On August 19, 2016 the Commerce Department Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is publishing in the Federal Register a notice extending its temporary general license for exports, reexports, and in country transfers to Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment (ZTE) Corporation (ZTE Corporation) and ZTE Kangxun.  BIS is extending the period of the license from its current expiration date of August 30, 2016 to November 28, 2016.  BIS established the license in a notice published on March 24, 2016 (81 Fed. Reg. 15,633) after adding the two ZTE entities to its Entity List on March 8, 2016 (81 Fed. Reg. 12,004).  The temporary general license allows the use of the authority of No License Required (NLR) and license exceptions that were available for exports to the two entities prior to March 8th.  BIS has previously indicated that it will continue to renew the temporary general license if the US government determines that ZTE Corporation and ZTE Kangxun continue to cooperate with the US government in resolving the matter that resulted in their addition to the Entity List.  According to the March 8th notice, that issue involved a scheme developed by ZTE Corporation to reexport controlled items to Iran contrary to US law.