U.S. Export Controls on Decisions to Use or Not Use U.S.-Origin Parts/Components

On January 5, 2009, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a notice in the Federal Register seeking public comments on whether U.S. export controls influence manufacturers' decisions to use or not use U.S.-origin parts and components in commercial products and the effects of such decisions. 

In the notice, BIS states that it "is interested in obtaining specific information about whether such a practice occurs, and if so, its economic effects in order to assess the effectiveness of export controls as well as the impact of export controls on the U.S. economy."

Comments must be received no later than February 19, 2009.