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Request for Public Comment

Export Controls - Emerging Technologies

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rule Making (ANPRM) to review export controls for certain new categories of emerging technologies.

The Department of Commerce is charged with protecting sensitive U.S. technologies and controlling the export of dual-use and other sensitive military items through the Export Administration Regulations where technologies are listed on the Commerce Control List (CCL). Certain technologies may not yet be listed on the CCL because they are too new and are deemed to be “emerging technologies.” As such, they have not yet been evaluated for their national security impacts. This ANPRM seeks public comment on criteria for identifying emerging technologies that are essential to U.S. national security. 

The U-M Office of Research plans on submitting a comment letter to the ANPRM and seeks input from the U-M community on the following areas of emerging technology that have been identified by BIS. The categories of technology for which Commerce seeks to determine whether there are specific emerging technologies that are essential to the national security of the United States include those from the federal register list.

Any U-M faculty member who wishes to submit a comment letter on the ANPRM may do so individually or provide feedback to UMOR to incorporate into its comment letter.  Comments are due by January 10, 2019.  Questions, comments, and feedback may be sent to

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