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On December 7, 2023, the United States Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued three new rules as a broad effort to ease export control requirements under the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) for key allied and partner countries. These rules were enacted in order to reduce the licensing requirement to export, reexport, and transfer US goods, software, and technology to and between allies and partners of the United States. The new rules are…

On November 2, 2023, the United States government issued new Russia-related sanctions targeting more than 200 individuals and entities. OFAC also issued three new Russia-related General Licenses and reissued another one, and the US Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) added 13 entities to the Entity List. SDN Designations The US Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) and the US Department of State added a range of targeted…

In parallel with the new advanced computing, semiconductor, and supercomputing rules issued on October 17, 2023 (here), the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued a final rule (“Rule”) amending the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) to revise the existing Validated End-User (“VEU”) list of items that are eligible to be supplied to Samsung China Semiconductor Co. Ltd. and SK Hynix Semiconductor (China) Ltd., companies headquartered in the Republic of Korea, for their…

On April 18, 2023, Matthew S. Axelrod, the Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”), issued a memorandum titled “Clarifying Our Policy Regarding Voluntary Self-Disclosures and Disclosures Concerning Others” (the “VSD Policy Memorandum”) to clarify and announce BIS’ policies concerning voluntary self-disclosures (“VSDs”) of Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) violations and disclosures of possible EAR violations committed by third parties. The VSD Policy Memorandum builds on Assistant Secretary…