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Future of BIS is a resource to explore the policy and leadership of the most important agency most Americans have never heard of. Charged with ensuring export control, treaty compliance, and strategic technology leadership, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) plays a critical role in U.S.-China policy and has powerful tools to protect Americans’ security and prosperity.

CTT Identifies Four Key Takeaways from the Nomination Hearing of Alan Estevez »

“Mr. Estevez’s testimony today provided welcome clarity regarding how he would use the full arsenal of BIS tools to counter China’s anticompetitive and unfair practices, human rights abuses, and tactics to maneuver around our nation’s regulatory structures,” said China Tech Threat Co-Founder Dr. Roslyn Layton.

China Tech Threat has outlined four key takeaways from Mr Estevez’s testimony and responses to questions from members of the Senate Banking committee. These include:

  1. Estevez Will Prioritize Countering China’s Malign Behavior
  2. Estevez Will Consider Unilateral Controls
  3. Estevez Commits to Defending U.S. Intellectual Property
  4. Estevez Commits to Swift Implementation of ECRA

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Former BIS Directors React to Estevez Hearing

Former BIS Directors React to Estevez Hearing

On Tuesday, the Senate Banking Committee held the nomination hearing of Alan Estevez to be Undersecretary for Industry and Security of the Department of Commerce. Throughout the process, Mr. Estevez answered thoughtfully and provided welcome clarity regarding how he would use the full arsenal of the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) tools to counter […]


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