[co-author: Kaitlyn Cunningham, data analyst]
On October 16, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced that exporters may request a six-month extension for export licenses set to expire on or before December 31, 2020.
BIS indicates that most requests for extensions will be reviewed and approved on an expedited basis within two to three business days, depending on the volume of requests received. Extension requests can be submitted via email to LicenseExtensionRequest@bis.doc.gov.
Acting Under Secretary for Industry and Security, Cordell Hull, said “The streamlined process will help ensure that exporters with licenses due to expire on or before the end of 2020, who may not have been able to ship orders due to resource constraints during the pandemic, have the opportunity to benefit fully from the authorizations granted on their licenses.