February 2011

February 25, 2011 | Permalink
In November of last year, the President issued an Executive Order establishing an interagency Federal Export Enforcement Coordination Center. The goal of the Center is to establish a coordinated effort among the agencies to detect, prevent, disrupt, investigate, and prosecute violations of U.S. export control laws. While we await the groundbreaking of the Center, the President requested additional funding for the Office of Export Enforcement (OEE). read more
February 23, 2011 | Permalink
As of this week, the revised Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, now requires a petitioner to complete Part 6 - Certification Regarding the Release of Controlled Technology or Technical Data to Foreign Persons in the United States. There has been much discussion regarding the new export control certification and after previously postponing the requirement date, USCIS reminded the public that Part 6 must be completed for petitions postmarked on or after February 20, 2011.

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February 1, 2011 | Permalink
BIS recently released an advisory opinion on cloud computing that clarifies the deemed export rule for service providers. The original request was submitted in March 2010 and illustrates the difficulty in addressing the new and evolving methods of shared computing. read more
February 1, 2011 | Permalink
On January 25, 2011 BIS published a revision to the EAR to remove a number of Indian entities from the Entity List. The listing required companies to obtain an export license prior to export, re-export or transfer of certain U.S. origin items to the listed entities. read more