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18-0330 Friday “Daily Bugle”

18-0330 Friday “Daily Bugle”

Friday, 30 March 2018

TOPThe Daily Bugle is a free daily newsletter from Full Circle Compliance, containing changes to export/import regulations (ATF, DOE/NRC, Customs, NISPOM, EAR, FACR/OFAC, FAR/DFARS, FTR/AES, HTSUS, and ITAR), plus news and events. Subscribe here for free subscription. Contact us for advertising inquiries and rates.

  1. DHS/CBP Seeks Comments on Forms 7551, 7552 and 7553, Drawback Process Regulations 
  1. Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions 
  2. Commerce/BIS: (No new postings.) 
  3. DHS/CBP Announces NCSD Commodity Webinar Series
  4. DHS/CBP Posts Harmonized System Update 1804
  5. OMB/OIRA Reviews of Proposed Ex/Im Regulations
  6. State/DDTC: (No new postings.) 
  1. Expeditors News: “CBP Issues Changes to the Interim Guidance for Filing TFTEA Drawback Claims”
  2. ST&R Trade Report: “Dates and Deadlines: Origin Rulings, Seafood Import Monitoring, IPR Enforcement”
  1. M. Volkov: “ECI’s New Business Ethics Survey Confirms Misconduct Rates Declining – But Retaliation Rates Increasing”
  2. Gary Stanley’s EC Tip of the Day 
  1. List of Approaching Events – 48 New Events Listed 
  1. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations 
  2. Are Your Copies of Regulations Up to Date? Latest Amendments: ATF (15 Jan 2016), Customs (22 Feb 2018), DOD/NISPOM (18 May 2016), EAR (22 Mar 2018), FACR/OFAC (19 Mar 2018), FTR (20 Sep 2017), HTSUS (30 Mar 2018), ITAR (14 Feb 2018) 
  3. Weekly Highlights of the Daily Bugle Top Stories 

EXIMITEMS FROM TODAY’S FEDERAL REGISTER

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1. DHS/CBP Seeks Comments on Forms 7551, 7552 and 7553, Drawback Process Regulations
(Source: Federal Register, 30 Mar 2018.)
 
83 FR 13765-13766: Agency Information Collection Activities: Drawback Process Regulations
* AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security.
* ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments; extension of an existing collection of information. …
* DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted no later than April 30, 2018 to be assured of consideration.
* ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the OMB Desk Officer for Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to dhsdeskofficer@omb.eop.gov.
* FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional PRA information should be directed to Seth Renkema, Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177, Telephone number (202) 325-0056 or via email CBP_PRA@cbp.dhs.gov. Please note that the contact information provided here is solely for questions regarding this notice. Individuals seeking information about other CBP programs should contact the CBP National Customer Service Center at 877-227-5511, (TTY) 1-800-877-8339, or CBP website.
* SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: …
  – Title: Drawback Process Regulations.
  – OMB Number: 1651-0075.
  – Form Number: CBP Forms 7551, 7552 and 7553.
  – Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the expiration date of this information collection with a decrease to the burden hours due to updated agency estimates. There is no change CBP Forms 7551, 7552, 7553, or to the information being collected. …
  – Abstract: The collections of information related to the drawback process are required to implement the provisions of 19 CFR part 191, and certain provisions of part 181 (regarding NAFTA drawback claims), which provide for refunds of duties, as well as taxes and fees in certain situations, imposed on imported merchandise where there is a subsequent related exportation or destruction. The claims referred to in this notice are limited to drawback claims filed in compliance with the regulations in parts 181 and 191 and under 19 U.S.C. 1313, as it was in effect prior to the amendments made by the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA) (Pub. L. 114-125, 130 stat. 122, February 24, 2016). If the requirements set forth in Parts 181 and 191 are met, claimants may file for a refund using CBP Form 7551, Drawback Entry. CBP Form 7552, Delivery Certificate for Purposes of Drawback, is used to record transfers of merchandise and is also used each time a change to the merchandise occurs as a result of a manufacturing operation. CBP Form 7553, Notice of Intent to Export, Destroy or Return Merchandise for Purposes of Drawback, is used to notify CBP if an exportation, destruction, or return of the imported merchandise will take place. The information collected on these forms is authorized by 19 U.S.C. 1313(l). The drawback forms are accessible here. …
 
  Dated: March 27, 2018
Seth Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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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; RULES; Implementation of February 2017 Australia Group (AG) Intersessional Decisions and June 2017 AG Plenary Understandings; Addition of India to AG [Publication Date: 2 April 2018.]

