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18-1026 Friday “Daily Bugle”

18-1026 Friday “Daily Bugle”

Friday, 26 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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  1. President Continues National Emergency with Respect to the Democratic Republic of Congo 
  2. Commerce/BIS Announces TRETAC Meeting on 14 Nov in Washington DC 
  1. Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions 
  2. Commerce/BIS: (No new postings.)
  3. State/DDTC: (No new postings.)
  4. EU Amends Restrictive Measures Concerning 4 Countries, Posts Corrigenda for Restrictive Measures Against Libya
  5. EU Opens Registration Period for 2018 Export Control Forum on 13 Dec in Brussels
  1. ST&R Trade Report: “Advance Notice Requirement for Imports of 29 Chemical Substances Withdrawn”
  1. L. Béraud-Sudrea: “War in Yemen: European Divisions on Arms-Export Controls Continue”
  1. FCC Presents “Designing an Internal Compliance Program for Export Controls & Sanctions”, 5 Feb 2019 in Bruchem, the Netherlands
  2. List of Approaching Events: 3 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 (24 Oct 2018), FACR/OFAC (29 Jun 2018), FTR (24 Apr 2018), HTSUS (22 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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(Source: 
Federal Register, 26 Oct 2018.) 
 
83 FR 54227: Notice of October 25, 2018 – Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Democratic Republic of the Congo
 
On October 27, 2006, by Executive Order 13413, the President declared a national emergency with respect to the situation in or in relation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), ordered related measures blocking the property of certain persons contributing to the conflict in that country. The President took this action to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States constituted by the situation in or in relation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has been marked by widespread violence and atrocities and continues to threaten regional stability. The President took additional steps to address this national emergency in Executive Order 13671 of July 8, 2014.
 
The situation in or in relation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States. For this reason, the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13413 of October 27, 2006, as amended by Executive Order 13671 of July 8, 2014, and the measures adopted to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond October 27, 2018. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency with respect to the situation in or in relation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared in Executive Order 13413, as amended by Executive Order 13671.
 
This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.
 
  [Presidential Sign.]
 
THE WHITE HOUSE
October 25, 2018

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Commerce/BIS Announces TRETAC Meeting on 14 Nov in Washington DC 
(Source: Federal Register, 26 Oct 2018.) [Excerpts.] 
 
83 FR 54083-54084: Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
 
  The Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee (TRETAC) will meet on November 14, 2018, 9:30 a.m., in the Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 3884, 14th Street between Constitution & Pennsylvania Avenues NW, Washington, DC. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration with respect to technical questions that affect the level of export controls applicable to transportation and related equipment or technology.
 
Agenda – Public Session
 
  (1) Welcome and Introductions.
  (2) Status reports by working group chairs.
  (3) Public comments and Proposals.
 
Agenda – Closed Session
 
  (4) Discussion of matters determined to be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 Sec. Sec.  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 November 7, 2018.
  A limited number of seats will be available during the public session of the meeting. Reservations are not accepted. To the extent time permits, members of the public may present oral statements to the Committee. The public may submit written statements at any time before or after the meeting. However, to facilitate distribution of public presentation materials to Committee members, the Committee suggests that presenters forward the public presentation materials prior to the meeting to Ms. Springer via email. … 
  For more information, call Yvette Springer at (202) 482-2813.
 
Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer.

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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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State/DDTC: (No new postings.)

(Source: State/DDTC)

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EU Amends Restrictive Measures Concerning 4 Countries, Posts Corrigenda for Restrictive Measures Against Libya  

(Source: Official Journal of the European Union, 26 Oct 2018.)
 
Regulations 
Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1604 of 25 October 2018 implementing Regulation (EU) No 1284/2009 imposing certain specific restrictive measures in respect of the Republic of Guinea
Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1605 of 25 October 2018 implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1755 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Burundi
Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1606 of 25 October 2018 implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
 
Decisions
Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1610 of 25 October 2018 amending Decision 2010/573/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against the leadership of the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova
Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1611 of 25 October 2018 amending Decision 2010/638/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against the Republic of Guinea
Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1612 of 25 October 2018 amending Decision (CFSP) 2015/1763 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Burundi
Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/1613 of 25 October 2018 implementing Decision (CFSP) 2016/849 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
 
Corrigenda
Corrigendum to Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1285 of 24 September 2018 implementing Article 21(5) of Regulation (EU) 2016/44 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya ( OJ L 240, 25.9.2018 )
Corrigendum to Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/1290 of 24 September 2018 implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya ( OJ L 240, 25.9.2018 )

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EU Opens Registration Period for 2018 Export Control Forum on 13 Dec in Brussels

(Source: European Commission, 25 Oct 2018.) 
 
