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18-0727 Friday “Daily Bugle”

18-0727 Friday “Daily Bugle”

Friday, 27 July 2018

TOPThe Daily Bugle is a free daily newsletter from Full Circle Compliance, containing changes to export/import regulations (ATF, DOE/NRC, Customs, NISPOM, EAR, FACR/OFAC, FAR/DFARS, FTR/AES, HTSUS, and ITAR), plus news and events. Subscribe here for free subscription. Contact us for advertising inquiries and rates
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  1. DoD/DSS Seeks Comments on Certificate Pertaining to Foreign Interest 
  1. Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions 
  2. Commerce/BIS: (No new postings.)
  3. DHS/ICE Removes British Man Convicted in Conspiracy to Illegally Export Sensitive Technologies to Syria
  4. State/DDTC Posts DTAG Tasking Letter
  5. State/DDTC Posts Public Comments on USML Categories I-III
  6. Global Affairs Canada: “Canada’s Continued Trade Relationship with the United Kingdom Post-Brexit”
  7. EU Posts Corrections Concerning Restrictive Measures Against Syria
  1. ST&R Trade Report: “Dates and Deadlines: COAC Meeting, Drawback, 232/301 Tariffs, AD/CV Distributions”
  2. WorldECR News Alert, 27 July 2018
  1. M. Volkov: “Corporate Doublespeak: A Bribe is a Bribe”
  1. List of Approaching Events
  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 (29 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

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. DoD/DSS Seeks Comments on Certificate Pertaining to Foreign Interest

(Source: Federal Register, 27 July 2018.)
 
87 FR 35624-35625: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
* AGENCY: Defense Security Service, DoD.
* ACTION: 30-Day information collection notice. …
* DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by August 27, 2018.
* ADDRESSES: Comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be emailed to Ms. Jasmeet Seehra, DoD Desk Officer, at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Please identify the proposed information collection by DoD Desk Officer, Docket ID number, and title of the information collection.
* FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Licari, 571-372-0493, or whs.mc-alex.esd.mbx.dd-dod-information-collections@mail.mil.
* SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
  – Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Certificate Pertaining to Foreign Interest; SF328; OMB Control Number 0704-XXXX.
  – Type of Request: New. …
  – Needs and Uses: Completion of the SF 328 (which will be designated as a Common Form allowing its use by other federal agencies) and submission of supporting documentation (e.g., company or entity charter documents, board meeting minutes, stock or securities information, descriptions of organizational structures, contracts, sales, leases and/or loan agreements and revenue documents, annual reports and income statements, etc.) is part of the eligibility determination for access to classified information and/or issuance of a Facility Clearance. …
  Requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Mr. Licari at whs.mc-alex.esd.mbx.dd-dod-information-collections@mail.mil.
 
  Dated: July 23, 2018.
Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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OGSOTHER GOVERNMENT SOURCES

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. Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions
 

(Source:
Federal Register)
 
* Nuclear Regulatory Commission; NOTICES; Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Facility Security Clearance and Safeguarding of National Security Information and Restricted Data [Publication Date: 30 July 2018.]

* U.S. Customs and Border Protection; PROPOSED RULES; Modernized Drawback [Publication Date: 2 August 2018.]

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4. DHS/ICE Removes British Man Convicted in Conspiracy to Illegally Export Sensitive Technologies to Syria

(Source:
 
DHS/ICE
 
, 27 July 2018.)
 
A British man was successfully repatriated back to the United Kingdom by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers July 24, following his conviction for involvement in a conspiracy to illegally export sensitive technologies to Syria, subsequent to an investigation by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with support from the Department of Commerce’s Office of Export Enforcement.
 
A federal indictment was unsealed in April 2014, charging a Pennsylvania resident, a United Kingdom citizen and a Syrian citizen, for their alleged involvement in a conspiracy to illegally export laboratory equipment, including items used to detect chemical warfare agents, from the United States to Syria.
 
