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17-0324 Friday “The Daily Bugle”

17-0324 Friday “Daily Bugle”

Friday, 24 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

  1. President Trump Continues National Emergency With Respect to South Sudan 
  2. Defense/DARS Seeks Comments on DFARS Part 204 and Related Clause
  3. Defense/DARS Seeks Comments on DFARS Subpart 209.5 and Related Provision  
  4. Commerce/ITA: ACSCC to Meet on 19-20 Apr in Mukilteo, WA
  1. Ex/Im Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions 
  2. Commerce/BIS Publishes Order Relating to ZTE of Shenzen and Hi-New Shenzen, China, Export Violations 
  3. DHS/CBP Announces 2017 West Coast Trade Symposium
  4. DHS/CBP Announces ACE Production Outage, 25-26 Mar
  5. DHS/CBP: ACE Extract Reference File Query (FQ) Fixes Deployed to ACE Certification
  6. DoD/DSCA Posts SAMM and Policy Memorandum, 19-25 Mar
  7. State/DDTC: (No new postings.)
  8. UK/DIT Tests License-Checking Service
  9. METI Posts Updates on Japanese Cabinet’s Decisions Concerning Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act and Export
  10. METI Posts Summary of 24th Asian Export Control Seminar
  1. Reuters: “U.S. Sanctions 30 Firms, Individuals for Aiding Iran, North Korea Arms Programs”
  2. ST&R Trade Report: “Dates and Deadlines: Classification, Defense Trade, Export Regulations, IPR Infringement”
  3. WorldECR News Alert, 23 Mar
  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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President Trump Continues National Emergency With Respect to South Sudan

(Source:
Federal Register)
 
82 FR 15107: Notice of March 22, 2017–Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to South Sudan
 
On April 3, 2014, by Executive Order 13664, the President declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States constituted by the situation in and in relation to South Sudan, which has been marked by activities that threaten the peace, security, or stability of South Sudan and the surrounding region, including widespread violence and atrocities, human rights abuses, recruitment and use of child soldiers, attacks on peace- keepers and humanitarian workers, and obstruction of humanitarian operations.
 
The situation in and in relation to South Sudan continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States. For this reason, the national emergency declared on April 3, 2014, to deal with that threat must continue in effect beyond April 3, 2017. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13664.
 
This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.
 
  (Presidential Sig.)
  THE WHITE HOUSE,
  March 22, 2017.

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Defense/DARS Seeks Comments on DFARS Part 204 and Related Clause

(Source:
Federal Register) [Excerpts.]
 
82 FR 15049: Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket Number DARS-2016-0041; OMB Control Number 0704-0225]; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
 
* ACTION: Notice.
* SUMMARY: The Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DARS) has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).
* DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by April 24, 2017.
* SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ….
  
  Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Ms. Seehra at the Office of Management and Budget, Desk Officer for DoD, Room 10236, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.
  You may also submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by the following method:
  Federal eRulemaking Portal:
http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. …
  DoD Clearance Officer: Mr. Frederick C. Licari.
  Written requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Mr. Licari at: Publication Collections Program, WHS/ESD Information Management Division, 4800 Mark Center Drive, 2nd Floor, East Tower, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350-3100.
 
Jennifer L. Hawes, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

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Defense/DARS Seeks Comments on DFARS Subpart 209.5 and Related Provision

(Source:
Federal Register) [Excerpts.]
 
