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18-0620 Wednesday “Daily Bugle”

18-0620 Wednesday “Daily Bugle”

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

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  1. Commerce/BIS: SITAC to Meet on 24 July in Wash DC 
  1. Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions
  2. Commerce/BIS: (No new postings.)
  3. State/DDTC: (No new postings.)
  4. White House/OTMP: “How China’s Economic Aggression Threatens the Technologies and Intellectual Property of the United States and the World”
  5. UK ECJU: “EU Renews Russia Sanctions Concerning Annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol”
  1. Defense News: “U.S. Chamber of Commerce Wants Trump to Put America’s Defense Industry First”
  2. Financial Post: “Russia to Slam Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S. Imports”
  3. Money Control: “China Seeks to Acquire U.S.’ Crown Jewels of Technology: White House”
  4. Reuters: “German Arms Export Approvals Drop in 2017: Sources”
  5. ST&R Trade Report: “Trump Threatens More Tariffs on Chinese Goods as Details Emerge on Section 301 Duties”
  1. Global Trade News: “Weise Wednesday: Will Automobiles Be the Next to Face Rising Import Tariffs?”
  2. G.R. Tuttle: “OK, Now We Have a Trade War!”
  3. M. Lester: “Germany Launches Iran Advice Office over U.S. Sanctions”
  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 Jun 2018), FTR (24 Apr 2018), HTSUS (8 Jun 2018), ITAR (14 Feb 2018) 
  3. Weekly Highlights of the Daily Bugle Top Stories 

EXIMITEMS FROM TODAY’S FEDERAL REGISTER

EXIM_a1

(Source:
Federal Register, 20 June 2018.)
 
83 FR 28622-28263: Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
  The Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee (SITAC) will meet on July 24, 2018, 9:30 a.m., in the Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 3884, 14th Street between Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues NW, Washington, DC. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration on technical questions that affect the level of export controls applicable to sensors and instrumentation equipment and technology.
 
Agenda
 
Public Session
 
  (1) Welcome and Introductions.
  (2) Remarks from the Bureau of Industry and Security Management.
  (3) Industry Presentations.
  (4) New Business.
 
Closed Session
 
  (5) Discussion of matters determined to be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3).
 
  The open session will be accessible via teleconference to 20 participants on a first come, first serve basis. To join the conference, submit inquiries to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yvette.Springer@bis.doc.gov no later than July 17, 2018. …
  For more information contact Yvette Springer on (202) 482-2813.
 
Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer.

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OGSOTHER GOVERNMENT SOURCES

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

* Commerce; NOTICES; Public Hearings: Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Automobiles, including Cars, SUVs, Vans and Light Trucks, and Automotive Parts; Extension of Comment Period [Publication Date: 21 June 2018.]

* Commerce; NOTICES; Export Privileges; Denials: Mahan Airways; Pejman Mahmood Kosarayanifard a/k/a Kosarian Fard; Mahmoud Amini; et al. [Publication Date: 21 June 2018.]

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(Source:
Commerce/BIS)
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(Source:
The White House, 19 June 2018.)
 
The White House Office of Trade & Manufacturing Policy (OTMP) released a report outlining how China’s policies threaten the economic and national security of the United States.  Read the full report
here.
 
OTMP studied how China seeks to capture, through its
Made in China 2025 plan, the emerging high-technology industries that will drive future economic growth.  China is targeting industries ranging from artificial intelligence, aerospace, and augmented and virtual reality to high-speed rail and shipping and new energy vehicles.  Many of these
Made in China 2025 industries have important defense applications.
 
OTMP outlines how China aggressively seeks to acquire American technology and intellectual property through multiple vectors including: physical and cyber theft, forced technology transfers, evading United States export controls, export restraints on raw materials, and investments in more than 600 high-technology assets in the United States worth close to $20 billion.

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(Source:
UK ECJU, Notice to Exporters No. 2018/14, 20 Jun 2018.)
 
The EU has renewed its territorial sanctions that were put in place in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia (Council Decision 
[CFSP] 2018/880) until 23 June 2019.
 
