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17-0106 Friday “The Daily Bugle”

17-0106 Friday “Daily Bugle”

Friday, 6 January 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

[No items of interest noted today.] 

  1. Ex/Im Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions 
  2. Commerce/BIS Posts EAR Spacecraft and Related Items Final Rule to be Published in the Federal Register 
  3. DoD/DSS Posts Notice on Six-Year Submission Window for Contractor Periodic Reinvestigations
  4. DHS/CBP Announces Deactivation of Several CBP Tampa Port Codes for Import Cargo 
  5. State/DDTC: (No new postings.) 
  6. Treasury/OFAC Posts New Cuba-Related Frequently Asked Questions 
  1. Reuters: “White House Panel Urges U.S. Defense of Clout in High-End Chip Market”
  2. ST&R Trade Report: “Dates and Deadlines: Classification, Seafood Imports, Trade Remedies, GSP, ACE”
  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 (20 Dec 2016), DOD/NISPOM (18 May 2016), EAR (27 Dec 2016), FACR/OFAC (23 Dec 2016), FTR (15 May 2015), HTSUS (16 Dec 2016), ITAR (5 Dec 2016), ITAR (3 Jan 2017)

EXIMEX/IM ITEMS FROM TODAY’S FEDERAL REGISTER

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[No items of interest noted today.] 

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OGSOTHER GOVERNMENT SOURCES

OGS_a11. Ex/Im Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions
(Source: Federal Register)

* Commerce; Industry and Security Bureau; NOTICES; Denials of Export Privileges: Mahan Airways, et al. [Publication Date: 9 January 2017.]

* Justice; Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau; NOTICES; Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Application for Federal Firearms License [Publication Date: 9 January 2017.]

* U.S. Customs and Border Protection; NOTICES; National Customs Automation Program Tests: Post-Summary Corrections and Periodic Monthly Statements; Modifications and Clarifications; Correction and Clarification [Publication Date: 9 January 2017.]

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. Commerce/BIS Posts EAR Spacecraft and Related Items Final Rule to be published in the Federal Register

 
The Bureau of Industry and Security expects to publish a Final Rule in the Federal Register revising the provisions for spacecraft systems and related items soon.  The rule is titled Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR):  Control of Spacecraft Systems and Related Items the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control under the United States Munitions List (USML), RIN 0694-AG59. Once it is published in the Federal Register, BIS expects this rule to be effective on January 15, 2017. An unofficial copy of the final rule is available here.  Please consult the Federal Register for an official copy of the final rule, including its effective date.

 

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OGS_a33
. DoD/DSS Posts Notice on Six-Year Submission Window for Contractor Periodic Reinvestigations

 
Effective immediately, DSS will submit Tier 5 Periodic Reinvestigations (PRs) for industry personnel 6 years after the date of the previous investigation rather than at the 5-year mark to the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) of the Office of Personnel Management. This change in periodicity will be reevaluated prior to December 31, 2017. Additional information for Facility Security Officers on when and how to submit Tier 5 PRs at the six-year mark will be provided at a later date. Therefore, we are asking that industry no longer submit Tier 5 PRs unless directed by DSS. This change in Tier 5 PR submission periodicity will keep the Tier 5 PR investigations within the current seven year reciprocity guidelines, will continue reducing the backlog of personnel security investigations and will enable DSS to prioritize initial investigations and improve timeliness for interim determinations.
 
Exceptions will be made for those Tier 5 PRs required for Special Access Programs (SAP) as determined by the Government Contracting Activity (GCA). To identify new submissions under this caveat please include following:
 
  – Applicant requires PR processing due to their involvement in a designated caveat program.
  – *contact information for GCA*
 
In addition, T5 PRs currently residing with DSS will only be processed if the above exception is met. To identify those T5 PR exceptions for investigation requests currently with DSS, please submit an RRU (Recertify) with the following information:
 
  – Applicant requires PR processing due to their involvement in a designated caveat program
  – *contact information for FSO*
  – *contact information for GCA*
 
As a reminder, the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence signed a memorandum on Dec. 7, 2016, reminding DoD Components that personnel security clearances do not expire. Individuals with current eligibility in the Joint Personnel Adjudication System 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 ease of reference.

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4. DHS/CBP Announces Deactivation of Several CBP Tampa Port Codes for Import Cargo

(Source: CSMS# 17-000004, 6 Jan 2017.)
 
