U.S. additional export controls, certain advanced computing and semiconductor manufacturing items from China

Amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

Amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Commerce Department today released for publication in the Federal Register an interim final rule [PDF 565 KB] amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement controls on advanced computing integrated circuits, computer commodities that contain such integrated circuits, and certain semiconductor manufacturing items.

  • BIS is also expanding controls on transactions involving items for supercomputer and semiconductor manufacturing end uses. For example, the rule expands the scope of foreign-produced items subject to license requirements for 28 existing entities on the entity list that are located in China.
  • In addition, specific activities of “U.S. persons” that “support” the “development” or “production” of certain integrated circuits in China require a license.
  • Lastly, to minimize short-term effect on the semiconductor supply chain from the rule, a temporary general license will permit specific, limited manufacturing activities in China related to items destined for use outside China. BIS is identifying a model certificate that may be used in compliance programs to assist, along with other measures, in conducting due diligence.

There will be a public briefing on the rule and associated actions on October 13, 2022. BIS released for publication in the Federal Register details on the procedures for accessing the public briefing [PDF 251 KB]. 

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