US Boosts End-Use Checks Alongside Export Reform, Say Commerce Officials

Excerpt from International Trade Today  |  November 6, 2015

The Commerce Department is conducting unprecedented levels of investigations into U.S. export diversion as enforcement officials boost end-use checks and expand outreach to U.S. companies, said Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement David Mills in a Nov. 3 speech at the Bureau of Industry and Security’s Update conference. Commerce is ramping up export investigations globally, particularly on Russia and China shipments, he said, noting that the U.S. has come “full circle from the Cold War era” in its export outlook on Russia. The U.S. is also targeting Islamic State “procurement of U.S.-origin items, like spare parts for oil refining, which fund their reign of terror across the Levant.”

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