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18-0202 Friday “Daily Bugle”

18-0202 Friday “Daily Bugle”

Friday, 2 February 2018

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  1. State Releases Report Concerning Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act 
  1. Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions 
  2. Commerce/BIS: (No new postings.) 
  3. DHS/CBP Announces ACE Certification eBond Deployment on 3 Feb 
  4. DHS/CBP Announces ACE Production Outage on 3 Feb 
  5. State/DDTC Posts Change in Policy on Exports of Defense Articles and Defense Services to South Sudan 
  6. Treasury/OFAC Posts Quarterly Reports of Licensing Activity  
  7. Singapore Customs Releases Notice Concerning Transactions with the Government 
  1. Patch.com: “Two Puget Sound Men Shipped Guns To Iraq” 
  2. Reuters: “U.S. Raises Pressure on South Sudan’s Kiir, Bans Export of Arms, Defense Services” 
  3. ST&R Trade Report: “Dates and Deadlines: FDA Regulations, Import Alerts, ACE Reports, Trade Committees” 
  1. M. Lester: “Select Committee Asks Uk Government to Decide Plans for Post-Brexit Sanctions” 
  1. List of Approaching Events – 14 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 Feb 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. State Releases Report Concerning Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act

(Source: Federal Register, 2 Feb 2018.) [Excerpts.]
 
* AGENCY: Department of State.
* ACTION: Notice.
* SUMMARY: This notice contains the text of the report, submitted by the President required by the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, as submitted by the Secretary of State. …
* SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: … 
  Over the last year, various departments and agencies of the United States Government have actively collected information from multiple sources-including the Intelligence Community, U.S. missions around the world, non-governmental organizations, Start Printed Page 4951and Congress-to support sanctions designations under the executive order.
  In the executive order, the President issued sanctions and visa restrictions on several persons around the world for human rights abuse or corruption. Simultaneously, the Department of the Treasury issued a number of designations targeting individuals and entities engaged in human rights abuse or corruption or supporting those sanctioned by the President. The Annex and designations issued this year pursuant to the executive order are detailed below:
 
Yahya Jammeh: …
Roberto Jose Rivas Reyes: …
 
Dan Gertler
: …
Slobodan Tesic: …
Maung Maung Soe: …
Benjamin Bol Mel: …
Mukhtar Hamid Shah:
Gulnara Karimova: …
Angel Rondon Rijo: …
Artem Chayka: …
Gao Yan: …
Sergey Kusiuk: …
Julio Antonio Juarez Ramirez: …
Yankuba Badjie: …
 
Visa Restrictions
 
Although no visa restrictions were imposed under the Act during the first year of its enactment, persons designated pursuant to the executive order may be subject to the visa restrictions articulated in Sec. 2. Sec. 2 contains restrictions pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 8693, which establishes a mechanism for imposing visa restrictions on Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDNs) designated under the executive order and certain other executive orders, as well as individuals designated otherwise for travel bans in UN Security Council resolutions. …
 
Termination of Sanctions
 
No sanctions imposed under the Act were terminated.
 
Efforts to Encourage Governments of Other Countries to Impose Sanctions Similar to Those Authorized by the Act
 
The United States is committed to encouraging other countries to impose sanctions on a similar basis to those provided for by the Act. The Departments of State and Treasury have consulted closely with United Kingdom and Canadian government counterparts over the last year to encourage development and implementation of statutes similar to the Act by those governments. …
 
  Manisha Singh, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Department of State.

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OGSOTHER GOVERNMENT SOURCES

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. Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions
 

(Source:
Federal Register)
 
* Commerce; Industry and Security Bureau; NOTICES; Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Request for Appointment of Technical Advisory Committee [Publication Date: 5 February 2018.]
 
* Treasury; Foreign Assets Control Office; NOTICES; Blocking or Unblocking of Persons and Properties [Publication Date: 5 February 2018.]

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(Source:
CSMS #18-000113, 2 Feb 2018.)
 
There will be an ACE CERTIFICATION eBond deployment on Saturday evening, February 3, 2018 at 2200 ET.
 
To be deployed:
 
  – CAOM-15091: Missing Bond Status Notification (‘BS’) ‘entry bond match’ (EBM) messages for Single-Transaction Bonds (STB).
  – CAOM-15162: User unable to add a rider to existing bond due to effective date not used when determining if new bond can be used.
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(Source:
CSMS #18-000112, 2 Feb 2018.)
 
There will be an ACE PRODUCTION Outage Saturday evening, February 3, 2018 from 2200 ET to 0400 ET Sunday, February 4, 2018 for ACE and CBP infrastructure maintenance.
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(Source:
State/DDTC, 2 Feb 2018.)
 
Pursuant to section 38(a) of the Arms Export Control Act and the delegated authority of the Secretary of State thereunder, the Secretary has determined that it is the policy of the Department of State to deny, with limited exceptions, export licenses or other approvals for defense articles and defense services subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and destined for South Sudan. This policy is effective immediately. DDTC will publish a rule in the Federal Register to implement a conforming change to ITAR §126.1.
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(Source:
Treasury/OFAC, 2 Feb 2018.)
 
