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Spacing Out: BIS Issues Report on Export Controls and the Space Industrial Base

In February 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published a report (“Report”) detailing the impact of export controls on the U.S. space industry. Titled the “U.S. Space Industry...more

US Suspends Dual-Use Export Licensing for Exports and Re-Exports to Russia

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced that effective March 1, 2014, it has placed a hold on the issuance of any export licenses authorizing the export or re-export of items to Russia....more

Business News Digest – March 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity: Coming Soon to a Government Contract Near You - Recent National Defense Authorization Act Presents Opportunities for Small Business Contractors - Iran Sanctions Deal Does...more

BIS Proposes First Rewrite of Routed Export Rules in Over a Decade

On February 6, 2014, the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a Proposed Rule announcing its intent to clarify the responsibilities of parties involved in "routed exports." Delegation of...more

Proposed Amendments to Export Administration Regulations on “Routed Transactions” Issued by Commerce Department Bureau of Industry...

On February 6, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register, Vol. 79, No. 25, pages 7105-7110, proposed amendments to its Export Administration Regulations...more

What next for the Basel III leverage ratio framework?

Financial Services analysis: Following the publication of Basel III's leverage ratio framework and disclosure requirements, Peter Green, partner at Morrison & Foerster, analyses the likely impact of the guidance and how it...more

It’s Time For Ground Vehicle and Related Commodities Manufacturers to Embrace Export Control Reform

The Arms Export Control Act (AECA) requires the President of the United States to periodically review controls set for munitions on the United States Munitions List (USML). If the controls no longer remain warranted, the...more

Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) May Impact Exporters

Notwithstanding the administration's efforts to simplify the export process, while protecting United States national security and foreign policy objectives, the burden on U.S. exporters seems to continue to increase. On...more

Weatherford International Reaches $253M Settlement with the DOJ, SEC, OFAC, and BIS

I. Introduction - On November 26, 2013, Weatherford International (“Weatherford” or “the Company”), an oil-field services company that trades on the New York Stock Exchange, agreed to pay $253 million in criminal and...more

Global Regulators Adopt Final Margin Requirements for Uncleared Derivatives

On September 2, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) jointly published a document...more

BIS Issues Final Rule Setting Deadline for Completing Voluntary Self-Disclosures

The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) recently issued a final rule to revise the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) governing Voluntary Self-Disclosures (VSDs) by imposing a 180-day deadline for submission of...more

CFTC Proposes Rules for SIDCOs to Conform to International Standards

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has proposed additional standards for systemically important derivatives clearing organizations (SIDCOs) that are consistent with the Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures...more

New Export Compliance Interactive On-Line Tools — From BIS Including New Specially Designed Language

In conjunction with the Government’s ongoing Export Control Reform Initiative, the Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) in the Department of Commerce is introducing some useful web-based tools for exporters. Three new...more

Is Your Software Transmission Subject to U.S. Export Controls under the EAR?

The release of software may require an export control license from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) under the Export Administration Regulations (the “EAR”). Software delivery has...more

International Regulators Publish "Near-Final" Draft of Uncleared Swap Margin Rules

On February 15, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published the Second Consultative Document on margin requirements for non-centrally cleared...more

Government gives go ahead for new employment status

On 3 December 2012, the UK Government published its response to a consultation paper on the Chancellor’s proposal for implementing a new “employee shareholder” status. Whilst acknowledging that only “a very small number of...more

U.S. Indicts Multiple Companies and 165 Parties Added to the BIS Entity List for Alleged Involvement in Russian Military...

On October 3, 2012, two companies and 11 individuals of an alleged Russian military procurement network operating in the United States and Russia were indicted in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York....more

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