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17-1124 Friday “Daily Bugle”

17-1124 Friday “Daily Bugle”

Friday, 24 November 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. (N.B. The Bugle was not published yesterday, a U.S. national holiday.)

  1. DHS/CBP: Annual Customs Broker User Fee Payment Due by 26 Jan 2018 
  1. Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions 
  2. Commerce/BIS: (No new postings.)
  3. Commerce/OSC Publishes Updated Guidebook Concerning U.S. Export Controls for the Commercial Space Industry
  4. State/DDTC: (No new postings.)
  5. Germany BAFA Announces Export Controls Conference on 4 Dec in Berlin
  1. Reuters: “EU Lawmakers Back Exports Control on Spying Technology”
  2. ST&R Trade Report: “Dates and Deadlines: Trademark Protection, Trade Actions, In-Bond, CBP Ruling”
  3. ST&R Trade Report: “Lack of Progress Reported at Conclusion of Fifth NAFTA Negotiating Round”
  1. EU Reporter: “Preventing Authoritarian Regimes From #Spying on Their Own Citizens”
  2. Flemish Peace Institute Releases Study on Arms Exports and Licensing
  3. G. Grammas, C. Skinner & K. Hopping: “Export Control Reform: Potential Impact to Existing TAAs and MLAs”
  4. Michael O’Kane: “OFAC Designates German and Iranian Parties Involved in Attempt to Circumvent EU Export Controls”
  5. Gary Stanley’s ECR Tip of the Day
  1. 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 Sep 2017), DOD/NISPOM (18 May 2016), EAR (9 Nov 2017), FACR/OFAC (13 Nov 2017), FTR (20 Sep 2017), HTSUS (20 Oct 2017), ITAR (30 Aug 2017)
  3. Weekly Highlights of the Daily Bugle Top Stories 

EXIMITEMS FROM TODAY’S FEDERAL REGISTER

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DHS/CBP: Annual Customs Broker User Fee Payment Due by 26 Jan 2018
 

(Source:
Federal Register
, 24 Nov 2017.) [Excerpts.]
 
82 FR 55850: Customs Brokers User Fee Payment for 2018
 
* AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security.
* ACTION: General notice.
* SUMMARY: This document provides notice to customs brokers that the annual user fee that is assessed for each permit held by a broker, whether it may be an individual, partnership, association, or corporation, is due by 26 January 2018. Pursuant to fee adjustments required by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) and CBP regulations, the annual user fee for calendar year 2018 will be $141.70.
* DATES: Payment of the 2018 Customs Broker User Fee is due by January 26, 2018.
 
* FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Peterson, Broker Management Branch, Office of Trade, (202) 863-6601. …
 
 
 
Dated: November 20, 2017.
Brenda B. Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade.

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OGSOTHER GOVERNMENT SOURCES

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. Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions
 

(Source:
Federal Register)
 

* State; NOTICES; Designations as State Sponsors of Terrorism: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea [Publication Date: 27 Nov 2017.]

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Commerce/OSC Publishes Updated Guidebook Concerning U.S. Export Controls for the Commercial Space Industry

(Source:
Commerce/OSC, 21 Nov 2017.)
 
The Commerce Department’s Office of Space Commerce (OSC), in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Office of Commercial Space Transportation (OSCT), has published the second edition of its Introduction to U.S. Export Controls for the Commercial Space Industry.
 
The guidebook — available in PDF here — provides basic information to help commercial space organizations, especially emerging entrepreneurial firms, considering business in the international market. It is intended to serve as a starting point in the preparation for the export control process.
 
The publication offers plain language explanations of:

  – Satellite export controls
  – Export control reform
  – How the control lists work
  – How to apply for a license or use a license exemption and

  – Ensuring compliance after export authorization.

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(Source:
Germany BAFA, 23 Nov 2017.)
 
The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy organizes a conference, “Export Controls and Academia”, on 4 December in Berlin
About the conference: Academic institutions play a significant role in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and conventional arms, related knowledge and technology. Therefore – as any exporting entity – they are subject to Export Control Regulation. However, freedom of research is an important pillar of modern society and economy. The current recast of the EU Dual Use Regulation is a fitting time to address key concerns of universities and research organisations in reference to export controls. The Berlin Conference offers the chance to highlight the specific challenges regarding Export controls and Academia. 
 
To read more details, click
here.
 