OFAC is publishing Quarterly Reports of Licensing Activities pursuant to Section 906(b) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (TSRA), covering activities undertaken by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) under Section 906(a)(1) of the TSRA from October 2015 through September 2016.  Under the procedures established in its TSRA-related regulations, OFAC processes license applications requesting authorization to export agricultural commodities, medicine, and medical devices to Iran and Sudan under the specific licensing regime set forth in Section 906 of the TSRA.
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Singapore Customs has released notice 01/2008: CorpPass will be the only mode of login for companies to transact with Singapore Customs from Q3 2018. The notice is available here. 
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NWSNEWS

(Source:
Patch.com, 1 Feb 2018.)
 
Two Puget Sound men were indicted Wednesday in federal court for illegally shipping weapons from Seattle to Iraq. The guns were meant for Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers, who are fighting ISIS in Northern Iraq, according to the Department of Justice.
 
Paul Stewart Brunt, 51, of Bellevue, and Rawnd Khaleel Aldalawi, 29, of Seattle, are accused of conspiring to violate the Arms Export Control Act.
 
The conspiracy allegedly began in October 2016. Brunt, the indictment says, began buying guns from stores and gun shows around Puget Sound. Then he and Aldalawi allegedly packed the guns inside cars, which they shipped from the Port of Seattle to Turkey.
 
The first shipment contained 30 guns, and the second contained 47, according to the indictment. Turkish officials discovered the second shipment, according to the indictment, and traced it back to Aldalawi and Brunt.
 
Aldalawi and Brunt will be arraigned Feb. 8. Violating the Arms Export Control Act is punishable by up to a 20-year prison sentence.
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(Source:
Reuters, 2 Feb 2018.)
 
The United States on Friday banned the export of weapons and defense services to South Sudan, stepping up pressure against President Salva Kiir to end the country’s four-year civil war.
 
  “The Department of State today announces that it is implementing restrictions on the export of defense articles and defense services into South Sudan,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.
 
While the United States does not conduct arms sales with South Sudan, the move prevents any U.S. company or citizen from providing military equipment or defense services to the country’s warring factions.
 
The unilateral arms embargo is another signal that Washington is losing patience with South Sudan’s leaders after ceasefires have been repeatedly violated. The war has been marked by brutal attacks against civilians, which has sparked the region’s biggest refugee crisis since the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
 
In South Sudan’s capital Juba, Kiir’s spokesperson Ateny Wek Ateny declined to comment.
 
The Trump administration urged neighboring countries and African groups, such as the eight-member Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), to sanction South Sudanese officials who are aiding the conflict.
 
  “We encourage IGAD and the African Union to consider sanctions measures against those who undermine the peace process,” Nauert said in the statement.
 
She said the State Department would amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, or ITAR, to reflect the arms ban on South Sudan. ITAR is the official name for a 40-year-old set of rules governing the export of defense goods and data perceived to have implications for U.S. national security.
 
Countries currently on the ITAR blacklist include Belarus, China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria and Venezuela.
 
OFFICIALS SANCTIONED
 
Some top officials close to Kiir have already been sanctioned by the United States, including the once-powerful army chief Paul Malong, who was later fired and forced into exile when he quarreled with the president.
 
The African Union on Monday said it was open to imposing sanctions on leaders violating ceasefires in South Sudan, joining a chorus of officials who say those prolonging the conflict must be punished.
 
  “We need to act against those who, with impunity, are continuing to massacre their peaceful populations,” the head of the African Union commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, told reporters at the AU Summit held in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
 
U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the U.N. Security Council last week it was time to impose a U.N. arms embargo on South Sudan. Haley visited South Sudan in late October and met with Kiir.
 
The Obama administration attempted in December 2016 to convince the United Nations to back an arms embargo against South Sudan.
 
Any U.S. push for the U.N. Security Council to take further action against South Sudan is likely to be resisted by veto power Russia. The council sanctioned several senior South Sudanese officials on both sides of the conflict in 2015.
 
  “The time has come to acknowledge the hard reality that the leaders of South Sudan are not just failing their people, they are betraying them. And so this Council is at a crossroads,” Haley told the council last Wednesday. “We cannot stand by idly as innocent civilians are murdered and raped.”
 
WAR
 
Oil-rich South Sudan has been wrecked by civil war since 2013, when troops loyal to Kiir clashed with troops loyal to then-Vice President Riek Machar.
 
The conflict has claimed tens of thousands of lives since then, slashed oil production and driven about a third of the population of 12 million from their homes.
 
The European Union imposed an arms embargo on Sudan in 1994, which was amended to also apply to South Sudan when the country gained independence from Sudan in 2011.
 
Independent U.N. experts have reported to the U.N. Security Council that South Sudan’s government has spent millions of dollars on weapons as the country slid into famine and an economic crisis.
 
