On October 14, 2016, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register a final rule [Docket No. 160303188-6188-01] that amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to permit electronic submission as an additional method available to United States persons for reporting requests they receive to take certain actions in furtherance or support of an unsanctioned foreign boycott, as required under the restrictive trade practices or boycotts provisions of the EAR. These amendments are administrative changes to those provisions’ reporting requirements, which currently permit reporting of such requests solely by mail. BIS is making these amendments consistent with U.S. Government policy to modernize regulatory requirements and promote efficiency. This rule also makes conforming regulatory changes.

This rule was effective on publication.