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16-1209 Friday “The Daily Bugle”

16-1209 Friday “Daily Bugle”

Friday, 9 December 2016

TOPThe Daily Bugle is a free daily newsletter from Full Circle Compliance, containing changes to export/import regulations (ATF, Customs, NISPOM, EAR, FACR/OFAC, FTR/AES, HTSUS, and ITAR), plus news and events. Subscribe here for free subscription. Contact us for advertising inquiries and rates

  1. Justice/ATF Seeks Comments on Form F 10, Application for Registration of Firearms Acquired by Certain Government Entities 
  1. Ex/Im Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions 
  2. Commerce/BIS: (No new postings.) 
  3. DHS/ICE: “US Air Force Member Charged with Selling Military Night Vision Equipment” 
  4. DoD/DSCA Posts SAMM and Policy Memoranda, Week 4-10 Dec 
  5. DoD/DSS Posts USD(I) Memorandum 
  6. State/DDTC: (No new postings.) 
  7. Presidential Posts Determination and Waiver Concerning Support of U.S. Special Operations to Combat Terrorism in Syria 
  8. EU Amends Restrictive Measures Concerning North Korea 
  1. India Express: “India, US Finalize Major Defense Partner Agreement”
  2. International Business Times: “Obama Waives Restrictions on Military Support to Foreign Forces ‘to Combat Terrorism in Syria'”
  3. ST&R Trade Report: “Dates and Deadlines: MTB, ACE, Export Regulations, Classification, China”
  1. Friday List of Approaching Events
  1. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations 
  2. Are Your Copies of Regulations Up to Date? Latest Changes: ATF (15 Jan 2016), Customs (28 Oct 2016), DOD/NISPOM (18 May 2016), EAR (5 Dec 2016), FACR/OFAC (4 Nov 2016), FTR (15 May 2015), HTSUS (30 Aug 2016), ITAR (5 Dec 2016)

EXIMEX/IM ITEMS FROM TODAY’S FEDERAL REGISTER

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1. Justice/ATF Seeks Comments on Form F 10, Application for Registration of Firearms Acquired by Certain Government Entities

(Source: Federal Register) [Excerpts.]
 
81 FR 89149: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Application for Registration of Firearms Acquired by Certain Government Entities; ATF F 10 (5320.10)
* AGENCY: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Department of Justice.
* ACTION: 60-day notice. …
* DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until February 7, 2017.
* FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Schaible, Office of Enforcement Programs and Services, National Firearms Act Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) either by mail at 99 New York Ave. NE., Washington, DC 20226, by email at nfaombcomments@atf.gov, or by telephone at 202 648-7165.
* SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: …
  – The Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Registration
of Firearms Acquired by Certain Government Entities
  – Form number (if applicable): ATF F 10 (5320.10).
  – Component: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Department of Justice.
  – Abstract: The ATF Form 10 (5320.10) is used to allow State and local government agencies to register otherwise unregistrable National Firearms Act (NFA). The NFA requires the registration of certain firearms under Federal Law. The Form 10 registration, which is for official use only by the agency, allows State and local agencies to retain and use firearms which otherwise would have to be destroyed and comply with the NFA. …
   If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 3E-405B, Washington, DC 20530.
   Dated: December 5, 2016.
Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.

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OGSOTHER GOVERNMENT SOURCES

OGS_a12. Ex/Im Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions
(Source: Federal Register)

* U.S. Customs and Border Protection; RULES; Electronic Notice of Liquidation [Publication Date: 12 December 2016.]

* U.S. Customs and Border Protection; NOTICES; Automated Commercial Environments: Sole CBP-Authorized Electronic Data Interchange System for Processing Electronic Drawback and Duty Deferral Entry and Entry Summary Filings [Publication Date: 12 December 2016.]