The European Commission and the Austrian Presidency of the Council are inviting representatives from EU Member States and the European Parliament, industry and civil society to participate in the 2018 Export Control Forum. 
 
The 2018 Export Control Forum will provide an opportunity to exchange information about ongoing export control implementation in the EU, and to review the state of play of the legislative process regarding the proposal for a modernization of EU export controls. 
The 2018 Export Control Forum will be opened by representatives of the Commission, the Presidency and the European Parliament, and will convene selected panels of experts, to be followed by open dialogue with the stakeholders. 
 
Further Information
 
  – Date: 
13 December 2018 
  – Venue:Albert Borschette Conference Centre (CCAB) Room 0A. Rue Froissart 36, Brussels 
  – Time:10:00 – 17:30. Registration will be open at 9:30.
  – Registration: 
Please register via the online registration tool.
The deadline for registration is 1 December 2018. A participation 
confirmation will be sent to the email address provided. Please note that the maximum number of participants for this event is 260.
  – Languages: 
The conference will be held in English.
  – Travel/accommodations/lunch: 
Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements. Refreshments during the conference and a sandwich lunch will be provided. 

  – More information on the agenda and the possibility to register for this event will follow soon.  

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NWSNEWS

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ST&R Trade Report: “Advance Notice Requirement for Imports of 29 Chemical Substances Withdrawn” 

 
The Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn two separate direct final rules that would have required persons who intend to manufacture (including import) or process any of 29 specified chemical substances for an activity designated as a significant new use by those rules to notify the EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity. The EPA received adverse comments and a request to extend the comment period regarding these rules.
 
Instead, the EPA will now proceed with proposed rules that would ultimately impose the same requirements if finalized.
 
  – Persons could not commence manufacture or processing for a significant new use until the EPA conducts a review of the advance notice, makes an appropriate determination, and takes such actions as are required with that determination.
  – Importers would have to certify that shipments of these substances comply with all applicable rules and orders under the Toxic Substances Control Act, including any SNUR requirements.
  – Persons who export or intend to export any of these substances would be subject to the export notification provisions of 15 USC 2611(b) and have to comply with the export notification requirements in 40 CFR part 707, subpart D.

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COMMCOMMENTARY

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L. Béraud-Sudrea: “War in Yemen: European Divisions on Arms-Export Controls Continue”

(Source: IISS Military Balance Blog, 25 Oct 2018.)
 
* Author: Lucie Béraud-Sudreau, Research Fellow for Defense Economics and Procurement, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). 
 
The export of arms and equipment to Saudi Arabia and the UAE by Finland, Sweden, Germany and Spain is set to continue – yet political statements on arms sales bans still matter. 
 
European discomfort over continuing weapons sales to warring parties in Yemen, particularly Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has led recently to some countries saying they would halt further arms sales. Concerns over civilian casualties in Yemen meant, they said, that they would block further deliveries, when in fact many continued to provide weapons or support. The apparent failure to carry through on stated commitments raises broader questions regarding challenges to their implementation.
 
For a start, were those announcements intended only to assuage domestic concerns in supplier states? Or do they suggest also that the exporting state is weighing more complex issues around whether to sell military equipment to countries that are not pluralistic democracies, or which are engaged in conflict, as well as the political and economic relationship between exporting and recipient states? In the case of sales to some Middle Eastern countries, this tension is becoming more apparent as they engage in independent military action.
 
New Promises, Old Contracts
 
What is clear is that any restriction on sales spurred by concern over Yemen is not necessarily being applied retrospectively to existing contracts. Indeed, evidence indicates that weapons deliveries to countries involved in the war in Yemen may continue if they were agreed as part of a previous contract signed before the pledges were made.
 
Finland reportedly approved the export of spare parts for armored vehicles to the UAE in January and July 2018, even though all the candidates in Finland’s presidential election in January 2018 had pledged to stop arms sales to this country. The justification was that the supply of spare parts did not amount to a new contract.
 
