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17-0317 Friday “The Daily Bugle”

17-0317 Friday “Daily Bugle”

Friday, 17 March 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

[No items of interest noted today.] 

  1. Ex/Im Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions 
  2. Commerce/BIS: (No new postings.) 
  3. DHS/CBP Announces ACE PRODUCTION Outage, 18-19 Mar
  4. State/DDTC Posts USML Category XII Notice of Inquiry: Public Documents
  1. CNN: “An Oxford Comma Changed This Court Case Completely”
  2. ST&R Trade Report: “Dates and Deadlines: Centers of Excellence, Export Controls, Import Restrictions”
  1. R.C. Burns: “Chocolate Bunnies, Marshmallow Peeps and an Easter Surprise from BIS”
  1. Full Circle Compliance & University of Liverpool Present: EMITC Talks International Trade Compliance on 30 March
  2. 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 (27 Jan 2017), DOD/NISPOM (18 May 2016), EAR (24 Feb 2017), FACR/OFAC (10 Feb 2017), FTR (15 May 2015), HTSUS (7 Mar 2017), ITAR (11 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

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

(Source:
Federal Register)
 
* Homeland; PROPOSED RULES; Homeland Security Acquisition Regulations: Safeguarding of Controlled Unclassified Information; Information Technology Security Awareness Training; Privacy Training; Extension of Comment Periods [Publication Date: 20 March 2017.]

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2. Commerce/BIS: (No new postings.)

(Source:
Commerce/BIS)

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. DHS/CBP Announces ACE PRODUCTION Outage, 18-19 Mar

(Source:
CSMS# 17-000148, 17 Mar 2017.)
 
Please be advised that there will be an ACE PRODUCTION Outage Saturday evening, March 18, 2017 from 2200 ET to 0400 ET Sunday, March 19, 2017 for ACE infrastructure maintenance.

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OGS_a34
. State/DDTC Posts USML Category XII Notice of Inquiry: Public Documents

 
The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls has published the public comments it has received concerning USML Category XII. The public comments can be found here.

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NWSNEWS

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. CNN: “An Oxford Comma Changed This Court Case Completely”

 
If you have ever doubted the importance of the humble Oxford comma, let this supremely persnickety Maine labor dispute set you straight. [FN/1]
 
A group of dairy drivers argued that they deserved overtime pay for certain tasks they had completed. The company said they did not. An appeals court sided with the drivers, saying that the guidelines themselves were made too ambiguous by, you guessed it, a lack of an Oxford comma.
 
This is what the law says about activities that do NOT merit overtime pay. Pay attention to the first sentence:
 
The canning, processing, preserving, freezing, drying, marketing, storing, packing for shipment or distribution of:
 
(1) Agricultural produce;
(2) Meat and fish products; and
(3) Perishable foods.
 
That’s a lot of things! But if we’re getting picky, is packing for shipment its own activity, or does it only apply to the rest of that clause, i.e. the distribution of agricultural produce, etc.?
 
See, all of this could be solved if there were an Oxford comma, clearly separating “packing for shipment” and “distribution” as separate things! According to court documents, the drivers distribute perishable food, but they don’t pack it.
 
Yes, this is the real argument they made. And they really won.
“Specifically, if that [list of exemptions] used a serial comma to mark off the last of the activities that it lists, then the exemption would clearly encompass an activity that the drivers perform,” the circuit judge wrote.
 
It did not, and since the judge observed that labor laws, when ambiguous, are designed to benefit the laborers, the case was settled.
 
“For want of a comma, we have this case,” the judge wrote.
The irony in this ruling is, there are actual state guidelines on how Maine lawmakers draw up their documents. And they do NOT include Oxford commas! The humanity!
 
To be fair, there is also guidance on how to avoid unclear language that could, say, help an impressively pedantic group of drivers get what they were owed.
 
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  [FN/1] Also known as a serial comma, an Oxford comma is the comma between the penultimate and final items in a written list. Here it is, using a classic example from The Gloss:
 
“We invited the strippers, JFK, and Stalin.”
 
The comma between JFK and Stalin is the Oxford comma.
Proponents say it helps eliminate ambiguity. (For instance, without the Oxford comma above, would that mean JFK and Stalin were the strippers?) Critics say it is just cumbersome.

