Export Controls & Economic Sanctions

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published a notice in the Federal Register announcing a rule change effective June 18, 2020, which amends the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) to allow for the release of certain technology to Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd. and 114 of its non-U.S. affiliates designated on the

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) recently announced the addition of 32 Chinese companies and 1 Chinese government agency to the Entity List, citing connections to items for military end-use and human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang region. The addition of these Chinese entities to the Entity

On May 15, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) announced two new rules changes directed at Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (“Huawei”).  As we have previously covered, BIS has named Huawei and 114 of its affiliate companies to its Entity List under the U.S. Export Administration

The U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) recently announced the removal of General License 13E (“GL 13E”), authorizing certain activities involving Nynas AB, a Swedish manufacturer of specialty oils owned in part by PDVSA, Venezuela’s state-owned oil company.  The notice issued by OFAC states that Nynas AB “has undertaken a corporate

The U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) recently announced on its website immediate measures intended to mitigate the impact of the SARS-COV2 pandemic on U.S. businesses and supply chains.  These measures include the following temporary changes to the registration and licensing requirements:

  • Temporary suspension of the requirements set forth in the

Following an April 10 temporary final rule restricting the export of personal protective equipment (PPE) and an April 21 Notice of Exemptions from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has now issued a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the export of PPE.  The FAQs, available here,

As previously reported here, on April 10, 2010, the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a temporary final rule restricting the export of certain types of personal protective equipment (PPE).  The temporary rule required FEMA approval before certain kinds of PPE could be exported from the United States.

On April 21, 2020, FEMA

The United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) released a fact sheet that outlines exemptions, exceptions, and authorizations for humanitarian assistance and trade under the sanctions programs for Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, Syria, Cuba, and Ukraine/Russia. The fact sheet can assist with questions about exporting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and