The Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security have lifted restrictions on certain communications technology exports to Sudan.  The changes by the two agencies mean that companies can now export to Sudan certain types of fee-based software and services, as well as hardware, that are incident to the exchange of personal communications over the Internet.  As with previous liberalizations of export rules for encryption and other technologies, the devil is in the details, and companies seeking to export products to countries under various sanctions (including Sudan, Iran, and Cuba, and others) must be careful to examine the regulatory requirements closely to make sure they don’t run afoul of continuing restrictions.