* U.S. Customs and Border Protection; NOTICES; National Customs Automation Program Tests [Publication Date: 12 December 2016.]:
  – Post-Summary Corrections and Periodic Monthly Statements; Modifications and Clarifications
  – Reconciliation and Transition of Test from Automated Commercial System to Automated Commercial Environment; Modifications

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OGS_a34. DHS/ICE: “US Air Force Member Charged with Selling Military Night Vision Equipment”

(Source: DHS/ICE) [Excerpts.]
 
A U.S. Air Force service member was arrested on Nov. 29 on federal charges for his alleged role in selling thousands of dollars in military equipment. …
 
Zachary Sizemore, 24, an active-duty service member of the U.S. Air Force, was arrested on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, where he is stationed. Sizemore is charged with theft and sale without authority of night-vision devices and components stolen from the Air Force.

  “As an active duty member of the United States Air Force, Sizemore allegedly broke the sacred military oath of protecting this nation when he stole and sold high-tech military technology on the internet,” said Angel M. Melendez, special agent in charge of HSI New York. “This night vision equipment is highly advanced, giving our military a much deserved edge on today’s battlefield. HSI is committed to making sure this technology does not fall into the wrong hands.”
 
Our military’s night vision technology is among the most advanced in the world. As alleged, the defendant made stolen, military-issued, night vision devices available on the internet to anyone with the means to purchase them. Such technology gives our soldiers a critical advantage on the battlefield.   Stealing that technology and selling it to the highest bidder puts our soldiers at risk,” said Robert L. Capers, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. “We will continue to use all of the law enforcement tools at our disposal to help protect our soldiers abroad.
 
Night vision devices acquired by the United States military, such as the items allegedly stolen and sold by the defendant, contain components made to military specifications. They are required by the military to be rendered useless for their intended purpose prior to leaving government control. United States military policies prohibit the private sale of fully functional military-issued night vision equipment.
 
According to the complaint, between July 2013 and November 2016, Sizemore sold or attempted to sell at least three night vision devices that were stolen from the United States military, including an AN/PVS-7D night vision goggle and two mini-thermal monocular devices. In addition, he created online postings for, and sold or attempted to sell, approximately 45 items described as night vision equipment or thermal equipment. Of those postings, Sizemore sold at least 38 such items for approximately $50,000.  . . . .
 
If convicted, the defendant faces up to 10 years in prison, forfeiture, and a fine of up to $250,000.

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5. DoD/DSCA Posts SAMM and Policy Memoranda, Week 4-10 Dec

(Source: DoD/DSCA)
 
  – This memo updates Chapter 4, Section 3.5 of the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) to provide relevant unclassified information identifying categories of defense articles that are most likely to be on the FMS-Only List.

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. DoD/DSS Posts USD(I) Memorandum

(Source: DoD/DSS)
 
On Dec. 7, 2016, the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence signed a memorandum reminding DoD Components that personnel security clearances do not expire. Individuals with current eligibility in JPAS should not be denied access based on an out-of-scope investigation. When the system of record shows current adverse information, but eligibility is still valid, access may continue. The memorandum is provided here for your ease of reference.

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7. State/DDTC: (No new postings.)

(Source: State/DDTC)

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. Presidential Posts Determination and Waiver Concerning Support of U.S. Special Operations to Combat Terrorism in Syria
(Source: White House)

 
MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE, THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
 
SUBJECT: Presidential Determination and Waiver Pursuant to Section 2249a of Title 10, United States Code, and Sections 40 and 40A of the Arms Export Control Act to Support U.S. Special Operations to Combat Terrorism in Syria
 
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 2249a of title 10, United States Code, sections 40 and 40A of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) (22 U.S.C. 2780 and 2781), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I hereby:
 
  – determine that the transaction, encompassing the provision of defense articles and services to foreign forces, irregular forces, groups, or individuals engaged in supporting or facilitating ongoing U.S. military operations to counter terrorism in Syria, is essential to the national security interests of the United States;
  – waive the prohibitions in sections 40 and 40A of the AECA related to such a transaction;
  – delegate to the Secretary of State the responsibility under section 40(g)(2) of the AECA to consult with and submit reports to the Congress for proposed exports, 15 days prior to authorizing them to proceed, that are necessary for and within the scope of this waiver determination and the transaction referred to herein;
  – waive the prohibitions in section 2249a of title 10, United States Code, to the extent necessary to allow the Department of Defense to carry out such support; and
  – delegate to the Secretary of Defense the responsibility under section 2249a(b)(2) of title 10, United States Code, to notify the appropriate congressional committees at least 15 days before this waiver takes effect.
 