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NWS_a26
. ST&R Trade Report: “Dates and Deadlines: Centers of Excellence, Export Controls, Import Restrictions”

 
Following are highlights of regulatory effective dates and deadlines and federal agency meetings coming up in the next week.
 
  – 20 Mar: deadline for comments to USDA on information collections on imports of avocados, apricots, beans, wood
  – 20 Mar: deadline for comments to USDA on information collections on imports of poultry, horses, cows, pigs, dogs, oranges
  – 20 Mar: deadline for comments on Centers of Excellence and Expertise regulations
  – 20 Mar: deadline for comments to USDA on Hass avocado imports
  – 21 Mar: effective date of DEA final rule on imports and exports of controlled substances and listed chemicals
  – 21 Mar: effective date of export control change on certain software
  – 22 Mar: meeting of CBP User Fee Advisory Committee
  – 23 Mar: deadline for comments to USDA on electronic filing of produce inspection applications
  – 24 Mar: deadline for comments to USDA on easing restrictions on various meat imports

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NWSCOMMENTARY

(Source:
Export Law Blog
. Reprinted by permission.)
 
* Author: R. Clifton Burns, Esq., Bryan Cave LLP, Wash DC,
Clif.Burns@bryancave.com
, 202-508-6067)
 
The Bureau of Industry and Security is playing Easter Bunny and has left a little Easter egg in the Easter baskets of anyone planning to export certain items to Hong Kong beginning April 19, or two days after Easter Sunday. The Easter egg, er, new rule provides that any export to Hong Kong of an item controlled for NS, MT, NP Column 1, or CB reasons needs an import license from Hong Kong or a statement from Hong Kong that a license is not necessary. These items are not required as part of the BIS license application but must be in the U.S. exporter’s possession before the export is made.
 
The reason that U.S. exporters need to babysit the compliance by Hong Kong authorities with their own import rules is far from clear. The stated reason for this new rule in the Federal Register notice does not make much sense:
 
BIS is taking this action to provide greater assurance that U.S. origin items that are subject to the multilateral control regimes noted above will be properly authorized by the United States to their final destination, even when those items first pass through Hong Kong.
 
Okay, that is what the BIS is licensing process is for and these documents are not even required when applying for the license. So that rationale is, well, not very compelling.
 
BIS has also published FAQs on the new requirement. These make clear that the requisite documents must be obtained from Hong Kong even if the export is being made pursuant to a license exception.
 
Who says there are never any surprises in their Easter baskets, just the same old dyed eggs and chocolate bunnies?
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TEEX/IM TRAINING EVENTS & CONFERENCES

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Full Circle Compliance & University of Liverpool Present: EMITC Talks International Trade Compliance on 30 March

(Source: Editor)
 
On Thursday, 30 March 2017, Full Circle Compliance and the University of Liverpool will jointly organize an exclusive event for professionals working in International Trade Compliance (“ITC”) and interested in taking their career to the next level by earning a Masters Degree in ITC.
 
    EMITC Talks International Trade Compliance
 
During the event Full Circle Compliance and the University of Liverpool will elaborate upon the
Executive Masters in International Trade Compliance (EMITC) program, and how it will benefit you and your organization’s compliance efforts.  One of the current students will discuss his own experience with the program, and how it has given him the skills, competencies and tools to develop a compliance program within his organization.
 
A keynote presentation will be delivered by
Kevin J. Wolf, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration in the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) at the U.S. Department of Commerce, now partner of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.  Mr. Wolf’s will discuss, among other things, the future of U.S. export controls and of the Export Control Reform Initiative under the Trump Administration.

The entire agenda for this event can be found
here.

 
Details
 
* What: EMITC Talks International Trade Compliance.
* When: Thursday, 30 March 2017.
* Time: 2.30 – 5.00 PM CET.
* Where: Full Circle Compliance, Landgoed Groenhoven, Dorpsstraat 6, Bruchem, The Netherlands.  A Route description can be found
here.
* Sponsor: Full Circle Compliance and the University of Liverpool.
* Register: click 
here to register for this event.
 
Updates on the event will be provided on the this 
webpage.  For questions, please contact us at
info@fullcirclecompliance.eu or
exed@liverpool.ac.uk.

