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18-0126 Friday “Daily Bugle”

18-0126 Friday “Daily Bugle”

Friday, 26 January 2018

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  1. Commerce/BIS Amends EAR by Revising the Entity List 
  1. Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions 
  2. Commerce/BIS: (No new postings.)
  3. DHS/CBP Announces ACE Production Outage on 27-28 Jan
  4. DHS/CBP Releases Updated Version of the External ACE Entry Summary Business Process Document
  5. State/DDTC: (No new postings.)
  6. EU Amends Restrictive Measures Concerning Libya
  7. EU Releases Guidance on Im/Ex Licenses for Certain Goods
  8. Hong Kong TID Suspends E-Services on 29 Jan
  1. Dayton Daily News: “WPAFB Airman Who Sold Goggles on eBay ‘Lied’ on Sentencing Memo, Court Records Say”
  2. Roll Call: “White House Backs Expanding Security Review of Foreign Deals”
  3. The Seattle Times: “Two Seattle-area Men Accused of Smuggling Handguns Hidden in Cars Shipped to Turkey”
  1. L. Lyons: “What are You Doing to Celebrate International Customs Day?”
  2. Gary Stanley’s ECR Tip of the Day
  1. Full Circle Compliance and the Netherlands Defense Academy Will Present “Winter School at the Castle”, 5-9 Feb 2018 in Breda, the Netherlands
  2. ICPA Presents “2018 Canadian Conference” in Toronto, Canada, May 6-8
  3. ECTI Presents “The Fundamentals of Product Classification” on Feb 28
  4. List of Approaching Events – 11 New Events Listed
  1. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations 
  2. Are Your Copies of Regulations Up to Date? Latest Amendments: ATF (15 Jan 2016), Customs (8 Dec 2017), DOD/NISPOM (18 May 2016), EAR (26 Jan 2018), FACR/OFAC (28 Dec 2017), FTR (20 Sep 2017), HTSUS (1 Jan 2018), ITAR (19 Jan 2018)
  3. Weekly Highlights of the Daily Bugle Top Stories 

EXIMITEMS FROM TODAY’S FEDERAL REGISTER

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1. Commerce/BIS Amends EAR by Revising the Entity List

(Source:
Federal Register, 26 Jan 2018.) [Excerpts.] 

 
83 FR 3577-3583: Addition of Certain Entities; Removal of Certain Entities; and Revisions of Entries on the Entity List
 
* AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.
* ACTION: Final rule.
* SUMMARY: This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding twenty-one persons under twenty-three entries to the Entity List. The twenty-one persons who are added to the Entity List have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. These twenty-one persons will be listed on the Entity List under the destinations of Bulgaria, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Syria, and the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.). In addition, this rule amends the EAR by removing three entities from the Entity List. This rule removes one entity listed under the destination of Taiwan and two entities listed under the destination of the U.A.E. from the Entity List. All three of the removals are the results of requests for removal received by BIS pursuant to the section of the EAR used for requesting removal or modification of an Entity List entry and a review of information provided in the removal requests. Finally, this final rule modifies two existing entries on the Entity List. This rule modifies one entry under China and one entry under Pakistan to provide additional or modified addresses and/or names for these persons.
* DATES: This rule is effective January 26, 2018. …
* SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: … The Entity List (supplement No. 4 to part 744) identifies entities and other persons reasonably believed to be involved, or to pose a significant risk of being or becoming involved, in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. The EAR imposes additional license requirements on, and limits the availability of most license exceptions for, exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) to those listed. The “license review policy” for each listed entity or other person is identified in the License Review Policy column on the Entity List and the impact on the availability of license exceptions is described in the Federal Register document adding entities or other persons to the Entity List. BIS places entities and other persons on the Entity List pursuant to sections of part 744 (Control Policy: End-User and End-Use Based) and part 746 (Embargoes and Other Special Controls) of the EAR.
  The End-User Review Committee (ERC), composed of representatives of the Departments of Commerce (Chair), State, Defense, Energy and, where appropriate, the Treasury, makes all decisions regarding additions to, removals from, or other modifications to the Entity List. The ERC makes all decisions to add an entry to the Entity List by majority vote and all decisions to remove or modify an entry by unanimous vote.
 
