18-0604 Monday “Daily Bugle”

18-0604 Monday “Daily Bugle”

Monday, 4 June 2018

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  1. Commerce/BIS Amends EAR, Correction Concerning ECCN 1C350 
  1. Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions
  2. Commerce/BIS: (No new postings.)
  3. Commerce/Census: “Accessing AESDirect in the Automated Commercial Environment”
  4. State/DDTC: (No new postings.)
  5. Canada/Finance Seeks Comments on Intent to Impose Countermeasures Action Against the U.S. in Response to Tariffs on Canadian Steel and Aluminum Products
  6. Japan METI Launches E-learning Program in Academic and Research Institutes in the Field of Security Export Control
  1. ST&R Trade Report: “EU, Canada, Mexico Poised to Retaliate Against U.S. Following Rescission of Steel/Aluminum Tariff Exemptions”
  1. The Export Compliance Journal: “Moving to EAR License Exceptions after ECR”
  2. J. Reeves & K. Heubert: “U.S. Departments of State and Commerce Propose Rules to Transition Firearms and Ammunition from the USML to the CCL”
  3. M. Volkov: “Episode 41 – Compliance and Technology”
  1. Monday List of Ex/Im Job Openings: 161 Jobs Posted This Week, Including 18 New Jobs
  1. FCC Presents “Summer Course U.S. Export Controls: An Introduction to the ITAR & EAR”, 12 Jun in Bruchem, the Netherlands
  1. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations 
  2. Are Your Copies of Regulations Up to Date? Latest Amendments: ATF (15 Jan 2016), Customs (12 Apr 2018), DOD/NISPOM (18 May 2016), EAR (4 Jun 2018), FACR/OFAC (19 Mar 2018), FTR (24 Apr 2018), HTSUS (1 Jun 2018), ITAR (14 Feb 2018) 
  3. Weekly Highlights of the Daily Bugle Top Stories 



1. Commerce/BIS Amends EAR, Correction Concerning ECCN 1C350
(Source: Federal Register, 4 June 2018.) [Excerpts.]
83 FR 25559-25561: Implementation of the February 2017 Australia Group (AG) Intersessional Decisions and the June 2017 AG Plenary Understandings; Addition of India to the AG; Correction
* AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.
* ACTION: Final rule; correction.
* SUMMARY: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) publishes this final rule to make certain conforming changes based on the revisions to Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 1C350 on the Commerce Control List (CCL) contained in a final rule published on April 2, 2018. That final rule amended 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. Among other changes, the April 2, 2018, final rule amended ECCN 1C350 by renumbering paragraphs .b through .d in alphabetical order. Following the publication of that rule, however, certain references to ECCN 1C350.c and 1C350.d in the description of items eligible under the validated end-user authorization (VEU) provisions of the EAR no longer identified the correct subparagraphs in ECCN 1C350 because the rule inadvertently failed to update the references to ECCN 1C350.c and 1C350.d in the description of eligible items for three of the validated end-users identified in Supplement No. 7 to part 748 (Authorization Validated End-User (VEU)) of the EAR. This final rule amends the VEU provisions to provide the correct references to eligible items in ECCN 1C350 for three validated end-users.
* DATES: This rule is effective June 4, 2018.
* FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chair, End-User Review Committee, Office of the Assistant Secretary, Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, Phone: 202-482-5991; Email: ERC@bis.doc.gov.
  The amendments to the April 2, 2018, final rule included revisions to Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 1C350, among which were the renumbering of certain items listed in paragraph .b, .c, or .d of this ECCN. However, that final rule inadvertently omitted updates to the references to ECCN 1C350.c and 1C350.d in the description of eligible items for three of the validated end-users identified in Supplement No. 7 to part 748 (Authorization Validated End-User (VEU)) of the EAR. Consequently, these descriptions no longer identified the correct subparagraphs for eligible items in ECCN 1C350. This final rule amends the references to ECCN 1C350 in Supplement No. 7 to part 748 to identify the correct subparagraphs for eligible items in ECCN 1C350, consistent with the amendments to ECCN 1C350 contained in the April 2, 2018, final rule.
  Specifically, this final rule amends Supplement No. 7 to part 748 to correctly identify which items in ECCN 1C350 are eligible for each of the following validated end-users: (1) The description of eligible ECCN 1C350 items in the entry for “CSMC Technologies Corporation” is revised to reference 1C350.c.4 (Phosphorus oxychloride, C.A.S. #10025-87-3) and 1C350.c.12 (Trimethyl phosphite, C.A.S. #121-45-9); (2) the description of eligible ECCN 1C350 items in the entry for “Samsung China Semiconductor Co. Ltd.” is revised to reference 1C350.c.4 and 1C350.d.10 (Hydrogen fluoride, C.A.S. #7664-39-3); and (3) the description of eligible ECCN 1C350 items in the entry for “Shanghai Huahong Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation” is revised to reference 1C350.c.4 and 1C350.d.10. These conforming amendments do not change the scope of eligible items for any of the three validated end-users indicated above–they merely update the ECCN references in Supplement No. 7 to part 748 to correctly identify which ECCN 1C350 items are eligible for each of these validated end-users. Because this rule does not add or remove any validated end-users or revise the scope of eligible items, the citation for this rule is not indicated in the “Federal Register Citation” column of Supplement No. 7. …
   Dated: May 29, 2018.
Karen H. Nies-Vogel, Director, Office of Exporter Services.

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OGS_a12. Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions
(Source: Federal Register)

* Commerce; Bureau of Industry and Security; NOTICES; Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals [Publication Date: 5 June 2018.]:
  – Licensing Responsibilities and Enforcement
  – Request for the Appointment of a Technical Advisory Committee

* Justice; Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau; NOTICES; Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals [Publication Date: 5 June 2018.]:
  – Licensed Firearms Manufacturers Records of Production, Disposition, and Supporting Data
  – Records of Acquisition and Disposition, Registered Importers of Arms, Ammunition & Implements of War on the U.S. Munitions Import List
  – Report of Firearms Transactions – Demand 2

* President; PROCLAMATIONS; Trade [Publication Date: 5 June 2018.]:
  – Aluminum; Adjusting Imports Into the U.S. (Proc. 9758)
  – Steel; Adjusting Imports Into the U.S. (Proc. 9759)

[Editor’s Note: Both items were already mentioned in the Thursday, 31 May 2018, Daily Bugle, item #7.]

