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On April 9, 2020, US Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) issued internal guidance (available here as of April 14, 2020) (“Guidance”) to CBP Field Operations Directors on CBP’s implementation of the new temporary final rule published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) imposing export restrictions on certain personal protective equipment products (“PPE Products”) used in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic (the “FEMA Rule”). Specifically, the Guidance describes which products and shipments are targeted…

Maria Sergeyeva recently authored the blog post “Industry Groups Push Back on Commerce Department’s Proposed Supply Chain Regulations That Could Block or Restrict Tech Transactions” for Baker McKenzie’s Global Supply Chain Compliance blog.  The post highlights concerns expressed by many trade associations and businesses with the highly anticipated proposed regulations issued by the US Department of Commerce to implement Executive Order 13873, “Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain.”  Executive Order 13873…

On February 24, 2020, in a final rule (the “Rule”) that took immediate effect, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) revised the country group designations for Russia and Yemen under the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”), increasing license restrictions for both countries. The Rule is part of a larger effort within BIS that involves a “comprehensive review” of all country groups to ensure they appropriately reflect current US national security and foreign policy.…

On December 26, 2019, the US State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) published a long-awaited Interim Final Rule (the “Interim Rule”) revising a number of definitions in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”). While DDTC was accepting comments until January 27, unless a new or revised rule is published, the Interim Rule will go into effect on March 25, 2020. These changes will permit companies storing and transmitting ITAR technical data to benefit from cloud computing and email services that utilize global platforms.