Additions to the Entity List
 
 This rule implements the decision of the ERC to add twenty-one persons under twenty-three entries to the Entity List. These twenty-one persons are being added on the basis of Sec.  744.11 (License requirements that apply to entities acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States) of the EAR. The twenty-three entries added to the Entity List consist of four entities located in Bulgaria, one entity located in China, two entities located in Kazakhstan, two entities located in Russia, two entities located in Syria, and twelve entities located in the U.A.E. There are twenty-three entries for the twenty-one persons because two of the persons are listed in multiple locations, resulting in two additional entries.
    The ERC reviewed Sec.  744.11(b) (Criteria for revising the Entity List) in making the determination to add these twenty-one persons under twenty-three entries to the Entity List. Under that paragraph, persons for whom there is reasonable cause to believe, based on specific and articulable facts, that they have been involved, are involved, or pose a significant risk of being or becoming involved in, activities that are contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States and those acting on behalf of such persons may be added to the Entity List. Paragraphs (b)(1) through (5) of Sec.  744.11 provide an illustrative list of activities that could be contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.
  The ERC determined that eleven entities, Advanced Aerospace Industries, Deira General Marketing, DGL Clearing and Forwarding LLC, Emitech Middle East FZC, Eurotech DMCC, Foremost International FZE, Jazirah Aviation Club, Modest Marketing LLC, Pearltrainer FZE, Sky Gulf Consultancy and Researches LLC, and Stealth Telecom FZC, all located in the U.A.E., be added to the Entity List for actions contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. The ERC determined that there is reasonable cause to believe, based on specific and articulable facts, that these entities have been involved in the procurement of items for an entity on the Entity List, in circumvention of the licensing requirements set forth in Sec.  744.11 of the EAR.
  The ERC determined that one entity, Chengdu Spaceon Technology Co. Ltd., located in China, be added to the Entity List for actions contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. The ERC determined that there is reasonable cause to believe, based on specific and articulable facts, that this entity has been involved in transshipping items to a person on the Entity List in China for an unauthorized military end-use.
  The ERC determined that seven entities, Adib Zeno, Ammar Almounajed, Iskren Georgiev, Lyubka Hristova, Mihaela Nenova, Rizk Ali, and Zhelyaz Andreev, located in the destinations of Bulgaria, Syria and the U.A.E., be added to the Entity List for actions contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. The ERC determined that there is reasonable cause to believe, based on specific and articulable facts, that these entities unlawfully conspired to procure and divert controlled aircraft parts to Syrian Arab Airlines, an entity on the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control’s (OFAC) Specially-Designated Nationals list (SDN).
  The ERC determined that two entities, Abtronics and Timofey
Telegin, located in the destinations of Russia and Kazakhstan, be added to the Entity List on the basis of their procurement of U.S.-origin items for activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. Specifically, these entities procured U.S.-origin items and transferred them to entities of the Russian military and parties on the Entity List without the necessary licenses.
  Pursuant to Sec.  744.11(b) of the EAR, the ERC determined that the conduct of these twenty-one persons raises sufficient concern that prior review of exports, reexports or transfers (in-country) of all items subject to the EAR involving these persons, and the possible imposition of license conditions or license denials on shipments to the persons, will enhance BIS’s ability to prevent violations of the EAR.
  For the twenty-one persons added to the Entity List, BIS imposes a license requirement for all items subject to the EAR, and a license review policy of presumption of denial. The license requirements apply to any transaction in which items are to be exported, reexported, or transferred (in-country) to any of the persons or in which such persons act as purchaser, intermediate consignee, ultimate consignee, or end-user. In addition, no license exceptions are available for exports, reexports, or transfers (in-country) to the persons being added to the Entity List in this rule. The acronym “a.k.a.” (also known as) is used in entries on the Entity List to identify aliases and help exporters, reexporters and transferors to better identify persons on the Entity List.
  This final rule adds the following twenty-one persons under twenty-three entries to the Entity List:
 
Bulgaria
 
  (1) Iskren Georgiev, 51 Aleksandar Malinov Blvd., Sofia 1712, Bulgaria;
  (2) Lyubka Hristova, 51 Aleksandar Malinov Blvd., Sofia 1712, Bulgaria;
  (3) Mihaela Nenova, a.k.a., the following one alias:–Mihaela Nenova-Muhy. 51 Aleksandar Malinov Blvd., Sofia 1712, Bulgaria; and
  (4) Zhelyaz Andreev, 51 Aleksandar Malinov Blvd., Sofia 1712, Bulgaria.
 
China
 
  (1) Chengdu Spaceon Technology Co., Ltd., a.k.a., the following one
alias:
  –Tianao Electronics Co., Ltd., No. 88 Xinye Road, West High Tech Zone, Chengdu, China; and Spaceon Building, No. 1 Wulidun Road, Chadianzi, Chengdu, China; and Tianao Building, No. 1 Wulidun Road, Chadianzi, Chengdu, China.
 
Kazakhstan
 
  (1) Abtronics, 21 Solodovnikova Street, Almaty 50046, Kazakhstan (See alternate address under Russia); and
  (2) Timofey Telegin, 21 Solodovnikova Street, Almaty 50046, Kazakhstan (See alternate address under Russia).
 
Russia
 
  (1) Abtronics, 18, bld. 2, Frontovyh Brigad Street, Yekaterinburg 620017, Russia; and 15 A Kulakova Prospect, Office 307, Stavropol 355044, Russia; and 12/11 Bld 12, 1-st Bukhvostova Street, Moscow 107076, Russia (See alternate address under Kazakhstan); and
  (2) Timofey Telegin, 18, bld. 2, Frontovyh Brigad Street, Yekaterinburg 620017, Russia; and 15 A Kulakova Prospect, Office 307, Stavropol 355044, Russia; and 12/11 Bld 12, 1-st Bukhvostova Street, Moscow 107076, Russia (See alternate address under Kazakhstan).
 
Syria
 
  (1) Adib Zeno, Damascus International Airport, Damascus Airport Motorway, Damascus, Syria; and
  (2) Rizk Ali, Damascus International Airport, Damascus Airport Motorway, Damascus, Syria.
 
United Arab Emirates
 
  (1) Advanced Aerospace Industries, Industrial City of Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.;
  (2) Ammar Almounajed, a.k.a., the following one alias:
  –Ammar al-Mounjad. Warehouse No. 1017, Old Agent Bldg., Dubai Air Cargo Village, Dubai, U.A.E.;
  (3) Deira General Marketing, P.O. Box 26412, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.;
  (4) DGL Clearing and Forwarding LLC, P.O. Box 94353, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.;
  (5) Emitech Middle East FZC, P.O. Box 513364, SAIF Zone, Sharjah, U.A.E.;
  (6) Eurotech DMCC, Office No. 3404, HDS Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, U.A.E.; and P.O. Box 643650, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai U.A.E.;
  (7) Foremost International FZE, P.O. Box 123833, Q4-163, SAIF Zone, Sharjah, U.A.E.;
 
(8) Jazirah Aviation Club, Al Jazirah, Al Hamra, Ras al Khaimah, U.A.E.;
  (9) Modest Marketing LLC, P.O. Box 51436, Dubai, U.A.E.;
  (10) Pearltrainer FZE, P.O. Box 32707, Sharjah, U.A.E.;
  (11) Sky Gulf Consultancy and Researches LLC, P.O. Box 25298, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; and
  (12) Stealth Telecom FZC, P.O. Box 7755, Sharjah, U.A.E.
 
