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18-1012 Friday “Daily Bugle”

18-1012 Friday “Daily Bugle”

Friday, 12 October 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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[No items of interest noted today.]

  1. Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions 
  2. Commerce/BIS: (No new postings.)
  3. DHS/CBP Voids Inactive Importers of Record
  4. State/DDTC: (No new postings.)
  5. Treasury/OFAC Temporarily Extends General Licenses Related to EN+ and RUSAL
  6. Canada GA/TID Releases Notice Concerning Steel Goods Listed on the ICL
  7. UK Government Releases “No-Brexit Deal” Guidance Concerning Sanctions Policy
  1. Bloomberg: “Westinghouse Could Be Hurt by New U.S. Curbs on Nuclear Exports”
  2. Expeditors News: “Trade Advisory Committee Embraces Regulatory Reform at D.C. Meeting”
  3. Law.com: “New CFIUS Foreign Investment Rules Prompt Counsel to Scramble”
  1. M. Volkov: “The Importance of a High-Risk Due Diligence Committee”
  1. List of Approaching Events: 2 New Events Posted This Week
  1. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations 
  2. Are Your Copies of Regulations Up to Date? Latest Amendments: ATF (15 Jan 2016), Customs (19 Sep 2018), DOD/NISPOM (18 May 2016), EAR (26 Sep 2018), FACR/OFAC (29 Jun 2018), FTR (24 Apr 2018), HTSUS (11 Oct 2018), ITAR (4 Oct 2018) 
  3. Weekly Highlights of the Daily Bugle Top Stories 

EXIMITEMS FROM TODAY’S FEDERAL REGISTER

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[No items of interest noted today.]

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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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3. 
DHS/CBP Voids Inactive Importers of Record

(Source: 
CSMS# 18-000603, 11 Oct 2018.) 
 
This message is a reminder to the trade community that, in accordance with 
19 CFR 24.5(e), CBP will void any Importer of Record number in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) that is deemed to be inactive. A system update will occur to void these inactive records. 
 
Should you have questions, please email the OT/Commercial Operations, Revenue and Entry (CORE) Division at 
5106@cbp.dhs.gov. Additional information about the CBP Form 5106 is also available 
here.
 
  – Related CSMS No. 18-000472, 18-000568

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State/DDTC: (No new postings.)

(Source: 
State/DDTC)

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5. 
Treasury/OFAC Temporarily Extends General Licenses Related to EN+ and RUSAL

(Source: 
Treasury/OFAC, 12 Oct 2018.)
 
Today, OFAC extended the expiration date of certain general licenses related to EN+ Group plc and United Company RUSAL PLC, and issued the following three general licenses: 
GENERAL LICENSE NO. 13E – Authorizing Certain Transactions Necessary to Divest or Transfer Debt, Equity, or Other Holdings in Certain Blocked Persons, 
GENERAL LICENSE NO. 14B – Authorizing Certain Activities Necessary to Maintenance or Wind Down of Operations or Existing Contracts with United Company RUSAL PLC, and 
GENERAL LICENSE NO. 16B – Authorizing Certain Activities Necessary to Maintenance or Wind Down of Operations or Existing Contracts with EN+ Group PLC or JSC EuroSibEnergo.
 

  – Read the press release here. 

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Canada GA/TID Releases Notice Concerning Steel Goods Listed on the ICL

(Source: 
Canada GA/TID, 11 Oct 2018.)
 
The Trade Controls Bureau (TID) of Global Affairs (GA) Canada has released a notice to inform importers of the procedures governing the administration of provisional safeguards, in the form of tariff rate quotas (TRQ), for certain steel goods that are listed in item 82 on the Import Control List (ICL).  Read the notice 
here.

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UK Government Releases “No-Brexit Deal” Guidance Concerning Sanctions Policy

(Source: 
Gov.UK, 12 Oct 2018.) [Excerpts.]
 
A scenario in which the UK leaves the EU without agreement (a ‘no deal’ scenario) remains unlikely given the mutual interests of the UK and the EU in securing a negotiated outcome. … 
 
This series of technical notices sets out information to allow businesses and citizens to understand what they would need to do in a ‘no deal’ scenario, so they can make informed plans and preparations.
 