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NWSNEWS

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Reuters: “EU Lawmakers Back Exports Control on Spying Technology”

(Source:
Reuters, 23 Nov 2017.)
 
EU lawmakers overwhelmingly backed plans on Thursday to control exports of devices to intercept mobile phone calls, hack computers or circumvent passwords that could be used by foreign states to suppress political opponents or activists.
 
Members of the European Parliament’s trade committee voted by 34 votes to one in favor of a planned update to export controls on “dual use” products or technologies.
 
The EU has had export controls since 2009 on such dual use products including toxins, laser and technology for navigation or nuclear power, which can have a civilian or military applications but also be used to make weapons of mass destruction.
 
The EU has felt that spyware or malware and telecom of Internet surveillance technologies are increasingly threatening security and human rights and proposed a modernization of its export control system to cover cyber-surveillance.
 
The move is part of the EU’s strategy to take advantage of the trade vacuum left by more protectionist U.S. President Donald Trump both in terms of striking trade accords with other countries and setting values for global trade.
 
EU trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom has been seeking to rally dozens of countries to stop the trade in torture equipment and lethal-injection drugs, which could make it harder for the United States to perform executions.
 

The planned new legislation on dual-use products will go for a vote in a full session of parliament in December or January and then be discussed with EU countries in the coming months.

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8.

ST&R Trade Report: “Dates and Deadlines: Trademark Protection, Trade Actions, In-Bond, CBP Ruling”

 
Following are highlights of regulatory effective dates and deadlines and federal agency meetings coming up in the next week.
 
27 Nov:
  – deadline for comments to FTZ Board on production authority, subzone requests
 
28 Nov:
  – effective date of CBP final rule updating in-bond regulations
  – deadline for comments to Census on updated diamond import and export regulations
 
29 Nov:
  – meeting of President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa
 
30 Nov:
  – deadline for requests for administrative reviews of AD/CV duty orders
  – deadline for comments to ITC on potential import restrictions on mobile device holders
 
1 Dec:
  – deadline for comments on proposed revocation and modification of CBP rulings

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9.

ST&R Trade Report: “Lack of Progress Reported at Conclusion of Fifth NAFTA Negotiating Round”

 
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer expressed concern about a “lack of headway” at the conclusion of the fifth round of talks to modernize NAFTA, observing that to date the U.S. has “seen no evidence that Canada or Mexico are willing to seriously engage on provisions that will lead to a rebalanced agreement.” On the other hand, Canada and Mexico continue to view the U.S. proposals on such key issues as auto rules of origin and dispute settlement as unfeasible.
 

In a brief trilateral statement issued Nov. 21, the NAFTA parties reaffirmed their commitment to move forward in all areas of the negotiations in order to wrap up the discussions as soon as possible. They also agreed to hold a sixth round of talks Jan. 23-28 in Montreal, Canada. In the meantime, negotiators will continue their work in intersessional meetings in Washington, D.C., throughout mid-December.

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COMMCOMMENTARY

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EU Reporter: “Preventing Authoritarian Regimes From #Spying on Their Own Citizens”

(Source:
EU Reporter, 24 Nov 2017.)
 
EU export controls will be extended on goods and technologies designed for civilian use but possibly used for human rights violations, Trade Committee MEPs voted on Thursday (23 November).
 
The EU is currently updating its rules on the export control of dual-use items to keep up with new technologies and to prevent authoritarian regimes from spying on their own citizens with the help of European products.
 
Goods and technologies designed for use in peaceful, civilian circumstances, but that can also be used for weapons of mass destruction or terrorist attacks, are already under an EU export control regime. The new rules would enhance ‘human security’, by adding certain cyber-surveillance tools to the list of items that need the approval of national authorities before being exported. These include devices for intercepting mobile phones, hacking computers, circumventing passwords or identifying internet users, as such dual-use items are widely used to suppress civilians, political opposition and activists around the world.
 
Trade Committee MEPs want to strengthen the protection of human rights and create a “future-proof” system that can rapidly deal with new technologies.
 
Their key suggestions include:
 
  – Strengthening the protection of the right to privacy, data and, freedom of assembly, by adding clear-cut criteria and definitions to the regulation;
  – Exporters of products not listed in the regulation but which could be used for human-rights violations, have to make sure that their goods won’t fall into the wrong hands, by following OECD-based ‘due-diligence’ guidelines;
  – The Commission must publish a handbook before the entry into force of the new rules, so that EU businesses know what they can and cannot do;
  – New risks and technologies have to be swiftly included in the regulation, and;
  – Creating a level playing field among member states, by, for example, introducing similar penalties for non-compliance, along with greater transparency of national authorities’ export control decisions.
 