82 FR 15048-15049: Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket Number DARS-2016-0037; OMB Control Number 0704-0477]; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
 
* ACTION: Notice.
* SUMMARY: The Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DARS) has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
* DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by April 24, 2017.
* SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  ….
  Needs and Uses: This information collection requires an offeror to submit a mitigation plan if requesting an exemption from the statutory limitation on future contracting. This information will be used to resolve organizational conflicts of interest arising in a systems engineering and technical assistance contract for a major defense acquisition program, as required by section 207 of Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009.
  Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for profit institutions.
  Frequency: On occasion.
  Respondent’s Obligation: DFARS 204.404-70(a) prescribes use of DFARS clause 252.204-7000, Disclosure of Information, in contracts that require the contractor to access or generate unclassified information that may be sensitive and inappropriate for release to the public. The clause requires the contractor to obtain approval of the contracting officer before release of any unclassified contract-related information outside the contractor’s organization, unless the information is already in the public domain. In requesting this approval, the contractor must identify the specific information to be released, the medium to be used, and the purpose for the release.
  OMB Desk Officer: Ms. Jasmeet Seehra.
  Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Ms. Seehra at the Office of Management and Budget, Desk Officer for DoD, Room 10236, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.
  You may also submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by the following method:
  Federal eRulemaking Portal:
http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. …
  DoD Clearance Officer: Mr. Frederick C. Licari.
  Written requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Mr. Licari at: Publication Collections Program, WHS/ESD Information Management Division, 4800 Mark Center Drive, 2nd Floor, East Tower, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350-3100.
 
Jennifer L. Hawes, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

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Commerce/ITA: ACSCC to Meet on 19-20 Apr in Mukilteo, WA

(Source:
Federal Register
 
82 FR 15023: International Trade Administration; Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness: Notice of Public Meetings
 
* AGENCY: International Trade Administration (ITA), U.S. Department of Commerce.
* ACTION: Notice of open meetings.
* SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed topics of discussion for public meetings of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSCC or Committee).
* DATES: The meetings will be held on April 19, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and April 20, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST).
* ADDRESSES: The meetings on April 19 and 20 will be held at the `Future of Flight’ museum, 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo, WA 98275.
* FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Boll, Office of Supply Chain, Professional & Business Services (OSCPBS), International Trade Administration. Phone: (202) 482-1135 or Email:
richard.boll@trade.gov
* SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
  Background: The Committee was established under the discretionary authority of the Secretary of Commerce and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2). It provides advice to the Secretary of Commerce on the necessary elements of a comprehensive policy approach to supply chain competitiveness designed to support U.S. export growth and national economic competitiveness, encourage innovation, facilitate the movement of goods, and improve the competitiveness of U.S. supply chains for goods and services in the domestic and global economy; and provides advice to the Secretary on regulatory policies and programs and investment priorities that affect the competitiveness of U.S. supply chains. For more information about the Committee visit: go
here.
  Matters to be Considered: Committee members are expected to continue to discuss the major competitiveness-related topics raised at the previous Committee meetings, including trade and competitiveness; freight movement and policy; trade innovation; regulatory issues; finance and infrastructure; and workforce development. The Committee’s subcommittees will report on the status of their work regarding these topics. The agendas may change to accommodate Committee business. The Office of Supply Chain, Professional & Business Services will post the final detailed agendas on its
Web site, at least one week prior to the meeting.
  The meetings will be open to the public and press on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. The public meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Mr. Richard Boll, at (202) 482-1135 or
richard.boll@trade.gov five (5) business days before the meeting.
  Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the Committee at any time before and after the meeting. Parties wishing to submit written comments for consideration by the Committee in advance of this meeting must send them to the Office of Supply Chain, Professional & Business Services, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Room 11014, Washington, DC, 20230, or email to
richard.boll@trade.gov.
  For consideration during the meetings, and to ensure transmission to the Committee prior to the meetings, comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on April 12, 2017. Comments received after April 12, 2017, will be distributed to the Committee, but may not be considered at the meetings. The minutes of the meetings will be posted on the Committee Web site within 60 days of the meeting.
 
  Dated: March 20, 2017.
Maureen Smith, Director, Office of Supply Chain.

