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19-0315 Friday “Daily Bugle”

19-0315 Friday “Daily Bugle”

Friday, 15 March 2019

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  1. Commerce/BIS Announces RPTAC Meeting on Apr 2019 in Washington DC 
  2. Treasury/OFAC Amends IFSR and HFSR to Incorporate References to New CAPTA List 
  1. Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions 
  2. DHS/CBP Releases Update Concerning ACE Deployment, Resources, and New Training 
  3. State/DDTC: “Testing for DECCS Commodity Jurisdiction Application to Begin on 20 Mar 2019” 
  4. EU Extends Restrictive Measures Concerning Ukraine/Russia Until 15 September 2019 
  5. EU Adopts Resolution on European Human Rights Violations Sanctions Regime 
  6. Dutch Cabinet Expresses Concerns About “Undesired Technology Transfers” 
  7. UK OFSI Publishes New Guidance on Sanctions Regimes If There’s No Brexit Deal 
  8. Singapore Customs Updates of Interest: TradeNet Extended Downtime
  1. Channel New Asia: “Due Diligence, Processes Followed to Ensure no Sanctions Violated: MFA Says of North Korean Visit to Singapore Port” 
  2. Dutch News: “It’s Rocket Science: Iranian Students Face Further Checks in the Netherlands” 
  3. Expeditors News: “UK Government Publishes Temporary Tariff Regime for No Deal Brexit” 
  4. Reuters: “Russian Metals Tycoon Deripaska Sues U.S. over Sanctions” 
  5. Reuters: “U.S. Slaps More Sanctions on Russians over Ukraine: Treasury” 
  6. ST&R Trade Report: “Updated List of Cuban Entities Subject to Export Restrictions” 
  7. WorldECR: “‘Massive Increase’ In North Korea Ship-To-Ship Transfers” 
  1. A. Pogrebna, A. Sydorenko & O. Martinenko: “Ukraine Introduces an Authorized Economic Operator to Reduce Customs Formalities” 
  2. The Africa Logistics: “The Complete Guide on Export Shipping Process” 
  1. ECTI Presents “Cornerstones of EAR Compliance: Understanding License Exceptions & End-Use(r) Controls” Webinar on 17 Apr 2019

  2. List of Approaching Events: 158 Events Posted This Week, Including 16 New Events 
  1. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations 
  2. Are Your Copies of Regulations Up to Date? Latest Amendments: DHS/Customs (12 Mar 2019), DOC/EAR (20 Dec 2018), DOC/FTR (24 Apr 2018), DOD/NISPOM (18 May 2016), DOE/AFAEC (23 Feb 2015), DOE/EINEM (20 Nov 2018), DOJ/ATF (14 Mar 2019), DOS/ITAR (4 Oct 2018), DOT/FACR/OFAC (15 Mar 2019), HTSUS (7 Mar 2019) 
  3. Weekly Highlights of the Daily Bugle Top Stories 

EXIMITEMS FROM TODAY’S FEDERAL REGISTER

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1. Commerce/BIS Announces RPTAC Meeting on Apr 2019 in Washington DC

(Source:
Federal Register, 15 Mar 2019.)
 
84 FR 9485: Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee; Meeting Notice
 
The Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee (RPTAC) will meet April 2, 2019, 9:00 a.m., Room 3884, in the Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street between Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues NW, Washington, DC The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration on implementation of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and provides for continuing review to update the EAR as needed.
 
Agenda
 
Public Session
 
(1) Opening remarks by the Chairman.
(2) Opening remarks by Bureau of Industry and Security.
(3) Presentation of papers or comments by the Public.
(4) Export Enforcement update.
(5) Regulations update.
(6) Working group reports.
(7) Automated Export System (AES) update.
 
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 no later than March 26, 2019.
 
A limited number of seats will be available for the public session. Reservations are not accepted. To the extent that 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 the distribution of public presentation materials to the 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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2. Treasury/OFAC Amends IFSR and HFSR to Incorporate References to New CAPTA List

(Source:
Federal Register
, 15 Mar 2019.) [Excerpts.]
 
84 FR 9456-9458: List of Foreign Financial Institutions Subject to Correspondent Account or Payable-Through Account Sanctions (CAPTA List)
 
* AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury.
* ACTION: Final rule; technical amendments.
* SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations (IFSR) and the Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations (HFSR) to incorporate references to the new List of Foreign Financial Institutions Subject to Correspondent Account or Payable Through Account Sanctions (CAPTA List).
* DATES: Effective: March 15, 2019.
* FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622- 4855; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202-622- 2490; or the Department of the Treasury’s Office of the Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), Office of the General Counsel, tel.: 202-622-2410.
* SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
 
Electronic Availability
 
This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available from
OFAC’s website
.
 
Background
 
Pursuant to a number of sanctions authorities, the Secretary of the Treasury may impose strict conditions or prohibitions on the opening or maintaining of correspondent or payable-through accounts in the United States (collectively, ”correspondent or payable-through account sanctions”) for a foreign financial institution (FFI) that the Secretary determines knowingly engages in specified transactions. As a general matter, the Secretary of the Treasury further delegates these authorities to the Director of OFAC.
 
