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International Trade

14 February 2020
Marwa M Hassoun First unilateral export control on AI software issued

USA - Arent Fox LLP

After a more than one-year wait, the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has imposed controls on its first 'emerging technology' – software specially designed to automate the analysis of geospatial imagery. This software now requires a BIS authorisation to be exported or re-exported to any country other than Canada. Companies that develop or use AI to solve geospatial problems or in geospatial applications must review the new rules closely.

Authors: Marwa M Hassoun, David Hanke, Kay C Georgi, Matthew Tuchband
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