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

(Source:
Federal Register)
 
* Defense Acquisition Regulations System; NOTICES; Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals [Publication Dates: 27 Mar 2017.]
  – Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation
Supplement (DFARS), Part 205, Publicizing Contract Actions, and
DFARS 252.205-7000, Provision of Information to Cooperative
Agreement Holders.
  – DFARS Defense Acquisition Regulation
Supplement (DFARS) Part 211, Describing Agency Needs, and
related clauses at DFARS 252.211.
  – Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations
Supplement (DFARS) Subpart 215.4, Contract Pricing, and Related Clauses at DFARS 252.215.
  – Subcontracting Policies and Procedures-DFARS Part 244.
  – Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Part 225, Foreign Acquisition, and Related Clauses at 252.225; DD Form 2139.
  – Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation
Supplement (DFARS) Part 237, Service Contracting, associated
DFARS Clauses at DFARS 252.237, and DD Form 2063.
  – DFARS Part 232, Contract Financing, and
Related Clauses at DFARS 252.232. 

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6. Commerce/BIS Publishes Order Relating to ZTE of Shenzen and Hi-New Shenzen, China, Export Violations

(Source:
Commerce/BIS)  
 
On March 7, 2017, the Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce (“BIS), published its Settlement Agreement with Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation, of Shenzhen, China (“ZTE Corporation”) and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. of Hi-New Shenzhen, China (“ZTE Kangxun”) (collectively, “ZTE”), pursuant to Section
766.18 (a) of the Export Administration Regulations, issued pursuant to the Export Administration Act of I979, as amended.
 
On March 23, 2017, BIS published the
Order relating to this case.
 
* Respondent: Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation, of Shenzhen, China (“ZTE Corporation”) and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. of Hi-New Shenzhen, China (“ZTE Kangxun”) (collectively, “ZTE”).
* Charges: 380 violations of the EAR [as outlined in the
Proposed Charging Letter, included in the Daily Bugle of 7 March, 2017, item #7).
  – One Charge of 15 C.F.R. § 764.2(d) – Conspiracy.
  – 283 Charges of 15 C.F.R. § 764.2(e) – Acting with Knowledge of a Violation in Connection with Unlicensed Shipments of Telecommunications Items to North Korea via China.
  – 16 Charges 15 C.F.R. § 764.2(h) – Evasion.
* Penalty: ZTE shall be assessed a civil penalty in the amount of $661,000,000. The payment of $361,000,000 shall be made to the U.S. Department of Commerce within 60 days of the date of this Order. Payment of the remaining $300,000,000 shall be suspended for a period of seven years from the date of this Order, and thereafter shall be waived, provided that during this seven-year payment probationary period:
  – ZTE has timely paid $361,000,000 to the Department of Commerce as set forth above,
  – has ensured that all records required to be maintained or retained under the Regulations are stored in or fully accessible from the United States,
  – has fully and timely complied with the audit and reporting requirements set forth in the Settlement Agreement and this Order, and has otherwise complied with the provisions of the Settlement Agreement and this Order;
  – has committed no other violation of the Act or the Regulations or any order, license or authorization issued thereunder;
  – has paid a criminal fine and a forfeiture money judgment totaling at least $430,488,798, and has otherwise complied with the terms of the plea agreement between ZTE and the Department of Justice and any criminal sentence imposed in the criminal proceeding; and
  – has complied with the settlement agreement between ZTE and OFAC, including payment of a civil penalty to OFAC of $100,871,266.
* Debarred: Not if penalty is paid as agreed and all requirements set out in the Order are met.
* Date of Order: 23 March 2017.

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DHS/CBP Announces 2017 West Coast Trade Symposium

(Source:
CSMS# 17-000163, 24 Mar 2017.)
 
ACE Reports
 
The 2017 West Coast Trade Symposium (WCTS) will be held on May 24-25, 2017 at the DoubleTree Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.
 
This year’s symposium includes discussions on E-Commerce, Interagency Vision, Streamlining Processes and Innovation and Technology.
 
New this year, the WCTS will feature multiple tracks to choose from and Center of Excellence and Expertise (CEE) management roundtables. 
To register, please visit the 2017 WCTS Registration Page on CBP.gov at
here
.
 