With respect to the first two such authorities established, OFAC created separate sanctions lists to identify FFIs subject to correspondent or payable through account sanctions. Specifically, §§ 561.201 and 561.203 of the IFSR (
31 CFR part 561
) provide that, upon a finding by the Secretary of the Treasury that an FFI knowingly engages in one or more of the activities described in § 561.201(a) or § 561.203(a), the Secretary of the Treasury will impose correspondent or payable-through account sanctions on the FFI. Notes to §§ 561.201(b) and 561.203(a) further clarify that the name of the FFI and the relevant prohibition or strict condition(s) will be added to the List of Foreign Financial Institutions Subject to
Part 561 List
on the Iran sanctions page on OFAC’s website and published in the Federal Register. As of March 14, 2019, there was one FFI on the Part 561 List.
 
Similarly, § 566.201 of the HFSR provides that, upon a finding by the Secretary of the Treasury that an FFI knowingly engages in one or more of the activities described in § 566.201(a), the Secretary of the Treasury will impose correspondent or payable-through account sanctions on the FFI. A note to § 566.201(c) further explains that the name of the FFI and the relevant prohibition or strict condition(s) will be added to the HFSR List on the Counter Terrorism Sanctions web page on OFAC’s website (www.treasury.gov/ofac) and published in the Federal Register. As of March 14, 2019, there was no HFSR List on the OFAC website because no FFI has been listed pursuant to the HFSR.
 
Additional sanctions authorities provide for correspondent or payable through account sanctions, including the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014, as amended (UFSA), and Executive Order 13810 of September 20, 2017 (”Imposing Additional Sanctions With Respect to North Korea”) (82 FR 44705, September 25, 2017), as implemented in the North Korea Sanctions Regulations,
31 CFR part 510 (NKSR)
. In order to avoid potential confusion resulting from multiple OFAC lists addressing similar sanctions, on March 1, 2018, OFAC announced on its website the creation of a consolidated list, the List of Foreign Financial Institutions Subject to Correspondent Account or Payable-Through Account Sanctions (CAPTA List), which would list any FFI subject to correspondent or payable-through account sanctions pursuant to UFSA or the NKSR, as well as the relevant prohibition or strict condition(s). Also on March 1, 2018, OFAC stated that the CAPTA List eventually would be expanded to include FFIs subject to correspondent or payable-through account sanctions pursuant to additional authorities, including the IFSR and the HFSR. As of March 14, 2019, the CAPTA List did not include any FFIs subject to correspondent or payable-through account sanctions under UFSA or the NKSR because OFAC has not identified any such FFIs.
 
This rule amends the IFSR and the HFSR to replace 14 references to the Part 561 List and seven references to the HFSR List, respectively, with references to the CAPTA List. OFAC also is making a conforming change in the IFSR and the HFSR to the location on OFAC’s website for the CAPTA List.
 
On March 15, 2019, by separate action, OFAC is expanding the CAPTA List on the OFAC website to include FFIs subject to correspondent or payable-through account sanctions pursuant to the IFSR and the HFSR. As part of this change, OFAC will move the name of the FFI on the Part 561 List, along with the relevant prohibition or strict condition(s) to which the FFI is subject, to the CAPTA List. The CAPTA List will thus supersede the Part 561 List in its entirety, and the Part 561 List will be removed from OFAC’s website. Following the publication of this rule, unless otherwise specified, the names of any FFIs that are determined by the Secretary of the Treasury to be subject to correspondent or payable-through account sanctions will be placed on the CAPTA List. The CAPTA List will be accessible via OFAC’s website and updates to the list will be published on OFAC’s website and in the Federal Register.
 
Public Participation
 
Because the amendment of the IFSR and HFSR involves a foreign affairs function, the provisions of Executive Order 12866 and the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553) requiring notice of proposed rulemaking, opportunity for public participation, and delay in effective date, as well as the provisions of Executive Order 13771, are inapplicable. Because no notice of proposed rulemaking is required for this rule, the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612) does not apply. …
 
   Dated: March 12, 2019.

Andrea Gacki, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.

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OGSOTHER GOVERNMENT SOURCES

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. Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions
 

(Source:
Federal Register)
 
* Commerce/BIS; NOTICES;
   – Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: BIS Program Evaluation [Pub. Dates: 18 Mar 2019.]
   – Order Denying Export Privileges: Shavkat Abdullaev [Included in the Daily Bugle of 13 Mar 2019, item #4. Pub. Date: 18 Mar 2019.]
 
* Justice/ATF; NOTICES; Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals:
   – Application to Register as an Importer of U.S. Munitions Import List Articles; and
   – Report of Stolen or Lost ATF Form 5400.30, Intrastate Purchase Explosive Coupon [Pub. Dates: 18 Mar 2019.]
 
* Treasury/OFAC: NOTICES; Blocking or Unblocking of Persons and Properties [Pub. Dates: 18 Mar 2019.]

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4. DHS Releases Update Concerning ACE Deployment, Resources, and New Training

(Source:
CSMS #19-000127
, 14 Mar 2019.)
 
This is a reminder that on March 16, 2019, CBP will deploy the following capabilities to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE):
 
– Automation of CBP Form 5106 (see resources below)
     – NEW Training Available:
Quick Reference Guide for Importer Accounts – Form 5106
 
– Unique Identifiers for Centers of Excellence and Expertise (see resources below)
 
Also, CBP will host support calls to address any questions or concerns from the trade. The calls will be held from 2:00 PM ET to 3:00 PM ET daily. Additional details can be found below:
 
– Wednesday, Mar. 13 – Friday, Mar. 15
– Monday, Mar. 18 – Wednesday, Mar. 20
 
Call-in Information:
Number: 1-877-336-1828
Code: 6124214
 
Calls may end early if there are no active questions, so please be sure to call in promptly at 2:00 PM ET to ensure your questions are answered.
 
