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17-0825 Friday “The Daily Bugle”

17-0825 Friday “Daily Bugle”

Friday, 25 August 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 on 26-27 Aug
  4. State/DDTC: (No new postings.)
  5. Treasury/OFAC Issues Venezuela-related General Licenses
  6. EU Amends and Releases Corrigendum Concerning Restrictive Measures Against ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida
  1. Reuters: “Russia Sanctions Disrupt Italian Bank’s 5 Billion Euro Loan Deal”
  2. Reuters: “Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Venezuela ‘Dictatorship,’ PDVSA Debt”
  3. ST&R Trade Report: “Dates and Deadlines: China Investigation, CBP Forms, AGOA Review, Classification”
  1. L. Scheetz: “BIS Publishes Rule Implementing 2016 Wassenaar Plenary Meeting Changes”
  2. PST.AG: “End-Use-Certificate for Export Controlled Goods Revised by German BAFA”
  3. Gary Stanley’s ECR Tip of the Day
  1. Friday List of Approaching Events
  1. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations 
  2. Are Your Copies of Regulations Up to Date? Latest Changes: ATF (15 Jan 2016), Customs (28 Jul 2017), DOD/NISPOM (18 May 2016), EAR (15 Aug 2017), FACR/OFAC (16 Jun 2017), FTR (19 Apr 2017), HTSUS (25 Jul 2017), ITAR (11 Jan 2017)
  3. Weekly Highlights of the Daily Bugle Top Stories 

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

(Source:
Federal Register)

* DHS/CBP: NOTICES; Country of Origin Determinations:
  – Certain Pharmaceutical Products; and
  – Tablet Computers for Health Mobile and Hub Platforms [Publication Dates: 28 Aug 2017.]

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3.

DHS/CBP Announces ACE PRODUCTION Outage on 26-27 Aug

(Source:
CSMS# 17-000514, 25 Aug 2017.)
 
There will be an ACE PRODUCTION Outage Saturday evening, 26 August 2017 from 2200 ET to 0400 ET Sunday, 27 August 2017 for ACE infrastructure maintenance. 

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5.

Treasury/OFAC Issues Venezuela-related General Licenses

 
The President issued Executive Order (E.O.) of 24 August 2017, “Imposing Additional Sanctions with Respect to the Situation in Venezuela.” Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published four Venezuela-related general licenses:
 
 
These general licenses authorize certain transactions that would otherwise be prohibited under the new E.O. OFAC is also publishing a number of related Frequently Asked Questions.

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6. 
EU Amends and Releases Corrigendum Concerning Restrictive Measures Against ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida

 
Regulations
 
* Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1500 of 23 August 2017 amending for the 275th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida organisations.
 
Corrigenda
 
* Corrigendum to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1390 of 26 July 2017 amending for the 272nd time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaeda organisations (OJ L 195, 27.7.2017). 

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NWSNEWS

NWS_1
7. 
Reuters: “Russia Sanctions Disrupt Italian Bank’s 5 Billion Euro Loan Deal”

(Source: Reuters, 25 Aug 2017.) [Excerpts.]
 
Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo has encountered problems syndicating a loan to Glencore and Qatar’s wealth fund to finance their purchase of a stake in the Kremlin-controlled oil major Rosneft because of new U.S. sanctions against Russia.
 
Four banking sources told Reuters that Western banks including from the United States and France have so far put on hold their participation in the syndication of the 5.2 billion euro ($6.13 billion) loan that Intesa provided last year.
 
Intesa (ISP.MI) invited about 15 banks to join the loan when it opened the syndication in May. A loan of this size would normally take between four and six weeks to syndicate, though deals involving emerging markets can sometimes take a few weeks longer.
 
The banking sources said their compliance departments needed to understand the new sanctions. 
They also said the syndication was complicated by a political stand-off between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Banks are taking a more cautious approach to deals involving Qatar as they are wary of damaging their relations with Saudi Arabia and the other three Gulf nations embroiled in the dispute.
 
