US Commerce and State Departments Increase Export Controls for Cambodia

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 12/13/21 5:00 PM

On December 9, 2021, U.S. Departments of Commerce and State announced increased export controls for Cambodia. The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) cites “deepening Chinese military influence in Cambodia, which undermines and threatens regional security, as well as growing corruption and human rights abuses by the Government of Cambodia,” as the reason for the increase.

BIS is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to add Cambodia to:

“(1) The list of countries subject to the licensing policy in § 742.4(b)(7),

(2) the list of countries subject to military end use and end user controls in § 744.21,

(3) the list of countries subject to military intelligence end use and end user controls in § 744.22, and

(4) the list of countries subject to a U.S. arms embargo under Country Group D:5.”

The Department of State is modifying the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to include Cambodia “in the list of countries for which it is the policy of the United States to deny licenses and other approvals for exports and imports of defense articles and defense services.”

The Federal Register Notice from BIS can be found here:

The Federal Register Notice from the Department of State can be found here:

Topics: Commerce, Export, State Department, Cambodia

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