For information on future deployment dates, please review the latest Development & Deployment (Dev/Dep) Schedule at
this link
.
 
For technical issues, please contact your Client Representative or the ACE Support Desk
or 1-866-530-4172.  
An estimated development and deployment schedule for future Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) enhancements has been posted here. Please note that this schedule is subject to change.
 

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5. State/DDTC: “Testing for DECCS Commodity Jurisdiction Application to Begin on 20 Mar 2019”

(Source:
State/DDTC
, 15 Mar 2019.)
 
Testing for the latest DECCS application, the Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) application, will begin on Wednesday, March 20th. The application incorporates the existing web-based system into the updated DECCS platform, while maintaining user ability to submit CJ requests electronically. The system will be open through March 26th to collect user feedback. Visit the DDTC website on March 20th for instructions on how to participate and contact the
IT Modernization Team
at with any questions.

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6. EU Extends Restrictive Measures Concerning Ukraine/Russia Until 15 September 2019

(Source: Official Journal of the European Union, 15 Mar 2019.)
 
Regulations
 
* Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/408 of 14 March 2019 implementing Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.
* Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/409 of 14 March 2019 implementing Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.
 

Read the related press release here

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7. EU Adopts Resolution on European Human Rights Violations Sanctions Regime

(Source:
European Parliament
, 14 Mar 2019.)
 
The European Parliament Passed Resolution 2019/2580(RSP) on a European Human Rights Violations Sanctions regime, which calls for an EU-wide mechanism for imposing targeted sanctions against individuals involved in grave human rights violations.
 

The resolution can be read here.

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8. Dutch Cabinet Expresses Concerns About “Undesired Technology Transfers”

(Source:
Rijksoverheid
, 14 Mar 2019.)
 
The Dutch Cabinet has released a
letter
, directed at the Tweede Kamer, in which it expresses its concerns about “undesired technology transfers” to students from high risk countries.
 
The current situation is that only foreign students that wish to start an education program listed in the Sanctions Regulations North Korea are undergoing a risk assessment. This practice is a result of the 1977 Sanctions Regulations (Sanctiewet 1977), and mainly aims at minimizing proliferation risks concerning North Korea.
 

The cabinet intends to broaden this risk assessment to students from other risk countries as well. The cabinet states that particular attention must go to Iranian students, which may have a link to the “Iranian ballistic missile program.”

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9. UK OFSI Publishes New Guidance on Sanctions Regimes If There’s No Brexit Deal

(Source:
UK OFSI
, 15 Mar 2019.
)
 
The
 
UK
 
Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (
OFSI
) has published several of its guidance documents:
 

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. Singapore Customs Updates of Interest: TradeNet Extended Downtime 

(Source:
 
Singapore Customs, 15 Mar 2019.) [Excerpts.]
 
Notices
 
* Notice No: 02/2019: TradeNet Extended Downtime

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NWSNEWS

NWS_a0111. Channel New Asia: “Due Diligence, Processes Followed to Ensure no Sanctions Violated: MFA Says of North Korean Visit to Singapore Port” 

(Source:
Channel New Asia
, 15 Mar 2019.) [Excerpts.]
 
Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Friday (Mar 15) that it followed the necessary due diligence and processes to ensure that no sanctions were violated when they hosted a visit by North Korean officials to a Singapore port last year.
 
The comments were made in response to a report by the United Nations panel of experts detailing their findings of possible North Korea sanction violations. The panel had flagged the visit by officials from North Korea’s Nampo port to Singapore in the 378-page report, which was dated Mar 5. …
 
The UN panel experts said it had sent a letter to Singapore noting the “systemic violations” of the resolutions taking place at Nampo. In the letter, it also mentioned that according to previous reports by the panel, the port was also the site for exporting or importing items that violated measures aimed at stemming nuclear, ballistic missile and other arms-related materials. …

 

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NWS_a212. Dutch News: “It’s Rocket Science: Iranian Students Face Further Checks in the Netherlands” 

(Source:
Dutch News
, 15 Mar 2019.)
 
The Netherlands is to increase its monitoring of Iranian students and researchers at Dutch universities to make sure they cannot acquire specialist knowledge which can be used to develop ballistic missiles in Iran.
 
The cabinet is making the move following concerns that Iran is developing ballistic missile technology and a ‘recent case’, foreign minister Stef Blok said in a briefing to parliament. Sources told broadcaster NOS the recent case refers to a student at Delft University of Technology who was able to learn about building and launching rockets.
 
In 2012, the Dutch courts ruled it is illegal to discriminate against Iranian students by requiring a special permit for some studies but now there are more legal options to intervene, ministers say. Students and researchers are currently screened for links to North Korea but that will now be expanded to other countries, starting with Iran. Other countries may be introduced later if necessary.
 
Students who do not pass the screening will not be allowed to study in the Netherlands. Delft University said in a reaction that it understood the sensitivity of the issue and pointed out that students and researchers from countries considered ‘risky’ already need special permission for subjects such as rocket technology.

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NWS_a313. Expeditors News: “UK Government Publishes Temporary Tariff Regime for No Deal Brexit” 

(Source:  
Expeditors News
, 14 Mar 2019.
)
 
On March 13, 2019, the Government of the United Kingdom (UK) published information on a temporary tariff regime in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
 
According to the press release, temporary tariffs would be in place for up to twelve months, and would allow 87% of total imports to the UK to be “eligible for tariff free access”.
 
