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US government consults on future of foreign policy-based export controls

September, 2017

Government will consider the compatibility of the controls with the foreign policy objectives of the United States.

The US government’s Bureau of Industry and Security (‘BIS’) is seeking public comments on the effect of existing foreign policy-based export controls in the Export Administration Regulations (‘EAR’). The Federal Register says, ‘[T]he Department of Commerce, as appropriate, follows the provisions of section 6 of the Export Administration Act (EAA) by reviewing its foreign policy-based export controls, conducting consultations with industry on such controls through public comments and preparing a report to be submitted to Congress.’ It says that in January the Secretary of Commerce ‘extended for one year all foreign policy-based export controls then in effect. BIS is now...

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