Removals From the Entity List
 
  This rule implements a decision of the ERC to remove the following three entities from the Entity List on the basis of removal requests received by BIS, as follows: Hosoda Taiwan Limited, located in Taiwan; and Euro Vision Technology LLC and Noun Nasreddine, both located in the U.A.E. The entry for Hosoda Taiwan Limited was added to the Entity List on April 23, 2015 (see 80 FR 22640). The entries for Euro Vision Technology LLC and Noun Nasreddine were added to the Entity List on February 23, 2016 (see 81 FR 8829).
  The ERC decided to remove these three entities based on information received by BIS pursuant to Sec.  744.16 of the EAR and further review conducted by the ERC.
  This final rule implements the decision to remove the following one entity located in Taiwan, and two entities located in the U.A.E. from the Entity List:
 
Taiwan
  (1) Hosoda Taiwan Limited, 3F-1 No. 52, SEC 2, Chung Shan N. Road, Taipei 104 Taiwan.
 
United Arab Emirates
  (1) Euro Vision Techonology LLC, #701 Damas Tower, 702 Al Maktoum St, Dubai, U.A.E.; and 701 Attar Tower, Maktoum St, Dubai, U.A.E.; and City Tower, Al Maktoum St. Office No. 701, Dubai U.A.E.; and P.O. Box 40595, Dubai, U.A.E.; and Warehouse No. 8, Plot No. 238, Rashidiya, Dubai, U.A.E.; and
  (2) Noun Nasreddine, a.k.a., the following one alias:
  –N.A. Nasreddine. #701 Damas Tower, 702 Al Maktoum St, Dubai, U.A.E.; and 701 Attar Tower, Maktoum St, Dubai, U.A.E.; and City Tower, Al Maktoum St. Office No. 701, Dubai U.A.E.; and P.O. Box 40595, Dubai, U.A.E.; and Warehouse No. 8, Plot No. 238, Rashidiya, Dubai, U.A.E.
  The removal of the entities referenced above, which was approved by the ERC, eliminates the existing license requirements in supplement No. 4 to part 744 for exports, reexports and transfers (in-country) to these entities. However, the removal of these entities from the Entity List does not relieve persons of other obligations under part 744 of the EAR or under other parts of the EAR. Neither the removal of an entity from the Entity List nor the removal of Entity List-based license requirements relieves persons of their obligations under General Prohibition 5 in Sec.  736.2(b)(5) of the EAR which provides that, “you may not, without a license, knowingly export or reexport any item subject to the EAR to an end-user or end-use that is prohibited by part 744 of the EAR.” Additionally, this removal does not relieve persons of their obligation to apply for export, reexport or in-country transfer licenses required by other provisions of the EAR. BIS strongly urges the use of supplement No. 3 to part 732 of the EAR, “BIS’s `Know Your Customer’ Guidance and Red Flags,” when persons are involved in transactions that are subject to the EAR.
 
Modifications to the Entity List
 
  This final rule implements decisions of the ERC to modify two existing entries on the Entity List. Under the destination of China, the ERC made a determination to revise one entry by removing one address and adding one additional address to the entry for Beijing Aeronautical Manufacturing Technology Research Institute. Under the destination of Pakistan, the ERC made a determination to revise one entry by adding an alias and two additional addresses to the entry for Advanced Engineering Research Organization (AERO).
  This final rule makes the following modifications to two entries on the Entity List:
 
China
  (1) Beijing Aeronautical Manufacturing Technology Research
Institute, a.k.a., the following two aliases:
  –BAMTRI; and
  –Aviation Industry Corporation of China’s (AVIC) Institute 625.
    No. 1 East Military Village, North Baliqiao Station, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China; and
    No. 1 Dongjunzhuang, Baliqiaobei, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China.
 
Pakistan
 (1) Advanced Engineering Research Organization (AERO), a.k.a., the following one alias:
  –Integrated Solutions. Lub Thatoo Hazara Road, The Taxila District, Rawalpindi, Pakistan; and 53/2 26th Street, near Badara Commercial Area Phase 5 Extension, DHA Karachi, Pakistan; and House No. 334, Street No. 102, Sector I-8/4, near Pakeeza Market, Islamabad, Pakistan. …
 
  Dated: January 12, 2018.
Richard E. Ashooh, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.

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OGSOTHER GOVERNMENT SOURCES

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. Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions
 

(Source:
Federal Register)
* Justice; RULES; Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustment [Publication Date: 29 Jan 2018.]
 
* State; NOTICES; Membership Applications: Defense Trade Advisory Group [Publication Date: 29 Jan 2018.]

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4.

DHS/CBP Announces ACE Production Outage on 27-28 Jan

(Source:
CSMS# 18-000094, 26 Jan 2018.)
 
There will be an ACE PRODUCTION Outage Saturday evening, January 27, 2018 from 2200 ET to 0400 ET Sunday, January 28, 2018 for CBP and ACE infrastructure maintenance.

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5.

DHS/CBP Releases Updated Version of the External ACE Entry Summary Business Process Document

(Source:
CSMS# 18-000090, 24 Jan 2018.)
 
An updated version of the external ACE Entry Summary Business Process document, which was released on Monday January 22nd, 2018, has been posted
here.
The latest version of the external document includes significant revisions to section 22, which cover Foreign Trade Zones.
 
All ACE Entry Summary Business Process document related questions, comments, and suggestions should be emailed to
acebusinessrules@cbp.dhs.gov

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7.

EU Amends Restrictive Measures Concerning Libya

 
Regulations
 
*
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/126 of 24 January 2018 amending Council Regulation (EU) 2016/44 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya
 
Decisions
 

* Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/132 of 25 January 2018 implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya

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8.

