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Recent and Upcoming Developments in US Export Controls

Kevin Wolf / AKIN GUMP

Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration - BIS

  •        ECR Continued: Changes to the Control Lists and Definitions

  •        Changes to Policies for Cuba, Russia, Iran, and other Countries

  •        Current and Future Trade Controls Direction of the Trump Administration


Kevin Wolf—the former US Government official primarily responsible for the bulk of the Export Control Reform changes—will give an update on the continuing ECR-related changes and offer an insiders view of the recent and upcoming changes related to China, Russia, Iran and other key issues.

Kevin J. Wolf is a partner in the international trade practice. His experience encompasses the laws, regulations, policies and international arrangements pertaining to national security, foreign policy and other controls over the export, reexport and transfer of military, dual-use and other commodities, technologies, software and services to various destinations, end uses and end users. His work focuses on the U.S. regulations implementing these controls, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), antiboycott regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and multilateral trade controls.

Practice & Background

Prior to joining Akin Gump, Mr. Wolf served for seven years (2010-2017) as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration in the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) at the Department of Commerce, where he developed and implemented policies pertaining to Export Administration issues and provided overall direction to, and management read more

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