The Secretary of Defense is authorized and directed to publish this determination in the Federal Register.
 
BARACK OBAMA

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9. EU Amends Restrictive Measures Concerning North Korea

 
Regulations:
  – Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/2215 of 8 December 2016 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 329/2007 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
 
Decisions:
  – Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/2217 of 8 December 2016 amending Decision (CFSP) 2016/849 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

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NWSNEWS

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. India Express: “India, US Finalize Major Defense Partner Agreement”

 
Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar and United States Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter Thursday finalized India’s designation as a Major Defense Partner of the United States. This was announced in the India-US joint statement on Carter’s visit to New Delhi.
 
The designation as a Major Defense Partner, the joint statement noted, is a status unique to India and institutionalizes the progress made to facilitate defense trade and technology-sharing with India to a level at par with that of the United States’ closest allies and partners, and ensures enduring cooperation into the future.
 
During Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s trip to Washington in June, the United States said it recognized India as a Major Defense Partner. The joint statement issued then had acknowledged the US-India defense relationship as a possible “anchor of stability”, with the United States saying it will “continue to work toward facilitating technology sharing with India to a level commensurate with that of its closest allies and partners”.
 
Parrikar had given a non-paper to Carter during his visit to Pentagon in August, following which the two sides had negotiated the exact contours of this designation. There were differences between the two sides about the level of technology transfer and cooperation permissible under the Major Defense Partner status.
 
India was seeking benefits granted to the closest allies of the US, such as Australia and the UK which the Pentagon was hesitant to concede. On Thursday, the two sides did not specify details of the benefits that will accrue to India under the designation.
 
India’s Major Defense Partner status has, however, been made a part of the India Amendment in the National Defense Authorization Act, 2017 (NDAA), approved by the US Congress to allocate funds annually to the US military. This Bill is expected to be passed shortly which will put a formal, official stamp on India’s status.
 
Under the India Amendment in the NDAA 2017, the US government will, consistent with its conventional arms transfer policy, inform the review of requests to export defense articles, defense services, or related technology to India under the Arms Export Control Act, and inform any regulatory and policy adjustments that may be appropriate.
 
Besides recognizing India’s status as a Major Defense Partner, the India Amendment will designate an American official to ensure the success of the Framework for the United States-India Defense Relationship which was signed last year, to approve and facilitate the transfer of advanced technology, and to strengthen the effectiveness of the US-India Defense Trade and Technology Initiative and the durability of the India Rapid Reaction Cell in Pentagon.
 
While the Obama administration had committed to each of these actions, there were concerns that the incoming Trump administration could do away with these India-specific provisions. New Delhi had, therefore, been insisting on some institutional mechanisms to safeguard the gains made over the past two years. The passage of the India Amendment will make it obligatory for the Trump administration to adhere to these commitments.
 
Carter’s farewell visit to India is his seventh interaction with Parrikar, and the two sides “applauded the deepened scope of India-US military-to-military ties, which includes a dramatic increase in defense trade”.

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11. International Business Times: “Obama Waives Restrictions on Military Support to Foreign Forces ‘to Combat Terrorism in Syria'”

 
The White House on Thursday (8 December) announced a new waiver order by President Barack Obama that would lift restrictions on military support for foreign forces and others in Syria if considered “essential to the national security interests of the United States”.
 
The changes, which would allow “foreign forces, irregular forces, groups, or individuals” fighting for the interests of the US to be able to access military assistance, were pursuant to the four-decades-old Arms Export Control Act.
 
