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18-0406 Friday “Daily Bugle”

18-0406 Friday “Daily Bugle”

Friday, 6 April 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. Commerce/BIS Seeks Comments Concerning BIS-711, “Statement by Ultimate Consignee and Purchaser” 
  2. Justice/ATF Seeks Comments Concerning ATF Form 5400.14/5400.15 Part III, “Federal Explosives License/Permit (FEL) Renewal Application” 
  1. Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions 
  2. Commerce/BIS: (No new postings.) 
  3. DHS/CBP Releases Reminder Concerning Retirement of ACE Data Extracts
  4. State/DDTC: (No new postings.)
  5. Treasury/OFAC Posts Update Concerning Ukraine-/Russia-related Sanctions
  6. EU Commission Updates Information Webpage Concerning Dual-Use Export Controls 
  7. UK DIT/EJCU Updates 25 OGELs to Reflect New Contact Details for ECJU 
  1. CNN: “US Imposes Sanctions Against Russian Oligarchs and Government Officials”
  2. ST&R Trade Report: “Dates and Deadlines: Apparel Classification, Trade Agencies, Product Safety, Export Controls”
  1. Baker McKenzie: “U.S. Government to Include Digital Currency Addresses on List of Sanctioned Parties”
  2. J. Sneyder & E. Goetz: “BIS Updates EAR with Latest Australia Group (AG) Decisions; India new AG Participating Country” 
  3. L. Fischer Fox, C. Reade & L.C. Landgraf: “Section 301: Trump Administration Announces Proposed Targets for New Tariffs and Contemplates Investment Restrictions-and China Responds in Kind” 
  1. List of Approaching Events – 9 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 (5 Apr 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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Commerce/BIS Seeks Comments Concerning BIS-711, “Statement by Ultimate Consignee and Purchaser”

(Source:
Federal Register, 6 Apr 2018.) [Excerpts.]
 
83 FR 14843-14844: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Statement by Ultimate Consignee and Purchaser
 
* AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce.
* ACTION: Notice.
* SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
* DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before June 5, 2018. …
* SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: … The collection is necessary under Part 748.11 of the EAR. This section states that the Form BIS-711, Statement by Ultimate Consignee and Purchaser, or a statement on company letterhead (in accordance with 748.11(b)(1), must provide information on the foreign importer receiving the U.S. technology and how the technology will be utilized. The BIS-711 or letter provides assurances from the importer that the technology will not be misused, transferred or re-exported in violation of the EAR. …
 
Data
 
  – OMB Control Number: 0694-0021.
  – Form Number(s): BIS-711.
  – Type of Review: Regular submission. …
  – Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary.
  – Legal Authority: EAR Part 748.11 …
 
Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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Justice/ATF Seeks Comments Concerning ATF Form 5400.14/5400.15 Part III, “Federal Explosives License/Permit (FEL) Renewal Application”

(Source:
Federal Register, 6 Apr 2018.) [Excerpts.]
 
83 FR 14889-14890: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension Without Change of a Currently Approved Collection; Federal Explosives License/Permit (FEL) Renewal Application–ATF Form 5400.14/5400.15 Part III
 
* AGENCY: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Department of Justice.
* ACTION: 60-Day notice.
* SUMMARY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
* DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until June 5, 2018. …
* SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: …
 
Overview of this information collection:
 
  – Type of Information Collection (check justification or form 83): Extension, without change, of a currently approved collection.
  – The Title of the Form/Collection: Federal Explosives License/Permit (FEL) Renewal Application. …
  – Form number (if applicable): ATF Form 5400.14/5400.15 Part III.
  – Component: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Department of Justice. …
  – Abstract: Licenses or permits are issued for a specific period of time and are renewable upon the same conditions as the original license or permit. In order to continue uninterruptedly in these activities, licenses and permits can be renewed by filing a short renewal application. …
 
  Dated: April 3, 2018.
 
Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.

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OGSOTHER GOVERNMENT SOURCES

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. Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions
 

(Source:
Federal Register)

[No items of interest noted today.]

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DHS/CBP Releases Reminder Concerning Retirement of ACE Data Extracts

(Source:
CSMS# 18-000260, 5 Apr 2018.)
 
This message is a reminder that the ACE Data Extracts will be retired on 14 April 2018 and will therefore no longer be available. The data found in these extracts can be found in either the Entry Summary universe or the Statements universe.
 
