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BIS to Require Import License for Controlled Exports to/from Hong Kong

On January 19, 2017 the Bureau of Industry and Security published a Final Rule in the Federal Register that requires persons intending to export or re-export any item subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and controlled on the Commerce Control List (CCL) for national security (NS), missile technology (MT), nuclear nonproliferation (NP column 1), or chemical and biological weapons (CB) reasons to obtain, prior to such export or reexport, a copy of a Hong Kong import license or a written statement from the Hong Kong government that such a license is not required. Specifically, under this new rule which becomes effective on April 19, 2017 U.S exporters or re-exporters […]