Export Controls

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GOP Members of Congress Call On Biden Administration To Crack Down On Sharing Critical U.S. Technology With China

The Republican-led China Task Force in the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo calling for a crack down on sharing critical U.S. technology with China, and in particular for enforcement of U.S. export control laws to be tightened. The China Task

House Foreign Affairs Committee Releases Data on Export License Decisions Related to Huawei and SMIC

The Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives decided to disclose aggregated data from the Commerce Department on licensing decisions for possible sales to Chinese telecoms company Huawei and semiconductor company SMIC for the six month period from November 2020 to April 2021. These companies are on

Republican Senators Keep Pressure on Biden Administration BIS Nominee

Following up on questions he asked Alan Estevez -- the Biden administration's nominee for Under Secretary for Industry and Security at the U.S. Department of Commerce -- about general export control policies relating to China, the Entity List, and the companies Huawei and Honor during the nomination hearing, Senator

China's Export Control Law Discussed in WTO Meeting

At the March 31 and April 1 meeting of the WTO's Council for Trade in Goods, for which minutes have just recently been circulated by the WTO, both the EU and Japan raised concerns about China's new export control law. To provide some background, Beijing started work on a comprehensive

BIS Nominees Testify at Senate Hearing

The U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a hearing today in which it considered the nominations of Alan Estevez and Thea Kendler for key positions at the Bureau of Industry and Security at the Commerce Department. As explained by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) during his

To List or Not to List? Biden Administration Faces Dilemma on Chinese Phone Company with Past Ties to Huawei

The Biden administration is divided over whether to add Chinese smartphone maker Honor Device Co. Ltd. to an export blacklist due to past connections with Chinese tech company Huawei. This case illustrates the difficulties in drawing lines related to national security, as the United States continues to refine its export

EU Implements New Export Control Rules, Targeting Human Rights Protection

A new set of EU export control rules went into force on September 9, 2021. The new rules apply to dual-use items, which are goods and technology that can be used for both military and civilian purposes.  These rules will apply generally, but are likely to have a big impact
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