BIS Publishes Two Notices in Today's Federal Register
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published the following two notices in today's Federal Register:
Request for Comments on Foreign Policy-based Export ControlsThe first notice published today states that BIS is reviewing the foreign policy-based export controls in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to determine whether they should be modified, rescinded or extended. To assist BIS in making these determinations, the agency is seeking comments on how existing foreign policy-based export controls have affected exporters and the general public. BIS is particularly interested in receiving comments and information on how foreign-policy based export controls have affected exporters and the general public, such as the economic impact of proliferation controls. Comments must be submitted to BIS by October 5, 2007.
Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export Administration RegulationsThe second notice published by BIS is a final rule amending the EAR to update the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) legal authority citations to reflect that the EAR has been extended by Executive Order since the Export Administration Act expired on August 20, 2001. This final rule indicates that the EAR remains in effect for an additional year as a result of the President's notice entitled "Continuation of Emergency Regarding Export Control Regulations" that was published in the Federal Register on August 16, 2007.