The remaining 13% of goods would still be subject to tariffs, and include:
 
   – Beef, lamb, pork, poultry and some dairy;
   – Finished vehicles;
   – Items subject to dumping and state subsidies, such as certain ceramics, fertilizer and fuel;
   – Bananas, raw cane sugar, and certain kinds of fish to support access for developing countries.
 
The temporary tariff regime would not apply to trading partners where a free trade agreement is in place. In the event of a no-deal Brexit, the temporary rates will take effect on March 29, 2019.
 

The press release may be found
here
. The detailed instructions on the temporary rates may be found
here
. 

 
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NWS_a414. Reuters: “Russian Metals Tycoon Deripaska Sues U.S. over Sanctions” 

(Source:
Reuters
, 15 Mar 2019.) [Excerpts.]
 
Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska sued the United States on Friday, alleging that it had overstepped its legal bounds in imposing sanctions on his companies and made him the “latest victim” in the U.S. probe into Moscow’s alleged political interference. …
 
Aluminum company Rusal and its parent company En+ were hit with the U.S. sanctions in April 2018 when Washington blacklisted billionaire Deripaska along with several other influential Russians, alleging they were profiting off their ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin and from the state’s “malign activity” around the world.
 
Washington dropped the sanctions on Rusal and En+ in January after an intense lobbying campaign in which Deripaska agreed to sell down his stake in En+, relinquishing control over his corporate empire in a bid to stave off its ruin. The sanctions on Deripaska himself remain in force. …

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NWS_a515. Reuters: “U.S. Slaps More Sanctions on Russians over Ukraine: Treasury”

(Source:
Reuters
, 15 Mar 2019.) [Excerpts.]
 
The United States, Canada and European Union imposed sweeping sanctions on Friday over Russia’s actions against Ukraine, including its 2018 attack on Ukrainian ships, annexation of Crimea and activities in eastern Ukraine.
 
The U.S. Treasury said it targeted four members of Russia’s Federal Security Services for their involvement in the naval clash in the Kerch Strait linking the Black and Avov seas near Crimea, the U.S. Treasury said in a statement.
 
Canada imposed sanctions on 114 people and 15 entities in response to Russia’s military action against the Ukrainian ships, while the European Union sanctioned eight more Russians over the stand-off. The EU said its sanctions affected senior security service officials and military commanders accused of preventing Ukrainian ships from reaching port. …

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ST&R Trade Report: “Updated List of Cuban Entities Subject to Export Restrictions”  

(Source:
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report
, 15 Mar 2019.)
 
The State Department has published an 
updated list 
of entities and sub-entities that are under the control of, or act for or on behalf of, the Cuban military, intelligence, or security services or personnel and with which direct financial transactions would disproportionately benefit such entities at the expense of the Cuban people or private enterprise in Cuba. This update includes five additional subentities and two clarifying modifications.
 
Persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction are generally prohibited from engaging in certain direct financial transactions with entities and sub-entities on this Cuba Restricted List. In addition, the Bureau of Industry and Security will generally deny applications for licenses to export or reexport items for use by such entities or subentities.

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WorldECR: “‘Massive Increase’ In North Korea Ship-To-Ship Transfers”

(Source:
WorldECR
, 14 Mar 2019.) [Excerpts.]
 
The latest report of the United Nations Security Panel of Experts on Resolution 1874 (2009), which relates to North Korea, will dispirit any who harbor the hope that the sanctions regime is “working”.
 
The report, much leaked in recent weeks, concludes that there has been a massive increase in ship-to-ship transfers of fuel, and that “financial sanctions remain some of the most poorly implemented and actively evaded measures of the sanctions regime.” …
 

The report can be read here. 

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COMCOMMENTARY

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A. Pogrebna, A. Sydorenko & O. Martinenko: “Ukraine Introduces an Authorized Economic Operator to Reduce Customs Formalities”

 

(Source:  
CMS LLP
, 13 Mar 2019.)
 
* Authors: Anna Pogrebna, Esq.,
anna.pogrebna@cms-rrh.com
, Andriy Sydorenko; Esq.,
andriy.sydorenko@cms-rrh.com
; Olexander Martinenko, Esq.,
olexander.martinenko@cms-cmno.com
. All of CMS LLP.
 
On 28 February 2019, the Ukrainian parliament approved in the first reading Draft Law No. 7473, which amends the Customs Code of Ukraine and introduces an authorized economic operator (AEO). The Amendments aim ultimately at improving customs formalities and gradually implementing the European Union Customs Code into Ukrainian legislation.
 
What Are the Advantages?
 
When granted by customs authorities, AEO status allows a Ukrainian company to enjoy simplified customs formalities. Once a resident entity obtains an AEO certificate, it can benefit, for instance, from the following advantages:
 
   – a simplified customs declaration procedure;
   – a shortened form of import declaration;
   – given priority for customs formalities;
   – permission to use a special traffic lane (commercial vehicles only) for crossing border, etc.
 
Main Requirements
 
To obtain AEO status, an AEO candidate must demonstrate among other things that for three years prior to the application date:
 
   – it has been a duly registered resident entity in Ukraine;
   – the AEO candidate and its officials (including beneficial owners, substantive shareholders, supervisory board members) have not had criminal records in the sphere of commercial activity, including but not limited to smuggling;
   – the AEO candidate, its officials or customs brokers have not committed repetitive or systematic violations of customs rules;
   – the AEO candidate has been financially solvent, etc.
 