* U.S. Customs and Border Protection; NOTICES; Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Ship’s Store Declaration [Publication Date: 5 June 2018.]

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The AESDirect application transitioned into the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) single window in 2016. Below are step-by-step instructions to help new users access ACE AESDirect to file their export shipments for the first time:
(1)  After you have successfully established an ACE Exporter Account, log in to ACE using your web browser at <https://ace.cbp.dhs.gov/>. (We recommend you use Internet Explorer.)
(2)  After logging into the ACE Portal, you will be in the Home screen.
From the ACE main menu, select the Accounts tab. In the Task Selector panel, located under the Accounts tab, select the Exporter View from the drop-down menu and click GO.
: No matter the filer’s role in the export transaction, it is required to select Exporter.
(3)  Below the Task Selector, under Select Task, select Submit AESDirect Filings.
: Please disable or turn off your browser’s pop-up blocker in order to access the ACE AESDirect filing portal.
(4)  Navigate to the Shipment Manager.
After you have accepted the Certification Statements (they appear the first time you log in), the system will redirect you to the Shipment Manager. The Shipment Manager is the first screen in ACE AESDirect and it will show all of the high-level information on previously submitted shipments.
(5) Select the Create Export Filing button.
This button will take you to the Electronic Export Information (EEI) page to begin filing a shipment. You will be required to complete all mandatory fields (red asterisks) to file your EEI. The system will prompt you to provide information in conditional fields (blue diamonds) when necessary. 
If the Automated Export System accepts your export filing, and there are no errors, you will receive an Internal Transaction Number as your proof of filing.
For a detailed walkthrough of a filing in ACE AESDirect, you may use the Sample Shipment Document located at our ACE AESDirect Resources Page, or a recorded ACE AESDirect demonstration webinar located at our Outreach, Education and Training Site. For more information, please contact the Data Collection Branch at 800-549-0595, option 1 or email askaes@census.gov.

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Department of Finance Canada, 31 May 2018.)
On May 31, 2018, the United States (U.S.) announced the imposition of tariffs on imports of certain steel and aluminum products from Canada (at the rates of 25% and 10%, respectively). 
In response to these measures, Canada intends to impose surtaxes or similar trade-restrictive countermeasures against up to C$16.6 billion in imports of steel, aluminum, and other products from the U.S., representing the value of 2017 Canadian exports affected by the U.S. measures.  The Government is also considering whether additional measures may be required.
Scope of countermeasures
The products subject to countermeasures will be drawn from those listed in Tables 1 and 2 here.  Goods selected from Table 1 will be subject to a 25 per cent surtax or similar trade-restrictive measures.  Goods selected from Table 2 will be subject to a 10 per cent surtax or similar trade-restrictive measures.
These countermeasures will only apply to goods originating from the U.S., which shall be considered as those goods eligible to be marked as a good of the U.S. in accordance with the Determination of Country of Origin for the Purposes of Marking Goods (NAFTA Countries) Regulations.
These countermeasures will take effect on July 1, 2018 and will remain in place until the U.S. eliminates its trade-restrictive measures against Canada.  The countermeasures will not apply to U.S. goods that are in transit to Canada on the day on which these countermeasures come into force.
The list of products outlined at the heading, subheading or tariff item level in Tables 1 and 2 should be read in conjunction with the Schedule to Canada’s Customs Tariff.
Written comments should be provided no later than June 15, 2018. Submissions, at a minimum, should include the following information:
  (1) Canadian company/industry association name, address, telephone number, and contact person.
  (2) Relevant eight-digit tariff item(s) and description of the goods of particular interest.
  (3) Reasons for the expressed support for, or concern with, the proposed countermeasures, including detailed information substantiating any expected beneficial or adverse impact.
  (4) If concern is expressed with respect to the proposed countermeasures for one or more eight-digit tariff item(s), please provide views on ways to alleviate such concerns.
  (5) Please identify if information provided in the submissions is commercially sensitive.
Address for comments
Comments and general inquiries should be sent to the following address: International Trade Policy Division (U.S. 232 Retaliation Consultations), Department of Finance, James Michael Flaherty Building, 14th Floor, 90 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G5, 613-369-4024 (fax), (email).
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METI, 29 May 2018.)
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) developed an e-learning program in academic and research institutes aiming at providing an opportunity for them to learn about security export control for technology transfers pursuant to the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act (Act No. 228 of 1949; hereinafter referred to as the “Act”).
METI hereby announces the launch of the program both in Japanese and English on its website.
Under international security trade control frameworks, Japan and other major countries have been collaboratively taking strict control of transactions of goods and technologies which can be used for creating weapons or for other military purposes in order to prevent countries of concern from threatening global security and terrorists from accessing such products and technologies.
METI, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and other ministries and agencies share the recognition that universities and research institutes engaging in advanced research and development should initiate effective security export control schemes in the same manner as export businesses. Under this recognition, METI, in cooperation with MEXT and other relevant entities, has been holding explanatory meetings and raising awareness of security export control among such universities and institutes.
With the recent increase in security concerns over the outflow of sensitive technologies to foreign countries along with the acceleration of globalization, which includes cross-border human resource exchanges and joint research with foreign countries, universities and research institutes should observe the Compliance Requirements for Exporters that stipulates regulations that such entities are required to adhere to, and must institute sufficiently strict controls of sensitive technologies.
Such universities and research institutes are required to educate front-line teaching staff and researchers in the field of education and research regarding the Act and also are required to secure their organizations by putting necessary procedures into practice.
Outline of the e-learning program
Aiming to provide teaching staff and researchers with opportunities to learn about related systems under the Act and matters that they are required to control the various situations that may occur during the course of research activities, the e-learning program provides five theme-based educational videos both in Japanese and English:  
  [i] need for export control security;  
  [ii] summary of export control security systems;  
  [iii] case-by-case points of concern: part I (issues in conducting daily research activities); and 
  [iv] case-by-case points of concern: part II (issues in hosting overseas students and researchers and in conducting joint research).
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The U.S. rescinded June 1 the exemptions it had temporarily provided to the European Union, Canada, and Mexico from the additional import duties on steel and aluminum that were imposed as of March 23. As a result, these trading partners have threatened to retaliate against a broad range of U.S. products within the next few weeks.
The EU has vowed to impose an additional 25 percent duty beginning June 20 and until the U.S. lifts its tariffs against EU steel and aluminum products on hundreds of U.S. goods, including, among others, various apparel, textile, and footwear items, agricultural products, orange juice, bourbon whiskey, tobacco products, cosmetic products, steel and aluminum products, playing cards, sailboats, and motorcycles. The EU has also set forth a second group of products on which duties could be increased by up to 50 percent in March 2021 if the U.S. has not rescinded its steel and aluminum tariffs by then.
In a May 31 statement, Mexico’s Ministry of Economy said it will impose countermeasures against various U.S. products, such as flat steel (hot and cold foil, including coated and various tubes), lamps, pork legs and shoulders, sausages and food preparations, apples, grapes, blueberries, and various cheeses, among others.
Meanwhile, Canada has announced its intention to impose effective from July 1 an additional duty of 10 percent or 25 percent on C$16.6 billion (about US$12.8 billion) worth of U.S. goods. Products under consideration for these measures include various food and agricultural products such as cucumbers, yogurt, roasted coffee, maple sugar and syrup, strawberry jam, chocolate, orange juice, mustard, and tomato ketchup and other tomato sauces, steel and aluminum products, whiskies, cosmetic and personal care products, dishwashing detergents, candles, plastic tableware and kitchenware, plywood, insecticides, handkerchiefs and toilet paper, mattresses and other bedding articles, playing cards, pens and markers, refrigerator-freezers, washing machines, water heaters, and boats. Comments on the proposed measures are due by June 15.