Please e-mail
ace.reports@cbp.dhs.gov
with any questions.
  

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Treasury/OFAC Posts Update Concerning Ukraine-/Russia-related Sanctions

(Source:
Treasury/OFAC, 6 Apr 2018.) [Excerpts.]
 
Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is designating certain persons pursuant to the Ukraine-/Russia-related authorities and two persons pursuant to the Government of Syria authorities (see below).
 
In addition, OFAC is issuing the following two Ukraine-/Russia-related general licenses in connection with these designations: 
  – 
General License 12 “Authorizing Certain Activities Necessary to Maintenance or Wind down of Operations or Existing Contracts”;
  – 
General License 13 “Authorizing Certain Transactions Necessary to Divest or Transfer Debt, Equity, or other Holdings in Certain Blocked Persons”. 
 
OFAC is also publishing 
eight new FAQs relating to today’s action and publishing one 
updated FAQ related to the 
Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). … 

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EU Commission Updates Information Webpage Concerning Dual-Use Export Controls

 
Dual-use items are goods, software and technology that can be used for both civilian and military applications. The EU controls the export, transit and brokering of European dual-use items so we can contribute to international peace and security.
 
The controls are based on several international obligations:
A
     UN Security Council Resolution 1540
B
     the Chemical Weapons Convention
C
     the Biological Weapons Convention
 
The EU’s export control rules follow our commitments in multilateral export control rules. Dual-use items are traded freely within the EU, except for some
sensitive items.
 
The EU’s dual-use control law
 
Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 governs the EU’s export control regime, which provides:
  – common EU control rules
  – a common EU list of dual-use items
  – coordination and cooperation to support consistent implementation and enforcement throughout the EU
 
EU member states need to take extra measures to put the rules in place, e.g. enforcement and penalties.

 
Banned dual-use exports
 
Dual-use items can’t leave the EU customs territory without an export authorization. The requirement for an export authorization applies to:
 
  – dual-use items listed in the EU control list (in annex I of the regulation)
  – non-listed items under the so-called catch-all clause
  – Other items can be banned if, for example, it’s believed some items will be used in connection with a biological, chemical, nuclear weapons or ballistic missile weapons program, or for use in violation of an arms embargo.
  – EU Member States may put extra controls on non-listed dual-use items because of public security or human rights considerations.
 
There are also restrictions on brokering services on dual-use items and transporting such items through the EU.
 
In specific cases, the export of dual-use items may have additional EU restrictive measures (sanctions). These measures apply to the trade of dual-use items with:
 
  – North Korea
  – Iran
  – Syria
 
 
Authorized dual-use exports
 
There are four types of export authorizations in place in the EU export control regime:
 
EU General Export Authorizations (EU GEAs)
 
EU GEAs allow for the export of dual-use items to certain destinations under certain conditions (see Annex II of the Regulation).
 
There are currently six EU GEAs in place:
  – exports to Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and the United States of America
  – export of certain dual-use items to certain destinations
  – export after repair/replacement
  – temporary export for exhibition or fair
  – telecommunications
  – chemicals
 
National General Export Authorizations (NGEAs)
 
NGEAs may be issued by EU Member States if they are consistent with existing EUGEAs and do not refer to items listed in Annex IIg of the Regulation. 
France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the UK apply these authorisations
.
 
Global licenses
 
National authorities grant global licenses to one exporter and may cover multiple items to multiple countries of destination or end users.
 
Individual licenses
 
National authorities grant individual licenses to one exporter. These licenses cover exports of one or more dual-use items to one end-user or consignee in a third country.
 
 
Review of the EU export control regime
 
Export controls need to be updated to follow security risks and threats, developments in science and technology, and changes in world trade.
 
The European Commission regularly holds public consultations, and has a constant dialogue with industry, academia and civil society to discuss ways to balance security and competitiveness.
 
The Commission presented a
report to the European Parliament and the Council in October 2013 on the implementation of the regulation. The report concluded that the EU should upgrade its export control system to face new challenges.
 
The Commission’s 2014
Communication gave options to review the EU’s export controls. The Commission then did an
impact assessment of the options.
 
The Commission adopted a
proposal to modernize the EU export control system on 28 September 2016. The Council and the European Parliament will discuss the Commission’s proposal during 2018.