EU Releases Guidance on Im/Ex Licenses for Certain Goods

 
Preparing for Brexit is not just a matter for EU and national authorities, but also for private parties. Businesses are reminded of legal repercussions which need to be considered when the United Kingdom ceases to be a member of the EU.
 
This
document analyses the impact of the UK’s withdrawal on shipments of goods which are subject to import/export licenses. An indicative list of EU product legislation to which this notice applies can be found in the annex included in the Notice.
 
For more information about the Brexit negotiations, see the website of the European Commission’s
Task Force for Article 50 negotiations with the UK.
 

See more information on the Single Market for goods.

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9.

Hong Kong TID Suspends E-Services on 29 Jan

 
All e-services of our website will be suspended from 18:30 to 22:30 on 29 January 2018 (Monday) due to system maintenance.
 
We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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NWSNEWS

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10.

Dayton Daily News: “WPAFB Airman Who Sold Goggles on eBay ‘Lied’ on Sentencing Memo, Court Records Say”

 
The former Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) senior airman guilty of selling night vision goggles on eBay had his sentencing delayed again this week.
 
In a sentencing memorandum in New York’s Eastern Division District Court, prosecutors wrote said Zachary Sizemore repeated “the same lie” in court documents that he did to WPAFB law enforcement.
 
Sizemore admitted to stealing night vision goggles and other equipment and selling it for $154,000 to people in New York and elsewhere from July 2013 until November 2016 when he was arrested in his Huber Heights home, according to the criminal complaint.
 
Prosecutors have recommended a 12- to 18-month prison term. Sentencing is currently scheduled for March 6, at least the fifth different sentencing date.
 
Prosecutors wrote that in Sizemore’s submission to the court, that he “fully accepts responsibility for his crime” but that he repeated an untrue statement.
 
  “After his arrest, Sizemore claimed to believe the night vision equipment he stole from the military and resold online had been discarded and that he found it in a dumpster,” prosecutors wrote. “That claim is without any basis and is belied by the facts.”
 
Prosecutors – who wrote that Sizemore still owes the government $96,032.76 – indicated many items were still in their original cases with accessories and manuals and that protocol prohibited any equipment to be discarded such as placed in a dumpster.
 
Sizemore’s sentencing memo points out that he is a “remorseful and respectful 25-year-old who took what he thought was excessed equipment from his Air Force base job and sold it on (eBay),” his federal public defender wrote. “His actions ended his military career, sunk him and his wife into financial ruin, and subjected him to a military court martial.”
 
The defense memo said Sizemore was between tours of duty overseas, had recently gotten married, that he felt betrayed and hurt by his family and that left him with a “deep reservoir of financial insecurity.”
 
The memo also said: “The pull of material things was strong, and as everyone knows, greed is never a satisfied customer.”
 
Attached along with the memo were character statements, including letters of support from WPAFB Staff Sgt. Isaac Galvan, Dayton police Maj. Brian Johns, Sizemore’s wife and her parents.
 
  “To say that all of us were disappointed with the decision Zach made to break the law is an understatement. We were in total shock,” Johns wrote, saying it was the first time in his career he wrote a letter supporting a criminal defendant. “All of us, including Zach’s wife, were in shock because that isn’t who Zach is. He is better than that.”
 
Galvan wrote that he was deployed to Afghanistan and Kuwait with Sizemore, who won an Air Force Achievement Medal and whom Galvan wrote became a Security Forces Armorer. Galvan said that Sizemore has maintained his integrity and that “people who possess the same character and work ethic as Sizemore are very hard to find in any field.”
 
An earlier sentencing memo written by assistant U.S. attorney Nomi Berenson said a person who purchased a night vision goggle (NVG) and a mini-thermal monocular (MTM) is a foreign national and that “had law enforcement authorities not intercepted the packages, they would have been exported from the United States.”
 
That memo also states the technology is on the International Traffic in Arms “Munitions List” and requires a license to be exported to a foreign country.
 
Sizemore remains out on bond as he awaits sentencing, according to court records.

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11.

Roll Call: “White House Backs Expanding Security Review of Foreign Deals”

(Source:
Roll Call, 25 Jan 2018.) [Excerpts.]
 
Pending legislation that would expand the reach of a panel’s national security review of foreign business transactions would not discourage foreign investment in the United States or business deals with U.S. companies, Trump administration officials told a Senate committee Thursday.
 
Heath P. Tarbert, assistant secretary of the Treasury for International Markets and Investment Policy, said bipartisan legislation by Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., would strengthen one line of defense against adversarial foreign interests gaining access to sensitive military information or important current and emerging technology.
 
Under the legislation, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States would be able to review business dealings that give a foreign buyer access to cutting-edge technology.
 
Tarbert appeared before the Senate Banking panel along with Richard E. Ashooh, assistant secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, and Eric D. Chewning, deputy assistant secretary for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy under the Defense Department.
 
The departments of Treasury, Commerce and Defense are on CFIUS, which reviews business acquisitions that give foreign companies or investors ownership or a controlling interest in American firms. 
 
The legislation to protect U.S. know-how comes amid the Trump administration’s campaign to encourage foreign companies to invest in the U.S.
 
Chewning said the bill “should be considered a whole-of-government response to a critical national security challenge – an insurance policy on the hundreds of billions of dollars per year we invest in our defense industrial base.” …
 
But Ashooh cautioned against Congress further expanding provisions in the legislation so that CFIUS duplicates some responsibilities now under the Commerce’s export control administration. Ashooh oversees the Commerce agencies responsible for enforcing export controls that limit the transfer or shipment of technology, software or services out of the United States.
 