MEPs also voted to delete encryption technologies from the list of cyber-surveillance products, as they consider these vital for the self-defense of human rights defenders.
 
The new rules were backed by 34 votes to one, with two abstentions.
 
Parliament’s rapporteur Klaus Buchner (Greens/EFA, DE) said: “With today’s vote we extend effective control to cyber-surveillance technology. We close loopholes that otherwise result in innocent people across the world being imprisoned, tortured and killed. We make the protection of human rights a central aspect of dual-use export control. We add strong, new transparency measures and include civil society participation, whilst continuing to create value-based European trade policy.”
 
Next steps
 
The full House will have to confirm the Parliament’s negotiating mandate during the December plenary session in Strasbourg. Parliament can begin talks with ministers as soon as EU member states have agreed their own negotiating position.
 
Goods and technologies that can be used in peaceful civilian circumstances can also be used for building weapons of mass destruction, terrorist attacks or facilitating human rights violations. These include a broad range of products from chemicals, toxins, electronic equipment, lasers, navigation technology to nuclear power technology, robotics and software. The current system dates back to 2009, and exports are inspected and authorized by national authorities. During the “Arab Spring”, there was evidence that European technology was used by authoritarian regimes to oppress activists. The Parliament, the Council and the Commission issued a joint statement in 2014 to review the export control system, and the EP has also adopted resolutions calling for targeted changes.
 
More Information
 

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11.

Flemish Peace Institute Releases Study on Arms Exports and Licensing

 
The Flemish Peace Institute has released a 41-page study on Flemish arms exports and licensing. The report (in Dutch) is available in PDF here

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* Authors: George Grammas, Esq., george.grammas@squirepb.com; Christopher Skinner, Esq. christopher.skinner@squirepb.com; and Kevin Hoppin, Export Control Specialist, kevin.hoppin@squirepb.com. All of Squire Patton Boggs, Washington DC and London respectively.
 
Due to the US Export Control Reform, all Technical Assistance Agreements (TAAs) and Manufacturing License Agreements (MLAs) for USML Category XI may expire at the end of the year. Review all of your TAAs and MLAs as soon as possible.
 
In 2014, the US Department of State re-wrote Category XI, 
Military Electronics, of the United States Munitions List (USML) 
of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Certain items previously captured in USML Category XI transitioned to 
the Commerce Control List (CCL) of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The effective date of transition was December 30, 2014. These “transitioning items” most likely transitioned to the 600-series of the CCL, in particular Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 3A611 for military electronics.
 
USML Category XI is especially important because many TAAs or MLAs containing other programs may also contain military electronics.
 
What Does This Mean to You, the Exporter?
 
All DSP-5 licenses and other export authorizations (excluding agreements) containing transitioning items approved before 30 December 2014 are valid for the length of time listed on the license, most likely 48 months. All ITAR agreements containing transitioning items will most likely expire no later than three years from the transitioning date, according to Section 20 of the Guidelines for Preparing Agreements published by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).
 
Accordingly, if you have an active TAA or MLA containing USML Category XI transitioning items approved before the transitioning date, your agreement is set to expire on 30 December 2017
This fast-approaching expiration date applies regardless of the expiration date written on the TAA or MLA approval. You can extend the expiration date using a minor amendment that clarifies the transitioning items, but you must do so before the end of this year.
 
We recommend reviewing all of your TAAs and MLAs to determine if you have any items in USML Category XI. You can then determine if you still need these agreements and any course of action you should take to extend their expiration beyond 30 December 2017.
 
TAAs and MLAs containing items in the other USML Categories may have already expired and will require further approval if still needed.

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13.

Michael O’Kane: “OFAC Designates German and Iranian Parties Involved in Attempt to Circumvent EU Export Controls”

(Source: European Sanctions Blog, 21 Nov 2017.) 

 
 
OFAC has added two individuals (Reza Heidari and Mahmoud Seif) and four entities (ForEnt Technik GmbH, Pardazesh Tasvir Raya Co, Printing Trade Center GmbH and Tejarat Almas Mobin Holding) to its SDN list.
 