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UK DIT/EJCU Updates 25 OGELs to Reflect New Contact Details for ECJU


(Source:
UK DIT/EJCU
, 6 Apr 2018.)
 
The Export Control Joint Unit (EJCU) of the UK Department of International Trade (DIT) has updated the following 25 OGELs:
  

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NWSNEWS

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CNN: “US Imposes Sanctions Against Russian Oligarchs and Government Officials”

(Source:
CNN, 6 Apr 2018.) [Excerpts.]
 
The Trump administration is unleashing additional sanctions against seven Russian oligarchs with ties to President Vladimir Putin along with 12 companies they own or control.
 
The measures announced by the Treasury Department on Friday were also aimed at 17 senior Russian government officials and the state-owned Russian weapons trading company, Rosoboronexport, which has long-standing ties to Syria and its subsidiary, Russian Financial Corporation Bank. …
 
Friday’s sanctions list targets a number of Russian tycoons, including Oleg Deripaska, a billionaire who once had close ties to President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort; Kirill Shamalov, an energy executive who married Putin’s daughter; and Suleiman Kerimov, who allegedly brought millions of euros into France in suitcases. …
 
Among the companies targeted by the US include GAZ Group, Russia’s leading manufacturer of commercial vehicles owned by Deripaska, and Russian Machines and Renova Group, which is comprised of investment funds and management companies operating in the energy sector in Russia.

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ST&R Trade Report: “Dates and Deadlines: Apparel Classification, Trade Agencies, Product Safety, Export Controls”

 
Following are highlights of regulatory effective dates and deadlines and federal agency meetings coming up in the next week.
 
  April 9 – deadline for comments to USDA on modified 
import requirements for citrus from Colombia
  April 11 – CPSC hearing on 
FY 2019/2020 agenda and priorities

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COMMCOMMENTARY

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Baker McKenzie: “U.S. Government to Include Digital Currency Addresses on List of Sanctioned Parties”

 
What’s changed
 
The U.S. Government is considering adding digital currency addresses affiliated with individuals and entities identified to the List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (“SDN List”). This would put U.S. persons on notice that doing business with those digital addresses may be prohibited, increasing compliance considerations for businesses delving into the world of virtual currency.
What it means for you
 
On March 19, 2018, the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) updated its 
FAQs to include a section on virtual currency. In the new section, OFAC provides guidance about the various money laundering and terrorist financing risks associated with virtual currency. In particular, OFAC states that it will use sanctions to “fight against criminal and other malicious actors abusing digital currencies and emerging payment systems.” One of the strategies under consideration is the inclusion of digital currency addresses associated with blocked persons to OFAC’s SDN List.
 
OFAC implements and enforces U.S. sanctions against parties on the SDN List and sanctioned countries (e.g., Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria, Venezuela). All U.S. persons must comply with OFAC regulations, including prohibitions on dealing with parties on the SDN List. U.S. persons must also block the property (including goods, contracts, and funds of any form) of sanctioned persons and make timely reports to OFAC. Failure to do so may result in significant civil and criminal penalties. The maximum civil penalty per violation of OFAC’s regulations amounts to the greater of USD 295,141 or twice the amount of the underlying transaction.
 
Once OFAC starts adding digital currency addresses to the SDN List, parties will be on notice that those addresses are affiliated with sanctioned persons, and payments through such means may result in a violation of OFAC regulations. OFAC’s plans represent another step in the march towards fully regulating virtual currency operations. Little by little, virtual currencies are being brought under existing regulatory schemes, or new schemes (like the New York BitLicense) are being created to cover perceived gaps. OFAC’s plans to add digital currency addresses to the SDN List will mean greater risk for companies and a matching increase in compliance cost.
 
Actions to take
 
Companies dealing in virtual currency may already be regulated under U.S. federal and state anti-money laundering (“AML”) regulations. If your company is already AML compliant, then it may be an easy lift to adjust to this new development. Such companies should:
 
  – Check whether their AML compliance program covers OFAC issues.
  – Ensure that their customer identification/verification and due diligence processes consider digital profiles and virtual currency issues.
  – Ensure that your transaction monitoring systems consider the unique issues presented by dealing in virtual currency.
 
