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Changes to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) include elimination of the general authorization for attendance at, or organization of, professional meetings or conferences in Cuba; these activities will now require specific authorization (i.e., license application and prior approval).
By identifying these firms as controlled by the Chinese military the US government opens the possibility for imposing economic sanctions under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.
On May 12, 2020, GAO released the results of its study of agency guidance and universities' security practices related to export controlled information. The study examined (1) the extent to which State and Commerce have provided guidance and outreach that supports U.S. universities' understanding of export control regulations; (2) challenges U.S. universities face working with other federal agencies, such as DOD; and (3) the extent to which universities' export compliance practices align with State and Commerce guidelines.