The individuals and entities have been designated for being part of a “network… involved in a large-scale scheme to help Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) counterfeit currency to support its destabilizing activities”. In particular, the network is stated to have “employed deceptive measures to circumvent European export control restrictions and [to have] procured advanced equipment and materials to print counterfeit Yemeni bank notes potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars for the IRGC-QF”.
 

The IRGC-QF was designated pursuant to the global terrorism Executive Order 13224 on 25 October 2007. Click here for the OFAC Notice, and here for the U.S. Treasury press release.

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14.

Gary Stanley’s ECR Tip of the Day

 
* Author: Gary Stanley, Esq., Global Legal Services, PC, (202) 352-3059,
gstanley@glstrade.com
.
 
Under the EAR, for technology to be “use” technology, it must include all six elements of the definition of “use” in
EAR § 772.1
i.e., operation, installation (including on-site installation), maintenance (checking), repair, overhaul and refurbishing technology. If, however, an ECCN specifies one or more of the six elements of “use” in the heading or control text, each element specified is classified under that ECCN.

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TEEX/IM TRAINING EVENTS & CONFERENCES

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. List of Approaching Events

(Sources: Editor and Event Sponsors) 
 
Published every Friday or last publication day of the week. Please, send event announcements to
jwbartlett@fullcirclecompliance.eu
, composed in the below format:

# DATE: LOCATION; “EVENT 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
 
* E-Seminars: “ITAR/EAR Awareness;” Export Compliance Solutions; spalmer@exportcompliancesolutions.com 
* Online: “
Simplified Network Application Process Redesign (SNAP-R)
;” Commerce/BIS; 202-482-2227
* E-Seminars: “
Webinars On-Demand Library
;” Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

*
Online
:
 “
On-Demand Webinars;” “General Training;” Center for Development of Security Excellence; Defense Security Service

 
Training by Date:

 

* 28-29 Nov: Munich, Germany; ”
US Defence Contracting and DFARS Compliance in Europe;” Institute of Export and International Trade

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


* Nov 29: Manchester, UK: ”
International Business Essentials;” IOEx
* Nov 29: Webinar; ”
Global Antitrust Enforcement Risks and Compliance Programs;” Michael Volkov


* Nov 30: Free Webinar; ”
Exporting Vehicles to Canada;” U.S. Census Bureau
* Nov 30: Free Webinar; ”
DoD Insider Threat Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO);” 
Center for Development of Security Excellence; Defense Security Service


# Dec 4: Tax Watch Webcast; ”
Export Control Update- Establishing a Leading Export Program;” KPMG LLP; 
rtatum@kpmg.com
# Dec 4: Berlin, Germany; ”
Conference on Export Controls and Academia;” German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy

* 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: Manchester, UK; ”
An Introduction to Exporting – Physical Goods;” IOEx

*
Dec 5
: Free Webinar; “
ACE AESDirect Demonstration
;
” U.S. Census Bureau

* Dec 5: Webinar; ”
NAFTA Rules of Origin;” International Business Training

* 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 5-6: New York, NY; ”
8th Annual Forum on Economic Sanctions;” American Conference Institute
*
 Dec 5-6: London, UK; “Customs Compliance in Partnership with HMRC;” IOEx

* Dec 6-7: Adelaide, Australia; ”
Defence Export Controls Outreach Program;” Australian Department of Defence/Defence Exports Controls

* Dec 6: London UK; ”
Intermediate Seminar;” UK Department for International Trade;
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk 

* 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: Webinar; ”
Counterintelligence and Insider Threat Training Products;” Center for the Development of Security Excellence; DSS

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

* Dec 7: London UK; ”
Beginners Workshop;” UK Department for International Trade;
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk 

* Dec 7: London UK; ”
Licences Workshop;” UK Department for International Trade;
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk 

* Dec 8: Boston, MA; ”
Export Expo;” Compliance Alliance and Massachusets Export Center
* Dec 8: Minneapolis, MN; ”
Incoterms 2010: Terms of Sale Seminar;” International Business Training
* Dec 8: Washington, D.C.; ”
2017 SIA Holiday Party;” Society for International Affairs (SIA)

* Dec 11-13: Sterling, VA; “
Basics of Government Contracting
;” Federal Publications Seminars
# Dec 12: Webinar; “Collision Course: Data Privacy and Export Controls;” Ankura

* Dec 12: London, UK; ”
International Documentation & Customs Compliance;” IOEx

* Dec 12: London, UK; ”
Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military;” UK Department for International Trade;  
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk 
* Dec 12-13: Los Angeles, CA; ”
Advanced Classification of Plastics and Rubber;” Global Trade Academy