  “The export control system is flexible and able to address concerns about emerging technologies, and the agencies involved in that process have experience with these issues,
” he said.
CFIUS deals with individual transactions that come before the committee for review.” … 

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12.

The Seattle Times: “Two Seattle-area Men Accused of Smuggling Handguns Hidden in Cars Shipped to Turkey”

(Source:
The Seattle Times, 25 Jan 2018.) [Excerpts.]
 
Federal prosecutors claim the weapons were intended to be sent to Iraq, purportedly to help arm Kurdish rebels fighting the Islamic State group.
 
Two Seattle-area men have been arrested by federal agents for allegedly conspiring to violate the U.S. Arms Export Control Act after officials in Turkey found handguns hidden in vehicles shipped from Seattle and apparently intended for Kurdish rebels fighting in Iraq.
 
Paul Stuart Brunt, of Bellevue, and Rawnd Khaleel Aldalawi, of Seattle, are suspected of purchasing three vehicles that they used to smuggle dozens of semiautomatic handguns to Turkey.
A complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle alleges the weapons were intended to be sent on to Iraq, purportedly to help arm rebels fighting the Islamic State group. … 

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COMMCOMMENTARY

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13. L. Lyons: “What are You Doing to Celebrate International Customs Day?”

(Source: Laura Lyons,
Laura.Lyons@efi.com, 26 Jan 2018.)
 
Instituted by the World Customs Organization (WCO), International Customs Day is celebrated every year on January 26, which commemorates the day in 1953 when the inaugural session of the Customs Cooperation Council (CCC) was held in Brussels, Belgium.  Starting with only 17 member countries, the CCC was renamed World Customs Organization (WCO) in 1994, and today custom organizations from 179 countries are WCO members.
 
International Customs Day recognizes the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security. It focuses on the working conditions and challenges that customs officers face in their jobs. Custom agencies hold employee appreciation events where custom officers are recognized for their exemplary service. Workshops, conferences and talks that focus on the year’s theme and the challenges that agencies and officers face are also held.  Several agencies also hold public outreach events where they educate the public about their jobs and responsibilities. But International Customs Day is not yet an official holiday and businesses, as schools and government offices are open on this day.  See more information about International Customs Day
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14. Gary Stanley’s ECR Tip of the Day

(Source: Defense and Export-Import Update, 24 Jan 2017. Available by subscription from
gstanley@glstrade.com.)
 
* Author: Gary Stanley, Esq., Global Legal Services, PC, (202) 352-3059  
gstanley@glstrade.com.
 
ITAR § 122.4(b) requires that a registrant must notify the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls at least 60 days in advance of any intended sale or transfer to a foreign person of ownership or control of the registrant or any entity thereof. This includes the sale or transfer of a non-U.S. parent company to another non-U.S. person. Such notice does not relieve the registrant from obtaining the approval required under the ITAR for the export of defense articles or defense services to a foreign person, including the approval required prior to disclosing technical data. Such notice provides the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls with the information necessary to determine whether the authority of §38(g)(6) of the Arms Export Control Act regarding licenses or other approvals for certain sales or transfers of defense articles or data on the U.S. Munitions List should be invoked.

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TEEX/IM TRAINING EVENTS & CONFERENCES

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Full Circle Compliance and the Netherlands Defense Academy Will Present “Winter School at the Castle”, 5-9 Feb 2018 in Breda, the Netherlands

 
The Netherlands Defense Academy and Full Circle Compliance present a winter seminar, “Compliance and Integrity in International Military Trade,” 5-9 February 2018, in the charming town of Breda, the Netherlands, an hour’s drive south of Amsterdam. Many hotels and restaurants are within walking distance of the Defense Academy, which is the Dutch equivalent of the U.S. military academies. The course is designed for NATO+ military officers, government employees, and employees of NATO+ defense contractors. Participants will receive certificates of completion from the Academy.
 
* Course Contents:
  – Day 1: International Trade in Defense Markets and Relevance of Trade Compliance.
  – Day 2: U.S. Export Control Regulations (International Traffic in Arms Regulations), and the EU Perspective.
  – Day 3: U.S. Export Control Regulations (Export Administration Regulations), and EU Export Control Regulations (Military and Dual-Use).
  – Day 4: Compliance & Integrity / Ethics, and Setting up an Internal Compliance Program.
  – Day 5: Setting up an Internal Compliance Program
* When: 5-9 February 2018.
* Where: the Netherlands Defense Academy (“The Castle”), Breda, the Netherlands.
* Event Sponsors: Full Circle Compliance & the Netherlands Defense Academy, Faculty of Military Sciences.
* Speakers include: Prof. dr. J.M. Beeres; Col. Dr. Robert M.M. Bertrand, RA RC RO; Drs. Ghislaine C.Y. Gillessen, RA; James E. Bartlett III, JD, LL.M; Michael E. Farrell; and Drs. Alexander P. Bosch.

Registration & Information: please, complete the seminar registration form and send a copy to events@fullcirclecompliance.eu. More information is available at the Full Circle Compliance website or via events@fullcirclecompliance.eu

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(Source: Danielle Hatchdanielle@learnexportcompliance.com.)


* What: The Fundamentals of Product Classification
* When: 28 Feb 2018; 1:00 p.m. (EST)
* Where: Webinar
* Sponsor: Export Compliance Training Institute (ECTI)
* ECTI Speaker: Felice Laird
* Register:
Here or contact Danielle Hatch, 540-433-3977,
danielle@learnexportcompliance.com.

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TE_a217.