Ahmad Feras Diri, 43, of London, was sentenced to a 37-month term of imprisonment, a $100 special assessment, and ordered to forfeit $45,698 to the U.S. government. Diri was arrested by the Metropolitan Police in London March 14, 2013, and extradited to the United States on charges filed in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He recently completed his prison term.
 
Another defendant, Harold Rinko, of Hallstead, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, was sentenced Oct. 13, 2015,  to a term of time served, 12 months of home confinement, a fine of $2,600, a term of supervised release of two years, and was ordered to forfeit $45,698 to the government.
 
A third defendant, Moawea Deri, a citizen of Syria, remains a fugitive from justice.
 
Rinko operated an export business in Hallstead, Pennsylvania, and conspired with Diri to ship items purchased by customers in Syria in violation of U.S. law. The three men conspired to export various items from the United States, through third party countries to customers in Syria. The conspirators prepared false invoices which undervalued and mislabeled the goods being purchased and also listed false information as to the identity and geographic location of the purchasers of the goods. The items would be shipped from the United States to Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom, and thereafter transshipped to Syria. One such item is described in communications between the conspirators as “a portable multi-gas scanner for the detection of chemical warfare agents. Nerve, blood and lung warfare agents are detected using a highly sensitive ion mobility spectrometer.”
 

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5. State/DDTC Posts DTAG Tasking Letter
(Source: State/DDTC, 27 July 2018.) [Excerpts.]
 
Dear Ms. Dynes:
 
Since the last Defense Trade Advisory Group (“DTAG”) plenary meeting in May 2018, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) has determined that it can benefit from input from the various working groups of the DTAG on the issues addressed in the attached.
 
The DTAG should be prepared to present its recommendations or the current status of the DTAG work on each topic at the next DTAG plenary session, which is scheduled for 25 October 2018.
 
As we did in advance of the May meeting, we would be pleased to meet with you and the Vice-Chair to walk through each of the topics in the attached.
 
Sincerely,
 
Anthony M. Dearth
Chief of Staff
Directorate of Defense Trade Controls
Alternate Designated Federal Official
 
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6. State/DDTC Posts Public Comments on USML Categories I-III
(Source: State/DDTC, 25 July 2018.)
 
The public comments to the proposed revision of United States Munitions List (“USML”) Categories I-III can be found here in PDF format.
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7. Global Affairs Canada: “Canada’s Continued Trade Relationship with the United Kingdom Post-Brexit”

(Source: Canada Gazette, 28 July 2018.)
 
On March 29, 2017, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (hereinafter referred to as “the United Kingdom”) invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and notified the European Council of its intention to withdraw from the European Union on March 30, 2019. This withdrawal from the European Union is also known as “Brexit”.
 
Through this notice, the Government of Canada wishes to inform Canadians of the expected change to the scope of application of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (hereinafter referred to as “CETA”) between Canada and the European Union, resulting from the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, as well as of Canada’s continued engagement with the United Kingdom on trade issues.
 
At the time of the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union, the United Kingdom will cease to be considered a party to the European Union treaties and, thus, will lose those treaties’ benefits and obligations. This withdrawal will affect all treaties between Canada and the European Union, including CETA, which has been provisionally applied since September 21, 2017.
 
International trade is a key driver of economic growth, contributing to a prosperous middle class. The Government of Canada is committed to maintaining predictable and stable trade relations with the United Kingdom following its withdrawal from the European Union. Since countries’ future trade relations with the United Kingdom will be affected by the outcome of the ongoing negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union, Canada is closely following those negotiations and is hopeful that the parties will reach an agreement soon.
 
One of the possible outcomes of the terms of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union includes the possibility for a time-limited transition period following Brexit during which the United Kingdom would, in some aspects, continue to be treated like a Member State of the European Union. Depending on the details and other outcomes of such a transition period, Canada would consent to the United Kingdom remaining party to CETA and all other Canada-European Union agreements.
 