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9. The Export Compliance Journal: “
Moving to EAR License Exceptions after ECR”
(Source: The Export Compliance Journal, 1 June 2018.)
For exporters of United States Munitions List (USML) goods, technologies, and services, the License Exemptions in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are engrained, a way of life.
One of the disruptions to familiar procedures for defense-related companies with items reclassified to the Commerce Control List (CCL) under Export Control Reform (ECR) is the corresponding switch to using (and therefore learning) the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) License Exceptions that might apply. For CCL 600 Series and 9X515, ITAR Exemptions are no longer in the picture.
A presentation at SIA Spring 2018 highlighted some commonly-used EAR Exceptions for 600 Series and 9X515-these being TMP (740.9), RPL (740.10), GOV (740.11), and STA (740.20).
Temporary Imports, Exports, Reexports, and Transfers (In-Country) Exception   
Temporary Imports, Exports, Reexports, and Transfers (In-Country) Exception
 (TMP) authorizes various temporary exports and reexports, including ‘tools of the trade’ and items for exhibition or demonstration; exports and reexports of items temporarily in the United States, including personal protective equipment; and exports and reexports of beta test software. Related to TMP, the Servicing and Replacement of Parts and Equipment Exceptions (RPL) specifically authorizes “exports and reexports associated with one-for-one replacement of parts, components, accessories, and attachments.”
RPL also authorizes exports and reexports of certain items currently subject to the EAR “to or for, or to replace, a defense article described in an [ITAR] export or reexport authorization” (although does not authorize the export or reexport of defense articles subject to the ITAR). The main change from the ITAR with the use of these is that the EAR does not control temporary imports into the United States, therefore an authorization or license exception is not required for 600 Series and 9X515 items coming into the U.S. for repair or for trade shows. [FN/1]
Governments, International Organizations, International Inspections Under the Chemical Weapons Convention, and the International Space Station

Exception GOV represents Governments, International Organizations, International Inspections Under the Chemical Weapons Convention, and the International Space Station, and authorizes exports and reexports for international nuclear safeguards; U.S. government agencies or personnel; agencies of cooperating governments; international inspections under the Chemical Weapons Convention; and the International Space Station. In effect, GOV authorizes exports for the agencies and the personnel of the U.S. government, including contractor support personnel, and also certain exports for cooperating governments, which are not found in ITAR Exemptions.
License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization


STA is the License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization, created under Export Control Reform. STA authorizes “exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country), including releases within a single country of software source code and technology to foreign nationals, in lieu of a license that would otherwise be required pursuant to part 742 of the EAR.” Therefor this exception is, in practice, an alternative to a license for applicable 600 Series and 9X515 items. STA eligibility is limited to the thirty-six Country Group A:5 countries and U.S. government end-use. There are a number of requirements to meet, and as well each STA-eligible ECCN contains a statement of “Special Conditions for STA” in the License Exceptions section. Similar to Commerce license requirements, a Prior Consignee Statement (PCS) is needed for prior authorization, with notifications to BIS of ECCNs and ultimate end-user and shipment information, also written notifications to the consignee of STA shipments. Which means that STA entails similar up-front work to a license, but with the benefits of faster approvals, that it covers technology, permits retransfers and reexports, and a single PCS can be used for multiple shipments.
As with a license, the key to smooth passage is ensuring that complete and full documentation is provided to the agency when submitting for review, including a statement of how the prior verification check was performed, and if any 600 series items are for Major Defense Equipment. BIS offers an online STA tool to help you here.
Best practice for the use of BIS License Exceptions is to study and keep informed of the EAR regulations, the same expertise that you have with ITAR. For STA especially, consult with a BIS field office to create a checklist of requirements, then document your steps, be thorough, reply to questions from the agency promptly, and don’t use an Exception if you don’t have a license requirement for the item.

  [FN/1] More information about the Licenses and related-regulations referenced in this article can be found

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10. J. Reeves & K. Heubert: “U.S. Departments of State and Commerce Propose Rules to Transition Firearms and Ammunition from the USML to the CCL”
(Source: Reeves & Dola LLP Alert, 1 June 2018. Available via jreeves@reevesdola.com.) 
* Authors: Johanna Reeves, Esq., jreeves@reevesdola.com, 202-715-994; and Katherine Heubert, Esq., 202-715-9940, kheubert@reevesdola.com. Both of Reeves & Dola LLP.
[Editor’s Note: Part 1 was included in the Daily Bugle of 24 May 2018.]
On May 24, 2018, the U.S. Departments of State and Commerce officially published proposed rules to transition most firearms and ammunition away from the export controls of the Department of State’s International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) over to the controls of the Department of Commerce’s Export Administration Regulations (EAR). In this alert, the second of four installments, we will examine the proposed revisions to the ITAR control list, the U.S. Munitions List (USML) Category I, and the Department of Commerce’s proposed companion rule amending the Commerce Control List (CCL).
Both the State and Commerce Departments are seeking written comments on the proposed rules, which will be accepted until July 9, 2018.  We strongly encourage industry to take time to carefully review the revised categories and provide actionable commentary to the proposed rules. This is a critical opportunity for industry to provide comments that would assist the government in reducing jurisdictional ambiguities and clarifying the articles that will remain subject to the ITAR. The specific instructions for submitting comments are included in each proposed rule.