ICPA Presents “2018 Canadian Conference” in Toronto, Canada, May 6-8


 


* What: Two Tracks – Import & Export, and International Trade Compliance Hot Topics


* When: 6-8 May 2018
* Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel; Toronto, Canada
* Sponsor: International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA)


* Register: 
Here

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TE_a3
18.
List of Approaching Events – 11 New Events Listed
(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: “International Trade Webinars“; Global Training Center
*
 
Online: “On-Demand Webinars“; “General Training“; Center for Development of Security Excellence; Defense Security Service (DSS)
* Online: “ACE Reports Training and User Guide“; DHS/CBP

* Online: ”
Increase Your International Sales – Webinar Archive;” U.S. Commercial Service

 
Training by Date:
 
* On-Demand Webinar; “Is Your Organization Ready for the Challenges of Global Trade?“; Amber Road
* Jan 22-23: San Diego, CA; “ITAR Defense Trade Controls“; ECTI; jessica@learnexportcompliance.com; 540-433-3977
* Jan 22-23: Frankfurt, Germany; “U.S. Export Controls and Sanctions – 2018 Update“; Aussenwirtschafts Akademie; Contact  Kristina.Brueffer@awa-seminare.de to register.
* Jan 23: London, UK; “International Documentations and Customs Compliance“; Institute of Export and International Trade
* Jan 23-24: Houston, TX; “Complying with US Export Controls“; Bureau of Industry and Security
* Jan 23-24: Houston, TX; “12th Annual Forum on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act;” American Conference Institute (ACI)

* Jan 24: Frankfurt, Germany; “International Compliance, Legal Risks & Corporate Integrity“; TRACE Anti-Bribery Compliance Solutions
* Jan 24: London, UK; “An Introduction to Exporting – Physical Goods“; IOEx 
* Jan 24-25: San Diego, CA: “EAR and OFAC Controls“; ECTI; 

* Jan 25: Webinar; “Brexit: Your To-Do List“; Amber Road
* Jan 25: Houston, TX; ”
Africa Anti-Corruption Roundtable“; ACI
* Jan 25: Hong Kong, China; ”
Anti-Bribery Roundtable“; TRACE Anti-Bribery Compliance Solutions

* Jan 25: Houston TX; “Technology Controls“; Bureau of Industry and Security
* Jan 25: Webinar; “Roadmap to a Successful Voluntary Disclosure“; Census Bureau
* Jan 25: London, UK; “International Documentation & Customs Compliance“; IOEx

* Jan 29: Online; ”
Customs Broker Correspondence Course“; Global Trade Academy

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

* Jan 30: Washington, D.C.; ”
ACI’s 3rd Networking & Leadership Forum for Women in Defense and Aerospace Law & Compliance“; American Conference Institute

* Jan 30: Miami, FL; “Duty Drawback Specialist – Certification“; Global Trade Academy 
* Jan 31: Webinar; “Fundamentals of US Reexport Controls“; ECTI; 540-433-3977
* Jan 31: Washington, D.C.; “4th National Forum on CFIUS and Team Telecom“; American Conference Institute
* Feb 1: Birmingham, UK; International Documentation & Customs Compliance“; IOEx

* Feb 1: Lagos, Nigeria; ”
West Africa Trade & Export Finance Conference 2018“; IOEx

* Feb 5: Singapore; ”
Singapore Airshow Breakfast Briefing;” U.S. Embassy in Singapore

* Feb 5-8: Orlando FL; “
ITAR Defense Trade Controls / EAR Export Controls Seminar
“; ECTI; 
jessica@learnexportcompliance.com
;
 540-433-3977

# Feb 6: Burlington, MA; ”
New England’s Accounting Compliance Update with DCAA & DCMA“; National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
* Feb 6: 
Webinar; “
How to Implement an Effective Internal Investigation Program“; The Volkov Law Group

* Feb 6: Las Vegas, NV; “Import Documentation and Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training
* Feb 6: Birmingham, UK; “An Introduction to Exporting – Physical Goods“; IOEx
* 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 8: McLean, VA; “EAR Basics“; FD Associates
* Feb 8: Houston, TX; “
Customs Broker Four-Day Boot Camp
“; Global Trade Academy

* Feb 13: 
Webinar; “
Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series: Export Licenses
“; NCBFAA
* Feb 13: Webinar; ”
What Exporters Need to Know About VAT Overseas“; IOEx
* Feb 13: London, UK; ”
Certified Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Specialist“; Global Trade Academy

* 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 13-16: London, UK; “Certified Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Specialist“; Global Trade Academy
* Feb 14: “Wednesday Webinar: Temporary Imports of NFA Firearms“; Reeves & Dola LLP
* Feb 14: London, UK; “Post-Brexit Planning Workshop“; IOEx
* Feb 19: Tysons Corner, VA; “Export Compliance and Controls 101“; Global Trade Academy
* Feb 19-21: Tysons Corner, VA; “Export Controls Specialist – Certification“; Global Trade Academy

* Feb 21: Webinar; ”
Cybersecurity Opportunities in Europe Webinar“; U.S. Commercial Service

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

* Feb 21: Webinar; ”
Cybersecurity Opportunities in Europe“; U.S. Commercial Service

* 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 

Feb 26: Miami, FL; “
Certified Classification Specialist (CCLS)
“; Global Trade Academy
*
 
Feb 27: London, UK; “International Documentation & Customs Compliance“; IOEx
# Feb 27-28: Amsterdam, Netherlands; “10th Pharma & Biotech Patent Litigation Conference“; C5 Group

* Feb 27-28: London, UK; ”
ITAR and the EAR US Trade Controls Compliance in Europe“; C5 Group
# Feb 28: Webinar: ”
The Fundamentals of Product Classification“; ECTI, 540-433-3977

* Feb 28-Mar 1: Dubai, UAE; “GESS Dubai 2018“; Global Educational Supplies and Solutions
* Mar 1: Manchester, UK; “An Introduction to Exporting – Physical Goods“; IOEx
* Mar 1: Dubai, UAE; “Anti-Bribery Workshop“; TRACE Anti-Bribery Compliance Solutions
* Mar 5-7: Sugar Land, TX; “2018 Winter Basics Conference“; Society for International Affairs (SIA)

