BIS Suspends Availability of Hong Kong License Exceptions

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 7/31/20 5:30 PM

On July 31, 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a Federal Register Notice (FRN) amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to “suspend the availability of all License Exceptions for Hong Kong that provide differential treatment as compared to those available to the People’s Republic of China (PRC).” These changes were originally announced in a notice on June 30, 2020.

The FRN identifies thirteen affected license exceptions, including:

  • Limited value shipments (LVS);
  • Shipments to Group B countries (GBS); and
  • Temporary imports, exports, re-exports, and transfers (in-country) (TMP).

The rule is effective July 31, 2020.

The FRN can be found here:

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-07-31/pdf/2020-16278.pdf?utm_campaign=subscription+mailing+list&utm_source=federalregister.gov&utm_medium=email

The original notice can be found here:

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/pdfs/2568-suspension-of-license-exceptions-for-exports-and-reexports-to-hong-kong/file

Topics: China, BIS, Export, Hong Kong

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