  “The syndication is stuck because of new U.S. sanctions on Russia. The new sanctions are so wide-reaching that they will surely impact all similar deals involving Russian state firms,” said a London-based source with a large Western bank invited by Intesa to participate in the syndication.
 
Intesa, Italy’s largest retail bank, declined to comment. The banking sources did not want themselves or their banks to be named because they were not cleared to speak about the deal and because talks between Intesa and the banks about the syndication are confidential. … 

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8.

Reuters: “Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Venezuela ‘Dictatorship,’ PDVSA Debt”

(Source:
Reuters, 25 Aug 2017.)
 
U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order that prohibits dealings in new Venezuelan government debt and state oil company debt in an effort to pressure President Nicolas Maduro’s “dictatorship” to halt its “tyranny,” the White House said on Friday.
 
The order marks a significant escalation in recent sanctions imposed by Washington against Maduro and senior officials in his government to punish them for what the Trump administration sees as their role in undermining democracy in the oil-producing country.
 
  “These measures are carefully calibrated to deny the Maduro dictatorship a critical source of financing to maintain its illegitimate rule, protect the United States financial system from complicity in Venezuela’s corruption and in the impoverishment of the Venezuelan people,” the White House said in a statement.
 
  “We will not stand by as Venezuela crumbles,” it said.
 
The executive order prohibits dealings in new debt and equity issued by the Venezuelan government and its state-run oil company PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] as well as in some existing bonds owned by the public sector. It also prohibits payment of dividends to the Venezuelan government, the White House said.
 
While the executive order protects holders of many existing Venezuelan government and PDVSA bonds, it will make the refinancing of PDVSA’s hefty debt burden difficult and could further push the country toward financing from Russia and China.
 
Yields on Venezuela’s benchmark 2038 sovereign bond and those of state-run oil company PDVSA’s benchmark 2037 bond rose modestly after the announcement of the latest round of U.S. sanctions.
 
  “Without a doubt restructuring and swaps are no longer possible now,” said a broker in Venezuela.
 
Some bondholders expressed relief that the measures were not a widespread ban on trading of existing bonds.
 
Trump’s order allows the U.S. Treasury to provide licenses for dealings in select existing Venezuelan debts and many commercial and humanitarian transactions, including those for commercial trade and petroleum trade as well as for transactions involving only PDVSA’s U.S. unit, Citgo Petroleum [PDVSAC.UL].
 
Washington on 9 Aug. imposed sanctions against eight individuals, including the brother of late socialist leader Hugo Chavez.

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9.

ST&R Trade Report: “Dates and Deadlines: China Investigation, CBP Forms, AGOA Review, Classification”

 
Following are highlights of regulatory effective dates and deadlines and federal agency meetings coming up in the next week.
 
28 Aug:
  – deadline for comments on CBP information collections on detention, export, entry
  – deadline for comments on USDA information collections on imports of tomatoes from Korea
 
30 Aug:
  – deadline for comments to USTR on country eligibility for AGOA preferences
 
1 Sep:
  – deadline for comments to CBP on expansion of Savannah, Ga., port of entry
  – deadline for comments to CBP on proposed revocation or modification of classification rulings on folders with memo pads

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COMMCOMMENTARY

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.

L. Scheetz: “BIS Publishes Rule Implementing 2016 Wassenaar Plenary Meeting Changes”

 
* Author: Lori Scheetz, Esq., Wiley Rein LLP,
lscheetz@wileyrein.com
.
 
On 15 August 2017, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a
final rule
amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement changes agreed to by member states of the Wassenaar Arrangement in their December 2016 Plenary meeting. These changes are designed to prevent destabilizing arms trade, while also ensuring that U.S. companies are competing on a level playing field with their competitors in other Wassenaar countries.
 
The
Wassenaar Arrangement
on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies is a group of like-minded countries committed to promoting responsibility and ensuring effective export controls on strategic items to improve regional and international security and stability. BIS’s new rule implements changes from last year’s Plenary meeting by revising 50 Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) entries and expanding license exception eligibility for certain items. In many cases, the amendments are intended to recognize advances in technology, such as by raising the adjusted peak performance (APP) for digital computers controlled by ECCN 4A003 to track improvements in microprocessor technology (i.e., Moore’s Law).
 
