and “reexport” to clarify that any release of technical data to a foreign

On January 12, 2022, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced it was delaying implementation of rules establishing 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).  In October 2021, BIS released this Interim Final Rule

On December 16, 2021, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced it was placing another eight Chinese technology firms on its Non-SDN Chinese Military-Industrial Complex Companies List (CMIC List). This action was taken pursuant to Executive Order 13959 (as amended by Executive Order 14032), which prohibits U.S. persons from conducting

On December 9, 2021, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced that it was amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to apply more restrictive treatment to exports and reexports to, and transfers within, Cambodia of items subject to the EAR.  BIS stated that it is taking this action “to address recent

On December 10, 2021, the United States joined Australia, Denmark and Norway in announcing the Export Controls and Human Rights Initiative in recognition that “advanced technologies are a vital part of global economic growth and communication, helping people become more interconnected, share knowledge, and advance freedom, democracy, and opportunity” while also acknowledging that authoritarian governments