The CBP Trade Transformation Office (formerly ACE Business Office), in conjunction with the Office of Field Operations, has identified port codes associated to import facilities that are no longer active and will be deactivating the port codes, one Field Office at a time. The Tampa Field Office has identified twelve (12) port codes to be deactivated. The trade will no longer be able to use these port codes on bills of lading for imports or in-bond movements.
 
During the week of January 9, 2017, the following Port Codes will be deactivated:
 
  – 1806: Carrabelle, FL
  – 1817: Apalachicola, FL
  – 1886: Ocala Regional Airport
  – 1899: Tampa Cartage Control
  – 1907: Panama City, FL
  – 1908: Pensacola, FL
  – 1909: Port St. Joe, Florida
  – 5271: Inactive Do Not Use
  – 5270: Int. Courier Ass.
  – 5272: MIA/CFS EXP Consig Facil
  – 5273: Not Active: See 45295
  – 5299: Miami Seaport Alt
 
If you have any operational issues with these deactivations, please contact Amy Hatfield at the CBP Trade Transformation Office via email at: Amy.Hatfield@dhs.gov

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

(Source: State/DDTC)

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6. Treasury/OFAC Posts New Cuba-Related Frequently Asked Questions

(Source: Treasury/OFAC) [Excerpts.] 
 
Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) updated its Frequently Asked Questions regarding Cuba to issue five new FAQs (#86-#90) regarding vessel transactions with Cuba.
 
In addition, OFAC has updated the Specially Designated Nationals List. …

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NWSNEWS

NWS_a17
. Reuters: “White House Panel Urges U.S. Defense of Clout in High-End Chip Market”

(Source:
Reuters) [Excerpts.]
 
A blue-ribbon presidential panel on science recommended on Friday that the United States take steps to defend its dominance of the high-end semiconductor market against a stiff Chinese challenge. …
 
The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology said the United States needed new tools to ensure China did not replace the United States as the leader in making high-end semiconductors that are key to national defense. … 
“The main goal here should be to deter dangerous Chinese actions,” the report said.
 
Tools that could be used include the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), an inter-agency panel led by the Treasury Department that assesses Chinese investment to ensure it does not harm U.S. national security, the panel said.  …
 
Under Obama, CFIUS stopped a series of Chinese acquisitions of high-end chip makers. Last month, he upheld a recommendation by CFIUS to block Aixtron’s 670 million euro ($717 million) sale to Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund over national security concerns.
 
Last January, CFIUS prevented the sale by Philips of its U.S. lighting business to GO Scale Capital, made up of GSR Ventures, Oak Investment Partners, Asia Pacific Resource Development and Nanchang Industrial Group.

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NWS_a2
8. ST&R Trade Report: “Dates and Deadlines: Classification, Seafood Imports, Trade Remedies, GSP, ACE”

 
Following are highlights of regulatory effective dates and deadlines and federal agency meetings coming up in the next week.
 
  – Jan 9: deadline for comments to USDA on information collection on citrus imports from Uruguay
  – Jan 9: effective date of DOC final rule imposing new permitting, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements on seafood imports
  – Jan 10: USTR hearing on reinstating GSP eligibility to Argentina
  – Jan 11: deadline for comments to DEA on proposed import and export controls on precursor chemical
  – Jan 11: deadline for comments to USDA on information collections on irradiation of imported produce
  – Jan 14: effective date of mandatory transition to ACE of liquidation, drawback, importer security filing, etc.
  – Jan 14: effective date of CBP final rule amending tests of post-summary corrections and periodic monthly statements

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TEEX/IM TRAINING EVENTS & CONFERENCES

TE_a29
. 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:

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


* Jan 10: California MD; “Foreign Military Sales Essential to U.S. Defense;” The Patuxent Partnership
* Jan 10: Wash DC; “
Cloud Standards of NIST, the ITAR, and the EAR
;” American Bar 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 16-17: Frankfurt Germany; “
U.S. Export Controls and Sanctions – Update 2017
” (with BIS, DDTC and OFAC speakers); AWA Foreign Trade Academy;
Kristina.Brueffer@awa-seminare.de 

* 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 18: Houston TX; “
AES Compliance Seminar
;” Dept. of Commerce/Census Bureau;
itmd.outreach@census.gov 