  “I hereby determine that the transaction, encompassing the provision of defense articles and services to foreign forces, irregular forces, groups, or individuals engaged in supporting or facilitating ongoing US military operations to counter terrorism in Syria, is essential to the national security interests of the United States,” Obama stated in the presidential determination.
 
According to the document, responsibility for the same will be delegated to the US secretary of state to work with and report to Congress on weapons export proposals. It would require 15 days of notice before they are authorized.
 
This is not the first time that the president has made amendments to the Arms Export Control Act in regards to Syria. A similar determination was announced in September 2013 following the Ghouta chemical attack in August of the same year. The waiver allowed for distribution of US military weaponry to “select vetted members” of opposition forces fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
 
However, in comparison to the one in 2013, the recent order has a broader scope and could be interpreted in multiple ways based on what group the US identifies as a terrorist threat.
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12. ST&R Trade Report: “Dates and Deadlines: MTB, ACE, Export Regulations, Classification, China”

 
Following are highlights of regulatory effective dates and deadlines and federal agency meetings coming up in the next week.
 
  – Dec 12: deadline for submission of miscellaneous trade bill petitions to ITC
  – Dec 12: deadline for comments to ITC on potential remedial orders against imported radiotherapy systems
  – Dec 12: deadline for requests for judicial review of CBP determination on country of origin of treadmills
  – Dec 15: deadline for comments to USTR on
Chinese restrictions on raw materials exports
  – Dec 16: deadline for comments to ITC on trends in services trade

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TrainingEX/IM TRAINING EVENTS & CONFERENCES

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. Friday List of Approaching Events

(Sources: Event sponsors.) 
 
Published every Friday or last publication day of the week. Send events to
apbosch@fullcirclecompliance.eu
, composed in the below format:

* DATE: PLACE; “TITLE;” SPONSOR; WEBLINK; CONTACT (email and phone number)
 
Continuously Available Training:
* Executive Masters: “
International Trade Compliance
;” University of Liverpool;
exed@liverpool.ac.uk
;
+44 (0) 20 768 24614
* E-Seminars: “
US Export Controls” / “Defense Trade Controls
;” Export Compliance Training Institute;
danielle@learnexportcompliance.com 
* On-Line: “
Simplified Network Application Process Redesign (SNAP-R)
;” Commerce/BIS; 202-482-2227
* E-Seminars: “
Webinars On-Demand Library
;” Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.
 
Training by Date:

* Dec 13: Webinar; “Exploring Trade and Investment Opportunities with Mexico;” Hogan Lovells, and Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

* Dec 13: Webinar; “An Exporter’s Guide to Navigating the New ACE Exporter Portal;”
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.;
webinarorganizers@strtrade.com

* Dec 13: Webinar; “Food & Drug Administration Guide 2.5 Review;” The Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection

* Dec 14: San Francisco CA; “
Harmonized Tariff Classification — What You Need to Know!
;” Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association of Northern California, and Tuttle Law Offices

* Dec 14: Wash DC; “In-House Industry Seminar;” Dept. of State/DDTC; DDTCInHouseSeminars@state.gov

* Dec 15: Webinar; “
From ACS to ACE for Reconciliation
;” Dept. of Homeland Security/Customs and Border Protection

* Dec 15: Webinar; “
Classification: Advanced Classification, Part 2;”
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.;
webinarorganizers@strtrade.com

* Dec 15: Webinar; “
ACE Export Reports Webinar
;” Dept. of Commerce/Census Bureau

* Dec 16: Webinar; “Navigating the Intersection of HR and Trade Compliance” Massachusetts Export Center

* Dec 19: Webinar; “
ACE Export Reports Q&A Teleconference
;” Dept. of Commerce/Census Bureau
* Dec 22: Webinar; “
From ACS to ACE for Reconciliation
;” Dept. of Homeland Security/Customs and Border Protection

* Jan 9: Long Beach CA; “Customs Brokers License Examination Course;” Foreign Trade Association