This guidance is part of that series.

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NWSNEWS

(Source: 
Bloomberg, 11 Oct 2018.) [Excerpts.] 
 
  – U.S. announces strict new limits on nuclear exports to China
  – Energy Secretary Rick Perry cites national security concerns
 
The Trump administration on Thursday announced new limits on the sharing of civilian nuclear power technology with China, export controls U.S. officials said were warranted in response to theft of American nuclear technology and intellectual property for military and other purposes.
 
The new national security measures, which are effective immediately, may cause American nuclear developers some pain in the short term, U.S. officials acknowledged during a conference call with reporters. But they said the restrictions were necessary because of national security and economic concerns. The officials spoke on the condition that they not be identified.
 
  “The United States cannot ignore the national security implications of China’s efforts to obtain nuclear technology outside of established processes of U.S.-China civil nuclear cooperation,” Energy Secretary Rick Perry said in a statement. … 

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Expeditors News: “Trade Advisory Committee Embraces Regulatory Reform at D.C. Meeting” 

(Source: 
Expeditors News, 12 Oct 2018.)
 
On October 3, 2018, the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) met in Washington D.C. to present recommendations to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on a variety of trade matters.
 
A couple of the key recommendations included modernizing Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) regulations. COAC also discussed exploring emerging technologies, such as blockchain technology.

The next COAC meeting will be held in Laredo, Texas, in December 2018.
 
The CBP press release may be found 
here.

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Law.com: “New CFIUS Foreign Investment Rules Prompt Counsel to Scramble”

(Source: 
Law.com, 11 Oct 2018.) [Excerpts.] 
 
Corporate legal departments that expected to have more time to prepare for the arrival of new rules subjecting foreign investments in American businesses to national security reviews got a surprise this week. 
 
The U.S. Treasury Department 
announced Wednesday that a pilot program under the recently enacted 
Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act would take effect on Nov. 10 and greatly expand the list of transactions that are subject to review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. 
 
Under the 
new rules, any American business that has a hand in “critical technology” and takes certain types of foreign investments, including noncontrolling investments, must file a declaration that provides details of the transaction to CFIUS. 
 

The declaration must be filed at least 45 days before the transaction in question is expected to be finalized. And the government has 30 days to take action. Companies that fail to file a declaration will face a civil fine capped at the value of the transaction. … 

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COMMCOMMENTARY

(Source: 
Volkov Law Group Blog, 11 Oct 2018. Reprinted by permission.) 
 
* Author: Michael Volkov, Esq., Volkov Law Group, 
mvolkov@volkovlaw.com, 240-505-1992. 
 
Believe it or not, but companies are still struggling with third-party risk management systems.  I know this sounds hyper-critical but many companies continue to hang onto paper due diligence systems (sometimes with or without a SharePoint platform to store third-party due diligence documentation). An even smaller percentage of companies are automating their due diligence programs, a basic requirement for all companies with a minimum number of third parties.
 
It is disturbing that in the face of government focus on third parties, companies have not yet buttoned-up their third-party risk management systems.  A failure to act in this situation cannot be justified.  The investment in an automated platform is relatively insignificant, especially when you consider relevant risks.
 
Assuming that your company is one of the lucky ones and has implemented an automated third-party risk program, a company should target its high-risk third parties.  Companies regularly conduct business with the assistance of high-risk third parties.  The estimated percentage of a company’s third-party high-risk partners usually falls somewhere between 10 and 20 percent of its entire third-party population.
 
To supplement an automated system, companies should consider creating a high-risk due diligence committee with responsibility for oversight of the onboarding, monitoring and auditing processes for high-risk third parties.  By centralizing this function, a high-risk due diligence committee can create a management tool that would enforce consistent standards and application of risk management tools.
 
As an initial step, a company has to develop criteria to determine its universe of high-risk candidates. Most companies focus on the following factors:
 
  – Country of operation and relevant corruption measures;
  – Industry corruption measures in a relevant country;
  – Financial relation based on annual revenues;
  – Length of relationship;
  – Nature and extent of government interactions;
  – Type of relationship: representational (e.g. agent, distributor, lobbyist, consultant or vendor/supplier); and
  – Past misconduct.
 
