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18-0615 Friday “Daily Bugle”

18-0615 Friday “Daily Bugle”

Friday, 15 June 2018

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  1. DoD/GSA/NASA Seek Comments on FAR, Violations of Arms Control Treaties or Agreements with the United States 
  1. Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions 
  2. Commerce/BIS Renews TDO Against Mahan Airways of Tehran, Iran, and Others 
  3. State/DDTC: (No new postings.)
  4. White House: “Statement by the President Regarding Trade with China”
  5. EU Amends Restrictive Measures Concerning Libya, Corrects Restrictive Measures Concerning Situation in Ukraine
  1. Defense News: “Estonia’s New Law Opens Door for Weapons Export, Defense Industry Growth”
  2. Military Times: “U.S.: No Sanctions Relief before North Korea Denuclearizes”
  3. Reuters: “Trump Sets $50 Billion in China Tariffs with Beijing Ready to Strike Back”
  4. ST&R Trade Report: “Congress Moves to Retain Export Ban on Chinese Company”
  1. List of Approaching Events: 29 New Events Listed
  1. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations 
  2. Are Your Copies of Regulations Up to Date? Latest Amendments: ATF (15 Jan 2016), Customs (12 Jun 2018), DOD/NISPOM (18 May 2016), EAR (6 Jun 2018), FACR/OFAC (19 Mar 2018), FTR (24 Apr 2018), HTSUS (8 Jun 2018), ITAR (14 Feb 2018) 
  3. Weekly Highlights of the Daily Bugle Top Stories 
  4. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations: Friday Riddles Answers 

EXIMITEMS FROM TODAY’S FEDERAL REGISTER

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1. DoD/GSA/NASA Seek Comments on FAR, Violations of Arms Control Treaties or Agreements with the United States


(Source: Federal Register, 15 June 2018.) [Excerpts.]
 
83 FR 28145-28149: Federal Acquisition Regulation: Violations of Arms Control Treaties or Agreements with the United States
* AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
* ACTION: Interim rule.
* SUMMARY: DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 that addresses measures against persons involved in activities that violate arms control treaties or agreements with the United States.
* DATES:
    – Effective: June 15, 2018.
    – Comment Date: Interested parties should submit written comments to the Regulatory Secretariat Division at one of the addresses shown below on or before August 14, 2018 to be considered in the formation of the final rule. …
* FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, at 202-219-0202 for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202-501-4755. Please cite FAC 2005-99, FAR Case 2017-018.
* SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: …
  This interim rule amends the FAR to add a new section, FAR 9.109, to address the prohibition on contracting with an entity involved in activities that violate arms control treaties or agreements with the United States. In addition to citation of the statute (22 U.S.C. 2593e) and the contracting prohibition therein, FAR 9.109 includes–
     – The statutory exception from the contracting prohibition for the procurement of products or services along a major route of supply to a zone of active combat or a major contingency operation;
     – Discussion of offeror certification and the remedies for submission of a false certification; and
     – Prescription for use of the certification provision in each solicitation for the acquisition of products or services (including construction) that exceeds the SAT, other than solicitations for the acquisition of commercial items.
  The interim rule includes a provision at FAR 52.209-13, Violation of Arms Control Treaties or Agreements–Certification, to implement the statutory requirement for a certification from each offeror that the offeror, and any entity owned or controlled by the offeror, has not engaged in any activity that contributed to or is a significant factor in the President’s or the Secretary of State’s determination that such country is not in full compliance with its obligations undertaken in all arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament agreements or commitments to which the United States is a participating state (subsection (a)(1)(A)(ii) of 22 U.S.C. 2593e). The provision also provides procedures to assist offerors in using the Secretary of State report as necessary to complete the certification. Initially, in this interim rule, this certification will not be included in the annual representations and certifications, because implementation considerations that will ensure minimum burden to prospective contractors are in development. The certification is not required for acquisitions under the SAT or for acquisition of commercial items, but if a contractor’s activities related to violations of arms control treaties results in the contractor being added to the SAM Exclusions list, the contractor may not be awarded contracts, including those under the SAT or for commercial items. The rule also establishes that the remedies for rendering a false certification are debarment or suspension for not less than 2 years or termination of any contract resulting from the false certification. …
 
   Dated: June 7, 2018.
William F. Clark, Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. …

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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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(Source:
Commerce/BIS, 15 June 2018.)
 
