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November 27, 2019

U.S. Commerce Department Proposes Reviews of Sensitive Technology Supplier Transactions

Featuring Peter Harrell

Source: Kharon Brief

Journalist Samuel Rubenfeld

The U.S. issued a proposed rule on Tuesday that would give Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross the ability to review transactions involving communications networks and their supply chains for national security risks on a case-by-case basis.

The proposal, brought under a May 2019 executive order and subject to a 30-day comment period, would give Ross the ability to use a “fact-specific approach” to determine which transactions must be prohibited, or which can be mitigated, the U.S. Commerce Department said.

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  • Peter Harrell

    Former Adjunct Senior Fellow, Energy, Economics and Security Program

    Peter Harrell is a former adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. He is a leading expert on U.S. economic statecraft, including sanctions, export cont...