If you can’t make the Update conference in DC next week, BIS is offering the next best thing. Assistant Secretary Kevin Wolf will conduct an Open Forum by teleconference next week to offer a summary of recent ECR developments. Access instructions are in the full BIS announcement, below.
In coordinated announcements last week, BIS and DDTC proposed many new or altered definitions that attempt to harmonize comparable terms in the EAR and ITAR. The DDTC proposal includes, among many others, a new definition of “defense services.” For the legion of long suffering compliance practitioners who have struggled to reconcile the varying terminology, this is a long awaited aspect of ECR. The proposed rules can be found at: