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On August 30, 2019, the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published Due Diligence Guidance urging companies to employ heightened due diligence when exporting to Pakistan (the Pakistan Guidance). The Pakistan Guidance specifically focuses on (i) supplemental licensing requirements applicable for items (e.g. goods, software, or technology) subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) that may be destined to nuclear or missile activities, and (ii) best practices for screening customers in Pakistan to prevent…

On May 14, 2019, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register a final rule [Docket No. 181219999-8999-01] that amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding twelve entities, under a total of sixteen entries, to the Entity List. These twelve entities have been determined by the US Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States and will be listed on the…

On March 22, 2018, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued a final rule [Docket No. 180227219-8219-01] (the “Final Rule”) adding, in relevant part, 15 South Sudanese entities to the Export Administration Regulations’ (“EAR”) Entity List — a step that increases the pressure on that country following the US Government’s imposition of an arms embargo last month.

On May 26, 2017, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register a final rule [Docket No. 170303229-7229-01] that amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding sixteen persons to the Entity List. The sixteen persons who are added to the Entity List have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. These sixteen persons will be…

On December 15, 2016, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register a final rule that amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding seven persons to the Entity List. The seven persons who are added to the Entity List have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. These seven persons will be listed on the…