* Respondent: Mahan Airways of Tehran, Iran, and others.
* Order: Pursuant to section 766.24 of the Export Administration Regulations, the request of the Office of Export Enforcement (“OEE”) to renew the Temporary Denial Order (“TDO”) concerning Mahan Airways, and others. It is necessary in the public interest to prevent an imminent violation of the EAR. This order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for 180 days.
* Date of Order: 14 June 2018.
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4. State/DDTC: (No new postings.)
(Source: State/DDTC)
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OGS_a45. White House: “Statement by the President Regarding Trade with China”
(Source: White House, 15 June 2018.)
 
My great friendship with President Xi of China and our country’s relationship with China are both very important to me. Trade between our nations, however, has been very unfair, for a very long time. This situation is no longer sustainable. China has, for example, long been engaging in several unfair practices related to the acquisition of American intellectual property and technology. These practices, documented in an extensive report published by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on March 22, 2018, harm our economic and national security and deepen our already massive trade imbalance with China.
 
In light of China’s theft of intellectual property and technology and its other unfair trade practices, the United States will implement a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of goods from China that contain industrially significant technologies. This includes goods related to China’s Made in China 2025 strategic plan to dominate the emerging high-technology industries that will drive future economic growth for China, but hurt economic growth for the United States and many other countries. The United States can no longer tolerate losing our technology and intellectual property through unfair economic practices.
 
These tariffs are essential to preventing further unfair transfers of American technology and intellectual property to China, which will protect American jobs. In addition, they will serve as an initial step toward bringing balance to the trade relationship between the United States and China.
 
The United States will pursue additional tariffs if China engages in retaliatory measures, such as imposing new tariffs on United States goods, services, or agricultural products; raising non-tariff barriers; or taking punitive actions against American exporters or American companies operating in China.
 
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OGS_a56. EU Amends Restrictive Measures Concerning Libya, Corrects Restrictive Measures Concerning Situation in Ukraine
(Source: Official Journal of the European Union, 15 June 2018.)
 
Regulations:
* Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/870 of 14 June 2018 implementing Article 21(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/44 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya
 
Decisions:
* Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/872 of 14 June 2018 implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya
 
Corrigenda:
* Corrigendum to Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/705 of 14 May 2018 implementing Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine ( OJ L 118 I, 14.5.2018 )
* Corrigendum to Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/706 of 14 May 2018 amending Decision 2014/145/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine ( OJ L 118 I, 14.5.2018 )
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NWSNEWS

(Source:
Defense News, 14 June 2018.)
 
Estonia’s Parliament has amended legislation to allow Estonian companies to make and handle military weapons and gear. The law paves the way for the development of the country’s defense industry and the export of weapons and equipment by local players.
 
Estonian Defence Minister Jüri Luik said in a statement that, to date, the Estonian military has acquired its gear almost exclusively abroad, but now the situation is expected to change, and export opportunities for the country’s defense industry will also increase.
 
  “The absence of a right to handle weapons and ammunition has long been a serious concern for Estonia’s defense industry, one that hinders the development of the defense sector,” Luik said.
 
The legislation’s summary states it “provides a legal framework for Estonian companies to begin to manufacture, maintain, import and export military weapons, ammunition, munitions and combat vehicles. The existing legislation does not allow this.”
 
The ministry expects between five and six local companies to apply for the required licenses in the first year.
 
The move comes as Estonia is planning a defense spending hike, with military expenditure to total €2.4 billion (U.S. $2.8 billion) in the next four years, according to Luik. Last April, the ministry unveiled the country’s updated investment program for the years 2018-2022. Among others, Estonia aims to purchase munitions for about €100 million.
 
Owing to the amended legislation, Estonian defense companies could also become suppliers to neighboring Lithuania and Latvia.
 
Lithuania has allocated €873 million to its defense budget this year, up 20.6 percent compared with 2017. Latvia’s military expenditure for 2018 is to reach €576.34 million, up €126.8 million compared with a year earlier.

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(Source:  
Military Times, 15 June 2018.) [Excerpts.]
The United States will not ease sanctions against North Korea until it denuclearizes, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, as he reassured key Asian allies that President Donald Trump had not backed down on
Pyongyang’s weapons program.
 
