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Friday, 17 January
2020

  1. Commerce/BIS Announces SITAC Meeting on 4 Feb in San Francisco, CA
  1. Items Scheduled for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions
  2. Commerce/BIS: (No new postings.)
  3. State/DDTC: (No new items today.)
  4. EU Publishes Information on Measures Adopted by Member States Concerning Export of Dual-Use Items
  1. The Economist: “Old Export Regulations Get a New Use”
  2. Expeditors News: “European Commission Gives E-Licensing Update for EU Dual-Use Exports”
  3. TCR: “3D-Printed ‘Ghost Gun’ Blueprints Could Soon Be Legal”
  1. Greenberg Traurig: “U.S. Export License Now Required for AI Software Related to Geospatial Imagery”
  2. Miller & Co: “Reduction in China Section 301 List 4A Duty Rate”
  1. Mike Miller Moves to Univ. of Colorado
  1. ECS Presents “ITAR/EAR Boot Camp: Achieving Compliance” on 11-12 Feb in Tampa
  2. Full Circle Compliance Presents: Export Compliance Training Seminars 
  3. List of Approaching Events: 126 Events Posted This Week, Including 5 New Events
  1. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations
  2. Are Your Copies of Regulations Up to Date? Find the Latest Amendments Here.
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EXIMITEMS FROM TODAY’S FEDERAL REGISTER

EXIM_a11
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Commerce/BIS SITAC to Meet 4 Feb in San Francisco 

(Source: Federal Register, 17 Jan 2020.) [Excerpts.]
 
85 FR 3013: Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
 
The Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee (SITAC) will meet on February 4, 2020, 9:30 a.m., (Pacific Standard Time), at the Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission Street, Room: Golden Gate B, San Francisco, CA 94103. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration on technical questions that affect the level of export controls applicable to sensors and instrumentation equipment and technology.
 
Agenda – Public Session
 
   1. Welcome and Introductions.
   2. Remarks from the Bureau of Industry and Security Management.
   3. Industry Presentations.
   4. New Business.
 
Agenda – Closed Session
 
    5. Discussion of matters determined to be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 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 by January 28, 2020. …

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OGSOTHER GOVERNMENT SOURCES

OGS_a12
. Items Scheduled
for Publication in Future Federal Register Editions

(Source: Federal Register)
 

* Commerce/BIS; Rules; Control of Firearms, Guns, Ammunition and Related Articles the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control under the United States Munitions List. This final rule responds to and adopts changes based on the comments received on the Commerce proposed rule and is being published simultaneously with a final rule by the Department of State that will revise Categories I, II, and III of the USML. [Pub. Date: 23 Jan 2020.]


(See an advanced copy of the publication HERE.)


 
 
 
 

* State/DDTC; Final Rule;

ITAR; U.S. Munitions List Categories I, II, and III.   

[Pub. Date: 23 Jan 2020.]

      (See an advanced copy of the publication HERE.) 

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OGS_a23
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Commerce/BIS: (No new postings.)

(Source: Commerce/BIS)

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(Source: State/DDTC)

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OGS_a45
. EU Publishes Information on Measures Adopted by Member States Concerning Export of Dual-Use Items 
(Source: Official Journal of the European Union, 17 Jan 2020.)
 
Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 of 5 May 2009 setting up a Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items (1): Information on measures adopted by Member States in conformity with Articles 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 17 and 22.
 
Articles 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 17 and 22 of Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 (hereunder “the Regulation”) set out that measures taken by Member States in implementation of the Regulation should be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
 
Furthermore, the Commission and the Member States have decided to also publish additional information on measures imposed by Member States under Article 4 in order to ensure that exporters have access to comprehensive information on the controls applicable throughout the EU.
 
Notice:
 

Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 of 5 May 2009 setting up a Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items (1): Information on measures adopted by Member States in conformity with Articles 4, 5, 6, 8, 9

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COMNEWS

NWS_a16.
The Economist: “Old Export Regulations Get a New Use”
(Source: The Economist, 16 Jan 2020.) [Excerpts.]
 
Donald Trump’s administration leverages rules from the Department of Commerce to confront Chinese firms

An obscure part of the Department of Commerce called the Bureau of Industry and Security (bis) is not used to grabbing the limelight. But lately it has had plenty of attention. That is thanks to its control of rules governing the flow of goods from and through America, called the Export Administration Regulations (ear). Under Donald Trump, these rules are being transformed into a new weapon in the fight against Chinese technology. But changing them risks driving high-tech business out of America.
 
