BIS revises Country Group designations for Russia and Yemen, imposing additional licensing requirements and removing availability of certain license exceptions

On 24 February 2020 the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce published a final rule amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and imposing additional export licensing requirements for Russia and Yemen.

Specifically, this rule removes Russia from Country Groups A:2 and A:4 and adds it to Country Groups D:2 and D:4, based on nuclear and missile technology proliferation concerns. BIS also removed Yemen from Country Group B and added it to Country Group D:1 for national security concerns.

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