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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

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BIS Tightens Export Control Rules with an Eye on China

May 1, 2020

On April 28, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security of U.S. Department of Commerce published two major amendments and one proposed amendment to the Export Administration Regulations that would significantly tighten export controls to China and certain other countries. Specifically, the new rules expand military end use and end user restrictions, remove a commonly used license exception for civil end-uses of certain controlled items, and propose to severely limit the scope of a license exception for re-exports.

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