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Reporting for Calendar Year 2021 on Offsets Agreements Related to Sales of Defense Articles or Defense Services to Foreign Countries or Foreign Firms
Document Number: 2022-06272
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This notice is to remind the public that U.S. firms are required to report annually to the Department of Commerce (Commerce) information on contracts for the sale of defense articles or defense services to foreign countries or foreign firms that are subject to offsets agreements exceeding $5,000,000 in value. U.S. firms are also required to report annually to Commerce information on offsets transactions completed in performance of existing offsets commitments for which offsets credit of $250,000 or more has been claimed from the foreign representative. This year, such reports must include relevant information from calendar year 2021 and must be submitted to Commerce no later than June 15, 2022.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Simple Network Application Process and Multipurpose Application Form
Document Number: 2022-06334
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Emerging Technology Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2022-05856
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Imposition of Sanctions on `Luxury Goods' Destined for Russia and Belarus and for Russian and Belarusian Oligarchs and Malign Actors Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
Document Number: 2022-05604
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In response to the Russian Federation's (Russia's) further invasion of Ukraine, and Belarus's substantial enabling of Russia's invasion, the Department of Commerce is imposing restrictions on the export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) to or within Russia or Belarus of `luxury goods' under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and for exports, reexports and transfers (in-country) worldwide to certain Russian or Belarusian oligarchs and other malign actors supporting the Russian or Belarusian governments. Taken together, these new export controls will significantly limit financially elite individuals' and organizations' access to luxury goods and thereby accentuate the consequences of providing such support.
Addition to the List of Countries Excluded From Certain License Requirements Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
Document Number: 2022-05025
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In response to the Russian Federation's (Russia's) further invasion of Ukraine, and to protect U.S. national security and foreign policy interests, the Department of Commerce has added new and highly restrictive license requirements and policies for certain transactions involving Russia and Belarus under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). In order to recognize partner countries that have committed to implementing substantially similar new export controls on Russia and Belarus in their domestic laws, the Department of Commerce has published a list of countries excluded from portions of these new U.S. export controls. These exclusions apply specifically to certain requirements under the EAR related to foreign-produced items. In this rule, the Department of Commerce adds the Republic of Korea (South Korea) to the list of excluded countries.
Further Imposition of Sanctions Against Russia With the Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List
Document Number: 2022-04925
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In response to the Russian Federation's (Russia's) further invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the Department of Commerce is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding 91 new entities to the Entity List under the destinations of Belize, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Malta, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, and United Kingdom with this final rule. These 91 entities have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the foreign policy or national security interests of the United States.
Expansion of Sanctions Against the Russian Industry Sector Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
Document Number: 2022-04912
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In response to the Russian Federation's (Russia's) further invasion of Ukraine, the Department of Commerce is expanding the existing sanctions against the Russian industry sector by adding a new prohibition under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) that targets the oil refinery sector in Russia. These new export controls will further limit revenue that could support the military capabilities of Russia.
Imposition of Sanctions Against Belarus Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
Document Number: 2022-04819
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In response to Belarus's substantial enabling of the Russian Federation's (Russia)'s further invasion of Ukraine, this rule is adding new license requirements and review policies for Belarus to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to render Belarus subject to the same sanctions that were imposed on Russia under the EAR effective February 24, 2022. These new sanctions impose new Commerce Control List (CCL)-based license requirements for Belarus; revise the two foreign ``direct product'' rules (FDP rules) that are specific to Russia and Russian `military end users' to make them also applicable to Belarus and Belarusian `military end users;' specify a license review policy of denial applicable to all of the license requirements on Belarus that are being added in this rule, with certain limited exceptions; significantly restrict the use of EAR license exceptions; expand the existing `military end use' and `military end user' control scope to include Belarus for all items ``subject to the EAR'' other than food and medicine designated EAR99; and add two new Belarusian entities to the Entity List as `military end users.' This rule also imposes a license requirement for nuclear nonproliferation items for exports and reexports to Belarus and removes Belarus from Country Group A:4 under the EAR. In addition, for Belarus and Russia, this rule amends the availability of License Exceptions AVS and ENC and includes clarifying guidance on the availability of CCD.
