The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced this week that it will again extend the temporary general license it issued in May 2019 (see Trump and Trade Update of May 21, 2019 and August 19, 2019) that partially continued the availability of exports under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for

In May 2019, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published the Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments (“Framework”), which is intended to help organizations subject to U.S. jurisdiction, as well as foreign entities doing business in or with the United States, U.S. persons, or using U.S.-origin goods or services, to develop

With the 35-day partial federal government shutdown ending on January 26, 2019, the U.S. government’s trade-oriented agencies have reopened and are beginning to work through massive backlogs of work as personnel resume full-time operations. What follows is a listing of the current operational status of many of these agencies:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has extended the public comment period for its November 19, 2018 advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) for “Review of Controls of Certain Emerging Technologies.” In a December 10, 2018 announcement, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration Matthew Borman extended the deadline from

On November 19, 2018, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) at the Department of Commerce issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking public comment on criteria for identifying emerging technologies essential to U.S. national security. In the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, Congress passed the Export Control Reform