CFIUS Finalizes Critical Technology Reporting Rule

Law360 (September 16, 2020, 8:26 PM EDT) -- The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States on Tuesday published the final version of a new rule aligning transaction reporting requirements with regulations that limit exports of sensitive technology.

The final rule, which is scheduled to take effect on Oct. 15, tracks closely with the U.S. Treasury Department's proposal from May that shifts away from industry-based reporting requirements to mandatory reporting for transactions involving companies that produce critical technologies. Going forward, investments in these firms by foreign entities subject to U.S. regulatory authorizations must be declared to CFIUS, according to the finalized rule.

"The Treasury Department drafted the proposed...

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