Among other changes, BIS also revised its encryption controls
again
.  The agency formally removed “Note 4,” which excludes from U.S. encryption controls items with ancillary cryptography, such as a vending machine that sends encrypted communications to report that it has run out of soft drinks. Note 4 had been written in the negative, meaning that this exclusion from the encryption controls applied to items where the primary function was not information security, computing, communications, or networking.  In an effort to help clear up confusion among exporters, BIS replaced Note 4 with positive text in ECCN 5A002.a that specifies the items subject to control. From a practical standpoint, BIS indicated that the scope of control (and the formerly titled “Note 4” exclusion) remains the same, with one notable exception. In this connection, BIS added language to release from the encryption controls items where the encryption supports a non-primary function of the item (e.g., an automobile with a built-in mobile telephone), but the stand-alone encryption equipment (here, the mobile telephone) is not controlled by ECCN 5A002 (here, the phone is a mass market item controlled by ECCN 5A992.c).
 
Considering the scope of BIS’s changes and the large number of ECCNs impacted by such changes, exporters are encouraged to review the revisions that could impact their current product and technology classifications.

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COMM_JEB11
.

PST.AG: “End-Use-Certificate for Export Controlled Goods Revised by German BAFA”

 
The “End-Use-Certificates” for the export of the following goods are revised by the German
Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA):
 
  – Export and shipment of arms and related material.
  – Export and shipment of dual-use goods.
  – Export of goods of the anti-torture regulation.
 
Until 31 March 2018, End-Use-Certificates will be accepted according to the previous samples. Appropriate end-user Certificates which have already been submitted are also acknowledged. Therefore, there is no need to request and submit any new End-Use-Certificates.
 
Additional Information
 
Instructions for completing the new documents are also available
in English
. Relevant BAFA forms can be found
here
. The legal base for the use of end-use documents for arms can be found
here,
and for other goods
here

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12. Gary Stanley’s ECR Tip of the Day

(Source: Defense and Export-Import Update; available by subscription from
 gstanley@glstrade.com
)
 
* Author: Gary Stanley, Esq., Global Legal Services, PC, (202) 352-3059,
gstanley@glstrade.com
.
 

Authorizations of dual/thirdcountry nationals under ITAR § 126.18 are available only for “regular employees,” as defined in ITAR § 120.39. Such authorizations are not available for short-term temporary workers. They must be authorized under ITAR § 124.8(a)(5). 

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TEEX/IM TRAINING EVENTS & CONFERENCES

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. Friday List of Approaching Events

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

* DATE: PLACE; “TITLE;” SPONSOR; WEBLINK; CONTACT (email and phone number)

#” New listing this week:   
 
Continuously Available Training:
 
* 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:


Aug 30: Webinar; 
U.S. Investigation of Chinese Trade Practices Under Section 301; Sandler, Travis, & Rosenberg


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

International Compliance Professionals Association; 
wizard@icpainc.org

* Sep 4: Glasgow, UK; ”
Intermediate Seminar;” UK Department for International Trade;
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk

* Sep 5: Glasgow, UK; ”
Beginners Workshop;” UK Department for International Trade;
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk 

* Sep 5: Glasgow, UK; ”
Licenses Workshop;” UK Department for International Trade;
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk 

* Sep 5: Glasgow, UK; ”
Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military;” UK Department for International Trade;

Sep 6: Webinar; Trademark Basics and Benefits for the Smart International Trader 
; Sandler, Travis, & Rosenberg

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

* Sep 7: Marina Del Ray CA: ”
Strategizing for Dealing with the Government Under the New Administration;” Crowell and Moring

* Sep 7: Webinar; ”
Understanding Mexico’s AEO Program;” 
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.;
webinarorganizers@strtrade.com

* Sep 12: Webinar; “Meeting CBP’s Informed Compliance and Reasonable Care Standards;” Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.;  webinarorganizers@strtrade.com