* Homeland; RULES; Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation [Publication Date: 2 April 2018.]

* Justice; Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau; NOTICES; Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Records of Acquisition and Disposition, Registered Importers of Arms, Ammunition and Implements of War on U.S. Munitions Import List [Publication Date: 2 April 2018.]

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OGS_aa24. DHS/CBP Announces NCSD Commodity Webinar Series
(Source: CSMS #18-000247, 29 Mar 2018.)
 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade Relations, is proud to announce in support of the Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act, the National Commodity Specialist Division will be providing the trade community with 40 educational webinars, each focused on a specific commodity and presented by the respective National Import Specialist.

Please see the attached upcoming commodity specific webinar schedule:

Please sign up with your company name and/or your name. Once you’ve signed up for a specific month, you will have access to all webinars held in that month.

* April 2018 NCSD Webinars Training Series Schedule
  – Click Here to Register.

* May 2018 NCSD Webinars Training Series Schedule
  – Click Here to Register.

* June 2018 NCSD Webinars Training Series Schedule
  – Click Here to Register.

* July 2018 NCSD Webinars Training Series Schedule
  – Click Here to Register.

* Attachment(s): NCSDWebinars2018.pdf

[Editor’s Note: All webinars are also included in our List of Approaching Events.]   

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(Source:
CSMS #18-000248, 30 Mar 2018.)
 
Harmonized System Update (HSU) 1804 was created on March 29, 2018 and contains 710 ABI records and 166 harmonized tariff records.
 
Modifications include updates to Participating Government Agency (PGA) indicators.
 
In addition, changes were made to support Presidential Proclamations 9704 and 9705. The KG unit of measure was removed from 99038001 and 99038501.
 
Adjustments required by the verification of the 2018 Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) are included also.
 
The modified records are currently available to all ABI participants and can be retrieved electronically via the procedures indicated in the CATAIR. For further information about this process, please contact your client representative. For all other questions regarding this message, please contact Jennifer Keeling via email at Jennifer.L.Keeling@cbp.dhs.gov.
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(Source:
OMB/OIRA
, 29 Mar 2018.)    
 
* U.S.-India Bilateral Understanding: Recognition of India’s Membership in the Wassenaar Arrangement and Australia Group
  – AGENCY: DOC-BIS
  – STAGE: Final Rule
  – RECEIVED DATE: 29 Mar 2018
  – RIN: 0694-AH49
  – STATUS: Pending Review
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NWSNEWS

(Source:
Expeditors News, 29 Mar 2018.)
 
On March 26, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued changes to the Interim Guidance for Filing TFTEA Drawback Claims.
 
The changes listed include:
  – Update to “Important Legal Notes” to provide guidance on resources available for claims to be accepted;
  – Changes to the Mixed Claims Policy outlining required documentation;
  – Clarification on CBP’s First-Filer Rule Policy.
 
According to CBP, the guidance document is for reference purposes only, is in draft, and reflects CBP’s framework for drawback pending the final regulatory changes.
 
The guidance may be found here.
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Following are highlights of regulatory effective dates and deadlines and federal agency meetings coming up in the next week.
 
  – 2 Apr: deadline for comments to FTZ Board on proposed reorganization of two zones
  – 2 Apr: deadline for requests for judicial review of CBP origin rulings on aluminum panels, electronic products
  – 2 Apr: meeting of State Department’s Shipping Coordination Committee
  – 2 Apr: deadline for comments to ITC on remedial orders on collapsible sockets
  – 6 Apr: deadline for comments to ITC on potential IPR import restrictions on infusion systems, LED display panels
  – 7 Apr: end of informed compliance period for seafood import monitoring rules
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COMMCOMMENTARY

(Source:
Volkov Law Group Blog, 29 Mar 2018. Reprinted by permission.)
 
