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Regulatory Delivery: New body to simplify regulation

On 1 April 2016 the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (“BIS“) launched its new directorate, Regulatory Delivery, to replace two existing bodies that previously oversaw regulation in the UK. According to its new website, the aim of Regulatory Delivery is to simplify regulation for UK businesses.  It intends to achieve this by advising businesses

Sanctions and Export Control Alert

The Department of Commerce’s move was announced on 25 March 2014 on the website of the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), which administers the export licensing process for items on the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Commerce Control List. The notice reads, “Since March 1, 2014, BIS has placed a hold on the issuance of

BIS seeks to strengthen the Unverified List

On 11 September 2013 the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) proposed significant revisions to the Unverified List (UVL) provisions in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). See Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Unverified List (UVL), 78 Fed. Reg. 55664 (Sep. 11, 2013).

UK Government launches consultation on far-reaching changes to regulatory and competition appeals across industry sectors

The UK Government has today launched a consultation on reforming regulatory and competition appeals. The consultation (which can be found here) sets out proposals to change significantly rights of appeal in relation to decisions made by Ofcom, Ofwat, Ofgem, the CAA, Office of Rail Regulation and Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation, as well as

Export Control Reform Initiative: New ECCN Series

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule on April 13, 2012 announcing a new series of Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCN 0Y521 series) on the Commerce Control List (CCL) of the Export Administration Regulations intended to capture items that warrant control on the CCL but are not yet identified