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

* Sep 12-13: Louisville, KY; ”
Complying with U.S. Export Controls;” Dept. of Commerce/Bureau of Industry and Security

* Sep 12-13: Milpitas, CA; ”
Complying with U.S. Export Controls;” Dept. of Commerce/Bureau of Industry and Security

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

* Sep 13: Webinar; ”
Definition of ‘Firearm’ Under the Gun Control Act;” Reeves & Dola LLP; Teresa Ficaretta;
tficaretta@reevesdola.com; 202-715-9183

Sep 14: Webinar; A Product of Where? Country of Origin Marking 101
; Sandler, Travis, & Rosenberg

* Sep 14: Milpitas, CA; “
Encryption Controls;”
Dept. of Commerce/Bureau of Industry and Security

* Sep 18-19: Huntsville, AL; ”
NAITA Export Control Update;” North American International Trade Association

* Sep 18-21: Austin, TX; “ITAR Defense Trade Controls / EAR Export Controls Seminar; ECTI; jessica@learnexportcompliance.com; 540-433-3977

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

* Sep 19: Amsterdam, Netherlands; ”
Amsterdam International Trade and Compliance Conference;” Register
here, OR contact
Sue Menon, 202-887-4375; Akin Gump



* Sep 21: 
Webinar; “
US Export Administration Regulations
;
” Foreign Trade Association
# Sep 21-22; Brisbane, Australia; Defense Export Controls Outreach Program; Australian Department of Defense

* Sep 20-22: Houston, TX; ”
Advanced Topics in Customs Compliance Conference;” Deleon Trade LLC
* Sep 25: Wash DC; ”
1st Advanced Forum on Customs and Trade Enforcement, Washington, DC;” American Conference Institute

* Sep 26: Cupertino, CA; ”
11th CompTIA Global Trade Compliance Best Practices Conference;” CompTIA; OR contact
Ken Montgomery, 202-682-4433

Sep 26: Webinar; “[Monthly Update] The Latest in Administration and Congressional Trade Actions
;” Sandler, Travis, & Rosenberg
* Sep 27: Tysons Corner, VA; ”
IT Capabilities and Solutions for the Trade Compliance Community;” Society for International Affairs (“SIA”)
* Sep 27: Oxford, UK; ”
Intermediate Seminar;” UK Department for International Trade;
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk 

Sep 27: Webinar; “Understanding the European Union’s AEO Program
;” Sandler, Travis, & Rosenberg

* Sep 27-28: Rome, Italy; “Defence Exports 2017;” SMi

* Sep 28: Oxford, UK; ”
Beginners Workshop;” UK Department for International Trade;
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk 
* Sep 28: Oxford, UK; ”
Licenses Workshop;” UK Department for International Trade;
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk

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

* Oct 4: Toronto, Canada; ”
2nd National Institute on US-Canadian Securities Litigation;” American Bar Association
* Oct 4: Webinar; “
Exports – New Incentives, Old Rules
;” 
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.; 
webinarorganizers@strtrade.com
 

* Oct 4-5:  Miramar (Miami/Fort Lauderdale), FL; ”
9th Maritime Logistics Training Course
“; Contact ABS Consulting, phone:
 
(954) 218-5285


* Oct 5-6: London, UK; ”
The World ECR Forum 2017;” World ECR 


* Oct 10: Aberdeen, UK; ”
UK Strategic Export Controls: Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military;” Code Coct2017; or contact
Denise Carter at 020-7215-4459; 
UK Department for International Trade
* Oct 10: Aberdeen, UK; “UK Strategic Export Controls: Licenses Workshop;” Code Loct2017; or contact Denise Carter at 020-7215-4459; UK Department for International Trade;
*
 Oct 10: Rotterdam, the Netherlands; “
Awareness Training Export Control, Dual-Use, and Sanctions
” day I/3 [in Dutch]; Fenex 

* Oct 10-12: Dallas, TX; “
‘Partnering for Compliance™’ West Export/Import Control Training and Education Program
;” Partnering for Compliance
 
