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17-0217 Friday “The Daily Bugle”

17-0217 Friday “Daily Bugle”

Friday, 17 February 2017

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. State Seeks Comments on Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery 
  1. Ex/Im Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions 
  2. Commerce/BIS: (No new postings.) 
  3. DHS/CBP Deactivates Several Port Codes for Export Cargo
  4. DoD/DSCA Posts Additional SAMM and Policy Memoranda, Week 12-18 Feb
  5. DHS/ICE: “Long Beach Woman Pleads Guilty to Illegally Shipping Large Quantity of Ammunition to the Philippines”
  6. State/DDTC: (No new postings.)
  7. EU Implements Regulation (EU) 2017/268 Concerning the Classification of Certain Goods in the Combined Nomenclature
  1. Expeditors News: “European Parliament Votes in Favor of CETA”
  2. ST&R Trade Report: “Dates and Deadlines: GSP, Trade Policy, MTB, Shipping to Hong Kong”
  3. ST&R Trade Report: “Duty Suspension and Reduction Petition Comments Due Feb. 24”
  1. IT System: Modernization Webinar – Industry Meeting on DECCS Release #2, 23 Feb
  2. Friday List of Approaching Events
  1. Tamer Soliman Joins Mayer Brown Law Firm
  1. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations 
  2. Are Your Copies of Regulations Up to Date? Latest Changes: ATF (15 Jan 2016), Customs (27 Jan 2017), DOD/NISPOM (18 May 2016), EAR (1 Feb 2017), FACR/OFAC (10 Feb 2017), FTR (15 May 2015), HTSUS (1 Jan 2017), ITAR (11 Jan 2017)

EXIMEX/IM ITEMS FROM TODAY’S FEDERAL REGISTER

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1. State Seeks Comments on Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery

(Source: Federal Register) [Excerpts.]
 
82 FR 11099-11100: 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
* ACTION: Notice of request for public comment. …
* DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to April 18, 2017. …
* FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, to Pamela Watkins, Department of State, Office of Directives Management, 1800 G Street NW., Suite 2400, Washington, DC 20522-2202 who may be reached at watkinspk@state.gov.
* SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
  – Title of Information Collection: Generic Clearance for the
Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery.
  – OMB Control Number: 1405-0193.
  – Originating Office: Office of Directives Management, A/
GIS/DIR.
  – Form Number: Various public surveys.
  – Abstract of Proposed Collection: The information collection activity will collect qualitative customer feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving service delivery. This qualitative feedback will provide insights into customer perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management.
  Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful information, but it will not yield data that can be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential non-response bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. …
 
Janet Freer, Director, Office of Directives Management, Department of State.


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OGSOTHER GOVERNMENT SOURCES

OGS_a12. Ex/Im Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions

(Source:
Federal Register)
 
* Commerce; Industry and Security Bureau; NOTICES; Meetings [Publication Date: 21 February 2017.]
  – Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee
  – Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee
  – Materials Technical Advisory Committee
  – Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee

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3. Commerce/BIS: (No new postings.)

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4. DHS/CBP Deactivates Several Port Codes for Export Cargo
(Source: CSMS# 17-000087, 17 Feb 2017.)
 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s CBP’s) ACE Business Office (ABO), in conjunction with the Office of Field Operations (OFO) and the U.S. Census Bureau, has identified port codes associated to Electronic Export Information (EEI) export facilities that are no longer active and will be deactivated. Effective February 15, 2017, the trade will no longer be able to use the following port codes on new EEI filings:
 
* Detroit Field Office
  – 3844 – Ferrysburg, MI
  – 3820 – Mackinac Isle, MI
 
* Baltimore Field Office
  – 1181 – Allentown-Bethlehem, PA
 
* Atlanta Field Office
  – 1408 – Hopewell, VA
 
* Los Angeles Field Office
  – 2784 – Los Angeles Field Office
 
* Chicago Field Office
  – 3505 – Cedar Rapids, IA
  – 3506 – Sioux City, IA
  – 4195 – Emery Courier
  – 3981 – Waukegan Airport, IL
  – 3985 – Decatur Airport, IL
  – 4185 – Hulman Regional Airport
  – 4506 – Erie, PA
  – 4112 – Akron, OH
  – 4192 – Burlington Air Express, OH
 
* San Francisco Field Office
  – 2873 – IBC Pacific INC, CA
  – 3107 – Valdez, AK
  – 3112 – Petersburg, AK
  – 3279 – San Francisco Field Office
  – 3332 – Casper, WY
 