Should the European Union and the United Kingdom not reach an agreement on their future relationship in time for Brexit, the Government of Canada is discussing a transitional agreement with the United Kingdom that will allow a seamless transition of CETA, while respecting the United Kingdom’s lack of jurisdiction to negotiate free trade agreements while it is a Member State of the European Union. Post-Brexit, once the United Kingdom has the legal competence to negotiate trade agreements, Canada will work with the United Kingdom to ensure we take full advantage of our particular bilateral trade relationship.
 
The United Kingdom is an important trading partner for Canada. The United Kingdom is Canada’s largest trading partner in the European Union, and fifth on a global basis.
 
  – Bilateral merchandise trade between our nations valued nearly $27 billion in 2017, with Canadian exports reaching nearly $18 billion, and imports nearly reaching $9 billion.
  – The United Kingdom is also Canada’s number one investment destination in the European Union, and second on a global basis.
  – Canadian direct investment in the United Kingdom was valued at nearly $103 billion, and United Kingdom foreign direct investment in Canada reached over $47 billion, at the end of 2017.
  – The United Kingdom was Canada’s second-largest destination for services exports, valued over $6 billion in 2017. The same year, Canada’s services imports from the United Kingdom were valued over $8 billion.
 
The Government of Canada will continue to inform Canadians as it continues to actively engage the European Union and the United Kingdom in an effort to minimize disruptions from Brexit for Canadians.
 
For more information, consult the CETA web page.

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8. EU Posts Corrections Concerning Restrictive Measures Against Syria

(Source: Official Journal of the European Union, 27 July 2018.)
 
Corrigenda:
* Corrigendum to Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 of 18 January 2012 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria and repealing Regulation (EU) No 442/2011
* Corrigendum to Council Decision 2013/255/CFSP of 31 May 2013 concerning restrictive measures against Syria

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NWSNEWS

(Source:
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report, 27 July 2018.)
 
Following are highlights of regulatory effective dates and deadlines, federal agency meetings, and other trade-related events coming up in the next week.
 
  – 30 Jul: deadline for submitting claims to CBP for
distributions of AD/CV duties under Byrd Amendment
  – 31 Jul: deadline for requesting
administrative reviews of AD/CV duty orders
  – 2 Aug: deadline for comments to ITC on request for
IPR import restrictions on lithography machines
  – 3 Aug: deadline for comments to ITC on potential
IPR import restrictions for robotic vacuums

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(Source:
WorldECR, 27 July 2018.)
 
  (1) US issues advice on how to keep North Korea out of your supply chain
  (2) UK OGEL security clarification issued
  (3) Cryptocurrency could help Iran evade sanctions
  (4) DDTC publishes comments on revision of USML categories, I, II, III
  (5) Turkey faces ‘large sanctions’ over pastor imprisonment
 

[Editor’s Note:
Click here to find information on how to subscribe to WorldECR, the journal of export controls and sanctions.]

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COMMCOMMENTARY

(Source:
Volkov Law Group Blog, 27 July 2018. Reprinted by permission.)
 
* Author: Michael Volkov, Esq., Volkov Law Group,
mvolkov@volkovlaw.com, 240-505-1992.
 
Language communicates more than just words – indeed, the use of language reflects much more than simple communication. Often, a person’s language reveals an attitude, a feeling, a perspective, and much more about a person. To me, I am often struck how language is used by corporations to mask a clear and distinct idea. Corporate speak is a language unto itself, and can reflect a company’s culture, and its commitment to honesty, trust and integrity.
 
Forgive me for questioning the use of corporate language but when I read phrases such as “improper payments,” “Questionable payments,” and other equally vague terms used to describe flat out bribes, I question the need for companies to avoid using accurate language. My overriding question in these circumstances is why can’t the company use straightforward language?
 
A bribe is a bribe and no matter how you characterize the payment, it is still a bribe. Of course, I recognize that in order to violate the FCPA or domestic bribery laws a payment must be made with “corrupt” intent. In the FCPA context, a payment must be made with intent to influence a foreign official to act contrary to his or her official duties. Assuming that a payment is made with the requisite intent, such a payment constitutes a bribe.
 
