Bureau of Industry and Security Law and Legal Definition

Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS") is "the bureau within the U.S. Department of Commerce concerned with the advancement of U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic interests. The BIS is responsible for regulating the export of sensitive goods and technologies; enforcing export control, antiboycott, and public safety laws; cooperating with and assisting other countries on export control and strategic trade issues; and assisting U.S. industry to comply with international arms control agreements." [15 CFR 30.1; Title 15 -- Commerce And Foreign Trade; Subtitle B -- Regulations Relating To Commerce And Foreign Trade; Chapter I -- Bureau Of The Census, Department Of Commerce; Part 30 -- Foreign Trade Regulations; Subpart A -- General Requirements]