Tagged: Bureau of Industry and Security

BIS and FinCEN Release Joint Notice Concerning Global Export Control Evasion 

BIS and FinCEN Release Joint Notice Concerning Global Export Control Evasion 

Alexander J. Cotoia currently serves as the Regulatory Compliance Manager at The Volkov Law Group, where he regularly advises the firm and its clients on the latest developments implicating trade compliance concerns. He may be reached at [email protected]. On November 6, 2023, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) released...

BIS Clarifies Approach to Export Enforcement Concerning Voluntary Self Disclosures and Reporting of Third Party Misconduct under Guise of “Policy Clarifications”

BIS Clarifies Approach to Export Enforcement Concerning Voluntary Self Disclosures and Reporting of Third Party Misconduct under Guise of “Policy Clarifications”

Alex Cotoia, Regulatory Manager at The Volkov Law Group, rejoins us for an important posting on policy clarifications issued by the BIS Office of Export Enforcement. Alex can be reached at [email protected]. On April 18, 2023, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) Office of Export Enforcement (“OEE”) released a set of “policy clarifications” in the context of a memorandum authored...

BIS Adopts New Export Controls Aimed at Impeding China’s Ability to Acquire Advanced Computing Capabilities

BIS Adopts New Export Controls Aimed at Impeding China’s Ability to Acquire Advanced Computing Capabilities

Alex Cotoia, Regulatory Manager at The Volkov Law Group, rejoins us for an important posting on new Commerce Department rules relating to computer product exports to China. Alex can be reached at [email protected]. On October 13, 2022, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published an interim final rule that significantly expanded export controls designed to thwart China’s efforts to acquire...

Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security Brings Enforcement Actions Reflecting New Policies

Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security Brings Enforcement Actions Reflecting New Policies

The Commerce Department has adjusted its export control enforcement program.  The Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) announced the new administrative policies and gave notice to the industry and public.  BIS is now bringing enforcement actions under this new regime. Luis Fernando Garcia BIS entered into a settlement agreement with Luis Fernando Garcia, the owner of GE Equipos de Seguridad, who sought to illegally export...

Commerce Department Tacks to New Aggressive Enforcement Program

Commerce Department Tacks to New Aggressive Enforcement Program

The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) has decided to join the enforcement club.  BIS’s recent announcement of new policies to administrative actions should not be surprising.  Matthew Axelrod, the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement, promised to ramp up enforcement during his confirmation hearings. The Biden Administration has promised an increase in regulatory enforcement, and there is no question that enforcement...