New Human Rights Licensing Policy under U.S. Export Controls – Convergence with the EU?

On October 6, 2020, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) promulgated a newly expanded licensing policy relating to human rights under the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”).  We believe this is an area of increasing regulatory interest on the part of the U.S. government, including the U.S. Congress, and we would expect…