On August 17, 2016, the Department of Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice advising the public that it will seek Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance for the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) to collect information to issue an International Import Certificate (Form BIS-645P). The United States and several other countries have increased the effectiveness of their respective controls over international trade in strategic commodities by means of an Import Certificate procedure. For the U.S. importer, this procedure provides that, where required by the exporting country, the importer submits an international import certificate to the U.S. Government to certify that he/she will import commodities into the United States and will not reexport such commodities, except in accordance with the export control regulations of the United States. The U.S. Government, in turn, certifies that such representations have been made.