For additional information, please visit the 2017 WCTS Information Page on CBP.gov at
here.  
We look forward to seeing you at the CBP 2017 West Coast Trade Symposium.
 

CBP Office of Trade Relations tradeevents@dhs.gov

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DHS/CBP Announces ACE Production Outage, 25-26 Mar

(Source: 
CSMS# 17-000164, 24 Mar 2017.)
 
ACE Reports
 
Please be advised that there will be an ACE PRODUCTION Outage Saturday evening, March 25, 2017 from 2200 ET to 0400 ET Sunday, March 26, 2017 for ACE infrastructure maintenance.

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DHS/CBP: ACE Extract Reference File Query (FQ) Fixes Deployed to ACE Certification

(Source:
CSMS# 17-000165, 24 Mar 2017.)
 
New ACE Programming
 
ACE Extract Reference File Query (FQ) software updates have been deployed to the ACE CERTIFICATION environment for the F106 Air Carrier Extract as follows:
 
  – When returning F106 results for an Air Carrier, return the 2-character Census Abbreviation/IATA airline designator in the SCAC field, instead of the 3-character SCAC.
  – Address data will not be returned in the F106 Carrier Query/Extract for Air Carriers.
 
FQ – Fixes deployed to CERT earlier but not yet in PROD:
 
  – When an “Air” MOT account has no Census Abbreviation/IATA code, the corresponding SCAC field will be blanked out (four spaces).
  – Air Carrier List output ordered alphabetically by Carrier Name.
  – F106 Air Carrier Extract to include Active air carriers only.
  – Alphabetical ordering of Country list corrected in F202.
  – AGOA_CBPTA_BEGN_DT and AGOA_CBPTA_END_DT corrected in F202.

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UK/DIT Tests License-Checking Service

 
We’re expanding our private beta. We’ve been testing our new licence-checking service with a small group of exporters for the last couple of months, but it’s now time to widen the net.
 
We’re looking for volunteers to run through what we’ve done so far and tell us what they think. We want all kinds of feedback, good and bad. Interested?
 
What We’re After
 
To start with, we’re looking for people to check what we informally call the ‘permissions finder’ – the tool that helps you establish whether your export needs to be licensed. We’ll be adding more modules for testing further down the line (for example our SIEL application form, which we’re working on now).
 
If you’re involved with exports of military or dual-use items we’re especially keen to hear your views. Perhaps you’re already familiar with the Goods Checker and OGEL Checker – these are the tools our permissions finder is partly designed to replace. Even if not, your comments on the new service will be valuable to us.
 
How to Sign Up
 
We’re after views from a wide range of industries. To make sure we can sensibly order your feedback we need you to answer a few questions about your company and the sector or sectors in which you do business. Please complete this survey – it will only take a couple of minutes.
 
Please bear in mind that we’re extending this invitation to lots of people – if you respond, you will be included in the testing, but we’ll be sending the details out in batches. Don’t worry if you don’t hear back from us straight away – your turn will come around.
 
What Happens Next
 
We’ve written a small guidance pack that explains what you need to do to join the research, which we’ll send to you by email. We’ll send you a link to the beta service, and all the details you’ll need to easily give us your feedback.
 
We’ll also be asking whether you’d be willing to take part in other research activities to answer some more questions later on, or perhaps speak to one of our researchers to give us more in-depth feedback on the service. You don’t have to do any of this if you don’t want to, of course.
 
One thing that we must stress is that this is still a beta service. We’re using genuine export control information to power the service, but we’re continuing to improve its accuracy as we go along. At this stage you won’t be able to rely on the service to give you definitive answers about a particular export – you’ll still need to make sure you comply with all the export control rules you do now.
 
We’re Waiting to Hear From You
 
We’ve come on in leaps and bounds during the first stages of the private beta and we’re looking forward to seeing where a greater exposure to exporters will take us next.
 