The Amendments are expected to be adopted in the second and final reading before parliamentary elections scheduled for 27 October 2019. If not passed by this date, the Amendments will have to be voted on again.
 

Legislation: Draft Law “On amendments to the Customs Code of Ukraine in relation to the implementation of Chapter 5 of Section IV of the Association Agreement between Ukraine, of the one part, and the European Union, the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the other part” No. 7473 dated 29 December 2017.

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COM_a319. The Africa Logistics: “The Complete Guide on Export Shipping Process”

(Source:
The Africa Logistics
, 15 Mar 2019.) [Excerpts.] 
 
 
The process of moving a cargo from one point to another can be a confusing and involving especially when it is international in nature. But understanding the documentation required and the process involved, can help a great deal.
 
Here is an overview of the entire shipping process, detailing the documents necessary for each milestone and what steps both the shipper and freight forwarder must follow in order to successfully ship products. …
 
The Shipping Process
 
  Step 1: Request Quotes …
 
  Step 2: Choose the Quote That You Prefer
 
  Step 3: Prepare Necessary Documents for The Shipping Process …
 
  Step 4: Run a Restricted Party Screening (Again) …
 
  Step 5: Miscellaneous Forms and Ship Your Goods …
 
  One Last Tip: Recordkeeping …
 
[Editor’s Note: Due to copyright restrictions, we are not authorized to republish the entire item. To read the entire article, click on the source link below the item title.]

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TEEX/IM TRAINING EVENTS & CONFERENCES

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20. ECTI Presents “Cornerstones of EAR Compliance: Understanding License Exceptions & End-Use(r) Controls” Webinar on 17 Apr 2019

(Source: D. Hatch, 
danielle@learnexportcompliance.com
.)
 
* What: Cornerstones of EAR Compliance: Understanding License Exceptions & End-Use(r) Controls
* When: April 17, 2019; 1:00 p.m. (EDT)
* Where: Webinar
* Sponsor: Export Compliance Training Institute (ECTI)
* ECTI Speaker: Scott Gearity
* Register: 
here
 or contact Danielle Hatch, 540-433-3977.

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List of Approaching Events: 148 Events Posted This Week, Including 8 New 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. 
   
If you wish to submit an event listing, please send it to to
jobs@fullcirclecompliance.eu
, composed in the below format:
 
    
#
 * Date: Location; “Event Title”; <Weblink>”; EVENT SPONSOR
 
   ”
*” = 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

 

*
 
May 15-17; London, UK; “ICPA European Conference“; ICPA

* Mar 18-21: Las Vegas, NV; “
ITAR Defense Trade Controls / EAR Export Controls Seminar
“; ECTI
*
 
Mar 19: Charlotte, NC; “
Tariff Classification“; 
Global Training Center
*
 
Mar 20: Charlotte, NC; “
NAFTA Rules of Origin
“; Global Training Center
*
 Mar 20: Miami, FL; “
CHINA TARIFFS/AD/CVD 101
“; Diaz Trade Consulting
*
 
Mar 20: St. Johns, Canada: “
Export Controls Seminar
“; Atlantic Canada
*
 
Mar 21: Charlotte, NC; “
Exporting Procedures
; Global Training Center


Mar 22: London, UK; “
Sanctions & Embargoes – Free Breakfast Seminar
“; Financial Crime Limited (FCL)

*
 
Mar 24-27: Orlando, FL; “
2019 ICPA Annual Conference

; ICPA
* Mar 25-27: San Francisco; “
Global Encryption, Cloud and Cyber Trade Controls Conference
“; Thomsen & Burke LLP;
* 
Mar 26: Leeds, UK; “
Understanding Exporting
“; Chamber International

*
 Mar 26-27: Pittsburgh, PA; “
Complying with U.S. Export Controls
“; Commerce/BIS
*
 
Mar 26-27: Scottsdale, AZ; “
Managing ITAR/EAR Complexities
“; 
Export Compliance Solutions (ECS)

spalmer@exportcompliancesolutions.com
 or 
866-238-4018
* 
Mar 27: Bristol, UK; “
Classification of Goods – Using Commodity and Tariff Codes
“; BusinessWest
* 
Mar 27: Bristol, UK; “
Incoterms® Rules 2010
“; BusinessWest

* Mar 27-28: San Francisco, CA; “Global Encryption, Cloud & Cyber Trade Controls;” American Conference Institute
*
 
Mar 28: Bristol, UK; “
Introduction to Export Procedures
“; BusinessWest

*
Mar 29: Leeds, UK; “
How to Complete Export Declarations
“; Chamber International

* Apr 1: Eindhoven, NL; “
Export Control, Dual-use en Sancties
“; Fenex
*
 
Apr 2: Brussels, Belgium; “
Dual-Use, Military Research & Misuse
“; Vrije Universiteit Brussel
*
 
Apr 2: Delft, The Netherlands; “
Export Compliance Training“; 
Netherlands Aerospace Group and Full Circle Compliance

* 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 4-5; Miami, FL; “
CTPAT Training
“; SCS America
* 
Apr 9: Bruchem, The Netherlands; “
Awareness Course U.S. Export Controls: ITAR & EAR from a Non-U.S. Perspective
“; Full Circle Compliance
*
 
Apr 9: Sheffield, UK; “
An Introduction to Export
“; Sheffield Chamber of Commerce
*
 