Pompeo, meeting in Seoul with top South Korean and Japanese diplomats, put a more sober spin on Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after the president’s comments fueled unease in Washington, Tokyo and Seoul. He said Trump’s curious claim that the
North’s nuclear threat was over was issued with “eyes wide open,” and brushed off a North Korean state media report suggesting Trump would grant concessions even before the North fully rids itself of nuclear weapons.
 
“We’re going to get denuclearization,” Pompeo said in the South Korean capital. “Only then will there be relief from the sanctions.” …
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(Source:
Reuters, 15 June 2018.)
 
U.S. President Donald Trump announced hefty tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports on Friday as Beijing threatened to respond in kind, in a move that looks set to ignite a trade war between the world’s two largest economies.
 
Trump, whose hardline stance on trade has led him to wrangle with allies, said in a statement that a 25 percent tariff would be imposed on a list of strategically important imports from China. He also vowed further measures if Beijing struck back.
 
  “The United States will pursue additional tariffs if China engages in retaliatory measures, such as imposing new tariffs on United States goods, services, or agricultural products; raising non-tariff barriers or taking punitive actions against American exporters or American companies operating in China,” Trump said in a statement.
 
Earlier on Friday, China vowed to do just that, saying it would strike back, just hours before Trump’s statement. Trump has already said the United States would hit another $100 billion of Chinese imports if Beijing retaliated.
 
Washington and Beijing appeared increasingly headed toward a trade war after several rounds of negotiations failed to resolve U.S. complaints over Chinese industrial policy, market access and a $375 billion trade gap.
 
  “If the United States takes unilateral, protectionist measures, harming China’s interests, we will quickly react and take necessary steps to resolutely protect our fair, legitimate rights,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular daily news briefing.
 
SOYBEAN FUTURES PLUNGE
 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection will begin collecting tariffs on an initial tranche of 818 product categories valued at $34 billion on July 6, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office said..
 
The list was slimmed down, dropping Chinese flat-panel television sets and other items typically purchased by consumers, following a public comment period. The list still includes autos, including those imported by General Motors Co and Volvo, owned by China’s Geely Automobile Holdings.
 
But USTR added a second tranche of tariffs on 284 product lines targeting semiconductors, a broad range of electronics and chemical products it said benefited from China’s industrial subsidy programs, including the “Made in China 2025” plan.
 
Tariffs on these products will go into effect at a later date after a public comment period. A senior Trump administration official told reporters that companies will be able to apply for exclusions for Chinese imports they cannot source elsewhere.
 
The official said the tariffs were aimed at changing China’s behavior on its technology transfer policies and massive subsidies to develop high-tech industries. The United States now dominates those industries, but Chinese government support has made it difficult for U.S. companies to compete.
 
The official declined to comment on China’s recent offer to purchase an additional $70 billion worth of American farm and energy commodities and manufactured goods to resolve the trade disputes.
 
Washington has completed a second list of possible tariffs on another $100 billion in Chinese goods, in the expectation that China will respond to the initial U.S. tariff list in kind, sources told Reuters.
 
China has published its own list of threatened tariffs on $50 billion in U.S. goods, including soybeans, aircraft, and autos, and has said it would hit back if Washington followed up with further measures.
 
U.S. soybean futures plunged 1.5 percent to a one-year low on concerns that an escalating trade fight with China will threaten shipments to the biggest buyer of the oilseed, traders said.
 
Beijing and Washington have held three rounds of high-level talks since early May that have yet to yield a compromise. Trump has been unmoved by a Chinese offer to buy an additional $70 billion worth of U.S. farm and energy products and other goods, according to people familiar with the matter.
 
  “The threshold to come to a consensus or a compromise seems high,” Tai Hui, chief market strategist for Asia-Pacific at J.P. Morgan Asset Management wrote in a note.
 
Trump has also triggered a trade fight with Canada, Mexico and the European Union over steel and aluminum and has threatened to impose duties on European cars.
 
Renewed worries about the escalating trade conflict sent shares in Chinese telecoms gear maker ZTE Corp tumbling on Friday. The company has lost 30 percent of its market value since resuming trade this week.
 
ZTE last week agreed to pay a $1 billion fine to the U.S. government to end a crippling supplier ban imposed after it broke an agreement to discipline executives who conspired to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran and North Korea.
 