* Author: Michael Volkov, Esq., Volkov Law Group, mvolkov@volkovlaw.com, 240-505-1992.
 
The Ethics and Compliance Institute recently released the results of its global business ethics survey.  (Download Copy Here).  The last survey was conducted in 2013 and ECI’s survey provides important and valuable insights into corporate metrics and compliance, focusing on misconduct issues.
 
The survey was conducted in late 2015.  Thirteen countries were selected: Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.  One thousand responses were collected from each country (except the US where 1,046 responses were collected) and included private, public and not-for-profit organizations.
 
The report outlines several important trends – rates of observed misconduct have declined 15 percent since 2013.  Fifty-nine percent of those who observed misconduct ended up reporting the misconduct.  This result was very positive news.   However, this positive news is tempered by several other findings in the report.
 
One in 5 employees indicated that their company has a strong ethical culture.  Approximately 40 percent of employees defined their company’s ethical culture as weak or leaning weak.  These culture findings are not surprising but still underwhelming.  With the new-found focus on corporate culture, and the aggressive enforcement environment, I would have expected this result to be higher.
 
Approximately 22 percent of employees reported pressure to cut corners and compromise ethical standards. This was an increase of over 20 percent since the 2013 survey. Approximately 33 percent of employees observed misconduct. The rates of observed misconduct and pressure to compromise standards was highest in Brazil, India and Russia.
 
Brazil reported pressure and observed misconduct rates of 47 and 43 percent, respectively; India reported pressure and observed misconduct rates of 40 and 40 percent, respectively; and Russia reported pressure and observed misconduct rates of 33 and 45 percent, respectively.
 
Most troubling from the report was the increase in the percentage of employees reporting retaliation – 36 percent, an increase from the 22 percent rate of retaliation reported in the 2013 survey. Most employees who experienced retaliation reported that it occurred within three weeks of reporting the concern. The rise in reporting and retaliation rates is an interesting result and may indicate that employee reporting may decline in the short-term.
 
Interestingly, employees at companies that identified themselves as a supplier, that is, providing goods and services to other companies (not consumers) had higher rates of observed misconduct and experienced more retaliation. Similarly, multinational corporations reported higher rates of observed misconduct and retaliation.
 
There is no question that pressure rates can be a leading indicator of future misconduct. A company that instills a culture of cutting corners is likely to experience a significant increase is misconduct rates.
 
The private sector reported that 23 percent of top managers, and 32 percent of middle managers were involved in bribery. The reports of bribery and corruption misconduct were highest in India, China, Germany and South Korea. Almost one in five employees in the private sector reported observing bribery misconduct.
 
Another interesting finding by ECI was the fact that organizations undergoing significant changes experienced more compliance shortfalls and risks to the organization increased. This is not surprising since corporate leadership and managers at companies undergoing change are likely to focus on the implementation of changes and pay less attention to ethics and compliance issues.
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* Author: Gary Stanley, Esq., Global Legal Services, PC, (202) 352-3059,
gstanley@glstrade.com
.
 
Multiple foreign person employees can be covered under one ITAR DSP-5 employment license so long as they are all of the same nationality working on the same program/commodity, i.e., all French nationals working on the same radar program.
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TEEX/IM TRAINING EVENTS & CONFERENCES

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12.
List of Approaching Events – 48 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 or updated listing this week  

 
Continuously Available Training:
 
* E-Seminars: “US Export Controls” / “Defense Trade Controls“; Export Compliance Training Institute; danielle@learnexportcompliance.com 

* Webinar: ”
Company-Wide US Export Controls Awareness Program“; 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

* Web Form: “Compliance Snapshot Assessment“; Commonwealth Trading Partners (CTP)
* Online: “
Customs Broker Exam Prep Course
;” The Exam Center
 
Training by Date:
 

* Apr 2-5: San Diego, CA; “Best Customs Broker Exam Course“; GRVR Attorneys

#
Apr 4: Los Angeles, CA; “Duty Drawback Specialist – Certification“; Amber Road

* Apr 
4-5: Des Moines, IA; “
Complying with US Export Controls
“; Bureau of Industry and Security 
* Apr 5: Tulsa, OK; “
35th Annual Oklahoma World Trade Conference
“; U.S. Commercial Service
* Apr 5: Westborough, MA; “Fundamentals of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)“; Massachusetts Export Center
* Apr 5: Washington, D.C.; “
EX/IM Annual Conference – General Data Protection Regulations
“; Export-Import Bank of the United States
* Apr 6: Webinar; “Minimizing Risk in Routed Export Transactions“; Massachusetts Export Center

