The U.S. Export Control Reform Act 2018 (ECRA) is the most latest attempt to reform U.S. dual-use export controls.Read More
On 07 March 2017, the U.S. announced that China’s Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd., (ZTE), has agreed to a record-high combined civil and criminal penalty of $1.19 billion, after illegally shipping telecommunications equipment to Iran and North Korea in violation of U.S. export controls and sanctions.
The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security has adopted a new rule, effective as of 19 April 2017, regarding (re)exports of certain items to Hong Kong. The new rule provides that any export to Hong Kong of an item controlled for NS, MT, NP Column 1, or CB reasons needs an import license from Hong Kong or a statement from Hong Kong that a license is not necessary.
On 17 January 2017, President Obama controversially authorized the easing of sanctions against Sudan (falling under SSR and E.O.’s 13067 and 13412). The decision was made in a step towards normalizing bi-lateral relations with Sudan. U.S. officials defend the change in policy towards Khartoum as a response to the latter’s steps towards improving humanitarian access, lowering violence internally, as well as “cooperation with the United States on counter-terrorism and addressing regional conflicts.”
On 27 December 2016, the U.S. Department of Commerce/Bureau of Industry Security published a final rule which substantially eases the U.S. dual-use export controls against Burma (Myanmar).
Amendments to the Export Administration Regulations: Update of Arms Embargoes on Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam, and Recognition of India as Member of the Missile Technology Control Regime
In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement changes in controls on arms and related materiel to Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. BIS also updates the EAR to recognize the accession of India as a member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR).
U.S. renews Cuba sanctions: with friends like these you don’t need enemies On 13 September 2016, U.S. President Obama renewed for another year the Trading with the Enemy Act, extending the U.S.’s embargo against the communist…
U.S. DOJ updated summary of major prosecutions regarding export controls and embargoes. The summary contains pre-selected cases since 2009 until August 2015.
U.S. Export Controls Dual-Use Goods: Department of Commerce/ Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) has published data
OFAC broadens List of Medical Equipment & Supplies which can be exported to Iran