* Oct 11: Aberdeen, UK; “UK Strategic Export Controls: Intermediate Oil and Gas Seminar;” Code loct2017-2; or contact Denise Carter at 020-7215-4459; UK Department for International Trade;

* Oct 11: Webinar; ”
Basics of Importation Under the Gun Control Act;” Reeves & Dola LLP; Teresa Ficaretta;
tficaretta@reevesdola.com; 202-715-9183

* Oct 12-13: Boston, MA; “Automated Export System Compliance Seminar and Workshop;” Commerce/Census, Commerce/BIS, DHS/CBP, State/DDTC, Treasury 

* Oct 13: Dallas, TX; “
Customs/Import Boot Camp
;” Partnering for Compliance

* Oct 16: Toronto; ”
3rd Canadian Forum on Economic Sanctions Compliance and Enforcement, Toronto;” American Conference Institute and Canadian Institute

* 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 24: Rotterdam, the Netherlands; “
Awareness Training Export Control, Dual-Use, and Sanctions
” day 2/3 [in Dutch]; Fenex 
# Oct 25-26: Tysons Corner, VA; ITAR Fundamentals; FD Associates

* Oct 30-Nov 2: Phoenix, AZ; “
ITAR Defense Trade Controls / EAR Export Controls Seminar
;” ECTI;
jessica@learnexportcompliance.com
; 540-433-3977
* Oct 31: Manchester, UK; “UK Strategic Export Controls: Intermediate Seminar;” Code loct2017; or contact Denise Carter at 020-7215-4459; UK Department for International Trade;
* Nov 1: Manchester, UK; “UK Strategic Export Controls: Beginner’s Workshop;” Code Bnov2017-1; or contact Denise Carter at 020-7215-4459; UK Department for International Trade; 
* Nov 1: Manchester, UK; “UK Strategic Export Controls: Licenses Workshop;” Code Lnov2017-1; or contact Denise Carter at 020-7215-4459; UK Department for International Trade; 
* Nov 1: Manchester, UK; “UK Strategic Export Controls: Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military;” Code Cnov2017-1; or contact Denise Carter at 020-7215-4459; UK Department for International Trade; 
* Nov 2-3: Las Vegas, NV; “The 22nd National M&A Institute;” American Bar Association
* Nov 5-7: Singapore; ”
ICPA Singapore Conference;”
International Compliance Professionals Association;
wizard@icpainc.org
*
 Nov 6: Rotterdam, the Netherlands; “
Awareness Training Export Control, Dual-Use, and Sanctions
” day 3/3 [in Dutch]; Fenex 

* 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

* Nov 8: Webinar; “Introduction to the National Firearms Act;” Reeves & Dola LLP; Teresa Ficaretta; tficaretta@reevesdola.com; 202-715-9183
# Nov 9: Tysons Corner, VA; ITAR for the Empowered Official; FD Associates

* Nov 9-10: Shanghai, China; ”
ICPA China Conference;”
International Compliance Professionals Association;
wizard@icpainc.org 

* Nov 13-16: Wash DC; “ITAR Defense Trade Controls / EAR Export Controls Seminar;” ECTI; jessica@learnexportcompliance.com; 540-433-3977

* Nov 15: Leeds, UK; ”
Intermediate Seminar;” UK Department for International Trade;
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk 

* Nov 16: Leeds, UK; ”
Beginners Workshop;” UK Department for International Trade;
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk 

* Nov 16: Leeds, UK; ”
Licenses Workshop;” UK Department for International Trade;
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk 

* Nov 16: Leeds, UK; ”
Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military;” UK Department for International Trade;
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk 

* Nov 16: Nijkerk, the Netherlands; “Training Export Control” [in Dutch]; Fenedex

* Nov 29: Wash DC; ”
4th U.S. Customs Compliance Boot Camp, Washington, DC;” American Conference Institute

* Dec 4: NYC; ”
8th Annual New York Forum on Economic Sanctions, New York“, American Conference Institute

 * Dec 4-7: Miami FL; “ITAR Defense Trade Controls / EAR Export Controls Seminar;” ECTI; jessica@learnexportcompliance.com; 540-433-3977