# Apr 9: Commodity Webinar;
April Series: Travel Bags“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD)

* Apr 9: Toronto, Canada; “Certified Classification Specialist (CCLS)“; Amber Road
* Apr 10: Webinar;Letters of Credit“; U.S. Commercial Service
* Apr 10: Arlington, VA; “
SIA Exemptions Workshop
;” Society for International Affairs
# Apr 11: Import Commodity Webinar; April Series: Tires: ADD/CVD Orders A-570-016 & C-570-017“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* 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 12: Commodity Webinar; April Series: Pajamas vs. Loungewear“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 

* Apr 13: Webinar; “The Export Control Reform Act of 2018: What You Need to Know“; Massachusetts Export Center
# Apr 16: Commodity Webinar; “April Series: Chemical Industry Waste“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* 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 17: London, UK; ”
Intermediate Seminar“; 
UK Department for International Trade
* Apr 18: London, UK; ”
Beginner’s Workshop“; 
UK Department for International Trade
* Apr 18: London, UK; ”
Licenses Workshop“; 
UK Department for International Trade
* Apr 18: London, UK; ”
Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military“; UK Department for International Trade

# Apr 19: Commodity Webinar; “April Series: Dairy Products”; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* Apr 19: McLean, VA; “ITAR for the Empowered Official“; FD Associates
# Apr 23: Commodity Webinar; “April Series: Aircraft and Aircraft Parts”; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* Apr 23: Copenhagen, Denmark; “Anti-Bribery Roundtable“; TRACE Anti-Bribery Compliance Solutions

Apr 23-27: Dallas, Texas; “Best Customs Broker Exam Course“; GRVR Attorneys
 
# Apr 24: Commodity Webinar; “April Series: Organic Chemicals”; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* 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: Commodity Webinar; “April Series: Articles Designed for Demonstrational Purposes“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* 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 25-26: Washington, D.C.; ”
11th Conference on Economic Sanctions Enforcement & Compliance“; American Conference Institute
* Apr 26: Webinar; ”
Export Control Reform“; Foreign Trade Association

# Apr 30: Commodity Webinar; “April Series: Role of Material in Classification“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* Apr 30-May 2: Kansas City, MO; “Discover Global Markets“; U.S. Department of Commerce
# May 1: Commodity Webinar; ” May Series: Blouses and Other Garments of Heading 6211“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* May 1: Boston, MA; “
Blockchain Technologies for the Warfighter
“; NDIA
* May 1: Houston, TX; “D
* 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: Commodity Webinar; “May Series: ‘Textile Articles: Basket Provision’“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* May 7-8: Denver, CO; “2018 Spring Advanced Conference“; Society for International Affairs (SIA)

# May 8: New York, NY; “Advanced Classification – Textiles“; Amber Road
# May 8: Commodity Webinar; “May Series: Monumental and Building Stone“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD)
* 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 9: Commodity Webinar; “May Series: Festive Articles“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
# May 10: Commodity Webinar; “May Series: Inorganic Chemicals, Fertilizers, and Surfactants“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* May 10: North Reading; “Best Practices for Integrating Export Compliance Operations in a Global Organization“; Massachusetts Export Center

* May 11: Webinar; ”
Customs Valuation and Documentation for Tricky Transactions“; Massachusetts Export Center

# May 14: Commodity Webinar; “May Series: Ribbons and Trimmings“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* May 14-15: Washington, D.C.; “
BIS Update 2018 Conference on Export Controls and Policy
“; BIS
# May 15: Commodity Webinar; “May Series: Hair Accessories of Heading 9615“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* May 15: Long Beach, California; “
92 Annual World Trade Week & International Delegate Luncheon and Trade Fair
“; Foreign Trade Association
# May 15: San Diego, CA; “Export Controls Specialist – Certification“; Amber Road
* May 15-16: Cleveland, OH; “Complying with US Export Controls“; Bureau of Industry and Security

