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Electronic Reporting of Requests to Support Boycotts Now Allowed

Friday, October 14, 2016
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The Bureau of Industry and Security has issued a final rule that, effective Oct. 14, permits electronic submission as an additional method available to U.S. persons for reporting requests they receive to take certain actions in furtherance or support of an unsanctioned foreign boycott.  Previously such reports had to be completed on form BIS 621-P (single transaction) or form BIS 6051-P (multiple transactions) and submitted in duplicate paper copy by mail.

Those who choose to submit reports electronically may access the electronic form via a link on the BIS Office of Anti-boycott Compliance website. Once all required fields are completed and the report has been submitted, a notification confirming the date and time of receipt of the submission by OAC will automatically be displayed on the reporting person’s screen.

BIS notes that this rule does not make any other changes to the reporting requirements or timeframes.

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