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The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.

Bureau of Industry and Security
Bureau of industry and security

The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Export Administration (BXA) was established in 1987 to stem proliferation of weapons of mass destruction without unnecessarily impeding U.S. export growth. In 2002 the BXA changed its name to the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) to reflect more accurately the broad scope of the agency’s responsibilities. The change in name did not substantively affect its activities, nor those of its sister organization, the International Trade Administration (p. 654), which remained responsible for the Commerce Department’s trade promotion and policy ...

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