* Jan 11: London UK; “
Control List Classification – Military
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 

* Jan 13: Shanghai; “
5th Advanced China Forum on Import Compliance;” American Conference Institute


* Jan 17: Webinar; “
Foreign-Trade Zones and Bonded Warehouses
;”
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.;
webinarorganizers@strtrade.com

* Jan 18: Bristol UK; “
Intermediate Seminar
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 

* Jan 19: Bristol UK; “
Beginners Workshop
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 
* Jan 19: Bristol UK; “
Making Better License Applications
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 
* Jan 19: Bristol UK; “
Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 

* Jan 23-26: San Diego CA; “
EAR/ITAR/OFAC Compliance Seminar Series
;” ECTI;
jessica@learnexportcompliance.com
; 540-433-3977 

* Jan 23-25: Sterling VA; “
Basics of Government Contracting
;” Federal Publications Seminars

* Jan 24: Webinar; “
Customs Valuation 101
;”
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.;
webinarorganizers@strtrade.com

* Jan 25-26: Scottsdale AZ; “Complying with U.S. Export Controls;” Dept. of Commerce/Bureau of Industry and Security

* Jan 26-27: Orlando FL; “ITAR/EAR Bootcamp;” Export Compliance Solutions; spalmer@exportcompliancesolutions.com; 866-238-4018 / 410-757-1919

* Jan 31-Feb 1: Toronto; “
6th Forum on US Export & Re-Export for Canadian Operations;” American Conference Institute

* Jan 31: Webinar; “
CUI and CDI – The Federal Push to Protect Sensitive Technical Information
;” Federal Publications Seminars

* Feb 1: Wash DC; “
3rd National Forum on CFIUS & Team Telecom;” American Conference Institute

* Feb 6: Manchester UK; “
Nuclear Course
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 
* Feb 7: Webinar; “
Tariff Engineering to Legally Reduce or Eliminate Duty
;”
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.;
webinarorganizers@strtrade.com

* Feb 8-9: Wash DC; “7th Annual Advanced ITAR & EAR Compliance;” marcus evans

* Feb 8: Webinar; “
CBP Audit Surveys: What’s at Stake?
;”
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.;
webinarorganizers@strtrade.com

* Feb 13-15: Las Vegas NV; “
Basics of Government Contracting
;” Federal Publications Seminars

* Feb 15: Webinar; “
Identifying Agents for Customs Purposes – Traps for the Unwary Importer
;”
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.;
webinarorganizers@strtrade.com

* Feb 20-23: Orlando; “
United States Export Control (EAR/OFAC/ITAR) Seminar
;” ECTI;
jessica@learnexportcompliance.com
; 540-433-3977

* Feb 21: San Diego CA; “AES Compliance Seminar;” Dept. of Commerce/Census

* Feb 22: Newcastle UK; “
Intermediate Seminar
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 

* Feb 23: Long Beach CA; “AES Compliance Seminar;” Dept. of Commerce/Census

* Feb 23: Newcastle UK; “
Beginners Workshop
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 
* Feb 23: Newcastle UK; “
Making Better License Applications
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 
* Feb 23: Newcastle UK; “
Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 

* Mar 5-6: Dubai UAE; “Trade Compliance in the Middle East;” C5

* Mar 6-8: San Diego CA; “
Basics of Government Contracting
;” Federal Publications Seminars

* Mar 7-10: Orlando; “
‘Partnering for Compliance™’ East Export/Import Control Training and Education Program
;” Partnering for Compliance East;
Ailish@PartneringForCompliance.org
; 321-952-2978

* Mar 8: London UK; “
Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 
* Mar 9: London UK; “
Making Better License Applications
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 

* Mar 12-15: Miami; “ICPA Miami Conference;”

International Compliance Professionals Association;
wizard@icpainc.org 

* Mar 13-15: Newport Beach CA; “2017 Winter Back to Basics Conference;” Society for International Affairs

* Mar 15: Birmingham UK; “
Intermediate Seminar
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 