Apr 9: London, UK; “
Strategic Export Control: Intermediate Practitioners Course
“; UK/DIT
*
 
Apr 10: London, UK; “
Strategic Export Control: Foundation Workshop
“; UK/DIT
*
 
Apr 10: London, UK; “
Strategic Export Control: Licenses Workshop
“; UK/DIT
*
 
April 10: Sheffield, UK; “
Export Documentation – How and Why?” 
; Sheffield Chamber of Commerce

* 
Apr 16: Leeds, UK; “
Export Documentation
“; Chamber International

Apr 17: Miami, FL; “
CBP COMPLIANCE & ENFORCEMENT
“; Diaz Trade Consulting
*
 Apr 17-18; Miramar, FL; “
11th Maritime Forwarding, Freight Logistics & Global Chain Supply Workshop
“; ABS Consulting;


Apr 17-18: Scottsdale, AZ; “
Complying with U.S. Export Controls
“; Commerce/BIS

*
 
April 18: Sheffield, UK; “
International Trade Operations and Procedures (ITOPS)
; Sheffield Chamber of Commerce
* Apr 23-24: Portsmouth, NH;

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

Technology Controls
“; Commerce/BIS
*
 
Apr 25: London, UK; “
Making better License Applications
“; 
UK/DIT

#
*
Apr 25-26: Dallas, TX; “Compliance Officer Training“; Globaleyes; 

*
 
Apr 30-May 1: Irvine, CA: “
Complying with U.S. Export Controls
“; Commerce /BIS

*
 Apr 30-May 1: Nashville, TN: “Mastering ITAR/EAR Challenges“; Export Compliance Solutions (ECS);
*
 
May 1: Leeds, UK; “
Understanding Exporting & Incoterms
“; Chamber International

* May 2-3: Washington DC; “Economic Sanctions Enforcement and Compliance;” American Conference Institute
*
 
May 5: Munich, Germany; “
European and German Export Controls
“; AWA;

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

May 6-7: Atlanta, GA; “
2019 Spring Conference
“; SIA
* 
May 7: Bruchem, The Netherlands; “
An Introduction to EU / Dutch Dual-Use and Military Export Controls
“; Full Circle Compliance
*
 
May 8: Southampton, UK; “
Strategic Export Control: Intermediate Practitioners course
“; UK/DIT
*
 
May 9: Southampton, UK; “
Strategic Export Control: Foundation Workshop
“; UK/DIT
*
 
May 9: Southampton, UK; “
Strategic Export Control: Licenses Workshop
“; UK/DIT
*
 
May 9: Sheffield, UK; “
Essential Incoterms – Getting it Rights
“; Sheffield Chamber of Commerce
*
 
May 15: Bristol, UK; “
A Foundation Course in Importing
“; BusinessWest
*
 
May 15-17; London, UK; “ICPA European Conference“; ICPA
* 
May 16: Bristol, UK; “
Export Controls and Licensing
; BusinessWest
*
 
May 16: Bristol, UK; “
Inward Processing Relief
“; BusinessWest
*
 May 16: Hamburg, Germany; “
U.S. Export Controls and Embargoes & Sanctions for European Companies
“; Hamburger Zollakademie
*
 
May 16-17; Toronto, Canada; “ICPA Canada Conference“; ICPA

#
* May 19: Traverse City; “Export Compliance Overview Traning“; Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC  

*
 
May 21: London, UK; “
US & UK Export Controls: A Basic Understanding
“; The Institute of Export and International Trade

* Jun 5-6: Seattle, WA; “
Complying with U.S. Export Controls
“; Commerce/BIS
*
 
Jun 7: Upper Marlboro, MD; “
2019 Spring Golf Outing
“; SIA

*
 
Jun 10: Cleveland, OH; “
Letters of Credit
“; Global Training Center
*
 
Jun 11: Cleveland, OH; “
Export Doc & Proc
“; Global Training Center
*
 
Jun 11: Sheffield, UK; “
Customs Procedures and Compliance in International Trade
“; Sheffield Chamber of Commerce


Jun 11-12: Detroit, MI; “
Complying with U.S. Export Controls
“; Commerce/BIS

*
 
Jun 12: Cleveland, OH; “
Tariff Classificatio
n“; Global Training Center
*
 
Jun 12: Derby, UK; “
Strategic Export Control: Intermediate Practitioners course
“; UK/DIT
*
 
Jun 13: Cleveland, OH; “
NAFTA Rules of Origin
“; Global Training Center
*
 
Jun 13: Derby, UK; “
Strategic Export Control: Foundation Workshop
“; UK/DIT
*
 
Jun 13: Derby, UK; “
Strategic Export Control: Licenses Workshop
“; UK/DIT
*
 
Jun 13: Detroit, MI; “
How to Build an Export Compliance Program
“; Commerce/BIS
*
 
Jun 14: Cleveland, OH; “
Incoterms® 2010 Rules
“; Global Training 
* Jun 17-20: San Diego, CA; “ITAR Defense Trade Controls / EAR Export Controls“; ECTI
*
 
Jul 3: Bristol, UK; “
Introduction to Export Procedures – Export Training
“; BusinessWest
*
 
Jul 3: Cambridge, UK;
Strategic Export Control: Intermediate Practitioners Course
“; UK/DIT
*
 
Jul 4: Cambridge, UK;
Strategic Export Control: Foundation Workshop
“; UK/DIT
*
 
Jul 4: Cambridge, UK; “
Strategic Export Control: Licenses Workshop
“; UK/DIT
*
 
Jul 4: Bristol, UK;
Using Documentary Letters of Credit, Drafts and Bills”; 
BusinessWest
*
 