In January 2016, U.N. experts reported that sources had told them: “Uganda either supplies South Sudan with its own stock or acquires the weapons and then transfers them to South Sudan, without necessarily involving or obtaining the consent of the primary seller.”
 
Last year, the U.N. experts said: “Weapons continue to flow into South Sudan from diverse sources, often with the coordination of neighboring countries.”

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Following are highlights of regulatory effective dates and deadlines and federal agency meetings coming up in the next week.
 
  – 5 Feb: deadline for comments to FDA on regulations to modify, repeal, or replace
  – 5 Feb: deadline for comments on proposed changes to trade advisory committees
  – 5 Feb: deadline for comments on potential IPR import restrictions on logic controllers
  – 8 Feb: deadline for comments to CBP on Declaration for Free Entry of Returned American Products
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COMMCOMMENTARY

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12. M. Lester: “Select Committee Asks Uk Government to Decide Plans for Post-Brexit Sanctions”
(Source: European Sanctions Blog, 2 Feb 2018.)
 
* Author: Maya Lester, Esq., Brick Court Chambers, maya.lester@brickcourt.co.uk, +44 20 7379 3550.
 
The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee has published a report (link here) entitled ‘The future of UK Diplomacy in Europe’. It outlines different models for the UK to participate (post-Brexit) in the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), and recommends that the Government should publish a position paper within 3 months outlining its aims for cooperation between the UK and EU on CFSP matters. It notes the absence of resources in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to “manage the effects of Brexit” and makes a number of other recommendations.
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TEEX/IM TRAINING EVENTS & CONFERENCES

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13.
List of Approaching Events – 14 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 
* On-Demand Webinar; “Is Your Organization Ready for the Challenges of Global Trade?“; Amber Road 
*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:

* 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 13-14: 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: Webinar; “The ABCs of Embargoes and Sanctions – Part I“; ECTI; 

* 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; ”
KPMG LLP’s International Trade, Export Compliance, and Customs Update“; 
contact
Amie Ahanchian at aahanchian@kpmg.com or 202-533-3247

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: Webinar; “The ABCs of Embargoes and Sanctions – Part II“; ECTI; 

#
Mar 27-28: San Francisco, CA; “
8th Advanced Industry Forum on Global Encryption, Cloud, and Cyber Export Controls
“; American Conference Institute

* 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

* Apr 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
# Apr 30-May 2: Kansas City, MO; “Discover Global Markets“; U.S. Department of Commerce
* 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 6-11: Miami, FL; ”
U.S. Commercial Service Trade Mission to the Carribean Region“; (Additional dates are available for B2B meetings in listed countries.)

* 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: Amsterdam, Netherlands; “Digital Utilities Europe 2018“; American Conference Institute

* May 16-17: National Harbor, MD; “ITAR/EAR Compliance: An Industry Perspective“; Export Compliance 



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

# May 22-24: Las Vegas, NV; ”
Licensing Expo 2018: The Meeting Place for the Global Licensing Industry“; U.S. Commercial Service

* 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 17-19: Amsterdam, Netherlands; “2018 ICPA European Conference“; International Compliance Professionals Association
* 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 13-17: Galveston, TX (Cruise); “ICPA @ SEA!“; International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA)
* 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 9-11:  Dallas, TX; ”
Partnering for Compliance West Export/Import Control Training and Education Program“; Partnering for Compliance

# Oct 12: Dallas TX; ”
Customs/Import Boot Camp“; Partnering for Compliance

* Oct 18-19: McLean, VA; “ITAR Fundamentals“; FD Associates
# Oct 21-23: Grapevine, TX; “2018 Fall Conference“; ICPA
* 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_a114
. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations

(Source: Editor)
 

Talleyrand (Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord; 2 Feb 1754 – 17 May 1838; was a French bishop, politician, and diplomat. He worked at the highest levels of successive French governments.  His career spanned the regimes of Louis XVI, the years of the French Revolution, Napoleon, Louis XVIII, and Louis-Philippe. Those he served often distrusted Talleyrand but, like Napoleon, found him extremely useful. The name “Talleyrand” has become a byword for crafty, cynical diplomacy.)
  – “I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.”
 
Hannah More (2 Feb 1745 – 7 Sep 1833; was an English religious writer and philanthropist, remembered as a poet and playwright in the circle of Dr. Johnson, Reynolds, and David Garrick.)
  – “Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper.”
 
Friday funnies:
 
I asked a Chinese student for her phone number.  I gasped when she said, “Sex! Sex! Sex! Free sex tonight!” I said, “Wow!” Then her friend explained, “She means 666-3629.”

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

The official versions of the following regulations are published annually in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.), but are updated as amended in the Federal Register.  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 Feb 2018: Harmonized System Update 1801, containing 7,864 ABI records and 1,329 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: 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_a316
. 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, DOE/NRC, DOJ/ATF, DoD/DSS, DoD/DTSA, FAR/DFARS, 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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