Proposed Transitions from USML Cat. I to CCL

Title for this category will change from “Firearms, Close Assault Weapons and Combat Shotguns” to “Firearms and Related Articles.”
Articles Removed from USML Cat. I
 – State’s rule proposes to transition away from the USML non-automatic and semi-automatic firearms up to and including .50 caliber currently controlled under paragraph (a), as well as all parts, components, accessories and attachments specially designed for those firearms. These items will be subject to the EAR under newly created “500 series” Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs). 
Commerce originally created the “500 series” as part of “Export Control Reform” under the Obama Administration to control items that had been from the USML or certain items on the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual Use Goods and Technologies Munitions List (the “Wassenaar List” or WAML). Compared to the “600 series” ECCNs, which control items of a military nature removed from the USML, the “500 series” contain items not appropriate for the 600 series control because they have predominant civil, recreational, law enforcement, or other non-military applications.
To capture the firearms and ammunition in USML Cats. I-III that will transition to the CCL, Commerce proposes in its companion rule to create a total of 17 new ECCNs. For the firearms, parts, components, accessories and attachments that will transition from USML Cat. I, the proposed new ECCNs are: 
– 0A501 (Firearms and related commodities)
– 0A502 (Shotguns and certain related commodities)
– 0A504 (Optical sighting devices and certain related commodities)
– 0E501 (Technology for firearms and certain related items)
– 0E502 (Technology for shotguns)
– 0E504 (Technology for certain optical sighting devices)
Articles Still Controlled Under USML Cat. I
 – items that would remain under Category I are positively listed as follows, including the corresponding paragraph (Significant Military Equipment (SME) is designated with an asterisk (*)):
*(a) Firearms using caseless ammunition.
*(b) Fully automatic firearms to .50 caliber (12.7 mm) inclusive.
*(c) Firearms specially designed [emphasis added] to integrate fire control, automatic tracking, or automatic firing (e.g., Precision Guided Firearms (PGFs)), and specially designed parts and components therefor. 
Note to paragraph (c): Integration does not include only attaching to the firearm or rail.
*(d) Fully automatic shotguns regardless of gauge. 
*(e) Silencers, mufflers, and sound suppressors, and specially designed [emphasis added] parts and components therefor (flash suppressors move to CCL).
(f) [Reserved] 
(g) Barrels, receivers (frames), bolts, bolt carriers, slides, or sears specially designed [emphasis added] for the articles in paragraphs (a), (b), and (d) of this category. 
(h) Parts, components, accessories, and attachments, as follows:
  (1) Drum and other magazines for firearms to .50 caliber (12.7 mm) inclusive with a capacity greater than 50 rounds, regardless of jurisdiction of the firearm, and specially designed [emphasis added] parts and components therefor; 
  (2) Parts and components specially designed for conversion of a semiautomatic firearm to a fully automatic firearm[emphasis added]. 
  (3) Accessories or attachments specially designed to automatically stabilize aim (other than gun rests) or for automatic targeting, and specially designed parts and components therefor [emphasis added].
Technical Data and Defense Services
 – paragraph (i) specifies “technical data,” as defined in ITAR §120.10, and “defense services,” as defined in ITAR §120.9, directly related to the defense articles described in paragraphs (a), (b), (d), (e), (g), and (h) of Cat. I, and classified technical data directly related to items controlled in ECCNs 0A501, 0B501, 0D501, and 0E501 and defense services using the classified technical data. Exemptions will continue to be covered in ITAR §125.4.
Revised USML Cat. I will also include several notes to explain what items are excluded by the category (non-automatic and semi-automatic firearms up to and including .50 caliber; non-automatic shotguns; BB, pellet, and muzzle loading (e.g., black powder) firearms; and parts, components, accessories, and attachments of firearms and shotguns in paragraphs (a), (b), (d), and (g) of Cat. I that are common to non-automatic firearms and shotguns) and what is meant by firearm, fully automatic firearm or shotgun, or caseless ammunition.
The proposed rule also adds a new paragraph (x) to Cats. I, II and III to allow for ITAR licensing of commodities, software and technology subject to the EAR, which paragraph has already been added to all of the other USML categories that have gone through the rewrite process.  It is important to note that paragraph (x) is only available if those items EAR items are to be used in or with defense articles controlled in USML Cat. I, and the items are described in the purchase documentation submitted with the ITAR license application. Further, it is important to understand that such EAR items, even if included on an ITAR export license under USML Cat. I(x), would remain subject to the controls of the EAR, despite the appearance of the ITAR license.  Use of paragraph(x) is a licensing convenience only; it does not change the jurisdictional status of an item. Consequently, it will be incumbent on the U.S. exporter to properly educate its customers on the proper licensing authority, especially for reexport and retransfer requests. 
CCL Controls
A key fact in the proposed rules is that the transition from USML to CCL will NOT result in a decontrol of firearms or ammunition. Firearms transitioning from the USML to CCL will be subject to controls under National Security (NS), Regional Stability (RS), Crime Control and Detection (CC), Firearms Convention (FC), United Nations Sanctions (UN) and Anti-Terrorism (AT). Indeed, the proposed rules make it abundantly clear that BIS will require licenses to export or reexport to ANY country firearms or other weapons that transitions from the USML to the CCL. 
License exceptions, such as limited value shipments (LVS), government (GOV), baggage (BAG) and strategic trade authorization (STA) will be very limited for small arms formerly on the USML, so industry should carefully review the ECCNs in the proposed rule to see what license exceptions are available for each ECCN and the limitations. 
Each new ECCN will be made up of technically specific subparagraphs in an enumerated “List of Items Controlled.” For example, the list of items controlled under ECCN 0A501 is comprised of paragraphs .a – .w, which identify the items classified under the particular paragraph. The ECCN also includes .x and .y paragraphs for parts and components. The .x paragraph operates like a catch-all, as it lists specially designed parts and components that are not controlled elsewhere. Conversely, the .y paragraph lists only those parts, components, accessories, and attachments that are controlled only for UN and AT reasons. Such items may be exported to nearly all destinations without a license. The parts and components captured by the .x paragraph, on the other hand, are subject to NS, RS, FC, UN, and AT and will likely require a license for most destinations.