Sweden adopted new arms-export-control guidelines in mid-April 2018, stating that ‘in the future the democratic status of the recipient state will be a central condition when considering license applications’. However, additional work to support contracts signed before the new guidelines were adopted will continue to be processed according to the previous regulations. Hence, Saab pursued support orders for the GlobalEye advanced airborne early-warning and control system being procured by the UAE. While the UAE placed its first order for the GlobalEye in November 2015, a contract for ‘additional functionality’ was signed in June 2018.
 
In Spain, the socialist-led majority arriving in power in June 2018 also had to deal with previously signed contracts. On 3 September, the ministry of defense halted the sale of 400 precision-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia, which followed a contract signed in 2015 by the previous government. However, ten days later, the Spanish government executed a u-turn and eventually approved the sale. This change of heart was in part due to alleged Saudi threats to cancel another arms deal, that of five Navantia-built frigates. A letter of intent had been signed in April 2018 for the design and construction of five frigates based on the Avante 2200 Combatant, and the deal was estimated at €1.8 billion (US$2.12bn). It is expected to generate direct and indirect employment for five years for 6,000 Spanish workers.
 
Multinational Conundrum
 
Joint weapons projects, involving more than one country, may increasingly present a problem for Europe, where there are already differences in export policy between states. The German coalition agreement in March 2018 indicated that ‘from now on, we will not authorize exports to countries as long as they are directly involved in the Yemen war’. Yet Germany is one of the four partner nations in the Eurofighter Typhoon program, along with Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. The export of joint weapons platforms to controversial customers may as a result generate tensions among partner-nations.
 
Furthermore, according to Der Spiegel, since the coalition agreement was adopted, the German government has granted licenses for the export of artillery-positioning systems to Saudi Arabia, and of warheads and missiles to the UAE.
 
Why Political Promises on Arms-Export Controls Matter
 
While these examples tend to show that statements on limiting arms sales to countries at war in Yemen serve primarily a domestic audience, such political messages nonetheless fulfil multiple purposes. They still send a political signal to recipient states, to which the latter can react strongly, as when Canada expressed concern for women’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia. Moreover, promises mean that those who make them can then be held accountable: civil society, non-governmental organizations and political parties can then ask governments to explain why in their view promises are broken or forgotten. This at least puts the issue on the domestic agenda; however, this is not always the case in all European countries, such as France and the UK. 
 
Overall, limiting arms sales unilaterally is a difficult commitment to maintain. For such restrictions to be applied and upheld, the route of a European Union arms embargo would bind all member states to the same behavior and facilitate non-export decisions. A more harmonized application of the existing EU Common Position on Arms Exports would also work towards this goal. Whether all EU member states would agree to such binding steps remains open to debate.

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TEEX/IM TRAINING EVENTS & CONFERENCES

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FCC Presents “Designing an Internal Compliance Program for Export Controls & Sanctions”, 5 Feb 2019 in Bruchem, the Netherlands
(Source: Full Circle Compliance, events@fullcirclecompliance.eu.)
 
The next Full Circle Compliance (FCC) academy course is specifically designed for beginning compliance professionals who aim to enhance their organization’s compliance efforts.  The course will cover multiple topics and tackle various questions, including but not limited to:
 
  – Setting the Scene: ensuring compliance in the export control and sanctions arena
  – What is expected from your organization? A closer look at the frameworks and guidelines from U.S. and European government agencies (incl. State/DDTC, Commerce/BIS, Treasury/OFAC, European Union, The Netherlands, and Germany) 
  – Key elements of an Internal Compliance Program
  – Strategic benefits of an Internal Compliance Program
  – Best practice tips for enhancing your 
compliance activities
  – Compliance Toolkit: internal controls samples (policies, procedures, instructions, checklists)
 
* What: Designing an Internal Compliance Program for Export Controls & Sanctions 
* When: Tuesday, 5 Feb 2018, 9.00 AM – 4.30 PM (CEST)
* Where: Landgoed Groenhoven, Bruchem, the Netherlands
* Sponsor: Full Circle Compliance (FCC)

* Instructors: Drs. Ghislaine C.Y. Gillessen RA, Marco F.N. Crombach MSc
 

* Information & Registration: via the event page, via
events@fullcirclecompliance.eu or call +31 (0)23 – 844 – 9046.
 

