Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Triangular Transactions Covered by a U.S. Import Certificate
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Unverified List (UVL)
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) proposes to amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by: requiring exporters to file an Automated Export System (AES) record for all exports subject to the EAR involving a party or parties to the transaction who are listed on the Unverified List (the ``Unverified List'' or UVL); suspending the availability of license exceptions for exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) involving a party or parties to the transaction who are listed on the UVL; requiring exporters, reexporters, and transferors to obtain a UVL statement from a party or parties to the transaction who are listed on the UVL before proceeding with exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) involving items subject to the EAR, but where the item does not require a license, i.e., No License Required (NLR); publishing the UVL in the EAR; and adding to the EAR the procedures to request removal or modification of a UVL entry. These proposed changes to the UVL enhance the U.S. Government's ability to verify the bona fides of parties to exports, reexports, or transfers (in-country) of items subject to the EAR and provide the U.S. Government increased visibility into such exports, reexports, and transfers involving persons whose bona fides could not be verified.
Addition and Revision to the List of Validated End-Users in the People's Republic of China
In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to add an end-user in the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the list of Validated End-Users (VEUs). Specifically, BIS amends Supplement No. 7 to part 748 of the EAR to add Intel Semiconductor (Dalian) Ltd. (Intel Dalian) as a VEU. With this rule, exports, reexports and transfers (in-country) of certain items to two Intel Dalian eligible destinations are now authorized under Authorization VEU. BIS also amends Supplement No. 7 to part 748 to change the name of an existing VEU in the PRC, from Lam Research Corporation to Lam Research Service Co., Ltd.
Effects of Foreign Policy-Based Export Controls
BIS is seeking public comments on the effect of existing foreign policy-based export controls in the Export Administration Regulations. BIS is requesting public comments to conduct consultations with U.S. industries. Section 6 of the Export Administration Act (EAA) requires BIS to consult with industry on the effect of such controls and to report the results of the consultations to Congress. Comments from all interested persons are welcome. All comments will be made available for public inspection and copying and included in a report to be submitted to Congress.