Crimea and Sevastopol
 
Council Decision 2014/386/CFSP of 23 June 2014 introduced restrictions on goods originating in Crimea or Sevastopol.
The decision has been amended several times and the measures in place now include:
 
  – ban on imports of goods originating in Crimea or Sevastopol
  – ban on investment in real estate in Crimea and Sevastopol
  – ban on investment in entities in Crimea and Sevastopol
  – embargo on certain goods and technology for use in certain sectors (transport, telecommunications, energy, oil, gas and mineral resources)
  – ban on provision of certain services (related to such goods and technology)
  – ban on provision of certain services related to infrastructure in certain sectors (transport, telecommunications, energy, oil, gas and mineral resources)
  – ban on provision of certain services related to tourism
  – prohibition for certain ships to enter ports in Crimea and Sevastopol
 
On 18 June 2018 the EU renewed the restrictive measures and these will remain in place until 23 June 2019.

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NWSNEWS

(Source:
Defense News, 20 June 2018.) [Excerpts.]
 
America’s biggest business lobby wants the Trump administration put the American defense industry first and require the Pentagon to explain the impact on domestic jobs and national security each time it denies a foreign request to buy U.S. weapons.
 
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has some 30 recommendations on how to hard-wire economic security and defense-industrial base considerations into the government’s international arms sale decisions. The intent is to see the proposals, which put a heavy accent on business interests, taken up by the administration or Congress. …
 
“Goals like ‘economic security’ need to be transformed into bureaucratic and organizational imperatives in order to produce near-term impact,” Defense and Aerospace Export Council President Keith Webster said in the June 8 letter to Navarro and Thompson. Webster was President Barack Obama’s last director of international cooperation at the Pentagon.
 
While the State Department has long been legally bound to notify Congress and seek approval for proposed foreign arms sales, the chamber recommended that any proposed denial of a sale also require a report to Congress.
 
That report would have to explain whether the denied country can get similar equipment from a foreign competitor – and detail the denial’s impact on American jobs, revenue and the U.S. industrial base.
 
Such reports would also be available to the manufacturer of the item in question, under the proposal. Prime contractors would also be notified in advance of an export authorization denial “to ensure that all economic factors have been taken into account in the decision-making process,” Webster wrote.
 
The recommendations, if implemented, would impact a number of agencies. Among them, the military services would be required to incorporate economic factors into their technology release baseline policies, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence would prioritize and monitor defense trade relationships through the global export market. …
 
Among other recommendations, the council would have the government – instead of simply turning down countries that cannot adequately secure sensitive defense technologies – list countries with problems doing so and have the Defense Technology Security Administration actively offer to work with those countries to get them up to snuff.
 
Webster also warned that the State Department hiring freeze, lifted last month, is slowing foreign military sales. The administration, he said, should remedy a 30 percent vacancy rate at State’s Defense Trade Controls Directorate, where the workforce is stressed by growth in foreign military sales as well as a diminished workforce at the Department of Defense. …
 
However, Webster’s letter warned that counter-proliferation policies aimed at preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction have had the effect of encouraging some foreign countries to obtain non-U.S. capabilities – all without America’s end-use monitoring requirements, interoperability exercises or the chance for the U.S. to shape policies around their use.
 
One key area that Webster addresses is easing sales of U.S. military drones overseas. The council would have the administration establish a policy of overcoming the Missile Technology Control Regime’s “strong presumption of denial” for exporting any “category-1” system capable of carrying 500-kilogram payloads for more than 300 kilometers.
 
The policy would have the State Department and Defense Department evaluate drone export authorization requests as they would manned aerial defense platforms that can deploy like payloads.
 
Second, the policy would permit the export to nonmembers of the MTCR, an agreement among 35 nations meant to prevent signatories from proliferating longer-range cruise and ballistic missile technology.
 
Webster presents this as an alternative to amending the MTCR, a laborious process that would allow competitors time to grab the market share. “Urgency is required to sustain U.S. leadership in this market,” he wrote.
 
Webster argued in his letter that America’s restrictive drone export policy means “China is now able to fill that hole with UASs that look remarkably similar to America’s MQ-1B Predator, MQ-9 Reaper and Global Hawk.”
 
A new report by the think tank Rand forecast existing export controls will have a negative impact on the U.S. industrial base, while China, Israel and the United Arab Emirates, who are not party to the MCTR, are proliferating their own drones.
 
U.S. competitors have established themselves in a market set to “grow from about $6 billion in 2015 to about $12 billion in 2025,” Rand found.