Jul 4: Sheffield, UK; “
An Introduction to Export
“; Sheffield Chamber of Commerce
*
 
Jul 8-9: Seattle, WA: “
Boot Camp: Achieving ITAR/EAR Compliance
“; Export Compliance Solutions (ECS);

Jul 8 – 10: National Harbour, MD; “
2019 Summer Back to Basics Conference
“; SIA

#
* Jul 9-11: Washington; “
BIS 2019 Annual Conference on Export Controls and Policy
“; Commerce/BIS

*
 
July 10: Sheffield, UK; “
Export Documentation – How and Why?” 
; Sheffield Chamber of Commerce

*
 
Jul 11: Birmingham, UK; “
US & UK Export Controls: A Basic Understanding
“; The Institute of Export and International Trade

*
Jul 24-25: St. Louis, MO; “
 Complying with U.S. Export Controls
“; Commerce/BIS

* Aug 20-21: Cincinnati, OH;

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

* Aug 20-21: Milpitas, CA;

Complying with U.S. Export Controls
“;
Commerce/BIS
* Aug 22: Milpitas, CA:

Encryption Controls
“;
Commerce/BIS

#
* Sep 2, 9, 16: Rotterdam, the Netherlands; “Awareness training Export Control, Dual-use en Sancties“; FENEX

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

* Sep 16-19: Austin, TX; “
ITAR Controls / EAR & OFAC Export Controls (Sep 18-19) Seminar Series
“; ECTI
; 540-433-3977
*
 
Sep 17: Sheffield, UK; “
Customs Procedures and Compliance in International Trade
“; Sheffield Chamber of Commerce


Sep 17-19: Annapolis, MD; “
The ECS 2nd Annual ITAR/EAR Symposium
“; ECS
*
 Sep 20: Las Vegas; “
EAR and OFAC Fundamentals: Export Control Of Dual-Use Equipment
“; Barnes & Thornburg LLP
*
 
Sep 25: Bristol, UK; “
Classification of Goods – Using Commodity and Tariff Codes”; 
BusinessWest
* 
Sep 25: Bristol, UK; “
Incoterms® Rules 2010
“; BusinessWest
*
 
Sep 25: London, UK; “
US & UK Export Controls: A Basic Understanding
; The Institute of Export and International Trade
*
 
Sep 25: Sheffield, UK; “
Essential Incoterms – Getting it Rights
“; Sheffield Chamber of Commerce
*
 
Sep 26: Bristol, UK; “
Understanding The Paperwork
“; BusinessWest

* Sep 30 – Oct 3; Amsterdam, NL; “
ITAR Controls / EAR/OFAC Commercial and Military Controls
“; ECTI
; 540-433-3977
*
 
Oct 7: Munich, Germany; “
European and German Export Controls
“; AWA

* Oct 14-17; Columbus, OH; “
University Export Controls Seminar
“; ECTI
*
 
Oct 17: Sheffield, UK; “
Export Documentation – How and Why?” 
; Sheffield Chamber of Commerce
*
 
Oct 27: Singapore; “
5th Asia Pacific Summit on Economic Sanctions Compliance and Enforcement
“; 
American Conference Institute


Oct 28-29: Washington D.C.; “
2019 Fall Advanced Conference
“; SIA

* Oct 28-31; Phoenix, AZ; “
ITAR Controls / EAR & OFAC Export Controls Seminar Series
“; ECTI
* Nov 11-14; Washington, DC; “
ITAR Controls / EAR & OFAC Export Controls Seminar Series
“; ECTI
*
 
Nov 20: Bristol, UK; “
Introduction to Export Procedures – Export Training
“; BusinessWest
*
 
Nov 21: Bristol, UK; “
A Foundation Course in Importing
“; BusinessWest

*
 
Nov 26: Bruchem, The Netherlands; “The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (EAR) from a non-U.S. Perspective“; Full Circle Compliance
* 
Nov 27: Bruchem, The Netherlands; ” The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) from a non-U.S. Perspective“; Full Circle Compliance
 
*
 
Nov 27: Manchester, UK; “
US & UK Export Controls: A Basic Understanding
“; The Institute of Export and International Trade
* Dec 4-5: New York, NY; “10th Annual New York Forum on Economic Sanctions;” American Conference Institute
*
 
Dec 4-5: Washington, DC; “
36th International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
“; American Conference Institute

* Dec 9-12; Miami, FL; “
ITAR Controls / EAR & OFAC Export Controls Seminar Series
“; ECTI
*
 Dec 12-13; Washington D.C.; “
Coping with U.S. Export Controls and Sanctions 2019
“; Practicing Law Institute
 
2020

 
*
 
Jan 30-31: Houston, TX; “
14th Forum on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
“; 
American Conference Institute
 

 
Webinars 


 

*
 Mar 20: Webinar:
Cornerstones of ITAR Compliance: Administration, Documentation and Shipping
“; ECTI; 540-433-3977


Mar 20: Webinar: “
 What You Need to Know About Customs and Trade Laws and the Agencies That Enforce Them
“; Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A

#
* Mar 22: Webinar: “Export Administration Regulations“; Global Training Center
#
* Mar 26: Webinar: “Duty Drawback“; CITTA Brokerage Co.
 