It will be incumbent on the exporter (or temporary importer) to review every firearm and firearm part, component, accessory, and attachment in which it deals so as to determine the new classification once the rules become final. The specific license requirements, and the applicability of license exceptions, as well as any end-use or end-user restrictions, will depend on the specific subparagraph classification of the governing ECCN.
Specially Designed
A critical concept in the proposed revisions to the control lists is the term “Specially Designed.” This term has been reviewed, criticized, discussed, and analyzed in depth since it was first incorporated into the ITAR and the EAR in the initial implementation rules for Export Control Reform, which DDTC and BIS published in the Federal Register on April 16, 2013.
This term is NOT up for public comment at the present time, but to understand the proposed revisions to the USML and CCL control lists for firearms and ammunition, it is imperative to comprehend the term. Both the ITAR and EAR use the term, “Specially Designed” to remove the catch-all controls currently present in the USML Cats. I-III and to designate what parts, components, accessories and attachments are subject to either the ITAR or the EAR. We have highlighted the proposed use of “specially designed” in USML Cat. I in the list above.
It is important to note that the “specially designed” analysis is not applicable to the entire USML Category, as it can be used only if it is specified within a particular paragraph. As the revisions to Cat. I are intended to make the list a positive list and include only those articles that warrant control under the ITAR for the reasons stated previously, there should be a bright line between those articles subject to the ITAR and those subject to the EAR. Industry therefore must carefully review the full definition of “Specially Designed” and the application to the proposed revisions of Cat. I and provide comments that would assist the government in reducing jurisdictional ambiguities and clarifying the articles subject to the ITAR. 
Industry should also review the ITAR order of review outlined in 22 C.F.R. § 121.1(b)), and the Order of Review Decision Tool available on DDTC’s website. BIS also provides an Order of Review Decision Tool on its website.
Industry should be forewarned not to underestimate the time intensive process of classifying the parts, components, attachments and accessories for firearms under the proposed rules. A critical component is the specially designed analysis, which itself is complex and difficult to understand immediately. It would be foolish to skip over classification, as license requirements, applicability of license exceptions, and restrictions are dependent on the classification, down to the specific ECCN paragraph. Further, export license applications will require identification of the specific subparagraph of control as well.  The days of simply identifying “paragraph (h)” for any and all parts and components are quickly coming to an end. 
In addition to the proposed revisions to the USML Cats. I-III, DDTC’s proposed rule identifies several “conforming changes” in other parts of the ITAR to remove references to firearms that will be controlled on the CCL. One such revision is to section 129.1 to clarify that regulations on brokering activities apply to defense articles and defense services designated on the USML as well as items described on the U.S. Munitions Import List (USMIL) for permanent import controls. The USMIL is promulgated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) pursuant to the permanent import provisions of the Arms Export Control Act. ATF’s regulations are in 27 C.F.R. Pt. 447, and the USMIL is in 27 C.F.R. § 447.21.
According to DDTC, “the items that will move to the CCL for export control purposes, yet are on the USMIL for permanent import purposes, remain subject to the brokering requirements of [ITAR] part 129 with respect to all brokering activities, including facilitation in their manufacture, export, permanent import, transfer, reexport, or retransfer.” 83 Fed. Reg. at 24199 (May 24, 2018). Approaching this from the catch and release analysis that has permeated export control reform, this is the “catch.” The proposed revision in section 129.2, however, adds the following release in a new paragraph (vii) for activities that are NOT considered brokering activities:
  “Activities by persons to facilitate the export, reexport, or transfer of an item subject to the EAR that has been approved pursuant to a license or license exception under the EAR or a license or other approval under this subchapter.”
As written, this language is very broad because the clause “that has been approved” does not limit past approvals to the person engaging in the subject activities. Further, the past approvals may be from either an EAR or an ITAR authorization.
Electronic Export Information Filings to Automated Export System
A critical change in the proposed rules lies within the Department of Commerce proposed rule relating to the Electronic Export Information (EEI) filings to Automated Export System (AES). According to the proposed rule, AES filings would be required for exports of all firearms transitioned to the CCL from the USML, regardless of value or destination. This requirement would also extend to temporary exports under license exceptions TMP or BAG.
In addition, the rule proposes to expand the required data elements of AES filings to include serial numbers, make, model, and caliber for such firearms. Industry should carefully evaluate the impact this requirement will have on operations and include in comments to the proposed rules.
Temporary Imports
The proposed Commerce rules set out a new process in 15 C.F.R. 758.10 for temporary imports of items subject to both the EAR and the USMIL. The process would impose entry clearance requirements for firearms temporarily imported into the United States for a period not to exceed 1 year, and then would require the use of the TMP license exception for the return export. 
For the inbound transaction, U.S. Customs and Border Protection would be charged with collecting identifying information necessary to track the items temporarily imported, such as the list of firearms with serial numbers, model, make, quantity, and value, as well as other import and supporting documents. For the export, a license would not be required, but CBP would match the export to the information received upon entry. Firearms may not be imported from or ultimately destined to certain proscribed or restricted countries, and the proposed rule includes language that would instruct importers to contact CBP at the port of import or export for the proper procedures to provide any data or documentation required by BIS. Commerce is seeking comment from industry on this proposed new process.
This brings to a close this second installment of our four-part series on the proposed rules transitioning firearms and ammunition from the USML to the CCL. In our next two alerts we will examine the proposed revisions to USML Cats. II and III and the new EAR controls.