#
 May 16: Commodity Webinar; “May Series: Pharmaceutical Products“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* May 16: Webinar; ”
Russia Sanctions Update & Complying with the OFAC 50% Rule“; Massachusetts Export Center

* 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 Solutions

spalmer@exportcompliancesolutions.com
;
866-238-4018

* May 16: Southampton, UK; ”
Intermediate Seminar“; 
UK Department for International Trade
* May 17: Southampton, UK; ”
Beginner’s Workshop“; 
UK Department for International Trade
* May 17: Southampton, UK; ”
Licenses Workshop“; 
UK Department for International Trade
* May 17: Southampton, UK; ”
Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military“; UK Department for International Trade


* May 18: Fall River, MA; “Managing Export Operations & Compliance“; Massachusetts Export Center
* May 20-22: Portland, OR; “Spring 2018 Seminar;” National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ)

#
 May 22: Commodity Webinar; “May Series: Sweaters and Articles of Heading 6110“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* Mar 22: Webinar; ”
Brexit Update: Implications for U.S. Exports to the U.K. and E.U. Webinar“; U.S. Commercial Service

* 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: Commodity Webinar; “May Series: Coated and Down Garments“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* May 23: London, UK; “Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military“; UK Department for International Trade
* May 23-24: Berlin, Germany; ”
12th Annual Exporters’ Forum on Global Economic Sanctions“; C5 Group
# May 24: Commodity Webinar; “May Series: Plywood, Veneered Panels, and Similar Laminated Wood“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* May 24: Tewksbury, MA; “
DFARS Cybersecurity 2.0: The Year of Continuous Monitoring
“; NDIA New England
* May 24: London, UK; “
Making Better License Applications
“; UK Department for International Trade
#
 May 29: Commodity Webinar; “May Series: Cameras of Subheading 8525.80“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* May 29-31: Hong Kong; ”
Hong Kong Summit on Economic Sanctions and Compliance Enforcement“; American Conference Institute

# May 30: Commodity Webinar; “May Series: Bitcoin Miners“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
# May 31: Commodity Webinar; “May Series: Women’s Knit Tank Tops“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
# Jun 4: Commodity Webinar; “June Series: Wafers, Transformers, and PCBAs“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 

# Jun 5: Commodity Webinar; “June Series: Alcoholic Beverages“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* Jun 5-6: Chicago, IL; “
EAR Boot Camp
“; 
American Conference Institute

# Jun 6: Commodity Webinar; “June Series: Self-Adhesives of Heading 3919“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 

Jun 7: Chicago, IL; “
ITAR Boot Camp
“; American Conference Institute

* 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 6-8: Baltimore, MD; ”
97th Annual AAEI Conference and Expo“; American Association of Importers and Exporters

* Jun 8: Stafford, VA; “Spring Golf Outing“; Society for International Affairs;

# Jun 12: Commodity Webinar; “June Series: Glass Containers: Headings 7010 and 7013“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* Jun 12: Webinar; “Duty Drawback and Refunds“; U.S. Commercial Service

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

# Jun 13: Commodity Webinar; “June Series: Ornaments, Boxes, and Furniture of Heading 4420“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 

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

* Jun 13: Derby, UK; ”
Intermediate Seminar“; 
UK Department for International Trade
# Jun 14: Commodity Webinar; “June Series: Medical Instruments and Appliances“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* Jun 14: Boston, MA; “Export Regulatory Compliance Update“; Massachusetts Export Center
* Jun 14: Webinar; “
ACE for Importers and Exporters
“; Foreign Trade Association
* Jun 14: Derby, UK; ”
Beginner’s Workshop“; 
UK Department for International Trade
* Jun 14: Derby, UK; ”
Licenses Workshop“; 
UK Department for International Trade
* Jun 14: Derby, UK; “
Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military
“; UK Department for International Trade

* Jun 17-19: Amsterdam, Netherlands; “2018 ICPA European Conference“; International Compliance Professionals Association
# Jun 18: Commodity Webinar; “June Series: Heating and Cooling Treatment Facilities“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* Jun 18: Los Angeles, CA; “Certified Classification Specialist (CCLS)“; Global Trade Academy
# Jun 19: Commodity Webinar; “June Series: Sanitary Ware of Iron or Steel“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 