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(Source:
Financial Post, 19 Jun 2018.)
 
Russia has announced retaliatory measures in response to the U.S. move to impose tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum.
 
Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin said a statement on Tuesday that Moscow has decided to apply retaliatory measures in line with the World Trade Organization’s rules to compensate for damage incurred by the U.S. tariffs.
 
Oreshkin said that additional tariffs will be applied to a range of U.S. imports, but he declined to immediately name them. He added that the tariffs will be applied to the U.S. goods that have domestic equivalents to avoid hurting the national economy.
 
The European Union, India, China and Russia all have applied to the WTO to challenge the tariffs that took effect March 23. Washington argued they were for national security reasons.

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NWS_39
. Money Control: “China Seeks to Acquire U.S.’ Crown Jewels of Technology: White House”

(Source:
Money Control, 20 June 2018.) [Excerpts.]
 
China seeks to acquire the crown jewels of American technology through theft, forced transfer, information-harvesting and acquisition, the White House said today, a day after President Donald Trump threatened to slap tariffs on USD 200 billion worth of Chinese goods.
 
Trump, pursuing his ‘America First’ policy, has been insisting that China has been unfairly benefitting from a massive trade imbalance with the US, now estimated to be USD 376 billion.
 
  “China seeks to acquire the crown jewels of American technology, including ag-tech, through six vectors,” Peter Navarro, White House Director of Trade and Industrial Policy told reporters during a conference call.
 
These six vectors are physical theft and cyber theft; forced technology transfer, typically as a condition of access to the Chinese market; evasion of export controls; export restraints on raw materials; information-harvesting campaigns designed to acquire and exploit the openness of our economy. An acquisition of crown jewels by state-backed funds that basically, scour places like Silicon Valley, Austin, Boston and beyond, for the best of what the US have in industries like artificial intelligence, block chain technology, robotics, high-tech manufacturing and high-tech shipping, Navarro said. …

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NWS_a410. Reuters: ”
German Arms Export Approvals Drop in 2017: Sources”
(Source: Reuters, 20 Jun 2018.)
 
The German government approved arms exports worth nearly nine percent less in 2017, government sources said, citing a report to be reviewed and approved by the cabinet on Wednesday.
 
The report showed approvals dropped around 600 million euros to 6.24 billion euros ($7.23 billion) last year, in line with preliminary data released in January, the sources said.
 
Germany is one of the world’s five biggest arms exporters, according to the SIPRI research group, but this remains a sensitive issue among the public given the country’s World War Two history. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition agreed in February to limit arms sales further, and to work on harmonizing export controls in the European Union.
 
Approvals for arms sales to non-NATO and non-EU countries rose by 100 million to 3.795 billion euros, boosted by significant orders such as a warship sale to Algeria and a submarine for Egypt, according to the sources.
 
German export approvals for small arms were steady at around 47.8 million euros, with France the top buyer.
 
Germany also became the first EU member to carry out post-shipment controls of its arms exports in 2017, the sources said.
 
Such inspections were carried out in India and the United Arab Emirates, with no violations found, the sources said.

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NWS_a511. ST&R Trade Report: “Trump Threatens More Tariffs on Chinese Goods as Details Emerge on Section 301 Duties”

 
President Trump is threatening to raise tariffs on another $400 billion worth of goods from China if Beijing retaliates for the 25 percent tariff the U.S. is planning to impose on Chinese products beginning July 6. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is publishing this week a formal notice announcing those tariffs, which will affect more than 800 products, and setting forth a schedule for public comment on whether to take similar action on nearly 300 others.
 
The Trump administration 
announced June 15 two lists of goods imported from China that will or could be hit with higher duties after a Section 301 investigation determined that China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation are unreasonable and discriminatory. China immediately said it would respond in kind by levying a 25 percent tariff on 545 U.S. goods as of July 6 and expanding that list by another 114 products on an as-yet-undetermined date.
 
President Trump said June 18 that China’s response “clearly indicates its determination to keep the United States at a permanent and unfair disadvantage” and that “further action must be taken to encourage China to change its unfair practices, open its market to United States goods, and accept a more balanced trade relationship with the United States.” The president therefore directed USTR to identify another $200 billion worth of Chinese goods that would be subject to an additional 10 percent tariff “if China refuses to change its practices” and “insists on going forward with the new tariffs that it has recently announced.” Trump added that if China increases its tariffs yet again the U.S. “will meet that action by pursuing additional tariffs on another $200 billion of goods.”
 
