Jonathan M. Epstein


Articles:

  • Saturday, December 1, 2007
    This summer, the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) implemented controversial regulations expanding the types of commercial products requiring a license for export to China.1Under the regulations, exports of certain controlled U.S. goods and technology that previously could be shipped to China without a license now require an...
  • Friday, December 1, 2006
    In early 2007, the U.S. Department of Commerce will likely impose new unilateral restrictions on exports of certain commercial products and technologies to the People's Republic of China. As set forth in a proposed rule issued this summer, these restrictions would significantly expand the types of commercial products requiring a license for export to China...
  • Saturday, May 1, 2004
    When a company is notified by the U.S. Customs Service that it will be the subject of a Focused Assessment, management needs to take the notice seriously and act swiftly. A Focused Assessment is not a random request for information. Customs is targeting the company, and significant penalties are a very real possibility. The company must act promptly and...
  • Saturday, May 1, 2004
    In today's security-conscious environment, U.S. companies and their potential foreign partner or corporate parent must understand and address U.S. national security requirements early in their discussions involving potential cross-border mergers, acquisitions, or joint ventures. This is particularly important where a foreign interest will acquire, or make a...