The US Department of
Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) finally announced that the
annual BIS Update Conference on export controls, which has been held in July for the past few years, will be held in Washington, DC from November 2-4, 2015.
BIS Update has taken on more importance in the export controls community since many
defense articles that were once subject to the ITAR are now subject to the jurisdiction of the Export Administration Regulations
administered by BIS.
In addition, because BIS has played a key role in the new
sanctions imposed on Russia and Crimea, as well as in the changes to the US
embargo on Cuba, those topics will likely be on the agenda.
As in the past, there
will likely be speakers from OFAC on sanctions-related matters.
Use the search box on the right side of this page to see summaries of prior BIS Update conferences.
Further details on
registration will soon be posted on the BIS website: http://tinyurl.com/o6ehphn.