* Mar 15: Miami FL; “AES Compliance Seminar in Spanish;” Dept. of Commerce/Census

* Mar 16: Miami FL; “AES Compliance Seminar;” Dept. of Commerce/Census
* Mar 16: Birmingham UK; “
Beginners Workshop
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 
* Mar 16: Birmingham UK; “
Making Better License Applications
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 
* Mar 16: Birmingham UK; “
Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 

* Mar 17: Chicago IL; “
Customs Education & Solutions Seminar
;” AAEI; Chris Enyart,
cenyart@aaei.org
, +1-202-857-8009

* Mar 20-22: Orlando FL; “
Basics of Government Contracting
;” Federal Publications Seminars

* Mar 20-23: Singapore; “United States Export Control (EAR/OFAC/ITAR) (for Asia-Pacific and other non-US Companies);” ECTI; jessica@learnexportcompliance.com; 540-433-3977

* Mar 21: Webinar; “
Importer Self-Assessment – What It Really Takes
;”
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.;
webinarorganizers@strtrade.com

* Mar 22: Detroit MI; “AES Compliance Seminar;” Dept. of Commerce/Census

* Mar 29: London UK; “
Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 
*  Mar 29-30: Phoenix/Scottsdale AZ; “Critical Compliance & TAA Workshop;” spalmer@exportcompliancesolutions.com; 866-238-4018 / 410-757-1919
* Apr 3-5: Sterling VA; “
Basics of Government Contracting
;” Federal Publications Seminars

* Apr 3-6: Wash DC; “
EAR/OFAC/ITAR Commercial and Military Export Controls/How US Controls Impact Non-US Companies, Affiliates and Transactions, PLUS Other Country Controls Comparison to US (EU & Canada) Seminar
;” ECTI;
jessica@learnexportcompliance.com
; 540-433-3977


* Apr 18: Milwaukee WI; “AES Compliance Seminar;” Dept. of Commerce/Census
* Apr 26: London UK; “
Intermediate Seminar
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 
* Apr 27: London UK; “
Beginners Workshop
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 
* Apr 27: London UK; “
Making Better License Applications
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 

* May 1-4: Las Vegas; “
EAR Export Controls / ITAR Defense Trade Controls Seminar
;” ECTI;
jessica@learnexportcompliance.com
; 540-433-3977


* May 1-2: Tucson AZ; “2017 Spring Conference;” Society for International Affairs

* May 7-9: Toronto; “ICPA Toronto Conference;”
International Compliance Professionals Association;
wizard@icpainc.org 

* May 8-10: San Diego CA; “
Basics of Government Contracting
;” Federal Publications Seminars

* May 10: London UK; “
Control List Classification – Military
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 

* May 11: London UK; “
Making Better License Applications
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 

* May 15-18: London UK; “
United States Export Control (EAR/OFAC/ITAR) Seminar in London (for EU and other non-US Companies)
;” ECTI;
jessica@learnexportcompliance.com
; 540-433-3977

* May 17-19: Minneapolis MN; “
Basics of Government Contracting
;” Federal Publications Seminars

* May 17: Southampton UK; “
Intermediate Seminar
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 

* May 18: Southampton UK; “
Beginners Workshop
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 

* May 23: Tampa FL; “AES Compliance Seminar;” Dept. of Commerce/Census

* Jun 5-7: Boston MA; “
Basics of Government Contracting
;” Federal Publications Seminars

* Jun 5-8: Wash DC; “
United States Export Control (EAR/OFAC/ITAR) Seminar
;” ECTI;
jessica@learnexportcompliance.com
; 540-433-3977

* Jun 7: London UK; “
Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 
* Jul 10-12; Baltimore MD; “
2017 Summer Back to Basics Conference
;” Society for International Affairs

* Jun 11-13: Dublin IRL; “ICPA Dublin Conference;”