Confirm whether relevant employees are trained on OFAC regulations. For companies dealing in virtual currency, but are unaware as to their AML or OFAC regulatory obligations, we suggest conducting a risk assessment at your next opportunity.

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J. Sneyder & E. Goetz: “BIS Updates EAR with Latest Australia Group (AG) Decisions; India new AG Participating Country”

 
* Authors: Jeff Snyder; Esq.,
jsnyder@crowell.com; and Edward Goetz, Esq.,
egoetz@crowell.com. Both of Crowell & Moring LLP.
 
On April 2, 
the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule in the Federal Register amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement the recommendations presented at the February 2017 Australia Group (AG) Intersessional Implementation Meeting, and later adopted pursuant to the AG silent approval procedure, and the recommendations made at the June 2017 AG Plenary Implementation Meeting and adopted by the AG Plenary.
 
The 
Australia Group (AG) is “an informal forum of countries which, through the harmonization of export controls, seeks to ensure that exports do not contribute to the development of chemical or biological weapons. Coordination of national export control measures assists Australia Group participants to fulfil their obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention and the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention to the fullest extent possible.”‘
 
The following Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) on the Commerce Control List (CCL) have been updated to reflect the February 2017 Intersessional Implementation Meeting recommendations that were adopted by the AG:
 
  – ECCN 2B350 (by adding certain prefabricated repair assemblies, and specially designed components therefor, that are designed for attachment to glass-lined reaction vessels, reactors, storage tanks, containers or receivers controlled by this entry);
  – ECCN 2B351 (by clarifying that toxic gas monitoring equipment includes toxic gas monitors and monitoring systems, as well as their dedicated detecting components); and
  – ECCN 2B352 (by adding certain nucleic acid assemblers and synthesizers to this entry and clarifying how the capacity of certain fermenters should be measured for purposes of determining whether they are controlled under this entry).
 
Consistent with the June 2017 AG Plenary Implementation Meeting recommendations that were adopted by the AG, this rule amends the following ECCNs on the CCL:
 
  – ECCN 1C350 (by addingN,N-Diisopropylamino­ethanethiol hydrochloride).
  – ECCN 1C353 (to clarify that genetically modified organisms include organisms in which the nucleic acid sequences have been created or altered by deliberate molecular manipulation and that inactivated organisms containing recoverable nucleic acids are considered to be genetic elements).
  – This rule also corrects several typographical errors in a note to ECCN 1C351 and updates the advance notification requirements in the EAR that apply to certain exports of saxitoxin.
 
Finally, the EAR has been amended to reflect the addition of India as a participating country in the AG.
 

Because of this, this rule makes “conforming amendments to the EAR to reflect the addition of India to the AG, as of January 19, 2018. Specifically, this rule amends the entry for India in the Commerce Country Chart (Supplement No. 1 to part 738 of the EAR) by removing the ”X” from this entry under the column CB 2. In addition, this rule amends the Country Groups chart (Supplement No. 1 to part 740 of the EAR) by adding an ”X” to the entry for India under column A:3, Australia Group.”

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Fischer Fox, C. Reade & L.C. Landgraf: “Section 301: Trump Administration Announces Proposed Targets for New Tariffs and Contemplates Investment Restrictions-and China Responds in Kind”

(Source:
Arnold & Porter, 4 Apr 2018.)
* Authors: Lynn Fischer Fox, Esq.,
lynn.fischerfox@arnoldporter.com; Claire Reade, Esq., Esq.,
claire.reade@arnoldporter.com; and L. Charles Landgraf, Esq.,
charles.landgraf@arnoldporter.com. All of Arnold & Porter, Washington DC. 

What You Need to Know
 
  – The Trump Administration is considering imposing new tariffs of 25 percent on imports from China. Targeted imports include a wide range of products from chemicals and pharmaceuticals to electrical equipment, machinery, vehicles, medical devices and parts and components.
  – The Administration has requested comments on the proposed list of products that will be subject to the tariffs. 
  – Comments are due May 11. A public hearing will be held May 15. The final list of products subject to the tariffs will likely be announced in June.
  – China has announced that it will respond if the US imposes unilateral tariffs or trade and investment barriers.
 
