13 Dec 2018
Tech Industry Given More Time to Submit Input on New Export Control Process
As previously reported, a large group of U.S. technology industry executives sent a letter on 28 November to Assistant Commerce Secretary for Export Administration Richard Ashooh requesting a 60-day extension of a comment period that is likely to result in export controls on emerging technologies. Ashooh has now announced that the deadline for submissions to the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security will be extended, although by three weeks rather than 60 days, to 10 January.
As previously noted, BIS is inviting comments on (i) how to define emerging technology to assist in the identification of such technology in the future, (ii) criteria to apply to determine whether there are specific technologies within the above categories that are important to U.S. national security, (iii) sources to identify such technologies, (iv) other general technology categories that warrant review, (v) the status of development of these technologies in the United States and other countries, (vi) the impact specific emerging technology controls would have on U.S. technological leadership, and (vii) any other approaches to the issue of identifying emerging technologies important to U.S. national security, including the stage of development or maturity level of an emerging technology that would warrant consideration for export control.