* Puerto Rico Field Office
  – 4906 – Humacao, PR
  – 4911 – Jobos, PR
  – 4912 – Guayanilla, PR
  – 5103 – Coral Bay, VI
 
* New Orleans Field Office
  – 2083 – Arkansas Aeroplex, AR
  – 2005 – Port Sulphur, LA
  – 2009 – Destrehan, LA
  – 2012 – Avondale, LA
  – 2013 – St. Rose, LA
  – 2014 – Good Hope, LA
 
* Tucson Field Office
  – 2682 – Williams Gate Airport, AZ
 
* Houston Field Office
  – 5302 – Dallas (inactive), TX
  – 5303 – Ft. Worth (inactive), TX
  – 5304 – Oklahoma City (inactive), TX
  – 5305 – Tulsa, OK
  – 5307 – Amarillo, TX
  – 5308 – Lubbock, TX
  – 5379 – Inactive
 
* Miami Field Office
  – 1886 – Ocala Regional Airport, FL
  – 5299 – Miami Seaport Alt., FL
  – 5270 – Int. Courier Assoc., FL
  – 5272 – MIA/CFS Express Consignment Facility, FL
  – 2682 – Williams Gateway Airport, AZ
 
* El Paso Field Office
  – 2479 – El Paso Field Office
 
Updates to Appendix D of the AESTIR have been made. 
 
If you are affected by these changes and need to know what port of export to utilize in your Electronic Export Information (EEI) please contact your local CBP Field Office for guidance.
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5. DoD/DSCA Posts Additional SAMM and Policy Memoranda, Week 12-18 Feb
(Source: DoD/DSCA)
 
* DSCA Policy Memo 17-07 Calendar Year (CY) 2017 Transportation Costs Look Up Table Rates has been posted.
– This memo updates the previous transportation costs look-up table, and is found at A2 – Transportation Cost Look-Up Tables – CY-17.
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(Source:
DHS/ICE) [Excerpts.]
 
A Long Beach woman has pleaded guilty to federal offenses for illegally shipping tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition to the Philippines.
 
Marlou Mendoza, 61, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to three counts of failing to provide the required written notice to freight forwarders that she was shipping ammunition to a foreign country.
 
Marlou Medoza admitted she sent .22-caliber ammunition and bullets to the Philippines in three shipments in June 2011. The shipments contained 131,300 rounds, the defendant admitted in court.
 
Marlou Mendoza, who remains free on bond, is scheduled to be sentenced April 20 by U.S. District Judge George H. Wu. As a result of the three guilty pleas, she faces a statutory maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison.
 
In a related case unsealed last year, Mark Louie Mendoza, Marlou Mendoza’s 31-year-old son, was charged with illegally shipping hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of firearms parts and ammunition to the Philippines – munitions that were concealed in shipments falsely claimed to be household goods.
 
Mark Mendoza, who remains a fugitive, is named in an eight-count indictment that charges him with conspiracy, the unlawful export of munitions, smuggling, and money laundering.
 
Mark Mendoza, who was the president of a “tools and equipments” company known as Last Resort Armaments, ordered more than $100,000 worth of ammunition and firearms accessories, much of which was delivered to his parent’s Long Beach residence over a six-month period in 2011. The items Mark Mendoza ordered included parts for M-16 and AR-15-type rifles, and these parts are listed as defense articles on the United States Munitions List. Pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act, items on the Munitions List may not be shipped to the Philippines without an export license issued by the Department of State.
 
The money laundering charge against Mark Mendoza alleges that during the first six months of 2011, he transferred more than $650,000 in proceeds generated by the illegal ammunition exports from an account in the Philippines to a money remitter in Los Angeles. … 
 
  “The cache of ammunition seized in this case, which was destined for the Philippines, represents quite an arsenal and we don’t know who the ultimate buyers were going to be. They could very well have been individuals with sinister or violent intentions,” said Joseph Macias, special agent in charge for HSI Los Angeles. “That’s why these kinds of exports are closely regulated, to help prevent sensitive items from falling into the hands of those who might seek to harm America or our allies.” … 
 
Mark Mendoza is charged with conspiracy, three counts of unlawful export of munitions, three counts of export smuggling and one count of money laundering. If he were to be convicted of all counts in the indictment, Mark Mendoza would face a statutory maximum sentence of 115 years in federal prison.
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Regulations:
  – Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/268 of 14 February 2017 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature    
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NWSNEWS

 
On February 15, 2017 in a fact sheet published by the European Commission, it was announced the European Parliament had voted in favor of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the European Union (EU) and Canada (CETA).
 
According to the fact sheet, “CETA’s progressive nature will set a new global standard for sustainability chapters in trade agreements.”
 
