Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – BIS On October 12, 2016, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule entitled ‘‘Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Control of Fire Control, Laser, Imaging, and Guidance Equipment the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List (USML).’’ This notice […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – BIS The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding five entities to the Entity List. These five entities have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. BIS […]

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Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury – OFAC The President issued an Executive Order Taking Additional Steps To Address The National Emergency With Respect To Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities. This amends Executive Order 13694, “Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities.” E.O. 13694 authorized the imposition of sanctions on individuals […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – BIS In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to remove one end-user from the list of validated end-users in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Specifically, BIS amends Supplement Number 7 to part 748 of the EAR to remove the […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – BIS In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by removing the Special Iraq Reconstruction License (SIRL) from the EAR. This action furthers the objectives of the Retrospective Regulatory Review Initiative that directs BIS and other federal agencies to streamline […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Public Affairs WASHINGTON – Amin Yu, 55, of Orlando, Florida, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for acting in the U.S. as an illegal agent of a foreign government without prior notification to the Attorney General and for conspiring to commit international money laundering. Assistant […]

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Source: Reuters The U.S. government plans to temporarily lift export curbs it imposed on Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone maker ZTE Corp (0763.HK) for alleged Iran sanctions violations, a senior Department of Commerce official said. The Commerce Department restrictions imposed earlier this month made it difficult for ZTE to acquire U.S. components by requiring its […]

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