International Compliance Professionals Association;
wizard@icpainc.org 

* Jun 12-15: San Francisco; “
United States Export Control (EAR/OFAC/ITAR) Seminar
;” ECTI;
jessica@learnexportcompliance.com
; 540-433-3977

* Jun 13: Philadelphia PA; “AES Compliance Seminar;” Dept. of Commerce/Census
* Jun 14: Kegsworth, Derby UK; “
Intermediate Seminar
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 
* Jun 15: Kegsworth, Derby UK; “
Beginners Workshop
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 
* Jun 15: Kegsworth, Derby UK; “
Making Better License Applications
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 
* Jun 15: Kegsworth, Derby UK; “
Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 
* July 11-12: Seattle WA; “ITAR/EAR Boot Camp;” spalmer@exportcompliancesolutions.com; 866-238-4018 / 410-757-1919
* Jul 17-19: Hilton Head Island SC; “
Basics of Government Contracting
;” Federal Publications Seminars
* Aug 14-16: McLean VA; “
Basics of Government Contracting
;” Federal Publications Seminars

* Sep 4-9: Galveston TX; “ICPA Conference at Sea;”

International Compliance Professionals Association;
wizard@icpainc.org

* Sep 5: Nashville TN; “AES Compliance Seminar;” Dept. of Commerce/Census

* Sep 12-13: Annapolis MD; “ITAR/EAR Boot Camp;” spalmer@exportcompliancesolutions.com; 866-238-4018 / 410-757-1919
* Sep 18-20: Las Vegas NV; “
Basics of Government Contracting
;” Federal Publications Seminars

* Oct 12: Boston MA; “AES Compliance Seminar;” Dept. of Commerce/Census

* Oct 23-24: Arlington VA; “
2017 Fall Advanced Conference
;” Society for International Affairs
* Nov 6-8: Chicago IL; “
Basics of Government Contracting
;” Federal Publications Seminars

* Nov 7: Norfolk, VA; “AES Compliance Seminar;” Dept. of Commerce/Census

* Dec 5: San Juan PR; “AES Compliance Seminar in Spanish;” Dept. of Commerce/Census
* Dec 7: Laredo, TX; “AES Compliance Seminar in Spanish;” Dept. of Commerce/Census

* Dec 11-13: Sterling VA; “
Basics of Government Contracting
;” Federal Publications Seminars

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ENEDITOR’S NOTES

EN_a114. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations

(Source: Editor)

* Tré Cool (Frank Edwin Wright III, born December 9, 1972, is a German-born American drummer, best known as the drummer for the American punk rock band, Green Day.)
  – “I’m the greatest rock and roll drummer on the planet and you suck.”
 
* John Milton (9 Dec 1608 – 8 Nov 1674, was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and civil servant under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem, Paradise Lost.)
  – “Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.”
 
Friday funnies:
 
Medicine and law are the only professions in which one gets paid for “practicing.”
  — Richard Rolofson, Hastings, NE
 
The Secretary of Defense hurries to catch up to the president before a news conference. He says, “Mr. President, I have good news! We have just been promised 500 Brazillian troops to help with the war effort.” The President says “Excellent, excellent,” then motions to his aide to come closer and whispers, “Remind me again: how many is a brazillian?”
  — Samantha VanLeeuwen, New Castle, FL 
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EN_a215. Are Your Copies of Regulations Up to Date?
(Source: Editor)

The official versions of the following regulations are published annually in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.), but are updated as amended in the Federal Register.  Changes to applicable regulations are listed below.
 
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ATF ARMS IMPORT REGULATIONS
: 27 CFR Part 447-Importation of Arms, Ammunition, and Implements of War
  – Last Amendment:
15 Jan 2016: 81 FR 2657-2723: Machineguns, Destructive Devices and Certain Other Firearms; Background Checks for Responsible Persons of a Trust or Legal Entity With Respect To Making or Transferring a Firearm
 
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CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
: 19 CFR, Ch. 1, Pts. 0-199
  – Last Amendment:
28 Oct 2016: 81 FR 74918: New Mailing Address for the National Commodity Specialist Division, Regulations and Rulings, Office of Trade; Technical Correction

* DOD NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL SECURITY PROGRAM OPERATING MANUAL (NISPOM): DoD 5220.22-M
  – Last Amendment: 18 May 2016: Change 2: Implement an insider threat program; reporting requirements for Cleared Defense Contractors; alignment with Federal standards for classified information systems; incorporated and canceled Supp. 1 to the NISPOM  (Summary here.)

