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BIS Working on 'Follow Up Rule' for Chip Export Controls, Official Says

The Bureau of Industry and Security is working on another rule to address some of the comments it received from its updated semiconductor export controls released in October (see 2310170055), said Sharron Cook, a senior BIS export policy analyst.

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Cook, speaking during a June 18 Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee meeting, said BIS is still reviewing the comments it received from that rule because “there were quite a few,” but “yes, there is a follow-up rule.” She said “anytime we take public comments, just expect that rule will come out to address those comments.”

The October rule imposed new license requirements on additional chips and chipmaking tools, made revisions to U.S. persons restrictions, expanded licensing requirements for exports of certain chipmaking items to U.S. arms-embargoed countries, created a new notification requirement and more. BIS in April issued a rule to update and correct portions of those controls (see 2404010020).