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BIS Reviewing Info Collections on Controlled Exports, Import Effects, Short Supply Activities

Monday, March 02, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Bureau of Industry and Security is soliciting comments through May 1 on the proposed extension of the following information collections.

Licensing Responsibilities and Enforcement. This collection involves nine miscellaneous activities associated with the export of items controlled by BIS. Most of these activities do not involve the submission of documents to BIS but instead involve the exchange of documents among parties in the export transaction to ensure that each understands its obligations under U.S. law. Others involve writing certain export control statements on shipping documents or reporting unforeseen changes in shipping and disposition of exported commodities.

Miscellaneous Short Supply Activities. This collection is comprised of two rarely used short supply activities: “Registration of U.S. Agricultural Commodities for Exemption from Short Supply Limitations on Export” and “Petitions for the Imposition of Monitoring or Controls on Recyclable Metallic Materials (Petitions); Public Hearings.”

Request for Investigation Under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act. Upon request, BIS will initiate an investigation to determine the effects of imports of specific commodities on the national security and will make the findings known to the president for possible adjustments to imports through tariffs. The findings are made publicly available and reported to Congress.

Statement by Ultimate Consignee and Purchaser. Form BIS-711 or a statement on company letterhead provides assurances from the foreign importer that the U.S. technology to be exported will not be misused, transferred or reexported in violation of the Export Administration Regulations. A copy of the statement must be submitted with the license application if the country of ultimate destination is listed in certain country groups.

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