*
Jan 18: Webinar; “Export Control Recordkeeping and Compliance Automation;” ECTI; danielle@learnexportcompliance.com; 540-433-3977


* 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: Houston TX; “
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
;” American Conference Institute

* 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 1: Webinar; “ITAR Hardware License Exemptions Explained;” ECTI; danielle@learnexportcompliance.com; 540-433-3977

* 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 10: Melbourne FL; “Accelerated Classification Workshop (USML, CCL, ECCN, HTS, Sched B);” Space Coast World Trade Council;
bcantillon@bellsouth.net
, 321-373-2047

* 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 20; San Diego; “
AES Compliance Seminar in Spanish
;”Dept. of Commerce/Census Bureau;
itmd.outreach@census.gov 

* Feb 21: San Diego CA; “AES Compliance Seminar;” Dept. of Commerce/Census Bureau; itmd.outreach@census.gov 

* 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 Bureau; itmd.outreach@census.gov 

* 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 itmd.outreach@census.gov 

* 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 itmd.outreach@census.gov 
* 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 10: Wash DC; “
AES Compliance Seminar
;” Dept. of Commerce/Census Bureau;
itmd.outreach@census.gov 

* 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 Bureau; itmd.outreach@census.gov 

* 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 Bureau; itmd.outreach@census.gov 
* 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 6: Nashville TN; “AES Compliance Seminar;” Dept. of Commerce/Census Bureau; itmd.outreach@census.gov 

* Sep 12-13: Annapolis MD; “ITAR/EAR Boot Camp;” spalmer@exportcompliancesolutions.com; 866-238-4018 / 410-757-1919

* Sep 12-13: Wash DC; “Interactive Export Controls Workshop;” ECTI; jessica@learnexportcompliance.com; 540-433-3977

* Sep 18-20: Las Vegas NV; “
Basics of Government Contracting
;” Federal Publications Seminars

* Oct 2-5: Columbus OH; “University Export Controls Seminar;” ECTI; jessica@learnexportcompliance.com; 540-433-3977

* Oct 12: Boston MA; “AES Compliance Seminar;” Dept. of Commerce/Census Bureau; itmd.outreach@census.gov 

* 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 Bureau; itmd.outreach@census.gov 

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

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


* Dec 12: Jersey City NJ; “
AES Compliance Seminar
;” Dept. of Commerce/Census Bureau;
itmd.outreach@census.gov 

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ENEDITOR’S NOTES

EN_a110. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations

(Source: Editor)


* Thomas Dewar (Thomas Robert “Tommy” Dewar, 1st Baron Dewar (6 January 1864 – 11 April 1930) was a Scottish whisky distiller who, along with his brother, built their family label, Dewer’s, into an international success.”)
  – “Judge not a man by his clothes, but by his wife’s clothes.”
  – “No wife can endure a gambling husband, unless he is a steady winner.
 
Friday funnies:

A woman was at a New Year’s party, showing off the flashy new diamond bracelet that she received as a gift from her husband.  One of the men whispered in the ear of the lady’s husband, saying, “Herb, I remember your wife said she was expecting to get a new Jeep.” “She did,” Herb said, “but I couldn’t find a fake Jeep.” 

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EN_a211. 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.
 
*
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
 
*
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
: 19 CFR, Ch. 1, Pts. 0-199
  – Last Amendment:
20 Dec 2016: 81 FR 92978-93027: Regulatory Implementation of the Centers of Excellence and Expertise

* 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: 4 Jan 2017: 82 FR 722-725: Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List 

  
*
FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL REGULATIONS (OFAC FACR)
: 31 CFR, Parts 500-599, Embargoes, Sanctions, Executive Orders
  – Last Amendment: 23 Dec 2016: 81 FR 94254-94259: Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations 
 
*
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 Jan 2017: 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: 1 Jan 2017: 2017 Basic HTS
  – 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: 3 Jan 2017 (effective 31 Dec 2016): 82 FR 15-19: International Traffic in Arms Regulations: International Trade Data System, Reporting
  – The only available fully updated copy (latest edition 3 Jan 2017) of the ITAR with all amendments is contained in Bartlett’s Annotated ITAR (“BITAR”), by James E. Bartlett III.  (The GPO’s “eCFR” website copy of the ITAR has not yet been updated to include the 3 January changes.) The BITAR, however, contains all ITAR amendments to date, 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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