* EXPORT ADMINISTRATION REGULATIONS (EAR): 15 CFR Subtit. B, Ch. VII, Pts. 730-774 
  – Last Amendment: 5 Dec 2016: 81 FR 87426-87427: Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations: Removal of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation From the List of Validated End-Users in the People’s Republic of China (effective 5 Dec 2016); and 81 FR 87424-87426: Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations: Removal of Special Iraq Reconstruction License (effective 4 Jan 2017) 

  
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FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL REGULATIONS (OFAC FACR)
: 31 CFR, Parts 500-599, Embargoes, Sanctions, Executive Orders
  – Last Amendment: 4 Nov 2016: 81 FR 76861-76863: Amendments to OFAC Regulations To Remove the Former Liberian Regime of Charles Taylor Sanctions Regulations and References to Fax-on-Demand Service 
 
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FOREIGN TRADE REGULATIONS (FTR)
: 15 CFR Part 30
  – Last Amendment: 15 May 2015; 80 FR 27853-27854: Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR): Reinstatement of Exemptions Related to Temporary Exports, Carnets, and Shipments Under a Temporary Import Bond 
  – HTS codes that are not valid for AES are available
here.
  – The latest edition (15 Nov 2016) of Bartlett’s Annotated FTR (“BAFTR”), by James E. Bartlett III, is available for downloading in Word format. The BAFTR contains all FTR amendments, FTR Letters and Notices, a large Index, and footnotes containing case annotations, practice tips, and Census/AES guidance.  Subscribers receive revised copies every time the FTR is amended.  The BAFTR is available by annual subscription from the Full Circle Compliance website.  BITAR subscribers are entitled to a 25% discount on subscriptions to the BAFTR.  Please contact us to receive your discount code. 
 
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HARMONIZED TARIFF SCHEDULE OF THE UNITED STATES (HTS, HTSA or HTSUSA)
, 1 Jul 2016: 19 USC 1202 Annex.  (“HTS” and “HTSA” are often seen as abbreviations for the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated, shortened versions of “HTSUSA”.)
  – Last Amendment: 30 Aug 2016; Harmonized System Update (HSU) 1612, containing 4,692 ABI records and 935 harmonized tariff records. 
  – Last change per Presidential Proclamation: 81 FR 87401-87407 (Dec. 2, 2016): Proclamation 9549 of 1 Dec 2016.
  – HTS codes for AES are available

here
.
  – HTS codes that are not valid for AES are available
here.
 
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INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC IN ARMS REGULATIONS (ITAR)
: 22 C.F.R. Ch. I, Subch. M, Pts. 120-130
  – Latest Amendment: 5 Dec 2016 (effective 5 Dec 2016): 81 FR 87427-87430: Corrections & Additions to ITAR Parts 120, 121, 122, 124, 126 and 127
  – The only available fully updated copy (latest edition 9 Dec 2016) of the ITAR with all amendments is contained in Bartlett’s Annotated ITAR (“BITAR”), by James E. Bartlett III.  The BITAR contains all ITAR amendments to date, footnotes to amendments that will take on 31 December 2016, plus a large Index, over 750 footnotes containing case annotations, practice tips, DDTC guidance, and explanations of errors in the official ITAR text.  Subscribers receive updated copies of the BITAR in Word by email, usually revised within 24 hours after every ITAR amendment.  The BITAR is available by annual subscription from the Full Circle Compliance website.  BAFTR subscribers receive a 25% discount on subscriptions to the BITAR, please contact us to receive your discount code.  

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