Last week, the Bureau of Industry and Security at the U.S. Commerce Department imposed export controls on additional types of semiconductor manufacturing equipment. The package of new rules reinforces restrictions that were announced one year ago. Details, the rules, and context inside.
In a letter to the chair of the Senate Banking Committee, three former national security officials have registered their concerns about the proposed Committee on National Critical Capabilities, which would oversee an “outbound” investment screening regime. Details and the letter are inside.
The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security has signaled a change to the way it would refer to “emerging and foundational technologies,” noting that “distinctions between those categories are not often readily apparent.” Details and the new term-of-art inside.
As we reported last year, the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council is working to coordinate approaches to global trade matters, including investment screening. The Bureau of Industry and Security is now seeking input to inform that work. Details, context, contacts, and action items are inside.
Last week, the Bureau of Industry and Security at Commerce published a final rule that included new controls on certain biotech software. Details on the new rule, how it could trigger mandatory CFIUS filings, and what companies should expect, are inside.
Pres. Biden has nominated an Under Secretary for Industry and Security, a position that serves as principal advisor to the Secretary of Commerce on the export of sensitive technologies. Key positions within the Treasury department remain vacant. Details and contacts inside.