* Dec 13: Washington, DC; “DDTC In-House Seminar;”

*
 Dec 14: Minneapolis, MN; “
Import Audit Compliance Seminar
;” International Business Training

* Dec 14: Manchester, UK; ”
UK & US Export Controls: A Basic Understanding;” Institute of Export and International Trade

* Dec 14: London, UK; ”
UK & US Export Controls: A Basic Understanding;” IOEx

* Dec 15: Atlanta, GA; ”
Incoterms 2010: Terms of Sale Seminar;” International Business Training


* Dec 19: Brussels, Belgium; ”
2017 Export Control Forum;” European Commission
* Dec 20: London, UK; ”
An Introduction to Exporting;” Institute of Export and International Trade

 
2018
 

* Jan 17: Bristol UK; ”
Intermediate Seminar;” UK Department for International Trade;
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk 

* Jan 18: Bristol UK; ”
Beginners Workshop;” UK Department for International Trade;
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk 

* Jan 18: Bristol UK; ”
Licences Workshop;” UK Department for International Trade;
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk 

* Jan 18: Bristol UK; ”
Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military;” UK Department for International Trade;
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk 

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

* Jan 23-24: Houston, TX; ”
Complying with US Export Controls;” 
Bureau of Industry and Security

*
Jan 23: London, UK; “International Documentations and Customs Compliance;” Institute of Export and International Trade

* Jan 25: Houston TX; ”
Technology Controls;” 
Bureau of Industry and Security

* Jan 27: Indian Harbor Beach, FL (Melbourne area); ”
Global Challenges: A Conversation with James Clapper;” Rotary Club of Indialantic;


 
http://www.indialanticrotary.org/

321-952-2978.


Jan 29-30: Toronto, Canada;
7th Industry Forum on Export and Re-Export Compliance for Canadian Operations;”
American Conference Institute

*
 Jan 30: Miami, FL; “
Duty Drawback Specialist – Certification
;” Global Trade Academy 

* Jan 31: Washington, D.C.; “4th National Forum on CFIUS and Team Telecom;” American Conference Institute

* Feb 6: Las Vegas, NV;
 “
Import Documentation and Procedures Seminar
;” International Business Training

*
 Feb 6-7: San Diego, CA; “Complying with US Export Controls;” 
Bureau of Industry and Security

* Feb 7-8: Munich, Germany; ”
Export Compliance in Europe, 2018;”

*
 Feb 13-14: Miami, FL; “Complying with US Export Controls;” 
Bureau of Industry and Security 

* Feb 13-14: Orlando FL; “
ITAR/EAR Boot Camp
;” Export Compliance Solutions; 
spalmer@exportcompliancesolutions.com
; 866-238-4018

* Feb 19-22: Huntsville AL; “
ITAR Defense Trade Controls / EAR Export Controls Seminar
;” ECTI; 
jessica@learnexportcompliance.com
; 540-433-3977

* Feb 21: Newcastle UK; ”
Intermediate Seminar;” UK Department for International Trade;
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk 

* Feb 22: Newcastle UK; ”
Beginners Workshop;” UK Department for International Trade;
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk 

* Feb 22: Newcastle UK; ”
Licences Workshop;” UK Department for International Trade;
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk 

* Feb 22: Newcastle UK; ”
Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military;” UK Department for International Trade;
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk 

* Mar 5-7: Sugar Land, TX; ”
2018 Winter Basics Conference;” Society for International Affairs (SIA)
* Mar 6-8: Orlando, FL; “
‘Partnering for Compliance’ East Export/Import Control Training and Education Program
;” Partnering for Compliance

*
 Mar 7: London, UK; “
Operations and Maintenance for Offshore Wind
;” ACI 

*
 Mar 7-8: Portland, OR; “Complying with US Export Controls;” 
Bureau of Industry and Security

* Mar 9: Orlando, FL; ”
Customs/Import Boot Camp
;” Partnering for Compliance

* Mar 11-14: San Diego, CA; “ICPA Annual Conference;” International Compliance Professionals Association; wizard@icpainc.org

* Mar 14-15: Austin, TX; “
Establishing an ITAR/EAR Export Compliance Program
” Export Compliance Solutions;
spalmer@exportcompliancesolutions.com
;
866-238-4018 

