BIS/OFAC Extend License Exception Consumer Communications Devices to the Sudan…..

In a final rule published in the February 18th edition of the Federal Register, the Bureau of Industry and Security announced the extension (effective upon issuance of the rule) of license exception Consumer Communications Devices (CCD) to cover exports and re-exports to Sudan. Prior to this February 18th extension, license exception CCD only applied to exports and re-exports to Cuba. License exception CCD allows for the export and re-export of a wide range of off-the-shelf consumer electronics items such as cellular phones, desktop and laptop computers, radios, and digital cameras. Qualified electronics must be either EAR99 or only listed on the Commerce Control List (CCL) for anti-terrorism purposes.

In the same February 18th edition of the FR, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published revisions to the Sudan Sanctions Regulations (31 CFR 538.533) expanding the general license that allows for export and re-export of the personal communications devices noted in the CCD license exception.

Please contact TSI Global Consulting for further details on specific products that qualify for the CCD exception and OFAC general license.

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