Companies that are reluctant or unwilling to use straightforward language may choose to avoid clear and concise language.  Such an attitude may reflect the company’s unwillingness to face the implications of an employee complaint, apparent misconduct by officers or employees, or other problems.
 
The importance of language is perhaps best illustrated when companies choose to define their corporate values.  The words selected by a company help to define the company’s culture and has an impact on every employee.  The specific words used by the company are perceived by employees in a manner that ultimately is translated into employee beliefs and conduct.
 
Google relies on a creative mantra – “Ten things we know to be true.”  (
Here).
 
The Container Store describes a “Man in the Desert” metaphor to promote effective sales and strong leadership traits.  (
Here).
 
Corporate communications should always focus on the positive rather than informing employees what not to do.  People respond to optimism and avoid negative communications. Corporate language should always fit a company’s culture – bland statements of encouragement may sound positive but, in the end, fail to motivate employees.
 
Corporate language should weave in stories or vignettes that exemplify company values and objectives.  Employees respond to goals, leadership and encouragements.
 
The new generation of business leaders and employees is beginning to question the use of corporate-speak, or bland business language. The focus is fast becoming the link between language and a company’s culture. New leaders are rethinking the bland use of corporate language that extracts concepts typically used in day-to-day life in the corporate world. Some are advocating for replacing corporate-speak with a human voice in a company, encouraging employees to speak to each other as humans not as employees wedded to intra-company formalities. This trend is interesting to observe and may eventually lead to honest, open and concise language used by corporate leaders and employees. There is no reason that all corporate communications have to be conducted in a formal manner designed to avoid everyday expressions.
 
Going back to my original point in this posting – formality in describing a bribe reinforces the lack of clarity in corporate communications and the language used among leaders and employees.
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TEEX/IM TRAINING EVENTS & CONFERENCES

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12. 
List of Approaching Events
(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
 

 
 

* Jul 30-31: Dallas, TX; “GTEC – Global Trade Educational Conference 2018“; Foreign Trade Association/ National Customs Broker & Freight Forwarder Association of America (NCBFAA)
* Jul 30-Aug 3: Chicago, IL; “Import 5-Day Boot Camp“; Global Trade Academy 
* Jul 30-Oct 8: Wilmington, CA; “Customs Broker License Examination Course“; Foreign Trade Association; (Classes run on Monday for 11 weeks)

* Aug 1: Birmingham, UK; ”
An Introduction to Exporting“; UK Institute of Export and International Trade

* 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: Detroit, MI; “
Export Controls Specialist – Certification“; Global Trade Academy
* Aug 7-9: Detroit, MI; “Export Controls Specialist – Certification“; Global Trade Academy
* Aug 7: Orlando, FL; “Import Documentation and Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training 
* 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 16: Minneapolis, MN; “Incoterms 2010: Terms of Sale Seminar“; International Business Training 
* Aug 17: Indianapolis, IL; Incoterms 2010: Terms of Sale Seminar“; International Business Training 
* Aug 20: Cincinnati, OH; “Export Documentation and Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training  

#
Aug 21: Leeds, UK; “
Understanding Exporting
“; Chamber International

#
 Aug 22: London, UK; “
Advanced Exporting
“; UK Institute of Export and International Trade

* 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  

#
Aug 29: Leeds, UK; “
Understanding Incoterms
“; Chamber International

#
Sep 3: Edinburgh, UK; “
Intermediate Seminar
“; UK Department for International Trade
#
Sep 4: Edinburgh, UK; “
Beginner’s Workshop
“; UK Department for International Trade

#
Sep 4: Edinburgh, UK; “
Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military
“; UK Department for International Trade