Once again, to get involved in our expanded private beta, please complete this survey and let us know more about you. If you have any questions you can contact our research team at userresearchforlite@digital.beis.gov.uk

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Posts Updates on Japanese Cabinet’s Decisions Concerning Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act and Export Trade Control Order

 
The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) published the following updates (in English) on its website.
 
 
 
(A) Cabinet Decision on the Bill of the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Export Trade Control Order
 
On November 30, 2016, a formal meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) was held, and the Council confirmed that the nuclear test conducted by North Korea on September 9, 2016, violated UNSC Resolutions. Accordingly, the Council decided to strengthen UNSC resolution 2270 adopted in March 2016 and unanimously adopted UNSC resolution 2321 to enhance the strict control of individual’s travel and the entry of goods and money into the country. Resolution 2321 stipulates additional luxury goods subject to sanctions. In response, on February 17, 2017, the Cabinet decided to approve the Bill of the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Export Trade Control Order.
 
(1) OUTLINE OF THE REVISION
 
Luxury goods are subject to sanctions under UNSC resolutions on North Korea. Japan has been taking measures to enforce and secure the implementation of these sanctions by designating luxury goods in Appended Table 2-2 of the Export Trade Control Order (hereinafter referred to as the “Export Order”).
 
Japan is to revise said Appended Table 2-2 of the Export Order to reflect the additionally specified luxury goods subject to sanction as per UNSC resolution 2321. Specifically, the following goods are to additionally be subject to sanctions:
 
  – Tapestry [Appended Table 2-2, 13(ii) of the Export Order]
  – Porcelain tableware [Appended Table 2-2, 13(iii) of the Export Order]
 
Note: In line with the revision in the Export Order, METI will also revise the related public notices and circular notices.
 
(2) FUTURE ACTIONS
 
Promulgation and enforcement: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
  – For further details, see
news release
(in Japanese).
 
* RELEASE DATE: 
February 17, 2017
*
DIVISION IN CHARGE: 
Trade Control Policy Division, Trade Control Department, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau
 
(B) Cabinet Decision on the Bill for the Act of Partial Revision of the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act
 
On March 3, 2017, the Cabinet decided to approve the Bill of the Act for Partial Revision of the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act, and the bill will be submitted to the 193rd ordinary session of the Diet.
 
(1) PURPOSE OF THE BILL
 
As the globalization of business is accelerating and expanding, Japan is facing growing concerns over the outflow to overseas countries of critical technologies and goods from the viewpoint of national security that Japanese companies have. To maintain security in Japan and the rest of the world, Japan needs to establish a system in which critical technologies and goods are appropriately and securely controlled and enhance the effective imposition of sanctions on any illegal acts concerning imports and exports. In light of this situation, Japan will take the following measures:
 
  (i) Strengthening penalties for the regulations concerning the imports/exports and trade of technologies
  (ii) Strengthening administrative sanctions concerning import/export regulations
  (iii) Strengthening the regulations concerning inward direct investment related security
 
(2) OUTLINE OF THE BILL
 
  (1) Strengthening penalties for the regulations concerning the import/export and trade of technologies
 
  (i) Aiming to enhance deterrence of illegal outflow of critical technologies and goods, the Act of Partial Revision is to raise the amount of fines applied to illegal conduct, e.g., unauthorized exports and trade of goods or technologies related to weapons of mass destruction and violations of import/export bans under sanctions (current fines: up to 10 million yen

revised fines: up to 30 million yen).
  (ii) Along with this, the Act of Partial Revision is to introduce a system to impose severe punishments on legal entities that have committed the illegal conduct (fines: up to 1 billion yen).
  (iii) Concerning violations of conditions with permissions for exports or trading of technologies, the Act of Partial Revision is to change the current non-criminal fines to punishments.
 