A third-party due diligence committee would consist of representatives from compliance, legal, internal audit, each business region, procurement/supply chain, a member of senior executive team.  Its responsibilities would include review and approval of:
 
  – New third-party relationships;
  – The specific contract with the third party;
  – A program to monitor third-party activities;
  – A training program for the specific third party;
  – A determination of the comparability of a third-party ethics and compliance program; and
  – A plan to audit the company’s high-risk third parties through sampling and scheduling of audit program.
 
In light of a company’s high-risk third parties, companies have to intervene and set up a specific control to mitigate such risks.  While I am reluctant to advocate a new bureaucratic mechanism, it is clear that additional measures are needed.
 
Companies have to take greater responsibility for their third-party risks.  If they cannot adopt modest requirements such as an automated platform, companies have to implement additional controls based on risk-ranking and allocation of resources.

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TEEX/IM TRAINING EVENTS & CONFERENCES

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List of Approaching Events: 2 New Events Posted This Week
(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 Alexander Witt, Events & Jobs Editor (email: 
awitt@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

 
 


* 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 16: Kontich, Belgium; “
Export Control Compliance Basics
“; Customs4Trade

* 
Oct 17: Dallas Fort-Worth, TX; “
AES/ACA Compliance
“; North Texas Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association (NTCBFFA)

* Oct 17: Manchester, UK; “
Understanding Tariff Codes
” Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
* October 17-18; Miami/Fort Lauderdale, FL; “11th Maritime Forwarding, Freight Logistics & Global Chain Supply Workshop“; ABS Consulting; albert@abs-consulting.net; 954 218-5285
 

* 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 23: Adelaide, Australia; 
Defence Export Controls Outreach
; Australian Department of Defense

*
 Oct 23: Kontich, Belgium; “
Export Control Compliance Basics
“; Customs4Trade

*
Oct 23-24: New Orleans, LA; “
Complying with U.S. Export Controls – 2 Days
“; 
Commerce/BIS;

* Oct 24: Arlington, VG; “
2018 Information Technology & Export Controls
“; Society for International Affairs (SIAED);

* 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 25: New Orleans, LA; “
How to Build an Export Compliance Program – 1 Day
“; 
Commerce/BIS;

* 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 30: Singapore; “
4th Asia Summit on Economic Sanctions
“; American Conference Institute

* Oct 30 – Nov 1: Chicago, IL; ”
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 6: Manchester, UK; “Export Control Symposium Autumn 2018“; UK Department for International Trade

* 
Nov 6-7: Düsseldorf, Germany; “Customs Compliance in Europe 2018 Conference“; NielsonSmith


* Nov 7: Detroit, MI; ”
Advanced Classification of Machinery and Electronics“; Global Trade Academy
* Nov 7: Manchester, UK; “
Understanding Incoterms
” Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

* 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 9; Grand Rapids, MI; “Export Controls: ITAR & EAR Compliance Training“; Michigan Economic Development Corporation

* 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 14-15: London, UK; “
Export Controls, ICPs and Good Practice
“; WorldECR

* Nov 14: Manchester, UK; “Intermediate Seminar“; UK Department for International Trade

* Nov 14-15: Newark, NJ; “
Complying with U.S. Export Controls
“; Commerce/BIS and The New Jersey District Export Council 

* 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 20: Manchester, UK; “
How to Claim Duty Relief on Export and Import Processes
” Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

* Nov 20: Sydney, Australia; 
Defence Export Controls Outreach
; Australian Department of Defense;

* Nov 21: Brussels, Belgium; “
Academic Export Control Outreach Event
“;

Flanders Department of Foreign Affairs;

* Nov 21: London, UK; “Cyber Export Controls“; UK Department for International Trade

* Nov 21: Manchester, UK; “
Introduction to Exporting
” Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
 

* Nov 27: Houston, TX; “Duty Drawback Specialist – Certification“; Global Trade Academy