Among other topics, CETA will:
 
  – Cut Tariffs
  – Provide Investment Protection
  – Deliver Farm and Food Producer Opportunities
  – Protect Workers Rights’ and the Environment
 
CETA will provisionally enter into force following ratification by the Canadian Parliament. Once all Member States ratify the agreement it will be fully implemented.
 
The fact sheet can be accessed here.
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NWS_a210. ST&R Trade Report: “Dates and Deadlines: GSP, Trade Policy, MTB, Shipping to Hong Kong”
 
Following are highlights of regulatory effective dates and deadlines and federal agency meetings coming up in the next week.
 
  – Feb 21: deadline for comments to USDA on electronic filing of fruit and vegetable inspection applications
  – Feb 21: ITC hearing on modifications to GSP coverage
  – Feb 21: deadline for comments to ITC on potential IPR infringement probe of electrical connectors
  – Feb 24: deadline for comments to ITC on miscellaneous trade bills
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NWS_a311. ST&R Trade Report: “Duty Suspension and Reduction Petition Comments Due Feb. 24”
 
Interested parties have only one more week to submit comments to the International Trade Commission on petitions seeking duty suspensions or reductions under the miscellaneous trade bill process revised and reinstated by the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016. All such petitions timely filed with the ITC are available here.
 
The ITC is particularly interested in comments from domestic producers on (1) whether they produce an article that is identical to, like, or directly competitive with an article named in a petition and (2) if they do, whether they object to the petition. The ITC is also interested in comments from individuals and entities who believe they would be a likely beneficiary of a particular duty suspension or reduction or who, having been named in a petition or another comment as a likely beneficiary, wish to state that they would not be a likely beneficiary.
 
Comments on these petitions may only be filed electronically via the ITC’s designated secure web portal and in the format designated in that portal. Commenters must be prepared to complete their entire comment when they enter the portal, which will not allow them to edit, amend, or complete the comment at a later time.
 
Following the comment period the ITC will submit preliminary (in June) and final (in August) reports to the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees on the petitions received. The reports will include the ITC’s analysis and recommendations regarding each petition, including whether there is domestic production of the article, whether the estimated loss in revenues due to the duty suspension or reduction exceeds $500,000, and whether the duty suspension or reduction will be available to any person importing the article.
 
The ITC is required to classify the petitions into categories based on whether (1) the petition meets the requirements for inclusion in an MTB, (2) the ITC recommends inclusion in an MTB with specified technical changes, changes in product scope, or adjustment in the amount of duty reduction, (3) the ITC recommends against inclusion in an MTB because the petition does not meet the requirements or the petitioner is not a likely beneficiary, and (4) the ITC otherwise recommends not including the petition. Congress will make the final decision regarding the imported articles to be included in an MTB.
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TEEX/IM TRAINING EVENTS & CONFERENCES

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12. IT System: Modernization Webinar – Industry Meeting on DECCS Release #2, 23 Feb
* What: This webinar provides an overview of DECCS release #2, as well as a question and answer session
* When: Thursday, 23 February 2017 from 11:30am – 12:30pm (Eastern)
* Where: Your computer
* Sponsor: Dept. of State/DDTC
* Register: Not necessary, to join the webinar, go to
https://irmedip.adobeconnect.com/chatwsme/
. If you are unable to join the webinar session but would like to join via the conference line:
 
  – Domestic Participants Toll Free Number: 877-336-1829; Access Code: 730 7668
  – Overseas Participants International Number: 636 651 0002; Access Code: 730 7668
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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:

* 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 21-22: Santa Clara CA; “
12th Annual Export Control Forum: A Compliance Symposium
;” Dept. of Commerce/Bureau of Industry and Security, and Professional Association of Exporters and Importers


* Feb 21: Webinar; “GTM Webinar Series Part One: Restricted Party Screening;” Amber Road
* Feb 22: Newcastle UK; “

Intermediate Seminar
;” UK/BIS Export Control Organisation;
denise.carter@bis.gsi.gov.uk 

* Feb 22: Southfield MI; “Harmonized Tariff Schedule – Classifications;” Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.; imeyer@sttas.com

* Feb 22: Webinar; “
Harmonized Tariff Schedule – Classifications
;”
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.;
webinarorganizers@strtrade.com 

* 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 
* Feb 23: Webinar; “IT System: Modernization Webinar – Industry Meeting on DECCS Release #2;” State/DDTC
*

Feb 27-Apr 3: Santa Ana CA; “
Import Compliance Training Program (Mondays 8am-11am)
;” California Global Trade Logistics Initiative, Orange County Center for International Trade
Development