‘TRADE TENSIONS WILL BE LONG-LASTING’
 
The “Made in China 2025” initiative is aimed at accelerating China’s prowess and narrowing its competitiveness gap with the United States and other industrial powers in key technologies such as robotics and semiconductors.
 
While China has in recent months made incremental market-opening reforms in industries for which critics in the foreign business community say they were already planned, it has not been inclined to yield on its core industrial policies.
 
“U.S.-China trade tensions will be long-lasting,” Yifan Hu, regional chief investment officer and chief China economist at UBS Wealth Management, told a briefing in Beijing.
 
“The trade skirmish is not just about the trade deficit and exchange rates, but about the rules of the game, market openness and intellectual property. It is also about values, governance and geopolitical disagreements,” she said.
 
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(Source:
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report, 15 June 2018.)
 
An effort to limit the president’s ability to lift a ban on exports to a major Chinese telecommunications company is advancing in the Senate despite the White House’s objections.
[ed. the text of the Senate effort as included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (H.R. 5515) can be found here.]
 
In April the Department of Commerce imposed a seven-year ban on exports to Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. (collectively, ZTE) for violating a March 2017 agreement resolving charges that ZTE had committed numerous violations of U.S. export rules. However, apparently at the request of Chinese officials, President Trump directed the DOC to lift the ban. The DOC announced June 7 that it would do so once ZTE pays $1.4 billion in penalties and that the company will also be required to accept DOC-approved compliance monitors and dismiss its entire board of directors and senior leadership.
 
However, the Senate has added to an annual defense authorization bill a provision that would prevent the president from lifting the export ban or other penalties until he shows that ZTE has not committed any export violations for at least a full year. This provision would also nullify any action by the president to lift the ban before the bill is enacted.
 
(In the House, Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Fla, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., have introduced a stand-alone bill (H.R. 6053) to prevent the president from modifying the ZTE export ban.)
[ed. H.R. 6032 can be found
here
.]
 
Senators on both sides of the aisle are supporting the provision as a way to bolster U.S. national security, citing ZTE’s history of violations as well as suspicions about the role it and other Chinese telecom companies might be playing in Beijing’s cyber-espionage efforts. However, White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley argued that these concerns would be adequately addressed by the penalties announced June 7, which “will ensure ZTE pays for its violations and [give] our government complete oversight of their future activity without undue harm to American suppliers and their workers.” Administration officials say they will work to have the provision removed when the defense bill goes to a House-Senate conference.
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TEEX/IM TRAINING EVENTS & CONFERENCES

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List of Approaching Events – 29 New Events Listed
(Sources: Editor and Event Sponsors)

Published every Friday or last publication day of the week, o
ur overview of Approaching Events is organized to list c
ontinuously available training, training events, s
eminars & conferences, and 
webinars. 
 
Please, submit your event announcement to John Bartlett, Events & Jobs Editor (email: 
jwbartlett@fullcirclecompliance.eu
), composed in the below format:
 
# DATE: LOCATION; “EVENT TITLE”; EVENT SPONSOR; WEBLINK; CONTACT DETAILS (email and/or phone number)
 

#” = New or updated listing  

 
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
 
Seminars and Conferences
 

* Jun 17-19: Amsterdam, Netherlands; “2018 ICPA European Conference“; International Compliance Professionals Association
* Jun 18: Los Angeles, CA; “Certified Classification Specialist (CCLS)“; Global Trade Academy
 

* Jun 18-21: East Rutherford, NJ; ”
Certified Authorised Economic Operator Specialist“; Global Trade Academy
# Jun 19: Cleveland, OH; “Export Documentation and Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training 

* Jun 20-21: McLean, VA; “ITAR Fundamentals“; FD Associates 
# Jun 21: Cleveland, OH; “Import Documentation and Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training 
#
 Jun 21: Atlanta, GA; “
Export Documentation and Procedures Seminar
“; International Business Training 
*
 Jun 26: Waltham, MA; “
U.S. Trade with Canada
“; Coalition Of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT)
# Jun 26: Lansing, MI; “Export Documentation and Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training 

* Jun 26-27: Tysons Corner, VA; ”
Conducting an Internal Audit for Your Import and Export Transactions; Global Trade Academy

* 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: Lansing, MI
; “
Import Documentation and Procedures Seminar
“; International Business Training

* Jun 28: London, UK; “
Making Better License Applications
“; UK Department for International Trade
 