  (2) Strengthening administrative sanctions concerning import/export regulations
 
  (i) Aiming to enhance the effectiveness of import/export regulations, the Act of Partial Revision is to introduce a new system to deter actions designed to avoid administrative sanctions. For example, a board member of a company on which an administrative sanction has been imposed, will be prohibited to take a position of a board member of another company in which the same business as that of the sanctioned company is operated A board member of a company on which an administrative sanction has been imposed will be also prohibited to launch a new personal business that operates the same business as that of the sanctioned company.
  (ii) Aiming to enhance deterrence of violations of domestic export/import bans in Japan, the Act of Partial Revision is to extend the upper limit of the period of administrative sanctions imposed on violators of the given export/import bans (current period: one year

revised period: three years*). * This upper limit of the period is the same as the maximum period stipulated by the administrative sanctions imposed on violators of the goods export regulations related to weapons of mass destruction.
  (iii) The Act of Partial Revision is to add stakeholders (exporting intermediaries, etc.) of exporters to the target coverage of on-site inspections for investigating unauthorized exports and other illegal conduct.
 
  (3) Strengthening regulations on inward direct investment related security
 
  (i) Aiming to appropriately control the outflow of critical technologies to overseas countries triggered by investment or acquisition, the Act of Partial Revision is to include cases, that foreign investors take non-listed stock from other foreign investors, into the controlled targets under the prior notification system that requires an examination, where an examination is required based on the determination of the scale of potential risk that is deemed as harming national security.
  (ii) The Act of Partial Revision is to establish a system in which necessary measures and orders, e.g., orders to sell stock, are carried out on a foreign investor who has made an inward direct investment without submitting a notification, where the investment is deemed as harming national security.
 
(3) EFFECTIVE DATE
 
The revised Act will come into effect as of the day specified by Cabinet Order within a period not exceeding 12 months from the date of promulgation.
  – For further details, see the
news release
(in Japanese).

* RELEASE DATE: 
March 3, 2017.
* DIVISION IN CHARGE: 
Security Export Control Policy Division, Trade Control Department, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau.

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METI Posts Summary of 24th Asian Export Control Seminar

(Source:
METI
) [Excerpts.]
 
The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) published the following summary (in English) on its website.
 
The 24th Asian Export Control Seminar
 
From February 21 to 23, 2017, the Asian Export Control Seminar was held in Tokyo by the Center for Information on Security Trade Control (CISTEC) as an organizer, jointly with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) as co-organizers. The seminar marked its 24th anniversary this year and was held with about 190 people from around 30 countries and regions, international organizations, think-tanks and other organizations attending. … 

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NWSNEWS

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Reuters: “U.S. Sanctions 30 Firms, Individuals for Aiding Iran, North Korea Arms Programs”

 
The United States has imposed sanctions on 30 foreign companies or individuals for transferring sensitive technology to Iran for its missile program or for violating export controls on Iran, North Korea and Syria, the
State Department said on Friday.
 
Eleven companies or individuals from China, North Korea or the United Arab Emirates were sanctioned for technology transfers that could boost Tehran’s ballistic missile program, the State Department said in a statement.
 
Nineteen entities or individuals were sanctioned for other violations under the Iran, North Korea and Syria Nonproliferation Act, it said. They are believed to have transferred or acquired sensitive technology that could contribute to development of weapons of mass destruction. 
 

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ST&R Trade Report: “Dates and Deadlines: Classification, Defense Trade, Export Regulations, IPR Infringement”

 
Following are highlights of regulatory effective dates and deadlines and federal agency meetings coming up in the next week.
 
