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BIS Releases Rule to Update, Correct Chip Controls

The Bureau of Industry and Security on March 29 released an interim final rule to update, correct and clarify its October 2023 chip controls that placed new restrictions on exports of advanced semiconductors and semiconductor manufacturing equipment to China. The 186-page rule takes effect April 4 and seeks public comments on the changes by April 29.

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The document will make a range of updates and technical corrections to the October rules, including changes related to new License Exception Notified Advanced Computing; revisions to controls on the activities of U.S. persons; new language for electronic items controlled under Export Control Classification Number 3A001; and corrections to certain chip making tools under ECCNs 3B001 and d 3B991. BIS also used the rule to respond to public comments the agency has received during the past year, including on topics related to due diligence and end-user certifications.