The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) is preparing to shift its approach to a more predictable U.S. export control classification standard.

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CFIUS will soon utilize the U.S. export control classification, rather than NAICs, for services or products to determine if export-controlled critical technology is in play and, therefore, requiring a review. This change recognizes that export classifications already consider variables such as national security, foreign policy, limited supply, and other national policies.

In Bloomberg Law, Scott Boylan and Joshua Holzer explain how this shift, along with recent changes in CFIUS’ scope, will impact investors and also outline how dealmakers and their counsel should prepare.

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Scott Boylan

Scott Boylan, a Partner with StoneTurn, has more than 30 years of experience in advising public- and private-sector organizations on a broad range of international legal and business issues, including […]

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Joshua Holzer

Joshua Holzer, a Partner with StoneTurn, brings more than 20 years of public and private sector experience in compliance, risk assessment and mitigation, and investigations. As an international trade expert, […]

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