* Mar 14: Birmingham UK; ”
Intermediate Seminar;” UK Department for International Trade;
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk 

* Mar 15: Birmingham UK; ”
Beginners Workshop;” UK Department for International Trade;
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk 

* Mar 15: Birmingham UK; ”
Licences Workshop;” UK Department for International Trade;
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk 

* Mar 15: Birmingham UK; ”
Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military;” UK Department for International Trade;
denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk 

* Mar 20-22: Nashville, TN;
 “Complying with US Export Controls;” 
Bureau of Industry and Security

* Mar 23; Nashville, TN; ”
How to Build an Export Compliance Program;” Bureau of Industry and Security

*
 Mar 26: East Rutherford, NJ; “
Advanced Classification of Plastics and Rubber
;” Global Trade Academy 

* Mar 27-28; Santa Clara, CA; ”
Export Control Forum;” Bureau of Industry and Security
*
 Apr 5-6; Des Moines, IA;
 “Complying with US Export Controls;” 
Bureau of Industry and Security 

*
 Apr 11-12; Denver, CO;
 “Complying with US Export Controls;” 
Bureau of Industry and Security 

* Apr 16-19: Las Vegas NV; “
ITAR Defense Trade Controls / EAR Export Controls Seminar
;” ECTI; 
jessica@learnexportcompliance.com
; 540-433-3977
*
 Apr 24: Los Angeles, CA; “
Duty Drawback Specialist – Certification
;” Global Trade Academy
* Apr 24-25: Dubai, UAE; “
Trade Compliance in the Middle East
;” NeilsonSmith

*
 Apr 25-26: Costa Mesa, CA;
 “Complying with US Export Controls;” 
Bureau of Industry and Security

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

*
 May 2-3; Scottsdale, AZ;
 “Complying with US Export Controls;” 
Bureau of Industry and Security
 

* May 6-8: Toronto, Canada; ”
2018 ICPA Canadian Conference;” ICPA
* May 7-8: Denver, CO; ”
2018 Spring Advanced Conference;” Society for International Affairs (SIA)

*
 May 15-16; Cleveland, OH;
 “Complying with US Export Controls;” 
Bureau of Industry and Security

* May 16-17: National Harbor, MD; “
ITAR/EAR Compliance: An Industry Perspective
;” Export Compliance Solutions;
spalmer@exportcompliancesolutions.com
;
 866-238-4018 

* Jun 4-7:
San Diego, CA; “
ITAR Defense Trade Controls / EAR Export Controls Seminar
;” 
jessica@learnexportcompliance.com
; 540-433-3977

*
 Jun 6-7: Seattle, WA;
 “Complying with US Export Controls;” 
Bureau of Industry and Security

* Jun 6-7: Munich, Germany; ”
US Trade Controls Compliance in Europe;” NielsonSmith

* Jun 13: San Diego, CA; ”
Made in America, Buy America, or Buy American: Qualify your Goods and Increase Sales;” Global Trade Academy

*
 Jul 10: Chicago, IL; “
Duty Drawback Specialist – Certification
;” Global Trade Academy

* Jul 10-11: Columbia, SC; 
 “Complying with US Export Controls;” 
Bureau of Industry and Security

* Jul 10-11: Long Beach, CA; ”
ITAR/EAR Boot Camp;”  Export Compliance Solutions; 
spalmer@exportcompliancesolutions.com
; 866-238-4018

* Jul 17:
 Los Angeles, CA; “
Advanced Classification of Plastics and Rubber
;” Global Trade Academy

* Aug 14-15: Milpitas, CA; 
 “Complying with US Export Controls;” 
Bureau of Industry and Security

* Aug 16: Milpitas, CA ”
Encryption Controls;” Bureau of Industry and Security

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


* Sep 12-13: Springfield, RI; 
Complying with US Export Controls;” 
Bureau of Industry and Security

*
Oct 22-23; Arlington, VA; “2018 Fall Advanced Conference;” Society for International Affairs (SIA)

*
 Nov 13: Tysons Corner, VA; “
Made in America, Buy America, or Buy American: Qualify your Goods and Increase Sales
;” Global Trade Academy

*
 Nov 27: Houston, TX; “
Duty Drawback Specialist – Certification
;” Global Trade Academy
# Dec 6: London, UK; “International Documentation and Customs Compliance;” Institute of Export and International Trade

# Dec 11: Manchester, UK; “
International Documentation and Customs Compliance
;” Institute of Export and International Trade


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ENEDITOR’S NOTES

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. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations

(Source: Editor)

 
* Franklin Pierce (23 Nov 1804 – 8 Oct 1869; was the 14th President of the United States (1853-57). Pierce was a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation. His polarizing actions in enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act alienated anti-slavery groups while failing to stem conflict between North and South setting the stage for the American Civil War. Historians and other scholars generally rank Pierce among the worst of U.S. Presidents.)
  – “Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion.”
 