* Jun 28-29: London, UK; ”
The WorldECR Export Controls & Sanctions Forum 2018“; World ECR

* Jul 2-6: Paris, France; “Training On ISO 19600 & ISO 37001 In Paris
* 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 10: Chicago, IL; “Duty Drawback Specialist – Certification“; Global Trade Academy
* Jul 10-11: Columbia, SC; “Complying with US Export Controls“; Bureau of Industry and Security

* Jul 10-11: Long Beach, CA; ”
ITAR/EAR Boot Camp: Achieving ITAR/EAR Compliance”;  Export Compliance Solutions;   
spalmer@exportcompliancesolutions.com; 866-238-4018

* Jul 10-12: Chicago, IL; “Duty Drawback Specialist – Certification“; Amber Road 
* Jul 11-14: Laredo, Texas; “Best Customs Broker Exam Course“; GRVR Attorneys  
* Jul 16-18: National Harbor, Maryland; “2018 Summer Basics Conference“; Society for International Affairs
# Jul 16: Atlanta, GA; “Export Documentation and Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training
* Jul 17: Los Angeles, CA; “Advanced Classification of Plastics and Rubber“; Global Trade Academy
 
* Jul 18-20: Raleigh, NC; “Export Controls Specialist Certification“; Global Trade Academy
# Jul 19: Atlanta, GA; “Import Documentation and Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training 
# Jul 19: Chicago, IL; “Import Documentation and Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training 
* Jul 19: McLean, VA; “ITAR for the Empowered Official“; FD Associates
* Jul 19-20: Torrance, CA; “
Customs Compliance For Import Personnel
“; Foreign Trade Association
# Jul 24: Charlotte, NC; “Export Documentation and Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training 

# Jul 25-26: Seattle WA; ”
2018 Pacific Northwest Export Controls Conference;” Dept. of Commerce/U.S. Commercial Service, Dept. of Homeland Security/Homeland Security Investigations, Seattle University, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

# Jul 26: Chicago, IL; “Export Documentation and Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training 
* Jul 26-29: Chicago, IL; “Customs Broker 4-Day Bootcamp“; Global Trade Academy
* Jul 26-29: Princeton, NJ; “Customs Broker 4-Day Bootcamp“; Global Trade Academy
# Jul 30-31: Dallas, TX; “GTEC – Global Trade Educational Conference 2018“; Foreign Trade Association/ National Customs Broker & Freight Forwarder Association of America (NCBFAA)

* 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: Orlando, FL
; “
Import Documentation and Procedures Seminar
“; International Business Training

* Aug 7: Detroit, MI; “
Export Controls Specialist – Certification“; Global Trade Academy
* Aug 7-9: Detroit, MI; “Export Controls Specialist – Certification“; Global Trade Academy
# Aug 8: Orlando, FL; “Export Documentation and Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training 
* Aug 14-15: Milpitas, CA; “Complying with US Export Controls“; Bureau of Industry and Security
* Aug 14-15: Atlanta, GA; “2018 Trade Symposium“; U.S. Customs and Border Protection
# Aug 15: Minneapolis, MN; “Export Documentation and Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training 
#
 Aug 16: Indianapolis, IN; “
Export Documentation and Procedures Seminar
“; International Business Training 
* Aug 16: Milpitas, CA; “Encryption Controls“; Bureau of Industry and Security
# Aug 20: Cincinnati, OH; “Export Documentation and Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training 
# Aug 22: Minneapolis, MN; “Import Documentation and Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training
# Aug 23: Cincinnati, OH; “Import Documentation and Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training 
# Aug 24: Houston, TX; “Export Documentation and Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training 

* September 11-13: Annapolis, MD; ”
Defense Industry Experts and ITAR/EAR Boot Camp“; Export Compliance Solutions;
spalmer@exportcompliancesolutions.com; 866-238-4018
* Sep 11-13: Detroit, MI; “
Export Controls Specialist Certification
“; Global Trade Academy 

# Sep 12: Buffalo, NY; “Export Documentation and Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training 
* Sep 12-13: Springfield, RI; “Complying with US Export Controls“; Bureau of Industry and Security
# Sep 13: Buffalo, NY; “Import Documentation and Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training 
* 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: Anaheim, CA; “Import Documentation and Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training 

* Sep 18: San Diego, CA; “
12th CompTIA Global Trade Compliance Best Practices Conference“; CompTIA