*
Mar 27: Webinar: “
Trade in Turmoil [Monthly Update]“; 
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A


Apr 10: Webinar: “
Import Compliance Bootcamp
“; Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A

Apr 16: Webinar: “
CFIUS Update: New Requirements to Meet, New Industries Affected
“; ECTI; 540-433-3977

Apr 23: Webinar: “
How to Improve Export Compliance with Effective Audits
“; ECTI; 540-433-3977

* Apr 23: Webinar: “ITAR Training Basics – For Compliance Executives April“; CVG Strategy

#
* Apr 25: Webinar: “Best Practices for Voluntary and Required Self Disclosures“; Massachusetts Export Center

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ENEDITOR’S NOTES

EN_a122
. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations

(Source: Editor)

 
* Cesare Beccaria (Cesare Bonesana di Beccaria, Marquis of Gualdrasco and Villareggio; 15 Mar 1738 – 28 Nov 1794; was an Italian criminologist, jurist, philosopher, and politician, who is widely considered as the most talented jurist and one of the greatest thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment. Beccaria is considered the father of modern criminal law and the father of criminal justice.  According to John Bessler, Beccaria’s works had a profound influence on the Founding Fathers of the United States.)
 – “When the code of laws is once fixed, it should be observed in the literal sense, and nothing more is left to the judge than to determine whether an action is or is not conformable to the written law.”
  – “Nothing could be more dangerous than following the popular maxim whereby it is the spirit of the law that must be consulted. This is an embankment that, once broken, gives way to a torrent of opinions.”
 
* Andrew Jackson (15 Mar 1767 – 8 Jun 1845; was an American soldier and statesman who served as the seventh president of the United States from 1829 to 1837.)
  – “Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.”
  – “There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.”
 
Friday’s proverbs:

Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone. | Moroccan Proverb
* A beautiful thing is never perfect. | Egyptian Proverb
* The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour. | Japanese Proverb

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EN_a223. 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.
 

*
DHS CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
: 19 CFR, Ch. 1, Pts. 0-199.  Implemented by Dep’t of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs & Border Protection.
  – Last Amendment: 12 Mar 2019:
84 FR 8807-8809
: Extension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological and Ecclesiastical Ethnological Material From Honduras
 

DOC EXPORT ADMINISTRATION REGULATIONS (EAR)
: 15 CFR Subtit. B, Ch. VII, Pts. 730-774. Implemented by Dep’t of Commerce, Bureau of Industry & Security.
  – Last Amendment: 20 Dec 2018: 
83 FR 65292-65294
: Control of Military Electronic Equipment and Other Items the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List (USML); Correction [Concerning ECCN 7A005 and ECCN 7A105.]
 
*
DOC FOREIGN TRADE REGULATIONS (FTR)
: 15 CFR Part 30.  Implemented by Dep’t of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau.
  – 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 (1 Jan 2019) 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
.  
 

DOD NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL SECURITY PROGRAM OPERATING MANUAL (NISPOM)
: DoD 5220.22-M. Implemented by Dep’t of Defense.
  – 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
.) 
 

DOE ASSISTANCE TO FOREIGN ATOMIC ENERGY ACTIVITIES
: 10 CFR Part 810; Implemented by Dep’t of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954.
  – Last Amendment: 23 Feb 2015:

80 FR 9359
, comprehensive updating of regulations, updates the activities and technologies subject to specific authorization and DOE reporting requirements. This rule also identifies destinations with respect to which most assistance would be generally authorized and destinations that would require a specific authorization by the Secretary of Energy.
 

DOE EXPORT AND IMPORT OF NUCLEAR EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL
; 10 CFR Part 110; Implemented by Dep’t of Energy, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954.
  – Last Amendment: 20 Nov 2018, 10 CFR 110.6, Re-transfers.
 
*
DOJ ATF ARMS IMPORT REGULATIONS: 27 CFR Part 447-Importation of Arms, Ammunition, and Implements of War.  Implemented by Dep’t of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.
  – Last Amendment: 14 Mar 2019:
 
84 FR 9239-9240
: Bump-Stock-Type Devices
 

DOS INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC IN ARMS REGULATIONS (ITAR)
: 22 C.F.R. Ch. I, Subch. M, Pts. 120-130. Implemented by Dep’t of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.
  – 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: 5 March 2019) of the ITAR with all amendments is contained in 
Bartlett’s Annotated ITAR 
(“BITAR”), by James E. Bartlett III. The BITAR is a 361-page Word document containing 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 download, 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.
 
*
 DOT FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL REGULATIONS (OFAC FACR): 31 CFR, Parts 500-599, Embargoes, Sanctions, Executive Orders. Implemented by Dep’t of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
  – Last Amendment: 15 Mar 2019: 
84 FR: 9456-9458
: List of Foreign Financial Institutions Subject to Correspondent Account or Payable-Through Account Sanctions (CAPTA List)
  
* USITC HARMONIZED TARIFF SCHEDULE OF THE UNITED STATES (HTS, HTSA or HTSUSA), 1 Jan 2019: 19 USC 1202 Annex. Implemented by U.S. International Trade Commission. (“HTS” and “HTSA” are often seen as abbreviations for the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated, shortened versions of “HTSUSA”.)

  – Last Update: 
7 Mar 2019: 
Harmonized System Update (HSU) 1903  
[contains 67 ABI records and 13 harmonized tariff records].

  – HTS codes for AES are available here.
  – HTS codes that are not valid for AES are available here.

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EN_a324
. 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 6,500 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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