* Baruch Spinoza (born Benedito de Espinosa; 24 Nov 1632 – 21 Feb 1677; was a Dutch philosopher. By laying the groundwork for the 18th-century Enlightenment and modern biblical criticism, including modern conceptions of the self and the universe, he came to be considered one of the great rationalists of 17th-century philosophy. Along with René Descartes, Spinoza was a leading philosophical figure of the Dutch Golden Age.)
  – “If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.”
 
* Laurence Sterne (24 Nov 1713 – 18 Mar 1768; was an Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman. He wrote the novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy – Gentleman, published in 9 volumes over 10 years, and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy. European critics praised Tristram Shandy as innovative and superior. Voltaire called it “clearly superior to Rabelais”, and later Goethe praised Sterne as “the most beautiful spirit that ever lived.”)
  – “People who are always taking care of their health are like misers, who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy.” 
  – “God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.”
 
Friday funnies:
 
A professor was giving a lecture about toxins in the human body. He asked the audience, “What is the one thing you can eat that will cause the longest-lasting negative effects?” A 75-year-old man raises his hand and says, “Wedding cake.” 
  – Mark Harlow, Prairie Grove, AR
 
Q. Why did the Pilgrims’ pants keep falling down?
A. Because they wore their belt buckles on their hats! 
 – Peter Wallace, Mendota Heights, MN

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EN_a217. 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 Sep 2017: 82 FR 45366-45408: Changes to the In-Bond Process [Effective Date: 27 Nov 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 cancelled Supp. 1 to the NISPOM (Summary 
here
.)


EXPORT ADMINISTRATION REGULATIONS (EAR): 15 CFR Subtit. B, Ch. VII, Pts. 730-774 

  – Last Amendment:
9 Nov 2017: 82 FR 51983-51986: Amendments to Implement United States Policy Toward Cuba

  

FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL REGULATIONS (OFAC FACR): 31 CFR, Parts 500-599, Embargoes, Sanctions, Executive Orders

  – Last Amendment:
13 Nov 2017: 82 FR 52209-52210: Removal of Côte d’Ivoire Sanctions Regulations

 

FOREIGN TRADE REGULATIONS (FTR): 15 CFR Part 30
  –
Last Amendment: 
20 Sep 2017:
 
82 FR 43842-43844
: Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR): Clarification on Filing Requirements; Correction
  
  – HTS codes that are not valid for AES are available 
here.
  – The latest edition (20 Sep 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 
website.  BITAR subscribers are entitled to a 25% discount on subscriptions to the BAFTR.
 

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: 20 Oct 2017: 
Harmonized System Update 1707, c
ontaining 
27,291 ABI records and 5,164 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: Last Amendment: 30 Aug 2017: 82 FR 41172-41173: Temporary Modification of Category XI of the United States Munitions List
  – The only available fully updated copy (latest edition: 19 Nov 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 800 footnotes containing amendment histories, 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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. Weekly Highlights of the Daily Bugle Top Stories

(Source: Editor)
 

Review last week’s top Ex/Im stories in “Weekly Highlights of Daily Bugle Top Stories” posted here.

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* The Ex/Im Daily Update is a publication of FCC Advisory B.V., compiled by: Editor, James E. Bartlett III; Assistant Editors, Alexander P. Bosch and Vincent J.A. Goossen; and Events & Jobs Editor, John Bartlett. The Ex/Im Daily Update is emailed every business day to approximately 8,000 readers of changes to defense and high-tech trade laws and regulations. We check the following sources daily: Federal Register, Congressional Record, Commerce/AES, Commerce/BIS, DHS/CBP, DOJ/ATF, DoD/DSS, DoD/DTSA, State/DDTC, Treasury/OFAC, White House, and similar websites of Australia, Canada, U.K., and other countries and international organizations.  Due to space limitations, we do not post Arms Sales notifications, Denied Party listings, or Customs AD/CVD items.

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