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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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The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has added seven Chinese supercomputing entities to the Entity List for conducting activities that are contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. Today’s final rule adds the following entities to the Entity List: Tianjin Phytium Information Technology, Shanghai High-Performance Integrated...

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U.S. Department of Commerce to Expand Restrictions on Exports to Russia in Response to Chemical Weapons Poisoning

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The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will expand export restrictions on Russia pursuant to a March 2, 2021 determination by the Secretary of State that the Government of Russia has used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law or lethal chemical or biological weapons against its own nationals. The Department of Commerce released the following...

Commerce Implements New Export Controls on Burma and Makes Entity List Additions in Response to the Military Coup and Escalating Violence against Peaceful Protesters

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The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has implemented new restrictions on exports and reexports to Burma, and transfers (in-country) within Burma, of sensitive items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) in response to the military coup and escalating violence against peaceful protesters. BIS has also added to the Entity List four entities - two Burmese...

U.S. Department of Commerce Adds 14 Parties to the Entity List for Support of Russian Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs and Chemical Weapons Activities

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The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is adding 14 entities located in Russia, Germany, and Switzerland to the Entity List based on their proliferation activities in support of Russia’s weapons of mass destruction programs and chemical weapons activities. This action supplements the addition of five Russian Government facilities to the Entity List in August 2020 for...

U.S. Commerce Department Restricts Licensing of Sensitive Exports to Burma’s Military and Security Services in Response to the Recent Military Coup

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Section 232 Exclusions

December 14, 2020 Interim Final Rule At present there is no exclusions process for duties on steel and aluminum derivative 232 Exclusions Portal BIS 232 Regulations.gov dockets Commerce 232 232 Exclusions Portal Steel Page Steel Docket Steel Page 232 Exclusions Portal Interim Final Rule (June 10, 2019) Aluminum Page Aluminum Docket Aluminum Page 232 Exclusions Portal User Guide Steel Forms &...

Section 232 Investigation on the Effect of Imports of Steel on U.S. National Security

232 Exclusions Portal Press Release (June 13, 2019) 232 Exclusions Portal (as of June 13, 2019) Find Objections, Rebuttals, and Surrebutals on Regulations.gov Tariff Exclusion Process Announced on 3/18/2018 U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exclusion Process Presidential Proclamation on 3/8/2018 Presidential Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United...

Section 232 Investigation on the Effect of Imports of Aluminum on U.S. National Security

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