BIS Regulatory Updates: 2023 Significant Changes

Diaz Trade Law is enthusiastic to announce Bloomberg Law published another one of our articles! Below is the article reproduced, you can also read here.

The two most important categories of export controls are the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The vast majority of controlled exports fall under EAR, while the ITAR’s scope is limited to only military and defense-related articles, services, information, and technology. The US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) is charged with enforcing EAR under 15 C.F.R. parts 730-774.

This article provides an overview of the significant BIS policy and regulatory changes in 2023, including updates to the voluntary disclosure policy, an update on the semiconductor export control rules, expansion of Russia sanctions, and a human rights amendment to the EAR.

Background on EAR

The purpose of EAR is to safeguard US national security interests by ensuring that certain critical technology does not fall into the wrong hands.

The EAR governs whether a person or entity may:

  • Export an item from the US.
  • Reexport that item from a foreign country.
  • Transfer an item from one person to another.

BIS has repeatedly demonstrated its commitment to enforcing EAR and violations can carry heavy penalties. Civil penalties may be up to $300,000 per violation or twice the value of the transaction, whichever is greater. EAR violations can even result in criminal liability, such as a $1 million criminal penalty per violation or up to 20 years in prison. EAR violations […]

By |2024-01-29T12:30:17-05:00January 24, 2024|Bloomberg, Bloomberg Import, Export, U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)|Comments Off on BIS Regulatory Updates: 2023 Significant Changes

Submitting Voluntary Self-Disclosures to Bureau of Industry & Security

Diaz Trade Law is enthusiastic to announce Bloomberg Law published an update to our previous article, “Submitting Voluntary Self-Disclosures to Bureau of Industry & Security.” The udpate discusses new guidance from BIS regarding failure to voluntary disclose significant violations. Below is the article reproduced with permission for your reading pleasure. You can read the article here (where you’ll have the ability to access all of the great hyperlinks). Please note you cannot click on the hyperlinks below.

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By |2023-05-11T12:56:55-04:00May 11, 2023|Bloomberg Export|Comments Off on Submitting Voluntary Self-Disclosures to Bureau of Industry & Security

Significant Updates to BIS Enforcement Policies in 2022

Diaz Trade Law’s President, Jennifer Diaz, Associate Attorney Sharath Patil, are enthusiastic to announce Bloomberg Law published another one of our articles, “Significant Updates to BIS Enforcement Policies in 2022“! Below is the article reproduced with permission for your reading pleasure. You can read the article here (where you’ll have the ability to access all of the great hyperlinks). Please note you cannot click on the hyperlinks below.

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Building & Maintaining an Export Compliance Plan

Diaz Trade Law’s President, Jennifer Diaz, Associate Attorney Sharath Patil, are enthusiastic to announce Bloomberg Law published another one of our articles, “Building & Maintaining an Export Compliance Plan”! We also thank our law clerk, Gabi Perez, for her support with research for this article. Below is the article reproduced with permission for your reading pleasure. You can read the article here (where you’ll have the ability to access all of the great hyperlinks). Please note you cannot click on the hyperlinks below.

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By |2022-11-10T15:44:12-05:00October 18, 2022|Bloomberg, Bloomberg Export, International Law, U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Uncategorized|Comments Off on Building & Maintaining an Export Compliance Plan

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