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Matthew S. Borman

Matthew S. Borman

Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration
Washington, DC, USA


As the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration‚ Mr. Borman is responsible for developing and implementing the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) controls on the export of dual-use and military items to protect U.S. national security and advance U.S. foreign policy interests. In addition‚ he oversees BIS’s programs to ensure that industrial resources are available to meet national security requirements‚ the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariff and quota exclusion process, and BIS’s implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention‚ and the Additional Protocol to the US-IAEA Agreement.

Prior to his appointment as Deputy Assistant Secretary‚ Mr. Borman served as Acting Chief of the Enforcement and Litigation Division of the Office of Chief Counsel for Export Administration. As division chief‚ he was responsible for providing legal advice to the Export Enforcement unit of BIS‚ including the adjudication of administrative enforcement actions.

Mr. Borman entered the Commerce Department in 1992 as an attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel for Export Administration. As an attorney in that office‚ Mr. Borman was responsible for a variety of matters‚ including attempts to revise the Export Administration Act‚ Congressional‚ General Accounting Office and Office of Inspector General investigations and studies‚ Freedom of Information Act requests‚ and export control cooperation with other countries.

Mr. Borman received his B.A. in History from Northwestern University‚ his M.A. from Northeastern University‚ and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.

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