* 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 8: Webinar; “
GTM Webinar Series Part Two: Product Classification;” Amber Road

* 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 16: Webinar; “
Faculty or Consultant? Implications for University Export Compliance
;”
ECTI; danielle@learnexportcompliance.com; 540-433-3977

* 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 20: Webinar; “
GTM Webinar Series Part Three: License Determination;” Amber Road

* Mar 21: London UK; “
Export Control Symposium 2017
;” Department for International Trade;
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk 
* Mar 21: Wash DC; “
Hiccup or Hardball: China’s Role in America’s Future
;” American Bar Association

* 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 28-29: San Francisco CA; “7th Advanced Industry Forum on Global Encryption, Cloud & Cyber Export Controls;” American Conference Institute
* Mar 28-29: Scottsdale AZ; “ITAR/EAR Critical Compliance;” Export Compliance Solutions; spalmer@exportcompliancesolutions.com

* Mar 28: Webinar; “
In Uncertain Times, the Only Certainty is Enforcement
;” ECTI;
danielle@learnexportcompliance.com
; 540-433-3977

* 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 4: Webinar; “
GTM Webinar Series Part Four: Supply Chain Collaboration;” Amber Road
* Apr 11: Webinar; “
GTM Webinar Series Part Five: Free Trade Agreements;” Amber Road

* 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 

* May 24-25: Annapolis MD; “
Advanced ITAR/EAR Compliance: Using Export Controls to Your Advantage
;” 
spalmer@exportcompliancesolutions.com
; 866-238-4018 / 410-757-1919

* 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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MSEX/IM MOVERS & SHAKERS

MS_a114. Tamer Soliman Joins Mayer Brown Law Firm
(Source: Mayer Brown News, news@mayerbrown.com)
 
Mr. Tamer Soliman, formerly at Akin Gump, has joined Mayer Brown’s DC and Dubai offices to lead the Global Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Practice Group. Contact Tamer at 202-263-3292 or tsoliman@mayerbrown.com.
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ENEDITOR’S NOTES

EN_a115. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations

(Source: Editor) 

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William Allen White (10 Feb 1868 – 29 Jan 1944, was a renowned American newspaper editor, politician, author, and leader of the Progressive movement.)
  – “I have never been bored an hour in my life. I get up every morning wondering what new strange glamorous thing is going to happen, and it happens at fairly regular intervals.”
 
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Boris Pasternak (Boris Leonidovich Pasternak, 10 Feb 1890 – 30 May 1960, was a Soviet Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator, best known for his novel
Doctor Zhivago.)
  – “Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us.”
 
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Jimmy Durante (James Francis “Jimmy” Durante, 10 Feb 1893 – 29 Jan 1980, was an American singer, pianist, comedian, and actor. His distinctive clipped gravelly speech, New York accent, comic language butchery, jazz-influenced songs, and prominent nose helped make him one of America’s most familiar and popular personalities of the 1920s through the 1970s.)
  – “If I’d known how old I was going to be I’d have taken better care of myself.”  (Also attributed to George Burns and Jack Benny, but probably said first by Methuselah.)
 
Friday Funnies:

A funeral was in progress and a country preacher gave a eulogy praising the good qualities of the deceased – what an honest, hard-working man he was, and what a loving husband and kind father he was. After a few minutes, the man’s widow leaned over and whispered to one of her children, “Go up there and take a look in the coffin and see if that’s your Pa.”
  — John Mitchell, Southampton, NY

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EN_a216. 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: 27 Jan 2017: 82 FR 8589-8590: Delay of Effective Date for Importations of Certain Vehicles and Engines Subject to Federal Antipollution Emission Standards; and 82 FR 8590: Delay of Effective Date for Toxic Substance Control Act Chemical Substance Import Certification Process Revisions

* 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: Last Amendment: 1 Feb 2017: 82 FR 8893-8894: Commerce Control List: Removal of Certain Nuclear Nonproliferation (NP) Column 2 Controls 

  
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FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL REGULATIONS (OFAC FACR)
: 31 CFR, Parts 500-599, Embargoes, Sanctions, Executive Orders
  – Last Amendment: 10 Feb 2017: 
82 FR 10434-10440: Inflation Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties 
 
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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 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: 10 Feb 2017: Harmonized System Update 1701, containing 1,295 ABI records and 293 harmonized tariff records.  
  – HTS codes for AES are available

here
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  – 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: 11 Jan 2017: 82 FR 3168-3170: 2017 Civil Monetary Penalties Inflationary Adjustment
  – The only available fully updated copy (latest edition 24 Jan 2017) 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, 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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