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BIS Seeks Emergency Extension of Export Information Collections

Friday, January 15, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Bureau of Industry and Security is requesting an emergency extension of the following information collection requests scheduled to expire Jan. 31.

- Simple Network Application Process and multipurpose application form

- offsets in military exports

- licensing exemptions and exclusions

BIS states that over the years it has worked with other government agencies and the affected public to identify areas where export licensing requirements may be relaxed without jeopardizing U.S. national security or foreign policy. Many of these relaxations have taken the form of licensing exceptions and exclusions, some of which have a reporting or recordkeeping requirement to enable the government to continue to monitor exports of these items. Exporters may choose to utilize the license exception and accept the reporting or recordkeeping burden in lieu of submitting a license application.

The extension is being sought to evaluate the need for and scope of the existing instruments. BIS expects that the Office of Management and Budget will approve these emergency extensions and any revised instruments after appropriate notice and public comment periods.

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