* Sep 18: Los Angeles, CA; “Tariff Classification for Importers and Exporters“; Global Trade Academy 
* Sep 19: Washington, D.C.; “ DDTC In-House Seminar“; Department of State (Registration: Aug 10 – Aug 31; first come, first served)
* Sep 19: Los Angeles, CA; “NAFTA and Trade Agreements“; Global Trade Academy
* Sep 19-20: Rome, Italy; “Defense Exports 2018“; SMi

* Sep 19-20: Los Angeles, CA; ”
Complying With U.S. Export Controls“; BIS

# Sep 20: Pittsburgh, PA; “Export Documentation and Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training 
* 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 25: Kansas City, MO
; “
Import Documentation and Procedures Seminar
“; International Business Training

# Sep 26: Kansas City, MO; “Export Documentation and Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training 
* 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
# Sep 28: Anaheim, CA; “Export Documentation and Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training 

#
Oct 9: New Orleans, LA
; “
Import Documentation and Procedures Seminar
“; International Business Training

# Oct 11: New Orleans, LA; “Export Documentation and Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training 
* Oct 15-19: Chicago, IL; “Certified Classification Specialist“; Global Trade Academy
* 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“; International Compliance Professionals Association (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 29: Seattle, WA; ”
Export Compliance & Controls 101“; Global Trade Academy

* 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: Detroit, MI; ”
Advanced Classification of Machinery and Electronics“; 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 14-15: London, UK; “
Economic Sanctions & Financial Crime
“; C5 Group 

* 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 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“;
#
 Feb 12-13: Washington, D.C.; “
2019 Legislative Summit
“; National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ) 

* 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)
 
Webinars 
 

Jun 18: Commodity Webinar; “June Series: Heating and Cooling Treatment Facilities“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD)  
Jun 19: Commodity Webinar; “June Series: Sanitary Ware of Iron or Steel“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 

* Jun 19: Webinar; ”
Export 101: Starting at the Beginning“; ECTI

Jun 20: Commodity Webinar; “June Series: Polymer Basics“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 
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 28: Webinar; ”
International Letters of Credit“; Massachusetts Export Center

Jul 7: Commodity Webinar; “July Series: What’s a Toy?“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD)  
Jul 10: Commodity Webinar; “July Series: Food Incorporating Alcohol“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD)  

* 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 17: Commodity Webinar; “July Series: Other Articles of Steel“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) 

* Jul 19: Commodity Webinar; “July Series: Tubes and Pipes of Iron or Steel“; National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD)

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ENEDITOR’S NOTES

EN_a112
. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations

(Source: Editor)

* Giovanni Boccaccio (16 Jun 1313 – 21 Dec 1375; was an Italian writer, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and an important Renaissance humanist. Boccaccio wrote a number of notable works, including The Decameron and On Famous Women. He is noted for his realistic dialogue which differed from that of his contemporaries, medieval writers who usually followed formulaic models for character and plot.)
   – “People tend to believe the bad rather than the good.”
 
* James Branch Cabell (1879 – 1958; was an American author of fantasy fiction and belles letters. Cabell was well regarded by his contemporaries, including H. L. Mencken, Edmund Wilson, and Sinclair Lewis.)
  – “There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.”
 
Friday funnies: (Answers to the following riddles are here at the bottom of this edition of the Daily Bugle.)
 
Q #1: A magician promises that he can throw a ball as hard as he can and have it stop, change direction, and come back to him. He claims he can do it without the ball bouncing off of anything, the ball being tied to anything, or the use of magnets. How is this possible?
 
Q #2: A girl fell off of a 30-foot ladder, but she didn’t get hurt at all. How is this possible?
 
Q #3: I’m an odd number. If you take away one of the letters in my name, I become even. What number am I?
 

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EN_a213. 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:
12 Jun 2018: 83 FR 27380-27407: Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS)
 
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: 6 June 2018: 83 FR 26204-26205: Unverified List (UVL); Correction 

 

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: 24 Apr 2018:
83 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 
here.
  –
The latest edition (30 April 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: 8 Jun 2018: Harmonized System Update 1809, containing 901 ABI records and 192 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: 25 Apr 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_a314
. 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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EN_a415
. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations: Friday Riddles Answers
(Source: Editor)
 

A #1: He throws the ball straight up in the air!
 
A #2: She fell off the bottom step!
 
A #3: Seven. (Take away the letter S.)

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