Future of BIS Overview

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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5 Key Takeaways from President Biden’s Export Administrator Nominee

5 Key Takeaways from President Biden’s Export Administrator Nominee

This week the Senate Banking Committee advanced Thea Kendler, President Biden’s nominee to serve as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, for a full Senate confirmation vote later this fall. If confirmed, Ms. Kendler will help shape export control policy, a frontline defense against the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC’s) weaponization of U.S. technologies. […]


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