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11. M. Volkov: “Episode 41 – Compliance and Technology”
Volkov Law Group Blog
, 3 June 2018. Reprinted by permission.)
* Author: Michael Volkov, Esq., Volkov Law Group, mvolkov@volkovlaw.com, 240-505-1992.
Compliance professionals are learning about new technologies that are quickly evolving to aid the compliance function. We hear regularly about the promise of artificial intelligence and block chain technology. These new developments will have a significant impact on compliance. But for now there are other areas where technology can help compliance programs today, including automation, data collection and analytics and monitoring capabilities.
In this episode
, Michael Volkov discusses the technology horizon and practical steps that can be taken today to leverage compliance program activities using technology.

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MS_a212. Monday List of Ex/Im Job Openings; 161 Jobs Posted This Week, Including 18 New Jobs

(Source: Editor) 

Published every Monday or first business day of the week. Please, send job openings in the following format to 


” New or amended listing this week

* ACCO Brands; Lake Zurich, IL; Foreign Trade Zone Specialist;
* Aerovironment; Simi Valley, CA; Trade Compliance Specialist II; Job ID: 18-017

* Aerovironment; Simi Valley, CA;
Trade Compliance Director
; Job ID: 18-018

AJC Logistics; Atlanta, GA; NVOCC Export Specialist;

* AMD; Austin, TX;
Manager, Import/Export; Requisition ID: 24061

* Arent Fox LLP; Washington, D.C.; International Trade Associate;

* Arent Fox LLP; Los Angeles, CA;
International Trade Associate

* AutoNation; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Trade Compliance Manager
 BAE Systems; Los Angeles, CA; 
Program Manager, International and Offset
; Requisition ID: 33778BR

* BAE Systems; Huntsville, AL; Facility Security Officer, Security Manager; Requisition ID: 36821BR
* BAE Systems; Burlington, MA; Facility Security Officer (“FSO”); Requisition ID: 35499BR
* BAE Systems; Rockville, MD; Compliance Specialist Senior; Requisition ID: 35809 BR
* BAE Systems; Sterling, VA; Compliance Specialist Senior; Requisition ID: 36370BR

* BAE Systems; Greenlawn, NY;
International Trade Compliance Analyst I; Requisition ID: 

* BAE Systems; San Diego, CA; International Trade Compliance Analyst II; Requisition ID: 38548BR  

* Boeing; Zoushan, China;
Trade Compliance Manager;
* Boeing; Mesa, AR;
Trade Control Specialist;
* Boeing; Ridley Park, PA;  
Trade Control Specialist

 BMW North America; Woodcliff Lake, NJ;
Senior Analyst, Trade Compliance
; Requisition ID: 170004RD
* Brownells, Inc.; Grinnell, IA; International Trade Compliance Manager II;
* Brownells, Inc.; Grinnell, IA; Product Classification Specialist I;
* Buehler; Lake Bluff, IL;
Manager, Compliance and Logistics
; Requisition ID: 2018-004

* Cree, Inc.; Durham, NC; Export Compliance Specialist
Contact asignorelli@cree.com;
Requisition ID: 2018-6300
* Danaher Science and Technology; United States; Senior Global Trade Compliance ManagerJob ID: COR000942

* DHL; Newark, NJ;
Director, Export Control & Compliance – USA
; Requisition ID: ref57592

 DynCorp International; Tampa, FL; Foreign Disclosure Officer; Requisition ID: PR1701977

 Eaton; Syracuse, NY;
Global Logistics Manager
; Requisition ID: 036620

 Eaton; Shanghai Shi, China;
Global Ethics and Compliance Director, APAC
; Requisition ID: 039260

* Elbit Systems of America; Fort Worth, TX or Merrimack, NH;
Trade Compliance Manager
; 2018-5916

* Elbit Systems of America; Fort Worth, TX or Merrimack, NH;
Trade Compliance Officer
; 2018-5917

* EoTech Technologies; Ann Arbor, MI; Trade Compliance Manager; Requisition ID: 092335 
* Erickson, Inc.; Central Point, OR; Import Specialist; Requisition ID: 756803

* Esterline; Hong Kong;
Regional ITC Manager
* Esterline; Singapore; Regional ITC Manager; 

 Expeditors; Sunnyvale, CA;
Customs Compliance Supervisor

 Expeditors; Krefeld, Germany; 
Clerk Import / Export
 Expeditors; Bedfont, United Kingdom;
Customs Brokerage Clerk
 Expeditors; Dusseldorf, Germany;
Clerk, Airfreight Import

* Export Solutions Inc.; Melbourne FL; 
Trade Compliance Specialist

 EY; Belgium; 
Senior Consultant, Global Trade
; Requisition ID: BEL000PT

# Flash Global; Mountain Lakes, NJ; 
Import Export Services Manager;

* FLIR; Billerica, MA; US Customs Analyst

* FLIR; Meer, Belgium; GTC EMEA Customs Analyst;
* FLIR; Irving, CA; 
Sr. Manager Export Compliance;

 FLIR; Billerica, MA;
Global Trade Compliance Analyst, Traffic
 FLIR; Wilsonville, OR; 
Global Trade Compliance Analyst, Traffic

 FLIR; Elkridge, MD; 
Global Trade Compliance Analyst, Traffic

* FLIR; Nashua, NH; 
Global Trade Compliance Analyst, Traffic

 FLIR; Billerica, MA;
Global Trade Compliance Analyst, Licensing
* Floor and Decor; Smyrna, GA; Customs Compliance Manager;
* Full Circle Compliance; Bruchem, Netherlands;
Legal Analyst, Manager

* FusionStorm; Newark, CA; Trade Compliance Specialist; Requisition ID: 2018-2350

# General Atomics; San Diego, CA;
Director, Compliance; Requisition ID: 18549BR

# General Atomics; San Diego, CA;
 Government Regulatory Compliance SpecialistRequisition ID: 18686BR

# General Atomics; San Diego, CA; 
Import/Export Trade Compliance Administrator – Licensing
Requisition ID: 17968BR

# General Atomics; San Diego, CA; Senior Director of Import/Export Compliance; Requisition ID: 13892BR
# General Atomics; San Diego, CA; Internal Auditor – Senior; Requisition ID: 17524BR

* General Dynamics; Fairfax, VA; Export Policy Analyst; Job ID: 2018-36089 

* General Dynamics; Falls Church, VA;
Director, Trade Compliance
; Job ID: 2018-1122