Meanwhile, USTR will publish in the June 20 
Federal Register a notice that (a) formally modifies the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S. to reflect the pending imposition of an additional 25 percent tariff on 818 products from China and (b) sets forth a schedule for public comment on the possibility of similar action against 284 other Chinese products.
 
The USTR notice modifies subchapter III of HTSUS Chapter 99 to create new subheading 9903.88.01 and new U.S. note 20 listing the Chinese products that will be subject to the additional tariff effective for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after 12:01 a.m. EDT on July 6. These tariffs will be in addition to all other applicable duties, fees, exactions, and charges, including antidumping and countervailing duties. However, the additional tariffs will not apply to products for which entry is properly claimed under a Chapter 98 heading or subheading.
 
Any covered product admitted into a U.S. foreign-trade zone on or after the effective date of the tariffs may only be admitted as “privileged foreign status.” Upon entry for consumption, such products will be subject to any 
ad valorem rates of duty or quantitative limitations related to the classification under the applicable HTSUS subheading.
 
Requests to exclude specific products from these tariffs will be accepted but a notice describing this process (including filing opposition to exclusion requests) will be published separately. USTR suggests that products that may be considered for exclusion include those that are only available from China, those for which an additional tariff would cause severe economic harm to a U.S. interest, and those are not strategically important or related to the “Made in China 2025” industrial policy.
 
The USTR notice also lists the 284 other HTSUS subheadings that could be subject to an additional 25 percent tariff. USTR will issue a final determination on which of these products will be covered after completing the following process: a hearing will be held July 24, requests to appear at this hearing and pre-hearing submissions are due by June 29, written comments on maintaining or removing specific subheadings from this list are due by July 23, and post-hearing rebuttal comments are due by July 31. USTR states that comments should address whether increased tariffs on specific products would be practicable or effective to obtain the elimination of China’s acts, policies, and practices and whether maintaining or imposing such tariffs would cause disproportionate economic harm to U.S. interests, including small or medium-sized businesses and consumers.

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COMMCOMMENTARY

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12. Global Trade News: “Weise Wednesday: Will Automobiles Be the Next to Face Rising Import Tariffs?”

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Source:
 
Integration Point Blog
, 20 June 2018.)
 
Welcome to Weise Wednesday! Twice a month we will share a brief Q&A with the former U.S. Commissioner of Customs, Mr. George Weise. If you have questions, we encourage you to send them to AskGeorge@IntegrationPoint.com.
 
Q. With increased tariffs and retaliatory tariffs going into effect on steel, aluminum, and a range of other products from multiple countries, is it true that automobiles may be next?
 
A. Yes, these are indeed interesting times. It appears that the automotive industry is the next target of increased tariffs. The United States and China are already moving forward to implement additional tariffs on a wide range of products, effective on July 6, 2018, as a result of the Section 301 investigation. Additional tariffs are already in effect for designated steel and aluminum products imported from a number of countries, including Canada, Mexico, and the European Union. They, along with other countries, are imposing retaliatory tariffs on a range of U.S. exports.
 
The tariffs the U.S. imposed on steel and aluminum products were the result of an investigation by the Department of Commerce (DOC) under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to determine whether imports of steel and aluminum threaten national security. That provision, which has rarely been used until recently, authorizes the President to restrict imports into the U.S. of any article being imported “in such quantities or under such circumstances as to threaten the national security.”  
 
The DOC issued separate reports on February 16, 2018, with affirmative findings that imports of both steel and aluminum were threatening national security. Both reports contained specific options for the President to consider in addressing these threats, including increasing tariffs and imposing quotas. The President chose to impose a 25% additional tariff on designated steel products and an additional 10% on designated aluminum products imported from multiple countries.
 
More recently, on May 23, 2018, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the initiation of a new investigation under Section 232 to determine whether imports of automobiles, including SUVs and light trucks, and automotive parts threaten to impair the national security of the U.S. From the publication of the Federal Register Notice of this investigation on May 30, 2018, the DOC has 270 days or until February 24, 2019, to complete the investigation and report its findings and recommendations to the President. 
 