#
Sep 4: Edinburgh, UK; “
Licenses Workshop
“; UK Department for International Trade

#
Sep 4: Leeds, UK; “
Methods of Payment & Letters of Credit
; Chamber International

#
 Sep 4: London, UK; “
An Introduction to Exporting
“; UK Institute of Export and International Trade

#
Sep 5: Aberdeen, UK; “
Beginner’s Workshop
“; UK Department for International Trade

#
Sep 5: Aberdeen, UK; “
Intermediate Seminar
“; UK Department for International Trade
#
Sep 6: Aberdeen, UK; “
Licenses Workshop
“; UK Department for International Trade

* Sep 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 11: Leeds, UK; “
Export Documentation and Export Procedures
“; Chamber International

* 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 12-19: Chicago, IL; “Import 5-Day Boot Camp“; Global Trade Academy 
* Sep 13: Buffalo, NY; “Import Documentation and Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training 
* Sep 13: Frankfurt, Germany; “BAFA/U.S. Export Control Seminar 2018“; 
* 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: 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: Pittsburgh, PA; “Incoterms 2010: Terms of Sale Seminar“; International Business Training 
* Sep 21-24: Detroit, Michigan; “Best Customs Broker Exam Course“; GRVR Attorneys 

#
Sep 24: Seligenstadt, Germany; “
Follow-Up Fachtagung
“; FALEX

* Sep 25-26; Chicago, IL; ”
Financial Crime Executive Roundtable“; American Conference Institute
* Sep 25: Kansas City, MO; “Import Documentation and Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training 

#
Sep 25: Leeds, UK; “
Understanding Exporting & Incoterms
“; Chamber International

*
 
Sep 25-26: San Francisco, CA; “
11th West Coast Conference on FCPA Enforcement and Compliance
“; American Conference Institute

* Sep 25-26: Toronto, Canada; ”
4th Forum on Economic Sanctions and Compliance Enforcement“; C5 Group

* 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 2: Bruchem, Netherlands; “Awareness Course U.S. Export Controls: ITAR & EAR From a Non-U.S. Perspective“; Full Circle Compliance

#
Oct 2: Leeds, UK; “
Export Documentation
“; Chamber International

* Oct 5: Boston, MA; “
Incoterms 2010: Terms of Sale Seminar“; International Business Training
* Oct 5: Boston, MA; “ Incoterms: A Strategic Approach“; 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 11: Rotterdam, NL; “
Trade Compliance Congres
;” SDU, Customs Knowledge, and EvoFenedex

* Oct 12: New Orleans, LA; “Incoterms 2010: Terms of Sale 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 26: Louisville, KY; “Incoterms 2010: Terms of Sale Seminar“; International Business Training
* Oct 26: Milwaukee, WI; “Incoterms: A Strategic Approach“; International Business Training 
* 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

#
 
Oct 31 – Nov 1: Singapore;
7th Asia Summit on Anti-Corruption“;
American Conference Institute


* 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 8-9: Shanghai, China; “
ICPA China Conference
“; International Compliance Professionals Association

* Nov 12-15: Washington, D.C.; “ITAR Defense Trade Controls / EAR Export Controls Seminar“; ECTI; jessica@learnexportcompliance.com; 540-433-3977
* Nov 13: Tysons Corner, VA; “Made in America, Buy America, or Buy American: Qualify your Goods and Increase Sales“; Global Trade Academy
* Nov 14: Manchester, UK; “Intermediate Seminar“; UK Department for International Trade
* Nov 15: Manchester, UK; “Beginner’s Workshop“; UK Department for International Trade
* Nov 15: Manchester, UK; “Licenses Workshop“; UK Department for International Trade
* Nov 15: Manchester, UK; “Control List Classification – Combined Dual Use and Military“; UK Department for International Trade
* Nov 15: McLean, VA; “ITAR For the Empowered Official“; FD Associates
* Nov 16, San Diego, CA; “Incoterms 2010: Terms of Sale Seminar“; International Business Training 
* 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 6: London, UK; “
Beginner’s Workshop
“; UK Department for International Trad

* 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; “
Export Documentation Training Course
;” Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

