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Bureau of Industry and Security

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) advances U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives by ensuring an effective export control and treaty compliance system, and by promoting continued U.S. leadership in strategic technologies. BIS accomplishes its mission by maintaining and strengthening adaptable, efficient, effective export controls and treaty compliance systems, along with active leadership and involvement in international export control regimes.

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Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Update Conference

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Thank you, Under Secretary Estevez, for that introduction, and for your leadership of the Bureau of Industry and Security. I’d also like to thank the Office of Exporter Services for putting on this conference, and the entire BIS team for the hard work they do. Welcome to the 35th Annual Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy. It’s wonderful to be back in person. Much has changed since our...

Department of Commerce Statement on President Biden’s Proclamation on Solar Cells and Modules

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo released the below statement following President Biden’s emergency declaration regarding the temporary duty-free importation of solar cells and modules from Southeast Asia to avoid disruptions to the electric power system: “The Department of Commerce remains committed to protecting our economic and national security against unprecedented challenges. As...

Deputy Secretary Graves Emphasizes Priorities for Enhanced U.S.-EU Transatlantic Trade with Leaders, Industry Representatives in Netherlands and Belgium

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Today, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves concluded a four-day visit to The Hague, Netherlands, and Brussels, Belgium to advance bilateral economic and security relations between the United States and partners in Europe. “We had very productive talks in both The Hague and Brussels that will further strengthen the U.S.-EU transatlantic partnership,” said Commerce Deputy Secretary Don Graves....

Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Erasmus University Rotterdam

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Good evening. It’s a pleasure to join you. The Netherlands and the United States share a long history of partnership based on shared democratic values. We are NATO allies. And our trade and investment relationship continues to promote economic growth and benefits workers in both of our nations. In 2021, two-way trade between our countries totaled more than 88 billion dollars. Approximately 9...

Deputy Secretary Graves to Discuss Transatlantic Trade with Leaders, Industry Representatives in Europe

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From May 31-June 3, 2022, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves will travel to The Hague, Netherlands, and Brussels, Belgium, to meet with representatives of the Dutch and Belgian governments, as well as the European Commission and private industry representatives to discuss geopolitical and transatlantic trade issues of mutual interest, including semiconductor production, joint work to secure...

Raimondo Announces Temporary Suspension of 232 Tariffs on Ukraine Steel

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Suspended tariffs will bolster one of Ukraine’s most important industries Today, United States Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced the United States of America will be temporarily suspending 232 tariffs on Ukrainian steel for one year. Ukraine’s steel industry is uniquely important to the country’s economic strength, employing 1 in 13 Ukrainians with good-paying jobs. Some of Ukraine...

Testimony by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Senate Commerce Committee FY 2023 Budget Hearing

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Chair Cantwell, Ranking Member Wicker, and members of the Committee, thank you for this opportunity to discuss President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of Commerce. The priorities funded in this Budget build upon the investments you enacted in Fiscal Year 2022, and I am grateful for your support as we look forward to accomplishing even more in Fiscal Year 2023. The...

BIS Takes Enforcement Action Against Russian Cargo Airline Operating in Violation of U.S. Export Controls

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Today, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement Matthew S. Axelrod issued an order temporarily denying all export privileges for the Russian cargo aircraft carrier Aviastar due to ongoing violations of the comprehensive export controls imposed on Russia by the Commerce Department. Headquartered in Moscow, Aviastar provides a variety of cargo services to...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo met with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal to discuss the state of the war in Ukraine, as well as U.S. efforts to support Ukraine and impose costs against Russia in response to its unlawful aggression. During their meeting, Secretary Raimondo shared an overview of the Department’s support for Ukraine. They discussed the Department’s role in the U...

Commerce Department Identifies First Belarusian and More Russian Aircraft Exported to Belarus and Russia in Apparent Violation of U.S. Export Controls

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Updated List Continues Effort to Notify Public that Providing Any Form of Service to These Aircraft is Also a Likely Violation of U.S. Law Today, the U.S. Commerce Department, through its Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), publicly identified 10 additional aircraft in likely violation of U.S. export controls, including the first seven Belarusian owned/operated commercial aircraft identified...