Implementation of Sanctions Against Russia Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
Document Number: 2022-04300
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In response to the Russian Federation's (Russia's) further invasion of Ukraine, with this final rule, the Department of Commerce is adding new Russia license requirements and licensing policies to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to protect U.S. national security and foreign policy interests. These new Russia measures: Impose new Commerce Control List (CCL)-based license requirements for Russia; add two new foreign ``direct product'' rules (FDP rules) specific to Russia and Russian `military end users;' specify a license review policy of denial applicable to all of the license requirements being added in this rule, with certain limited exceptions; significantly restrict the use of EAR license exceptions; expand the existing Russia `military end use' and `military end user' control scope to all items ``subject to the EAR'' other than food and medicine designated EAR99, or ECCN 5A992.c and 5D992.c unless for Russian ``government end users'' and Russian state-owned enterprises (SoEs); transfer forty-five Russian entities from the Military End-User (MEU) List to the Entity List with an expanded license requirement of all items subject to the EAR (including foreign-produced items subject to the Russia-MEU FDP rules); and add two new Russia entities and revise two Russia entities to the Entity List. Lastly, this rule imposes comprehensive export, reexport and transfer (in-country) restrictions for the so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) and Luhansk People's Republics (LNR) regions of Ukraine (``Covered Regions of Ukraine'') and makes conforming revisions to export, reexport transfer (in-country) restrictions for Crimea Region of Ukraine provisions.
Materials and Equipment Technical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2022-04163
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2022-03971
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2022-03970
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List
Document Number: 2022-03029
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-02-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This final rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding seven entities under seven entries to the Entity List. These seven entities have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the foreign policy or national security interests of the United States and will be listed on the Entity List under the destinations of the People's Republic of China (China), Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This final rule also modifies four existing entries on the Entity List under the destination of China.
Request for Public Comments on the Section 232 Exclusions Process
Document Number: 2022-02870
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-02-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is hereby seeking public comments regarding the Section 232 exclusions process. A presidential proclamation (Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United States), published on January 3, 2022, directed the Secretary of Commerce to seek public comment on the Section 232 exclusions process, including the responsiveness of the exclusions process to market demand and enhanced consultation with U.S. firms and labor organizations.
Revisions to the Unverified List
Document Number: 2022-02536
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-02-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding thirty-three (33) persons to the Unverified List (UVL). The thirty-three persons are added to the UVL on the basis that BIS was unable to verify their bona fides because an end-use check could not be completed satisfactorily for reasons outside the U.S. Government's control.
Emerging Technology Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2022-02530
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Foreign-Direct Product Rules: Organization, Clarification, and Correction
Document Number: 2022-02302
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-02-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is clarifying, reorganizing, and making minor corrections to the provisions of the foreign-direct product (FDP) rules. Before this final rule, the FDP rules appeared in parts 736 and 744 of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR); now, the rules are consolidated in part 734 of the EAR. These revisions clarify the applicability of the FDP rules and make one correction applicable to the FDP rules as to the term ``U.S.- origin technology and software.''
In the Matter of: Khaldoun Hejazi, 1112 West Howe Street, Boise, ID 83706 Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2022-01427
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2022-00885
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In the Matter of:
Document Number: 2022-00801
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
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Document Number: 2022-00803
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Revised-Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2022-00764
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Offsets in Military Exports
Document Number: 2022-00727
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Chemical Weapons Convention Declaration and Report Handbook and Forms & Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations (CWCR)
Document Number: 2022-00392
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Information Security Controls: Cybersecurity Items; Delay of Effective Date
Document Number: 2022-00448
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
On October 21, 2021, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an interim final rule that establishes 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), that authorizes exports of these items to most destinations except in the circumstances described in that rule. That rule was published with a 45-day comment period, which ended on December 12, 2021, and a 90-day delayed effective date (January 19, 2022). This rule delays the effective date of the interim final rule by 45 days.
Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2022-00243
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Export Control Classification Number 0Y521 Series Supplement-Extension of Controls on an Emerging Technology (Software Specially Designed To Automate the Analysis of Geospatial Imagery Classification)
Document Number: 2021-28444
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
On January 6, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to add Software Specially Designed to Automate the Analysis of Geospatial Imagery to the 0Y521 Temporary Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCN) Series as 0D521. BIS first extended controls on this emerging technology for a second year pursuant to the 0Y521 series extension procedures on January 6, 2021, and in this action extends these controls a second time for an additional year for a total of three years of this control since it was added to the EAR on January 6, 2020.
Additional Protocol Regulations: Mandatory Electronic Submission of Reports Through the Additional Protocol Reporting System (APRS)
Document Number: 2021-27836
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Additional Protocol is an agreement between the United States and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to allow monitoring and reporting of certain civil nuclear fuel cycle-related activities. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) administers the Additional Protocol Regulations (APR), which implement the provisions of the Additional Protocol affecting U.S. industry and other U.S. persons engaged in certain civil nuclear fuel cycle-related activities that are not regulated by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), or its domestic Agreement States, and are not situated at certain U.S. government locations. The APR describe the requirement to report such activities to BIS, as well as the conduct of on-site activities in conjunction with IAEA complementary access to locations where such civil nuclear fuel cycle-related activities take place. This rule proposes to amend the APR to replace the existing manual reporting and processing procedures with a mandatory requirement to submit reports and other documents on-line through the Additional Protocol Reporting System (APRS). As a result of this proposed change, all persons and locations in the United States that are subject to the reporting requirements in the APR would be required to register on-line to set up an APRS account, submit reports and other documents to BIS via APRS, and maintain current user account information in APRS. This rule also proposes to amend the APR to clarify and update other requirements (e.g., by removing the provisions that address the Initial Report requirements for calendar year 2008, replacing the provisions that address Amended Report requirements, and revising the definitions of certain terms used in the APR).
Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List and Revision of an Entry on the Entity List
Document Number: 2021-27406
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This final rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding thirty-seven entities under forty entries to the Entity List. These thirty-seven entities have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the foreign policy or national security interests of the United States and will be listed on the Entity List under the destinations of the People's Republic of China (China), Georgia, Malaysia, and Turkey. This final rule also modifies one existing entry on the Entity List under the destination of China.
Removal of Certain General Approved Exclusions (GAEs) Under the Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exclusions Process
Document Number: 2021-26634
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
On December 14, 2020, the Department of Commerce published an interim final rule (the ``December 14 rule'') that revised aspects of the process for requesting exclusions from the duties and quantitative limitations on imports of aluminum and steel discussed in three previous Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') interim final rules implementing the exclusion process authorized by the President under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended, as well as a May 26, 2020 notice of inquiry. The December 14 rule included adding 123 General Approved Exclusions (GAEs) to the regulations. Subsequently, based on Commerce's review of the public comments received in response to the December 14 rule and additional analysis conducted by Commerce on the Section 232 exclusion request submissions, Commerce determined that a subset of the GAEs added in the December 14 rule no longer meets the criteria for inclusion as a GAE and should therefore be removed. Commerce is removing these GAEs in this interim final rule to ensure only those GAEs that meet the stated criteria from the December 14 rule will continue to be included as eligible GAEs. This interim final rule removes thirty of the GAEs that were added to the regulations in the December 14 rule, consisting of twenty-six GAEs for steel and four GAEs for aluminum. As a conforming change to a recent U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) decision, this rule also removes one additional steel GAE. Lastly, this interim final rule adds a note to both GAE supplements to address future changes to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS).
Revision of Controls for Cambodia Under the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: 2021-26633
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In response to deepening Chinese military influence in Cambodia, which undermines and threatens regional security, as well as growing corruption and human rights abuses by the Government of Cambodia, in this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends 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 is taking this action to address recent actions by the Government of Cambodia that are contrary to the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States. Further, BIS updates a Country Group designation for Cambodia under the EAR to reflect the country's identification by the State Department as subject to a United States arms embargo.
Order Denying Export Privileges: In the Matter of: Douglas Glover, 229 East Haven Drive, Birmingham, AL 35215
Document Number: 2021-26355
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Impact of the Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) on Legitimate Commercial Chemical, Biotechnology, and Pharmaceutical Activities Involving “Schedule 1” Chemicals (Including “Schedule 1” Chemicals Produced as Intermediates) During Calendar Year 2021
Document Number: 2021-26101
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security is seeking public comments on the impact that implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention, through the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act of 1998 and the Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations, has had on commercial activities involving ``Schedule 1'' chemicals during calendar year 2021. The purpose of this notice of inquiry is to collect information to assist BIS in its preparation of the annual certification to the Congress on whether the legitimate commercial activities and interests of chemical, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical firms are harmed by such implementation. This certification is required under Condition 9 of Senate Resolution 75 (April 24, 1997), in which the Senate gave its advice and consent to the ratification of the Chemical Weapons Convention.
Request for Public Comments Regarding Areas and Priorities for U.S. and EU Export Control Cooperation Under the Trade and Technology Council
Document Number: 2021-26106
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) requests public comments regarding areas and priorities for U.S. and EU export control cooperation to help inform the work of the U.S-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) Export Control Working Group. Comments should address ways in which existing U.S. and/or European Union dual-use export control policies and practices may be more transparent, more efficient and effective, more convergent, and fit for today's challenges, in particular with regards to the control of emerging technologies.
Addition of Entities and Revision of Entries on the Entity List; and Addition of Entity to the Military End-User (MEU) List
Document Number: 2021-25808
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding twenty- seven entities to the Entity List. These twenty-seven 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. These entities will be listed on the Entity List under the destinations of the People's Republic of China (China), Japan, Pakistan, and Singapore. This rule also revises one existing entry on the Entity List under the destination of China, adds addresses under the destination of Taiwan for a listed entity, and corrects an entry under the destination of China. In addition, this rule amends the EAR by adding one entity to the Military End-User (MEU) List under the destination of Russia.