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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)

#” New listing this week:   
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:

* 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 22: San Francisco CA; “Penalties and Protests – How to Handle the Delicate Process;” Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of Northern California

# Mar 22: Webinar; ”
The Basics: Importing to Mexico;” Livingston International

# Mar 23: Amsterdam; “Brexit, Trump and Elections: The Impact on Your Business;” The Netherlands British Chamber of Commerce
# Mar 23: Webinar; “
AEO in Brazil – Benefits & Conditions to Become Certified
;” Integration Point

* 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

* Mar 30: Bruchem, the Netherlands; “
EMITC Talks International Trade Compliance
;” University of Liverpool and Full Circle Compliance

# Apr 2-6: New Orleans LA;
NCBFAA Annual Conference 

* 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 3: Wash DC; “
NAFTA Renegotiated – The Winners and Losers
;” Arent Fox LLP

* Apr 4: Webinar; “GTM Webinar Series Part Four: Supply Chain Collaboration;” Amber Road

# Apr 5: Webinar; ”
Changes in the EU;” Livingston International

* Apr 6: Webinar; “Global Export Control Classification Master Session;” ECTI; 
danielle@learnexportcompliance.com; 540-433-3977

* 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: Baltimore MD; “
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 

# Mary 23: Chicago IL; ”
2017 Global Trade & Commercial Compliance Update;” Baker McKenzie; Eunkyung Kim Shin, +1 312 861 8211,
eunkyung.kim.shin@bakermckenzie.com 

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

* 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

* Jul 26-27
: Seattle WA; “
2017 Export Controls Conference
;” Dept. of Commerce/U.S. Commercial Service, Dept. of Homeland Security/Homeland Security Investigations, Seattle University, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

* 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 22-24: Grapevine TX; “
Annual ICPA Fall Conference
;” International Compliance Professional Association;
Wizard@icpainc.org 

* Oct 23-24: Arlington VA; “

2017 Fall Advanced Conference
;” Society for International Affairs

* Oct 30-Nov 2: Phoenix AZ; “
ITAR Defense Trade Controls / EAR Export Controls Seminar
;” ECTI;
jessica@learnexportcompliance.com
; 540-433-3977

* 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 6: Wood Ridge NJ; “
AES Compliance Seminar
;” 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

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ENEDITOR’S NOTES

EN_a110. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations

(Source: Editor) 

*
Rudolf Nureyev (Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev, 17 Mar 1938 – 6 Jan 1993, was a Soviet ballet dancer and choreographer. Referred to as Lord of the Dance, Nureyev is regarded as one of ballet’s most gifted male dancers. He defected from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961, despite KGB efforts to stop him.  This was the first defection of a Soviet artist during the Cold War, and it created an international sensation.)

  – “Technique is what you fall back on when you run out of inspiration.”

 

*
John Updike (John Hoyer Updike, 18 Mar 1932 – 27 Jan 2009, was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic.  Updike published more than twenty novels, more than a dozen short-story collections, as well as poetry, art and literary criticism, and children’s books during his career.  His most famous work is his “Rabbit” series — the novels
Rabbit, Run;
Rabbit Redux;
Rabbit Is Rich;
Rabbit at Rest.)

  – “Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.”

 

Friday funnies:

 

An Irish man walked into a bar, asked for three shots of whiskey, and quickly downed them all. The barkeep asked, “Why three?” to which the man said, “That’s one each for me, for my father, and for my brother back in Ireland.” From that day forward, he came in every week and ordered three shots. Last week, however, he ordered only two shots. The barkeep asked, with concern, “Why only two?  Are your brother and father well?” The man assured him they were fine. “I, however, gave up drinking for Lent.”

  — Sarah Burghardt, Chicago, IL 

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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
 
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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: 24 Feb 2017: 82 FR 11505-11506: Temporary General License: Extension of Validity

  
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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. 
 
*
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: 7 Mar 2017: Harmonized System Update 1702, containing 1,754 ABI records and 360 harmonized tariff records.
  – 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: 11 Jan 2017: 82 FR 3168-3170: 2017 Civil Monetary Penalties Inflationary Adjustment
  – The only available fully updated copy (latest edition 8 Mar 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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EPEDITORIAL POLICY

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