U.S. Commerce Department issues proposed rule to implement executive order on telecom supply chain

On 26 November 2019 the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a long-awaited proposed rule (or draft regulations) to implement Executive Order 13873, "Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain," which was signed on 15 May 2019.

The proposed rule gives the secretary of commerce broad authority to review, mitigate, or prohibit many transactions that involve information and communications technology and services (ICTS) once there is designation of a "foreign adversary" under the executive order. The proposed rule also establishes a process for the review, mitigation, and prohibition of relevant transactions and gives the secretary of commerce extremely broad authority to determine which foreign states, entities, or persons are "foreign adversaries." The Commerce Department is seeking public comment until Friday, 27 December 2019. Update: The public comment period has been extended until 10 January 2020.

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In this installment of the Trade Demystified video series, Ajay Kuntamukkala discusses the implications of the proposed rule as well as the opportunity to provide input to potentially shape the final rule.


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