Like with the Section 232 investigation on steel and aluminum, the President has wide latitude to implement corrective action, including increased tariffs and/or the implementation of quotas. The DOC has solicited public comments on the investigation and is expected to hold a public hearing on the subject in the coming weeks. Because of the tight time constraints for this investigation, it is imperative that interested parties move swiftly to provide comments on the investigation or request to appear at the public hearing. The deadline for both is June 22, 2018, and there is not likely to be an opportunity later in the process to express your views.

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13. G.R. Tuttle: “OK, Now We Have a Trade War!”

(Source: Tuttle Law Offices, 19 June 2018.)
 
* Author: George R. Tuttle, III, Esq., Tuttle Law Offices,
geo@tuttlelaw.com, 415-986-8780.
 
On 18 June 2018, President Trump released a
statement announcing the possibility of even more tariffs on Chinese goods. This comes in response to Beijing’s pronouncement of retaliatory tariffs against U.S. goods, which are scheduled to take effect July 6, 2018.
 
Early this week, 
President Trump formalized plans to assess a 25% tariff on $50 billion worth of imports from China. These tariffs were intended to encourage China to change its unfair practices identified in the Section 301 action with respect to technology and innovation, and serve as an initial step toward bringing balance to the U.S. trade relationship with China. 
China ‘s reaction, however, was not to end its practice of state sanctioned piracy of U.S. Intellectual Property, but to apply retaliatory tariffs on $ 50 billion worth of United States exports. This prompted further action last night by Washington to “encourage China to change its unfair practices, open its market to United States goods, and accept a more balanced trade relationship with the United States.” The President has directed the United States Trade Representative to identify an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods for additional tariffs at a rate of 10 percent. After the legal process is complete, these tariffs will go into effect if China refuses to change its practices, and if it insists on going forward with the new tariffs that it has recently announced.  According to the President, if China increases its tariffs yet again, “we will meet that action by pursuing additional tariffs on another $200 billion of goods. The trade relationship between the United States and China must be much more equitable.”
 
For a list of the current and proposed Chinese products that are targeted for U.S. Sanctions, go to ”
USTR Issues Tariffs on Chinese Products in Response to Unfair Trade Practices.”
 
According to
a list of U.S. products
that have been targeted for China’s Ministry of Commerce, the tariffs apply to 128 US products. Of them, 120 products ranging from dried fruits to stainless steel pipes will receive an extra 15% import tax, while eight will have to bear a 25% tax hike. The latter category consists of seven different kinds of pork products and aluminum scrap. According to data from the ministry, the group of goods taxed at 15% make up $977 million of US exports to China. The eight products subject to the 25% tariff make up $1.992 billion, for an overall total of nearly $3 billion.  
 

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14. M. Lester: “Germany Launches Iran Advice Office Over U.S. Sanctions”
(Source: European Sanctions Blog, 19 June 2018.)
 
* Author: Maya Lester, Esq., Brick Court Chambers,
maya.lester@brickcourt.co.uk, +44 20 7379 3550.
 
The German government announced last week that it has set up an “Iran contact point” to advise companies on their business dealings with Iran, given President Trump’s recent decision to reimpose US sanctions on Iran. The government also stated that EU sanctions relief for Iran, one of the terms under the JCPOA, remained in place, and that government-backed export credit guarantees were still available.

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ENEDITOR’S NOTES

 

Anna Letitia Barbauld (20 Jun 1743 – 9 Mar 1825; was a prominent English poet, essayist, literary critic, editor, and author of children’s literature.)
  – “The most characteristic mark of a great mind is to choose some one important object, and pursue it for life.” 
 
Errol Flynn (Errol Leslie Flynn; 20 Jun 1909 – 14 Oct 1959; was an Australian-born actor who achieved fame in Hollywood after 1935. He was known for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films, as well as frequent partnerships with Olivia de Havilland. He became a US citizen in 1942.)
  – “It isn’t what they say about you, it’s what they whisper.”

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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.
 
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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. 
 
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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 Jun 2018: 83 FR 26204-26205: Unverified List (UVL); Correction

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

  – Last Amendment: 
19 Jun 2018: 
83 FR 28370-28375
: Rough Diamonds Control Regulations 

 
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FOREIGN TRADE REGULATIONS (FTR)
: 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
here.
  – 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.  
 
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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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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 
here

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