Background
 
Following an investigation of Chinese trade practices and industrial policy, on March 22, the Trump Administration announced its intention to impose trade penalties on Chinese imports and restrict certain Chinese investment in the United States. On April 3, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced the list of Chinese products it proposes to penalize with 25 percent tariffs. USTR is accepting comments on the proposed list until May 11, 2018, and will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC on May 15, 2018. Following this process, final decisions will be made on what products will be subjected to the additional tariffs, with commentators suggesting tariffs could be imposed in early June. 
 
This investigation was launched under authority granted by Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 to investigate foreign trade practices and take action to compel another country to eliminate unfair, unreasonable or discriminatory practices that burden US commerce. At the same time, the Administration also announced and then initiated a WTO dispute challenging China’s practices related to the granting of technology licenses to US firms operating in China. In addition, President Trump told the Treasury Department to propose new investment restrictions on China, and asked for a progress report on this issue by late May.
 
Since the creation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995, the United States has attempted to address unfair foreign trade practices through WTO dispute settlement, and has not acted unilaterally under Section 301. However, the Trump Administration appears poised to take unilateral action against China by both imposing duties on certain imports and restricting investment activity by Chinese firms in the United States. It is likely that China will challenge the unilateral tariffs as inconsistent with WTO rules. China also has signaled it would take proportionate countermeasures against US interests if the US puts new tariffs on Chinese goods. China recently demonstrated its resolve in this regard by promptly imposing trade restrictions on US exports, in reaction to the steel and aluminum tariffs just imposed by the Trump Administration. The United States’ new unilateralism also could engender copycat behavior by other countries. 
 
Tariffs on Imports from China
 
The White House has announced plans to impose 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion worth of imports from China that are “supported by China’s unfair industrial policy.”
 
On April 3, USTR published a proposed list of products to be targeted by the new import tariffs. Those products fall mainly into the pharmaceutical, medical device, machinery and machine parts, information communications technology (ICT), aerospace, iron/steel and aluminum sectors, although products from a number of other sectors are also hit. A full list of products is provided 
here.
 
USTR will be accepting comments on this proposed list until May 11. At the end of the comment period, USTR will hold a hearing and will accept post-hearing submissions, as well. The comments and hearing offer a critical opportunity for companies and other interested parties to provide information about the impacts of the proposed tariffs on the US economy and US jobs, as well as the advisability of targeting particular products or product categories.
 
These proposed tariffs could have significant impacts on various sectors of the US economy, including retailers, consumer electronics producers, and US-based companies producing components of finished goods targeted for new tariffs, as well as US-based manufacturers relying on imports for key components.
 
Stakeholders concerned either about particular products included on the proposed list or about ensuring that particular products in a targeted sector remain 
off the list, should plan to submit formal comments to USTR, as well as communicate with their congressional representatives and executive branch allies. It is important to note that products not currently included on the list could be added to the list later if no opposition is registered. Products that comprise a large segment of US imports and that have international substitutes could be top priorities for inclusion in a final list. Stakeholders in favor of including particular products likewise should express their views. Companies and organizations with views more broadly on the economic or policy impacts of imposing unilateral tariffs under Section 301 also should consider expressing those views. 
 
New Restrictions on Chinese Investment in the United States
 
As part of the Section 301 action, the Administration also announced its intention to create new rules that limit Chinese investment in, or acquisition of, sensitive US companies or technology. President Trump directed the Treasury Department to explore options for new investment restrictions using “any available statutory authority.” Thus, while any new restrictions must be grounded in existing statutory authority, Treasury is likely to be able to rely on a range of laws and regulations to develop a proposal. In addition to existing national security authority to review cross-border investment transactions, the Administration might also rely on other authorities, such as export controls and government procurement rules, or even broader powers to act in an international emergency, to create investment limitations. Thus, at this juncture, it is unclear whether the new rules will be limited to restricting Chinese investments with national security implications or if Treasury will propose conditions that implicate a broader spectrum of transactions involving Chinese firms.
 
The USTR report highlights Chinese acquisitions in seven sectors of the US economy: (1) aviation; (2) integrated circuits; (3) information technology and electronics; (4) biotechnology; (5) industrial machinery and robotics; (6) renewable energy; and (7) automotive. Thus, new investment restrictions could target investment in those sectors. New investment restrictions could conceivably affect relationships between US companies and Chinese investors that take place outside the United States, as well as proposed US investments in China. Companies engaged with Chinese counterparts in investment activities or proposing this kind of engagement will want to watch closely for impacts on their plans. 
 