March 27:
  – deadline for comments to CPSC on information collections on
textiles, vinyl film, and mattresses
  – deadline for comments to ITC on antitrust issues in
IPR infringement probe of carbon and alloy steel products
  – deadline for comments to ITC on potential IPR probes of
cable/satellite products and intravascular sets
 
March 28:
  – deadline for comments to FTZ Board on
request for Utah subzone
 
March 29:
  – deadline for comments to USDA on
certificate for quota eligibility for raw cane sugar
 
March 30:
  – meeting of State Department’s
Defense Trade Advisory Group
  – deadline for comments to ITC on
potential IPR probe of dental ceramics

 

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(Source: WorldECR)
 

  (1) EU to stop trade in conflict minerals
  (2) BIS hits freight-forwarder with $27m penalty
  (3) Ukraine sanctions five Russian-owned banks
  (4) ‘Iran List’ is ‘no longer relevant’, says U.K. government
  (5) EU sanctions high-ranking Syrian officials
 
[Editor’s Note: To subscribe to WorldECR, the journal of export controls and sanctions, please visit
 
http://worldecr.com/
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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_a219
. 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 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 4: Webinar; ”
When Importers Give Loans and Advances: Protecting Returns;” Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.;
webinarorganizers@strtrade.com 

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

# Apr 5: Webinar; ”
Food Imports: Classification, Quotas, and Cost Savings Opportunities;” Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.;
webinarorganizers@strtrade.com 

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

# Apr 6: Webinar; ”
Top 10 Mistakes Importers Make and How to Avoid Them;” Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.;
webinarorganizers@strtrade.com 

* 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 18: Webinar; “
How to Improve Export Compliance with Effective Audits
;” ECTI;
danielle@learnexportcompliance.com
; 540-433-3977

# Apr 20: The Hague, Netherlands; ”
Exportcontrole en Strategische Goederen” (Event in Dutch); Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

# Apr 25: Webinar; ”
Antidumping 101: Minimizing Risk, Maximizing Compliance;” Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.;
webinarorganizers@strtrade.com 

* 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 9: Webinar; ”
Exports – New Incentives, Old Rules;” Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.;
webinarorganizers@strtrade.com 

* 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 17: The Hague, Netherlands; ”
Exportcontrole en Strategische Goederen” (Event in Dutch); Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

# May 17: Webinar; ”
Preparing for a Customs Investigation;” Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.;
webinarorganizers@strtrade.com 

* 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

# May 24-25: Scottsdale AZ; ”
2017 West Coast Trade Symposium;” Dept. of Homeland Security/Customs and Border Protection

* 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 
# Jun 21: Brussels, Belgium; “
Export Controls and Economic Sanctions: US & EU Update 2017
;” International Chamber of Commerce Belgium

* 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_a120. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations

(Source: Editor) 

*
Peyton Manning (Peyton Williams Manning, born 24 Mar 1976, is a former American football quarterback who played 18 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), primarily with the Indianapolis Colts. Considered to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, he spent 14 seasons with the Colts and was a member of the Denver Broncos in his last four seasons.)

  – “Don’t ever think, no matter how old you are, that you don’t need to be coached.”

 

*
Fanny Crosby (Frances Jane van Alstyne, née Crosby, 24 Mar 1820 – 12 Feb 1915, was an American mission worker, poet, lyricist, and composer. She was one of the most prolific hymnists in history, writing more than 8,000 hymns and gospel songs, with more than 100 million copies printed, despite being blind from shortly after birth.)

  – “Perfect submission, perfect delight! Visions of rapture now burst on my sight; Angels descending bring from above — Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.” (From Blessed Assurance.)

 

Friday funnies:

A police officer stops a blonde for speeding and asks to see a driver’s license. The blonde replies in a huff, “I wish you guys would get your act together. Just yesterday you take away my license and then today you expect me to show it to you!”

  — Bryan Earl, Hyde Park, Utah 

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EN_a221. 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: 27 Jan 2017: 82 FR 8589-8590: Delay of Effective Date for Importations of Certain Vehicles and Engines Subject to Federal Antipollution Emission Standards [New effective date: 21 March 2017.]; and 82 FR 8590: Delay of Effective Date for Toxic Substance Control Act Chemical Substance Import Certification Process Revisions
[New effective date: 21 March 2017.]

* 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

  
*
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 
 
*
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.
 
*
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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