* GHY International; Pembina, ND (or remote); Ocean & Air Import Coordinator
* Gilead Sciences; Foster City, CA; Manager, Global Trade Compliance; R0001742

* Harris Corporation; Beaverton, OR;
Manager, International Government Relations;
# Harris Corporation; Palm Bay, FL;
Technical Trade Compliance Engineer; Contact
Laura Solomon; Requisition ID: ES20171511-22019
# Harris Corporation; Clifton, NJ;
Technical Trade Compliance Engineer;

* Henderson Group Unlimited; Inc; Washington, DC; 
Process Improvement Mgr

* Henderson Group Unlimited; Inc; Washington, DC; 
Defense Control Analyst

* Henkel Corp.; Rocky Hill, CT;
Global Trade Defense Information Manager; Requisition ID: 

* Henkel Corp.; Rocky Hill, CT; Senior Global Trade ManagerRequisition ID: 18000307

* Huntington Ingalls Industries; Virginia Beach, VA; 
 AMSEC-Import/Export Administrator 2
; Requisition ID: 23979BR

* Hussman; Bridgeton, MO; 
Trade Compliance Specialist;

 Infineon Technologies; Munich, Germany;
Experte Export Control (w/m)
; Requisition ID: 22825
* Infineon Technologies; Melaka, Malaysia; Export Control Executive; Requisition ID: 26833
* Infineon Technologies; Porto (Maia) Portugal;  Trade Compliance Administrator; Requisition ID: 25550

* Infineon Technologies; Milpitas, CA;
Export Compliance Specialist; Requisition ID: 26988

* Infineon Technologies; El Segundo, CA;  Export Compliance Specialist; Requisition ID: 26826

# Intel; Amsterdam, Netherlands;
Trade Specialist
Requisition ID: JR0056336

 InteliTrac Global Solutions; Herndon, VA; 
ITAR Compliance Official / Deputy Facility Security Officer

 InteliTrac Global Solutions; Herndon, VA;
ITAR Compliance Official

* Johns Hopkins University; Baltimore, MD;
Assistant Director, Export Control and Facility Security;

* Johnson Controls; Milwaukee, WI;
Trade Compliance Analyst; Requisition ID: 
* Johnson Controls; Lithia Springs;
Trade Compliance Specialist I; Requisition ID: 
* Lam Research Corp.; Singapore;
Foreign Trade Analyst 3;

* Lam Research Corp.; Fremont, CA;  Foreign Trade Intern;

* Lam Research Corp.; Shanghai, China; 
Foreign Trade (FT) Analyst;

* Lam Research Corp.; Fremont, CA; 
Foreign Trade Data Analyst;

* Leonardo DRS; Arlington, VA;
Senior Customs & Trade Compliance Manager
; Requisition ID: 87488 

* Leonardo DRS; St. Louis;
Trade Compliance Specialist
; Requisition ID: 88127, or contact 

# Lincoln Electric; Cleveland, OH; 
Trade Compliance Manager;

* Lockheed Martin; Manassass, VA; International Licensing; Requisition ID: 423306BR
* Lockheed Martin; Fort Worth, TX; Import Export Compliance Coordinator; Job ID: 397600BR
* Lockheed Martin; Fort Worth, TX; Export and Import Compliance Investigations Lead; Job ID: 427872BR

* Lockheed Martin; Fort Worth, TX; Licensing Integration and Support; Job ID: 433056BR

* Lockheed Martin; Fort Worth, TX; Regulatory Compliance Analyst Senior; Job ID: 433405BR 

* Lockheed Martin; Orlando, FL; 
Senior International Licensing Analyst
; Requisition ID: 

* Lockheed Martin; Orlando, FL; International Licensing Analyst Sr; Job ID: 424151BR
* Lockheed Martin; Oswego, NY; Licensing Analyst; Job ID: 415717BR
* Lockheed Martin; Oswego, NY; Licensing Analyst; Job ID: 415708BR

* Luminar Technologies; Orlando, FL;
Import/Export Trade Compliance Specialist

 L-3 ALST; Orlando, FL;
Contracts Manager / Empowered Official
; Requisition ID: 093069
* L-3 Warrior Sensor Systems; Londonderry, NH; Purchasing & Compliance Manager; Requisition ID:096596
 L-3 Warrior Sensor Systems; Middle East;
International Business Development Manager – Middle East Region
; Requisition ID: 093343
* L-3; Ann Arbor, MI; Trade Compliance Manager; Requisition ID: 092335

* L-3; Grand Rapids, MI;
Sr. Trade Compliance Administrator; Requisition ID: 097197

* L-3; Arlington, TX;
Compliance Manager
; Requisition ID: 098246

* Mattson Technology; Fremont, California;
Import/Export Compliance Analyst;

* Maersk/DAMCO; Agent de transit IMPORT – EXPORT; Job Ref.: DC-164022
* Mattson Technology; Fremont, California; Import/Export Compliance Analyst;
* Medtronic; Heerlen, The Netherlands;
Trade Compliance Analyst
; Requisition ID: 16000DYY
* Medtronic; Wash DC;
Global Trade Lawyer
; Requisition ID: 170002ON

* Meggit; Akron, OH; Manager, Trade Compliance;
* Meggit; Los Angeles, CA; Trade Compliance Officer;
* Meggit; Miami, FL;
Trade Compliance Officer;
* Meggit; Tucson, AZ; 
Trade Compliance Specialist;
* Mitchell Martin, Inc.; Dallas, Texas; Export Regulatory Trade Compliance Specialist; Requisition ID: 104405

* Moog; East Aurora, NY;
Manager, Group Trade Compliance Manager
; Amy Hanavan,   
; Requisition ID: 182102

* MTS Systems; Eden Prairie, MN;
Global Trade Compliance Manager
; Requisition ID: 37841
* Northrop Grumman; Herndon, VA;
Manager, International Trade Compliance 2

Requisition ID

 Northrop Grumman; Herndon, VA;
Manager, International Trade Compliance 2
; Requisition ID: 17022805

* Office of the Director of National Intelligence; McLean, VA;
Associate General Counsel

* Oracle; Unspecified, United States; Customs Compliance Specialist; Requisition ID: 18000H0N
* Oracle; Hong Kong;
Compliance Counsel; Requisition ID: 

* Orbital ATK, Inc.; Dulles, VA; Principal Import/Export Analyst
; Job ID:  JAY20182304-45242.