* Dec 6: Manchester, UK; “
Introduction to Export Controls and Licenses
“; 
* Dec 14: Philadelphia, PA; “Incoterms 2010: Terms of Sale Seminar“; International Business Training
 
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 

 


* Aug 8: Webinar; ”
Incoterms 2010: Terms of Sale“; International Business Training 
* Aug 9: Webinar;
 “Export Compliance Essentials for Shipping“;
 ECTI;
 
540-433-3977
* Aug 23: Webinar; “Social Media for Trade and Logistics Professionals“; Foreign Trade Association
* Aug 27: Webinar; ”
Import Documentation and Procedures“; International Business Training
* Sep 6:
 “
University Export Controls Program: Strength in Numbers
“; Export Compliance Training Institute
 * Sep 
19: Webinar; “
International Logistics
“; International Business Training
 

* Sep 24: Webinar; “Tariff Classification: Using the Harmonized Tariff Schedule; International Business Training
* Sep 25: Webinar; “NAFTA Rules of Origin“; International Business Training 
* Oct 15: Webinar; “
Incoterms 2010: Terms of Sale
“; International Business Training  
* Nov 14: Webinar; “An Export Commodity Classification Number – ECCN“; Foreign Trade Association
* Dec 3: Webinar; “Tariff Classification: Using the Harmonized Tariff Schedule; International Business Training 

* Dec 4: Webinar; “NAFTA Rules of Origin“; International Business Training 
* Dec 5: Webinar; “Import Documentation and Procedures“; International Business Training
* Dec 11: Webinar; “
Incoterms 2010: Terms of Sale
“; International Business Training 

* Dec 20: Webinar; “International Logistics“; International Business Training  
 

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ENEDITOR’S NOTES

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. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations

(Source: Editor)
 

Leo Durocher (Leo Ernest Durocher; 27 July 1905 – 7 Oct 1991; nicknamed “Leo the Lip”, was an American professional baseball player, manager and coach. He played in Major League Baseball as an infielder. Upon his retirement, he ranked fifth all-time among managers with 2,009 career victories, second only to John McGraw in National League history.)
  – How you play the game is for college ball. When you’re playing for money, winning is the only thing that matters.

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EN_a214. Are Your Copies of Regulations Up to Date?
(Source: Editor)

The official versions of the following regulations are published annually in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.), but are updated as amended in the Federal Register.  The latest amendments to applicable regulations are listed below.
 


ATF ARMS IMPORT REGULATIONS: 27 CFR Part 447-Importation of Arms, Ammunition, and Implements of War
  – Last Amendment: 15 Jan 2016: 
81 FR 2657-2723: Machineguns, Destructive Devices and Certain Other Firearms; Background Checks for Responsible Persons of a Trust or Legal Entity With Respect To Making or Transferring a Firearm. 
 

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS: 19 CFR, Ch. 1, Pts. 0-199
  – 
Last Amendment:
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:
29 June 2018: 83 FR 30541-30548: Global Magnitsky Sanctions Regulations; and 83 FR 30539-30541: Removal of the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations and Amendment of the Terrorism List Government Sanctions Regulations 

 

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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. Weekly Highlights of the Daily Bugle Top Stories
(Source: Editor)
 

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

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* The Ex/Im Daily Update is a publication of FCC Advisory B.V., compiled by: Editor, James E. Bartlett III; Assistant Editors, Alexander P. Bosch and Vincent J.A. Goossen; and Events & Jobs Editor, John Bartlett. The Ex/Im Daily Update is emailed every business day to approximately 8,000 readers of changes to defense and high-tech trade laws and regulations. We check the following sources daily: Federal Register, Congressional Record, Commerce/AES, Commerce/BIS, DHS/CBP, DOE/NRC, DOJ/ATF, DoD/DSS, DoD/DTSA, FAR/DFARS, State/DDTC, Treasury/OFAC, White House, and similar websites of Australia, Canada, U.K., and other countries and international organizations.  Due to space limitations, we do not post Arms Sales notifications, Denied Party listings, or Customs AD/CVD items.

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