# Mar 6: Tysons Corner, VA; ”
International Trade, Export Compliance, and Customs Update“; 
contact 
Carrie Donahue 
at 703-286-8131 for more details

Mar 6: Webinar; ”
Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Canada“; U.S. Commercial Service

* 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 8: Manchester, UK; “International Documentation & Customs Compliance“; IOEx
* Mar 8-9: Washington, D.C.; “14th Annual TRACE Forum“; TRACE Anti-Bribery Compliance Solutions
* Mar 9: Orlando, FL; “Customs/Import Boot Camp“; Partnering for Compliance
* Mar 9: Webinar; “ECCN Classification Numbers“; U.S. Commercial Service
* Mar 11-14: San Diego, CA; “
ICPA Annual Conference“; International Compliance Professionals Association; wizard@icpainc.org

# Mar 13: Hook, UK; ”
General Counsel Connect“; C5 Group
* Mar 13: Webinar; ”
Canada’s Non-Resident Importer Program“; U.S. Commercial Service

* Mar 13: London, UK; “International Documentation & Customs Compliance“; IOEx

* Mar 14: “Wednesday Webinar: Due Diligence for Exports;” Reeves & Dola LLP

* Mar 14; London, UK; “Letters of Credit“; IOEx
* Mar 14: Birmingham, UK; “Intermediate Seminar“; UK Department for International Trade; denise.carter@trade.gsi.gov.uk 
* Mar 14-15: Austin, TX; “Establishing an ITAR/EAR Export Compliance Program“; Export Compliance Solutions;  spalmer@exportcompliancesolutions.com;  866-238-4018 
* 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 15-16: Geneva, Switzerland;Fraud, Asset Tracking, & Recovery;” C5 Group
* Mar 15-16: McLean, VA; “ITAR Fundamentals“; FD Associates 

Mar 19: Tysons Corner, VA; “
Import 5-Day Boot Camp
“; Global Trade Academy

* Mar 20: Webinar; ”
Sending Temporary Workers to Canada“; U.S. Commercial Service
* Mar 20: Webinar; ”
Tax Avoidance in the U.S. – Lessons for Canada“; The Conference Board of Canada

* Mar 20: Zurich, Switzerland; “Anti-Corruption in Switzerland“; TRACE Anti-Bribery Compliance Solutions
* Mar 20: London, UK; “An Introduction to Importing“; IOEx
* Mar 20: London, UK; “UK & US Export Controls: A Basic Understanding“; IOEx
* Mar 20-22: Nashville, TN; “Complying with US Export Controls“; Bureau of Industry and Security

* Mar 21-22: London, UK; ”
Women in Compliance Conference“; C5 Group

* 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: Brussels, Belgium; ”
Global Customs Compliance Forum“; C5 Group

* 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 10: Webinar; “Letters of Credit“; U.S. Commercial Service
* Apr 11: “Wednesday Webinar: Anatomy of a Compliance Program;” Reeves & Dola LLP
* Apr 11-12: Denver, CO; “Complying with US Export Controls“; Bureau of Industry and Security
* Apr 16-17: Los Angeles, CA; “APBO Conference, 2018“; Asia Pacific Business Outlook
* Apr 16-19: Las Vegas NV; “ITAR Defense Trade Controls / EAR Export Controls Seminar“; ECTI;
 
jessica@learnexportcompliance.com; 540-433-3977

* Apr 16-20: Washington, D.C.; ”
Excellence in Anti-Corruption – ISO Standards 37001 and 19600“; ETHIC Intelligence

* Apr 17-19: Kansas City, MO;
NNSA Export Control Coordinators Org Annual Training; Kimberly.galloway@pnnl.gov; 509-372-6184

Apr 18: Ottowa, Canada; ”
U.S. Ocean Tech Innovation Showcase“; U.S. Embassy in Canada

* Apr 18: Melbourne, Australia; ”
Australia/North Asia FTA Training Session for SMEs: Cultural Awareness – Negotiating Business in South Korea“; Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

# April 18-19: Miramar (Miami), FL; “
10th Maritime Logistics Training Course

; ABS Consulting; contact Albert Saphir, 954-218-5285

* Apr 19: McLean, VA; “ITAR for the Empowered Official“; FD Associates
* Apr 23: Copenhagen, Denmark; “Anti-Bribery Roundtable“; TRACE Anti-Bribery Compliance Solutions
* 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: Berlin, Gernamy; “Global Anti-Bribery In-House Network (GAIN)“; TRACE Anti-Bribery Compliance Solutions
* Apr 25-26: Costa Mesa, CA; “Complying with US Export Controls“; Bureau of Industry and Security
* May 2-3; Scottsdale, AZ; “Complying with US Export Controls“; Bureau of Industry and Security 

* May 3-4: Milan, Italy; ”
Trade Compliance Southern Europe“; C5 Group

* 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 8: Webinar; “U.S. Harmonized Tariff Classification Numbers“; U.S. Commercial Service
* May 8: Mexico City, Mexico; “Anti-Bribery Workshop“; TRACE Anti-Bribery Compliance Solutions
* May 9: ”
Wednesday Webinar: Demonstrations and Plant Visits“; Reeves & Dola LLP

* May 9: London, UK; “Advanced Financing of International Trade“; IOEx
* 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 

# May 22-23: London, UK; ”
Upstream Oil and Gas Legal Forum“; C5 Group

* May 23-24: Berlin, Germany; ”
12th Annual Exporters’ Forum on Global Economic Sanctions“; C5 Group

