Here’s one for all the Human Resources professionals out there. The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (the “OSC”) has issued a response to a request for guidance regarding complying with antidiscrimination and export control laws.

A Chinese national has been arrested in connection with a plot to illegally export high-grade carbon fiber from the United States to China. Among other things, he attempted to describe the fibers as "bananas" on shipping paperwork.

The revision of USML Category XII was first published as a proposed rule on May 5, 2015, for public comment. The number of public comments received caused the Department of State to reevaluate the original proposed rule change and to draft a new proposed rule change (published February 19, 2016).