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List of Approaching Events: 3 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 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 1: North Reading, MA: “
Best Practices for Export Control Classification and Licensing
“; 
Massachusetts Export Center

Nov 2: Mansfield, MA: “
Establishing, Managing and Motivating International Distribution Channels
“; 
Massachusetts Export Center


* Nov 6: Detroit, MI; “Classification: How to Classify Parts“; Global Trade Academy

* 
Nov 6: London, UK; “
Breakfast Seminar: U.S. Iran Sanctions
; Peters & Peters

* 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: Westborough, MA: “
Tariff Management: Rethinking Your Supply Chain for Today’s International Trade Climate
“; 
Massachusetts Export Center

* 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: Washington D.C.; “
Emerging Technology Meets National Security
“; National Venture Capital Association

* 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 20: Singapore; “
The WorldECR Export controls And Sanctions Forum 2018
“; WorldECR

* 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 22: Hong Kong; “
The WorldECR Export controls And Sanctions Forum 2018
“; WorldECR

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

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

;



Brussels Diplomatic Academy

* 
Nov 27 – 30: Washington, D.C.; “
35th International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
“; American Conference Institute
* 
Nov 29: Washington, D.C.; “
Other Transaction Authority Agreements: An Introduction
“; Public Contracting Institute

* 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 6: Washington D.C.; “
Other Transaction Authority Agreements: Key Terms and Compliance Obligations
“; Public Contracting Institute
* 
Dec 7: Boston, MA: “
Export Expo
“; 
Massachusetts Export Center


Dec 11: York, PA; 
International Traffic in Arms Regulations Seminar
; World Trade Center Harrisburg

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

* 
Dec 13: Washington, D.C.; “
Other Transaction Authority Agreements: Accelerators, Consortia, and Recent Developments
“; Public Contracting Institute

* 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 5; Bruchem, the Netherlands; “Designing an Internal Compliance Program for Export Controls & Sanctions“; Full Circle Compliance 

* 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 


 
  
 
 


Nov 7: Webinar; “
Export Compliance Toolkit: Checklists and Workflows
“; ECTI

Nov 13: Webinar; “A Deep Dive into AES“; ECTI;
* Nov 14: Webinar; “
An Export Commodity Classification Number – ECCN
“; Foreign Trade Association

* 
Nov 29: Webinar; “
Other Transaction Authority Agreements: An Introduction
“; Public Contracting Institute

* 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 6: Webinar; “
Other Transaction Authority Agreements: Key Terms and Compliance Obligations
“; Public Contracting Institute
* Dec 11: Webinar; “
Incoterms 2010: Terms of Sale
“; International Business Training 

* 
Dec 13: Webinar; “
Other Transaction Authority Agreements: Accelerators, Consortia, and Recent Developments
“; Public Contracting Institute

* 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)

Erasmus
 (Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus; 26 Oct 1466 – 12 July 1536, was a Dutch Christian Humanist who was the greatest scholar of the northern Renaissance. On Free Will,[5] In Praise of Folly, Handbook of a Christian Knight, On Civility in Children, Copia: Foundations of the Abundant Style, Julius Exclusus, and many other works.)
  – “
Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.”
 
*
 
Leon Trotsky
 
(born Lev Davidovich Bronstein; 26 October 1879 – 21 Aug 1940; was a Russian revolutionary, Marxist theorist, and Soviet politician whose particular strain of Marxist thought is known as Trotskyism.)
  – “
The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.”
 
Napoleon Hill (Oliver Napoleon Hill; 26 Oct 1883 – 8 Nov 1970; was an American self-help author. He is known best for his book Think and Grow Rich.)
 – “The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.” 

Friday funnies: 
* “Poor Old fool,” thought the well-dressed gentleman as he watched an old man fishing in a puddle by the sidewalk outside a pub. So he invited the old man inside for a drink. As they sipped their whiskeys, the gentleman thought he’d humor the old man and asked, “So how many have you caught today?”  The old man replied, “You’re the eighth.”

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EN_a213. Are Your Copies of Regulations Up to Date?
(Source: Editor)

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


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

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS: 19 CFR, Ch. 1, Pts. 0-199
  – Last Amendment: 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: 24 Oct 2018: 
83 FR 53742-53793
: Wassenaar Arrangement 2017 Plenary Agreements Implementation; Final Rule [Revision of EAR Parts 740, 742, 744, 772, and 774.]

 

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: 22 Oct 2018: Harmonized System Update 1818
containing 1,544 ABI records and 286 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
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