Retaliation Risk
 
China has announced its intention to fight back, if the US imposes new trade and investment restrictions and already released a list of US products, including soybeans, automobiles, aircraft and chemicals, that would be targeted for retaliatory tariffs. China’s ambassador has said that China does not seek a trade war, but will protect China’s interests if the US starts one, and Chinese social media are already teeing up the possibility of an American product boycott. China has also announced retaliation for the steel and aluminum tariffs the United States recently imposed pursuant to a national security investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Those retaliatory tariffs include pork products, various tree nuts, wine, fresh and dried fruits, stainless steel pipes and tubes, and aluminum scrap. 
 
If the US imposes investment restrictions, China is likely to take action in kind, potentially limiting US investments and acquisitions in China, or imposing additional limitations, formal or informal, on existing US investments.

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TEEX/IM TRAINING EVENTS & CONFERENCES

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List of Approaching Events – 9 New Events Listed
(Sources: Editor and Event Sponsors)

Published every Friday or last publication day of the week. Please, send event announcements to John Bartlett, Events & Jobs Editor (email: 
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 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: London, UK; “Intermediate Seminar“; UK Department for International Trade
* 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 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: Kissimmee, FL; “BIS Meeting Notice – Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee“; Bureau of Industry and Security

# Apr 19: Webinar: “The Modernization of the EU Export Control System“; Amber Road
* 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: Webinar; “Understanding Classification“; NAFTZ
* 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
* 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: Miami, FL; “Export Compliance Seminar and Workshop“; 
South Florida District Export Council / U.S. Commercial Service, at University of Miami
# May 22-23: Annapolis, MD; ”
May 2018 Seminar Level III-Mastering ITAR/EAR Challenges“; Export Compliance Solutions

* 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 7: Webinar; “Resource Guide on Trade Actions“; NAFTZ
* 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, AZ; ITAR Defense Trade Controls / EAR Export Controls Seminar“; ECTI; jessica@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“; ECTI; jessica@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
 

# Jan 6-7: Long Beach, CA; ”
Fundamentals of FTZ Seminar“;

* 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_a116
. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations

(Source: Editor)


Rory Bremner
(Roderick Keith Ogilvy “Rory” Bremner; born 6 April 1961; is a Scottish impressionist and comedian, noted for his work in political satire and impressions of British public figures. He is also known for his work on “Mock the Week” as a panelist, the award-winning show “Rory Bremner…Who Else?” and sketch comedy series “Bremner, Bird, and Fortune”.)
  – On global warming data: “If you put garbage in a computer nothing comes out but garbage. But this garbage, having passed through a very expensive machine, is somehow ennobled and none dare criticize it.”


Nicolas Chamfort
(born Sébastien-Roch Nicolas, 6 Apr 1741 – 13 Apr 1794; was a French writer, best known for his witty epigrams and aphorisms. He was secretary to Louis XVI’s sister, and of the Jacobin club.)
  – “Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing than history.”
  – “All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only because they do exaggerate.
 
Friday Funnies:
 
* Knock Knock!
   Who’s There?
   To.
   To Who?
   It’s “To Whom.”
 
* Our Friday Funny last week (“If you want to find out who loves you more — your wife or your dog — force them both into the trunk of your car and drive around for an hour. When you open the trunk, which one is happier to see you?”) stimulated one reader to ask, “Are you serious?  You would put this in the Bugle?”  To which I replied, “Of course I was not serious – it was a joke!  What kind of a man would force his dog into the trunk of his car?” 

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EN_a217. Are Your Copies of Regulations Up to Date?
(Source: Editor)

The official versions of the following regulations are published annually in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.), but are updated as amended in the Federal Register.  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(s): 2 Apr 2018:
83 FR 13849-13862
: Implementation of the February 2017 Australia Group (AG) Intersessional Decisions and the June 2017 AG Plenary Understandings; Addition of India to the AG [Amendment of EAR Parts 738, 740, 745, and 774.]
; and 5 Apr 2018:
83 FR 14580-14583
: Reclassification of Targets for the Production of Tritium and Related Development and Production Technology Initially Classified Under the 0Y521 Series [Imposes License Requirements on Transfers of Specified Target Assemblies and Components for the Production of Tritium, and Related “Development” and “Production” Technology.] 

 

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_a318
. 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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