# Jun 20: Commodity Webinar; “June Series: Polymer Basics“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* Jun 20-21: McLean, VA; “
ITAR Fundamentals
“; FD Associates

# Jun 21: Commodity Webinar; “June Series: Antidumping on Diamond Sawblades“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
# Jun 25: Commodity Webinar; “June Series: Gloves“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
# Jun 26: Commodity Webinar; “June Series: Bed Linens“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
# Jun 27: Commodity Webinar; “June Series: Fundamentals of Footwear“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* Jun 27: London, UK; “Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military“; UK Department for International Trade

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

* Jun 28: London, UK; “Making Better License Applications“; UK Department for International Trade 
* Jul 4: Cambridge, UK; ”
Intermediate Seminar“; 
UK Department for International Trade
* Jul 5: Cambridge, UK; ”
Beginner’s Workshop“; 
UK Department for International Trade
* Jul 5: Cambridge, UK; ”
Licenses Workshop“; 
UK Department for International Trade
* Jul 5: Cambridge, UK; ”
Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military“; UK Department for International Trade

# Jul 7: Commodity Webinar; “July Series: What’s a Toy?“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* Jul 10: Chicago, IL; “Duty Drawback Specialist – Certification“; Global Trade Academy
# Jul 10: Commodity Webinar; “July Series: Food Incorporating Alcohol“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* Jul 10-11: Columbia, SC; “Complying with US Export Controls“; Bureau of Industry and Security
# July 10-12: Chicago, IL; “Duty Drawback Specialist – Certification“; Amber Road 

Jul 11-14: Laredo, Texas; “Best Customs Broker Exam Course“; GRVR Attorneys
 
# Jul 12: Commodity Webinar; “July Series: Understanding Types of Woven Fabric“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
# Jul 16: Commodity Webinar; “July Series: Electromechanical Domestic Appliances“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* Jul 16-18: National Harbor, Maryland; “2018 Summer Basics Conference“; Society for International Affairs
# Jul 17: Commodity Webinar; “July Series: Other Articles of Steel“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* Jul 17: Los Angeles, CA; “Advanced Classification of Plastics and Rubber“; Global Trade Academy
# Jul 19: Commodity Webinar; “July Series: Tubes and Pipes of Iron or Steel“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
* Jul 19: McLean, VA;ITAR for the Empowered Official“; FD Associates

Jul 19-20: Torrance, CA; “
Customs Compliance For Import Personnel
“; Foreign Trade Association
* 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: Springfield, RI; “Complying with US Export Controls“; Bureau of Industry and Security
* Sep 13-17: Galveston, TX (Cruise); “ICPA @ SEA!“; International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA)
* Sep 16-19: Atlanta, GA; “2018 Annual Conference and Exposition“; National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ)
* 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 19-20: Rome, Italy; ”
Defense Exports 2018“; SMi

* 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

Sep 21-24: Detroit, Michigan; “Best Customs Broker Exam Course“; GRVR Attorneys
 

* Sep 26: McLean, VA; “
EAR Basics
“; FD Associates 

* Sep 26: Oxford, UK; ”
Intermediate Seminar“; 
UK Department for International Trade
* Sep 27: Oxford, UK; ”
Beginner’s Workshop“; 
UK Department for International Trade
* Sep 27: Oxford, UK; ”
Licenses Workshop“; 
UK Department for International Trade
* Sep 27: Oxford, UK; ”
Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military“; UK Department for International Trade

# Oct 16-18: Dallas, TX; “
Partnering for Compliance West Export/Import Control Training and Education Program
“; Partnering for Compliance 

* Oct 18-19: McLean, VA; “ITAR Fundamentals“; FD Associates

#
Oct 19: Dallas TX; “
Customs/Import Boot Camp
; Partnering for Compliance

* Oct 21-23: Grapevine, TX; “2018 Fall Conference“; ICPA
* Oct 22-26:
 Dallas, Texas; “Best Customs Broker Exam Course“; GRVR Attorneys
* Oct 22-23: Arlington, VA; “2018 Fall Advanced Conference
“; Society for International Affairs (SIA)

* Oct 24: Leeds, UK; ”
Intermediate Seminar“; 
UK Department for International Trade
* Oct 25: Leeds, UK; ”
Beginner’s Workshop“; 
UK Department for International Trade
* Oct 25: Leeds, UK; “
Licenses Workshop
“; 
UK Department for International Trade
* Oct 25: Leeds, UK; ”
Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military“; UK Department for International Trade

* 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 14: Manchester, UK; ”
Intermediate Seminar“; 
UK Department for International Trade
* Nov 15: Manchester, UK; ”
Beginner’s Workshop“; 
UK Department for International Trade
* Nov 15: Manchester, UK; ”
Licenses Workshop“; 
UK Department for International Trade
* Nov 15: Manchester, UK; ”
Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military“; UK Department for International Trade

* Nov 14-15: London, UK; “Economic Sanctions & Financial Crime“; C5 Group
* Nov 15: McLean, VA; “ITAR For the Empowered Official“; FD Associates
* Nov 27: Houston, TX; “Duty Drawback Specialist – Certification“; Global Trade Academy

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

* Dec 4-5: Frankfurt, Germany; ”
US Defence Contracting and DFARS Compliance in Europe;” C5 Group
* Dec 5: London, UK; ”
Intermediate Seminar“; 
UK Department for International Trade
* Dec 5: London, UK; ”
Beginner’s Workshop“; 
UK Department for International Trade
* Dec 6: London, UK; ”
Licenses Workshop“; 
UK Department for International Trade
* Dec 6: London, UK; ”
Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military“; UK Department for International Trade

* Dec 6: London, UK; “International Documentation and Customs Compliance
“; Institute of Export and International Trade
* Dec 6: Manchester, UK; “
Introduction to Export Controls and Licenses
“; 
* Dec 11: Manchester, UK;International Documentation and Customs Compliance“; Institute of Export and International Trade
 
2019
 
* May 5-7: Savannah, GA; ”
2019 Spring Seminar
; National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ)
* Sep 8-11: Chicago, IL; “2019 Annual Conference and Exposition“; National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ)

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ENEDITOR’S NOTES

EN_a113
. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations

(Source: Editor)

Maimonides (Moses ben Maimon; commonly known as Maimonides; 30 Mar 1135 – 12 Dec 1204; was a medieval Sephardic Jewish philosopher who became one of the most prolific and influential Torah scholars of the Middle Ages. In his time, he was also a preeminent astronomer and physician.)
  – “The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.” 
  – “No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means.”   

Rene Descartes (31 Mar 1596 – 11 Feb 1650) was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. Dubbed the father of modern western philosophy, much of subsequent Western philosophy is a response to his writings, which are studied closely to this day.)

  – “The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.”
 
Friday funnies – Some French food observations:
 
* Q. Why do the French like to eat snails?
   A. They don’t like fast food.
 
* Q. Why do the French drink so much wine?
   A. Because in France, the water is l’eau.
 
* Q. Why do the French eat only one egg for breakfast?
   A. Because in France, one egg is an oeuf.

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EN_a214. 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: 22 Feb 2018: 83 FR 7608-7610: Technical Amendment to List of User Fee Airports: Name Changes of Several Airports and the Addition of Five Airports 
 
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:
22 Mar 2018:
83 FR 12475-12483
: Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List and Removal of Certain Persons from the Entity List; Correction of License Requirements 

 

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

  – Last Amendment:
19 Mar 2018: 83 FR 11876-11881: Inflation Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties

 

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 (16 March 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 approximately 250 footnotes containing case annotations, practice tips, Census/AES guidance, and explanations of the numerous errors contained in the official text. Subscribers receive revised copies in Microsoft Word 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. Government employees (including military) and employees of universities are eligible for a 50% discount on both publications at www.FullCircleCompiance.eu
 
* 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: 30 Mar 2018:
Harmonized System Update 1804, containing 710 ABI records and 166 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: 14 Feb 2018:
83 FR 6457-6458: Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Addition of South Sudan [Amends ITAR Part 126.]

  – The only available fully updated copy (latest edition: 14 Feb 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_a315
. 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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