* Dec 5: Brussels, Belgium; ”
Dual Use For Beginners
” [In Dutch]; Flemish Department of Foreign Affairs

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

* Dec 6: Webinar; ”
Introduction to Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax (FAET);” Reeves & Dola LLP; Teresa Ficaretta;
tficaretta@reevesdola.com; 202-715-9183

* 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
                                                2018
 

* Jan 22-25: San Diego CA; “
ITAR Defense Trade Controls / EAR Export Controls Seminar
;” ECTI; 
jessica@learnexportcompliance.com
; 540-433-3977

* Feb 19-22: Huntsville AL; “
ITAR Defense Trade Controls / EAR Export Controls Seminar
;” ECTI; 
jessica@learnexportcompliance.com
; 540-433-3977 * Mar 11-14: San Diego, CA; ”
ICPA Annual Conference;”
International Compliance Professionals Association;
wizard@icpainc.org

* Apr 16-19: Las Vegas NV; “
ITAR Defense Trade Controls / EAR Export Controls Seminar
;” ECTI; 
jessica@learnexportcompliance.com
; 540-433-3977
* Apr 30-May 3: Wash DC; “
ITAR Defense Trade Controls / EAR Export Controls Seminar
;” ECTI; 
jessica@learnexportcompliance.com
; 540-433-3977

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ENEDITOR’S NOTES

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. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations

(Source: Editor)

* Antoine Lavoisier (
Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier; 26 Aug 1743 – 8 May 1794; was a 
French nobleman
 and 
chemist
 central to the 18th-century  
chemical revolution. 
He is widely considered in popular literature as the “
father of modern chemistry
“.)
 
  – “A wealthy landowner cannot cultivate and improve his farm without spreading comfort and well-being around him. Rich and abundant crops, a numerous population, and a prosperous countryside are the rewards for his efforts.”
 

Friday Funnies:
 
A husband and wife go to a counselor after 15 years of marriage. The counselor asks them what their problem is, and the wife goes into a tirade listing every problem they have ever had since they’ve been married.  She goes on and on and on. Finally, the counselor gets up, goes around the desk, embraces the woman and kisses her passionately. The woman stops talking and sits quietly in a daze. The counselor turns to the husband and says, “That is what your wife needs at least three times a week. Can you do that?” The husband thinks for a moment and replies, “Well, I can get her here Monday and Wednesday, but on Friday I golf.”
  — Paul Gutterman, Bloomfield Hills, MI

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EN_a215. Are Your Copies of Regulations Up to Date?
(Source: Editor)

The official versions of the following regulations are published annually in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.), but are updated as amended in the Federal Register.  Changes to applicable regulations are listed below.
 


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: 28 Jul 2017: 82 FR 35064-35065: Technical Corrections to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Regulations
 
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 cancelled Supp. 1 to the NISPOM (Summary 
here
.)


EXPORT ADMINISTRATION REGULATIONS (EAR): 15 CFR Subtit. B, Ch. VII, Pts. 730-774 
  – Last Amendment: 15 Aug 2017: 
82 FR 38764-38819: Wassenaar Arrangement 2016 Plenary Agreements Implementation
 

  

FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL REGULATIONS (OFAC FACR): 31 CFR, Parts 500-599, Embargoes, Sanctions, Executive Orders
 
 – Last Amendment: 16 Jun 2017: 82 FR 27613-27614: Removal of Burmese Sanctions Regulations 
 

FOREIGN TRADE REGULATIONS (FTR): 15 CFR Part 30
  – Last Amendment: 
19 Apr 2017: 
82 FR 18383-18393: Foreign Trade Regulations: Clarification on Filing Requirements 
  – HTS codes that are not valid for AES are available 
here.
  – The latest edition (18 Jul 2017) 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 
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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: 25 Jul 2017: 
Harmonized System Update 1704, containing 
2,564 ABI records and 463 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.
  – Last Amendment: 11 Jan 2017: 82 FR 3168-3170: 2017 Civil Monetary Penalties Inflationary Adjustment
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