* Pentair; Illinois, USA; Import/Export Compliance Specialist; Requisition ID: 115774
* Pentair; Illinois, USA; Import/Export Compliance Specialist; Requisition ID: 115926

* PerkinElmer, Inc.; Shelton, CT;
Systems Analyst, Trade Compliance Solutions;

# Raytheon Company; El Segundo, CA;
Global Trade Licensing Analyst; Requisition ID: 
 Raytheon Company; El Segundo, CA; 
Global Trade Licensing Analyst
; Requisition ID: 115189BR 

# Raytheon Company; El Segundo, CA; 
Sr. Export Licensing And Compliance Specialist; Requisition ID: 114077BR
# Raytheon Company; Plano, TX; Import Control & Compliance Advisor; Requisition ID: 111596BR

# Raytheon Company; Tucson, AZ; 
Export Licensing And Compliance Specialist; Requisition ID: 

# Raytheon Company; Tewksbury, MA;
Senior Trade Compliance Counsel; Requisition ID: 

 Rolls-Royce; Indianapolis, IN;Export Control Specialist; Req ID:


 SABIC; Houston TX; 
Senior Analyst, Trade Compliance
; Requisition ID: 8411BR

* SABIC; Houston, TX; Senior Analyst, International Trade Compliance

Requisition ID 8655; OR Contact: Jason Washington
* SABIC; Houston, TX;
Senior Analyst, Trade Compliance
; Requisition ID: 8644BR

* Spirent; San Jose, CA;
Global Trade Compliance Specialist
; Requisition ID: 4088

* Teledyne Benthos; Falmouth, MA; Export Compliance Manager
Teledyne Scientific & Imaging; Montgomeryville, PA; Contracts & Trade Compliance Administrator; Requisition ID: 6470

TLR; San Fransisco, CA;
Import CSR
 ; Requisition ID: 1040

* Trek; Waterloo, WI; Global Trade & Logistics Specialist;

* United Technologies – Pratt & Whitney; East Hartford, CT; 
International Trade Compliance IT Systems & Integration Mgr.
; Requisition ID: 62310BR

* United Technologies – Pratt & Whitney; East Hartford, CT;
International Trade Compliance Manager; Requisition ID:  62176BR

* United Technologies – Pratt & Whitney; East Hartford, CT;
International Trade Compliance Authorizations Manager; Requisition ID: 63222BR

* United Technologies – Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, CT;
International Trade Compliance Technology Senior Manager; Requisition ID: 55944BR

* Varian; Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, or UK; EMEIA Trade Lead – Senior Manager Trade Compliance; Requisition ID: 12301BR; Contact 
Gavin Tickner at 
* Varian; Paolo Alto, CA; Senior Trade Compliance Analyst; Requisition ID: 12735BR; Contact 
Uyen Tran at
* Vigilant; Negotiable Location, USA;
Global Trade Compliance Analyst

* Virgin Galactic; Las Cruces, NM; Export Compliance Officer; Requisition ID: 2018-3558
* Williams International; Pontiac, MI; Trade Compliance Specialist; Requisition ID: 17-0275

# Wurth Industry of North America; Indianapolis, IN;
International Trade Compliance Officer – Classification;

 Xylem, Inc.; Remote, United States;
Manager, Global Ethics & Compliance

* Xylem, Inc; Morton Grove, IL;
Trade Compliance Specialist;
* YETI; Austin, TX;
Global Trade Compliance Manager
* Zebra Technologies; Bourne End, UK; 
Trade Compliance Manager, NALA; Requisition ID: 46144
* Zebra Technologies; Lincolnshire, IL; Holtsville, NY; Mcallen, TX; Miramar, FL; Agoura Hills, CA; 
Trade Compliance Manager, EMEA; Requisition ID: 46146

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Jacques Roumain (4 Jun 1907 – 18 Aug 1944) was a Haitian writer, politician, and advocate of Marxism. He is considered one of the most prominent figures in Haitian literature.)
  – “You cannot eat a cluster of grapes at once, but it is very easy if you eat them one by one.”
George III (George William Frederick; 4 Jun 1738 – 29 Jan 1820; was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.)
  – “A traitor is everyone who does not agree with me.”
Monday is pun day:
* Reading while sunbathing makes you well-red.
* When two egotists meet, it’s an I for an I.
* Alarms: What an octopus is.

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. 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.
: 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. 
: 19 CFR, Ch. 1, Pts. 0-199
  – Last Amendment: 12 Apr 2018: 83 FR 15736-15740: CBP Decision No. 18-04; Definition of Importer Security Filing Importer (ISF Importer)

  – 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 

: 15 CFR Subtit. B, Ch. VII, Pts. 730-774

  – Last Amendment: 4 Jun 2018: 83 FR 25559-25561: Implementation of the February 2017 Australia Group (AG) Intersessional Decisions and the June 2017 AG Plenary Understandings; Addition of India to the AG; Correction

: 31 CFR, Parts 500-599, Embargoes, Sanctions, Executive Orders

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

: 15 CFR Part 30
  – Last Amendment: 24 Apr 2018: 3 FR 17749-17751: Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR): Clarification on the Collection and Confidentiality of Kimberley Process Certificates
  – HTS codes that are not valid for AES are available
  – The latest edition (30 Apr 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 websiteBITAR 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.  
, 1 Jan 2018: 19 USC 1202 Annex. (“HTS” and “HTSA” are often seen as abbreviations for the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated, shortened versions of “HTSUSA”.)
  – Last Amendment:
1 Jun 2018: Harmonized System Update 1808, containing 11,876 ABI records and 2,228 harmonized tariff records  

  – HTS codes for AES are available 
  – HTS codes that are not valid for AES are available 

  – 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: 25 Apr 2018) of the ITAR with all amendments is contained in Bartlett’s Annotated 

, 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
. BAFTR subscribers receive a 25% discount on subscriptions to the BITAR, please
contact us
to receive your discount code. 

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Weekly Highlights of the Daily Bugle Top Stories

(Source: Editor) 

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

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