* Jun 5-9: Baltimore, MD; “AAEI Annual Conference“; AAEI
* 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 6-7: Munich, Germany; “Pharma Patent Term Extensions“; C5 Group
* Jun 8: Stafford, VA; “Spring Golf Outing“; Society for International Affairs;

* Jun 12: Webinar; “Duty Drawback and Refunds“; U.S. Commercial Service

* June 12-13; Stockholm, Sweden; ”
Trade Compliance Nordics“; C5 Group

* Jun 13: San Diego, CA; “Made in America, Buy America, or Buy American: Qualify your Goods and Increase Sales“; Global Trade Academy
* Jun 13-14: McLean, VA; “ITAR Fundamentals“; FD Associates
* Jun 18: Los Angeles, CA; “Certified Classification Specialist (CCLS)“; Global Trade Academy

* Jun 27-28: London, UK; ”
12th Annual Conference on Anti-Corruption“; C5

* 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 16-18: National Harbor, Maryland; “2018 Summer Basics Conference“; Society for International Affairs
* Jul 17: Los Angeles, CA; “Advanced Classification of Plastics and Rubber“; Global Trade Academy
* Jul 19: McLean, VA; “ITAR for the Empowered Official“; FD Associates
* Aug 1-3: Washington, D.C.; “NSSF and Fair Trade Import/Export Conference“; NSSF
* Aug 6: Detroit, MI; “Export Compliance and Controls“; Global Trade Academy
* Aug 7-9: Detroit, MI; “Export Controls Specialist – Certification“; 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
* Sep 13: McLean, VA; “EAR Basics“; FD Associates
* Sep 17: Los Angeles, CA; “Import Compliance“; Global Trade Academy
* Sep 17-20: Columbus, OH; “University Export Controls Seminar at The Ohio State University in Columbus“; Export Compliance Training Institute (ECTI); jessica@learnexportcompliance.com; 540-433-3977
* Sep 17-21: Los Angeles, CA; “Import 5-Day Boot Camp“; Global Trade Academy  
* Sep 18: Los Angeles, CA; “Tariff Classification for Importers and Exporters“; Global Trade Academy 
* Sep 19: Los Angeles, CA; “NAFTA and Trade Agreements“; Global Trade Academy
* Sep 20: Los Angeles, CA; “Country and Rules of Origin“; Global Trade Academy
* Sep 21: Los Angeles, CA; “Customs Valuation – The Essentials
“; Global Trade Academy
* Oct 18-19: McLean, VA; “ITAR Fundamentals“; FD Associates
* Oct 22-23: Arlington, VA; “2018 Fall Advanced Conference
“; Society for International Affairs (SIA)
* Oct 29 – Nov 1: Phoenix, AZITAR Defense Trade Controls / EAR Export Controls Seminar“; ECTIjessica@learnexportcompliance.com; 540-433-3977
* Oct 30 – Nov 1: Seattle, WA; “Export Controls Specialist – Certification“; Global Trade Academy
* Nov 6: Detroit, MI; “Classification: How to Classify Parts“; Global Trade Academy
* Nov 7-9: London, UK; “TRACE European Forum, 2018“; TRACE Anti-Bribery Compliance Solutions
* Nov 7-9: Detroit, MI; “Advanced Classification for Machinery & Electronics
“; Global Trade Academy
* Nov 12-15: Washington, D.C.; “ITAR Defense Trade Controls / EAR Export Controls Seminar“; ECTIjessica@learnexportcompliance.com; 540-433-3977
* Nov 13: Tysons Corner, VA; “Made in America, Buy America, or Buy American: Qualify your Goods and Increase Sales“; Global Trade Academy
* Nov 15: McLean, VA; “ITAR For the Empowered Official“; FD Associates
* Nov 27: Houston, TX; “Duty Drawback Specialist – Certification“; Global Trade Academy

* Dec 4-5: Frankfurt, Germany; ”
US Defence Contracting and DFARS Compliance in Europe;” C5 Group

* Dec 3-7: Tysons Corner, VA; “Certified Classification Specialist“; 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

EN_a119
. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations

(Source: Editor)
 


Douglas MacArthur
(
26 Jan 1880 – 5 Apr 1964; was an American 
five-star
 general and 
Field Marshal
 of the 
Philippine Army
. He was 
Chief of Staff of the US Army
 during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the 
Pacific theater
 during 
World War II
. He received the US 
Medal of Honor 
for his service in the 
Philippines Campaign
, which made him and his father, 
Arthur MacArthur Jr.
, the first father and son to be awarded the medal. He was one of only five men ever to rise to the rank of 
General of the Army
 in the 
US Army
, and the only man ever to become a field marshal in the Philippine Army.)
  – “You are remembered for the rules you break.”


* Claude Adrien Helvetius (
26 Jan 1715 – 26 Dec 1771; was a French

philosopher
 and author.)
  – “Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.”
  – “Genius is nothing but continued attention.”
 
Friday Funnies:
 
“There are only 10 kinds of people in this world, those who understand binary code language and those who don’t.”
  – Alex Liberman
 
* “Never trust a man when he’s in love, drunk, or running for office.”
  – Shirley MacLaine

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EN_a220. 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.  The latest amendments 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: 8 Dec 2017:
82 FR 57821-57825: Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation 
 
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: 26 Jan 2018: 83 FR 3577-3583: Addition of Certain Entities; Removal of Certain Entities; and Revisions of Entries on the Entity List

  

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

  – Last Amendment: 28 Dec 2017: 
82 FR 61450-61451: Iraq Stabilization and Insurgency 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 (1 Jan 2018) 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 2018: 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: 1 Jan 2018: Updated HTS for 2018.
  – 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: 19 Jan 2018: 83 FR 2738: Department of State 2018 Civil Monetary Penalties Inflationary Adjustment; Correction
  – The only available fully updated copy (latest edition: 19 Jan 2018) 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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EN_a321
. 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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