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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Nazak Nikakhtar

Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis, performing the non-exclusive duties of the Under Secretary for Industry and Security

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Commerce and Treasury Departments Implement Changes to Cuba Sanctions Rules

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WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) unveiled amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) to further implement the President’s foreign policy on Cuba. These amendments complement changes to the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which Commerce is also unveiling...

Department of Commerce Issues Limited Exemptions on Huawei Products

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WASHINGTON – Today, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it would issue a Temporary General License (TGL) amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to authorize specific, limited engagement in transactions involving the export, reexport, and transfer of items – subject to the EAR – to Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and its sixty-eight...

Department of Commerce Announces the Addition of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. to the Entity List

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WASHINGTON – Today, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it will be adding Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and its affiliates to the Bureau’s Entity List. This action stems from information available to the Department that provides a reasonable basis to conclude that Huawei is engaged in activities that are contrary to U.S. national security or...

The Department of Commerce Identifies Entities of National Security Concern

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WASHINGTON – Today, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it will add 12 foreign entities and individuals to the Bureau’s Entity List. This list contains the names of foreign parties that are subject to specific license requirements for the export, reexport, and/or in-country transfer of controlled items, ensuring that sensitive technologies do...

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Section 232 Investigation into Titanium Sponge Imports

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross accepted the Section 232 petition filed on September 27, 2018, by domestic producer Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET) and launched an investigation into whether the quantity or circumstances of titanium sponge imports into the United States threaten to impair the national security. Secretary Ross sent a letter to Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick...

Statement of Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Donald J. Trump's State of the Union Address

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In his State of the Union address, President Trump laid out an optimistic bipartisan vision to continue building on the accomplishments of his first two years in office. Under President Trump’s leadership, common-sense policies have brought hope to the forgotten American worker. The President’s strong defense and foreign policy initiatives have restored American leadership on the international...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Department of Justice Announcement on National Security Related Criminal Charges Against Chinese Telecommunications Conglomerate Huawei

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Good afternoon. Thank you, Attorney General Whittaker for hosting us today, and thank you to all our interagency partners at Justice, the FBI, and DHS for your outstanding work on this case. The Trump Administration continues to be tougher on those who violate our sanctions and export control laws than any administration in history. As Secretary, one of my very first actions was to punish ZTE for...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Space Summit: Industry Taking Off

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Thank you, Caroline, for that kind introduction, and good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. It’s great to be back at the Chamber of Commerce. You’ve had an exciting day of discussions. It’s an honor to follow to the podium NASA Administrator Bridenstine, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, and even Commerce’s own Dr. Neil Jacobs from NOAA. They will be key to the future of human activity and...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Aerospace Industries Association Board of Governors Meeting

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Good morning, and thank you for the warm introduction. Today is an exciting time for aerospace industries in America. The economy is strong. Tax cuts and deregulation are maximizing business opportunities and creating jobs. And domestic manufacturing is growing at an unprecedented rate. Over the last year, U.S. manufacturing added well over 300,000 jobs, the most since 1995. Under the Trump...

Spotlight on Commerce: Dawn Taylor, Management and Program Analyst, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Guest blog post by Dawn Taylor, Management and Program Analyst, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) My name is Dawn Taylor, I am a Management and Program Analyst with the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). I grew up in one of the...