* Nov 28-30: Brussels, Belgium; “
Beware Sanctions and Export Controls”

;



Brussels Diplomatic 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 6: San Pedro, CA; “
2018 FTA Holiday Celebration
“; Foreign Trade Association (FTA)

* Dec 13: Brussels, Belgium; “
2018 Export Control Forum
“; European Commission

* Dec 14: Philadelphia, PA; “Incoterms 2010: Terms of Sale Seminar“; International Business Training
 

2019
 

* Jan 6-7: Long Beach, CA; ”
Fundamentals of FTZ Seminar“;
* Jan 21-24, 2019: San Diego, CA; “ITAR Defense Trade Controls / EAR Export Controls Seminar“; ECTI; 540-433-3977

* Jan 30-31: Washington, DC; “
5th National Forum on CFIUS
;” American Conference Institute (ACI)

* Feb 6-7: Orlando, FL; “
Boot Camp: Achieving ITAR/EAR Compliance
“; Export Compliance Solutions (ECS)

* Feb 6-7: Scottsdale, AZ;

Complying with U.S. Export Controls
“; Commerce/BIS

* Feb 12-13: Washington, D.C.; “
2019 Legislative Summit
“; National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ) 
* Feb 18-21: Orlando, FL; “
ITAR Defense Trade Controls / EAR Export Controls Seminar
“; ECTI

* Mar 6-7: San Diego, CA;

Complying with U.S. Export Controls
“; Commerce/BIS
* Mar 12-14: Dallas, TX;

Complying with U.S. Export Controls
“; Commerce/BIS
* Mar 12-14: Dallas, TX;

How to Build an Export Compliance Program
“; Commerce/BIS

* Mar 18-21: Las Vegas, NV; “
ITAR Defense Trade Controls / EAR Export Controls Seminar
“; ECTI

* Mar 26-27: Scottsdale, AZ; “
Seminar Level II: Managing ITAR/EAR Complexities
“; Export Compliance Solutions
 

* Apr 1-4: Washington, DC;ITAR Defense Trade Controls / EAR Export Controls Seminar“; ECTI

* Apr 3-4: Denver, CO;

Complying with U.S. Export Controls
“; Commerce/BIS
* Apr 23-24: Portsmouth, NH;

Complying with U.S. Export Controls
“; Commerce/BIS
Apr 25: Portsmouth, NH;

Technology Controls
“; Commerce/BIS

* May 5-7: Savannah, GA; “2019 Spring Seminar“; National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ)

* Aug 20-21: Cincinnati, OH;

Complying with U.S. Export Controls
“; Commerce/BIS

* Sep 8-11: Chicago, IL; “2019 Annual Conference and Exposition“; National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ)
 
Webinars 


 
  
* 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)

Lyman Beecher (12 Oct 1775 – 10 Jan 1863; was a Presbyterian minister, American Temperance Society co-founder and leader, and the father of 13 children, many of whom became noted figures, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry Ward Beecher, Charles Beecher, Edward Beecher, Isabella Beecher Hooker, Catharine Beecher and Thomas K. Beecher.)
  –
“No great advance has been made in science, politics, or religion without controversy.”
 

Montaigne (Michel Eyquem de Montaigne; 1533 – 1592; was one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre. His work is noted for its merging of casual anecdotes and autobiography with serious intellectual insight; his massive volume
Essais contains some of the most influential essays ever written.)
  
– “Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.”
 
Friday funnies: 
* Friday the 13th comes on Saturday this month.

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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: 19 Sep 2018: 
83 FR 47283-47284
: Extension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological Material From Cambodia 
 
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: 26 Sep 2018: 83 FR 48532-48537: Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List, Revision of an Entry on the Entity List and Removal of an Entity From the Entity List

 

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: 11 Oct 2018: Harmonized System Update 1816, containing 6,042 ABI records and 1,516 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: 
4 Oct 2018: 
83 FR 50003-50007
: Regulatory Reform Revisions to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
  – The only available fully updated copy (latest edition: 4 Oct 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, Alex Witt. The Ex/Im Daily Update is emailed every business day to approximately 6,000 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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