Government Contracts BIS Seeks Comments on Foreign Disposition of Electronic Waste
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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

BIS Seeks Comments on Foreign Disposition of Electronic Waste

By Government Contracts Editorial Staff

The Bureau of Industry and Security is seeking comments on the effects and costs that would result if BIS were to amend the Export Administration Regulations at EAR Part 740 and EAR Part 758 to reflect new export authorization requirements. The requirements address electronic waste, including new recordkeeping requirements, reporting requirements, and data elements in the Automated Export System, maintained by the Census Bureau, to track electronic waste that is exported. In particular, BIS seeks comments on a new definition of electronic waste, the potential prohibition on electronic waste exports, and the basis for an exemption from that prohibition (through criteria for electronic waste exemptions). BIS also requests comments on two reporting approaches that could be used to track the export of electronic waste exempt from the prohibition. In addition, BIS seeks feedback on the potential cost of the regulatory and policy changes associated with a prohibition on the export of electronic waste and the expected effectiveness, if any, of a prohibition to address the issue of counterfeit goods. Comments are due December 24, 2018. For the text of the October 23, 2018, notice, see 83 FR 53411.

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