The traditional tools for attacking foreign companies are the economic sanctions available through the Department of the Treasury. Sanctions prevent the target firm from doing transactions in American dollars, essentially cutting them off from the global financial system. But Steven Mnuchin, the treasury secretary, is widely understood to be against that option for one of the main objects of America’s beef with China, the tech giant Huawei. That is possibly because shutting out Huawei could risk global network blackouts and great economic turmoil. …

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NWS_a27.
Expeditors News: “European Commission Gives E-Licensing Update for EU Dual-Use Exports”

(Source:
Expeditors News, 16 Jan 2020.)
 
On December 13, 2019, in a presentation at the Export Control Forum in Brussels, Belgium, the European Commission provided an update on its electronic licensing program.  The goal of the program is to have a paperless process for all types of licenses within the European Union (EU). 
 
The dual-use licensing pilot is going live in 2020, with Latvia, Italy, Romania, Greece, and Belgium participating.  Dual-use e-licensing is expected to be available to all EU member states in 2021.  Only dual-use licenses will be supported initially, but others including for military and civilian firearms could be added later.
 
The e-licensing platform for iron and steel imports under the EU’s prior surveillance licensing regime is already available for use here.
The presentation announcing the e-licensing project can be found here.
The presentation with the updated timeline can be found here.

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NWS_a38.
TCR: “3D-Printed ‘Ghost Gun’ Blueprints Could Soon Be Legal”
(Source: The Crime Report, 15 Jan 202.) [Excerpts.]
 
A federal rule change could soon make it legal to put 3D-printed gun blueprints back online after being blocked from the internet twice, the Texas Tribune reports. The Trump administration has proposed transferring authority of some small arms and ammunition exports from the U.S. Department of State to the Commerce Department, a move that would relax regulations that have previously prevented the 3D-printed gun blueprints from being posted online.
 
3D-printed guns, otherwise known as ghost guns, can be manufactured at home from plastics and lack serial numbers, making them virtually untraceable to law enforcement. While printing the guns is legal, some states regulate the process.  The administration gave a 30-day notice of the rule change to Congress on Nov. 13, meaning the White House could announce the transfer of authority any day. That would end a long-fought battle by Cody Wilson of Texas to allow the blueprints to be made publicly available.
 
Last year, the Justice Department overturned an Obama-era guidance that prevented the Texas-based Defense Distributed from publishing 3D-printed gun files on its website on the grounds that publication violated the Arms Export Control Act, The Trace reported earlier this summer.  Days before the company planned to finally publish the files, a federal judge in Washington temporarily blocked their release, agreeing with a coalition of states which argued that allowing the files to be shared publicly would likely cause those states to “suffer irreparable harm.”
 
Gun control activists warn that the change could make firearms available to dangerous people who would otherwise be prevented from purchasing guns. Wilson created the  first fully 3D-printed gun, which made its debut in 2013.  Blueprints for the weapon, named the Liberator, were posted on Wilson’s company website, Defense Distributed.  The State Department told Wilson to take down the plans until he applied for approval for the gun’s multiple components. Wilson took the plans down, but by that point, they had already been downloaded more than 100,000 times. 
 
The State Department argued that putting the blueprints online was the same as exporting them. Wilson responded with a 2015 lawsuit that the blueprints were a form of free speech.  The State Department agreed to settle with Wilson and the plans were published online in July 2018, but they were blocked days later after a federal judge granted a request from eight states and the District of Columbia to issue a temporary restraining order to stop the settlement agreement.
 

As mainstream social media and other websites roll out a ban on sharing plans for 3D-printed guns, enthusiasts say the lockouts are in vain because the community will always spring up elsewhere. “Filling me with spite only makes me work harder,” wrote a user known as Ivan The Troll, in a discussion thread about the shutdown at Reddit last summer.  But the legality of disseminating blueprints for the builds is more precarious. That litigation is ongoing. Douglas Jacobson, an export controls attorney in Washington, D.C., said that until a clear federal determination is made, the files are technically illegal to share online. But he stressed that “while there may be a technical violation, it would be one a prosecutor most likely would not want to enforce, considering by the time prosecution moved forward, the law could be changed.

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COMCOMMENTARY

COM_a19.
Greenberg Traurig: “U.S. Export License Now Required for AI Software Related to Geospatial Imagery”
(Source: Greenberg Traurig LLP, 16 Jan 2020.)
 
* Principle Author: Kara M. Bombach, Esq., bombachk@gtlaw.com, Greenberg Traurig LLP.)
 
On Jan. 6, 2020, the U.S. government amended its dual-use export controls to cover certain software used in Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications. Specifically, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to impose license requirements on the export and reexport of U.S.-origin software specially designed to automate the analysis of geospatial imagery to all destinations, except Canada. See the full text of the interim final rule implementing the new changes.
 
Items Included Under New Licensing Requirements
 
BIS has determined that export controls on this category of software are necessary because the software may confer significant military and intelligence advantages to the United States. Accordingly, BIS has created a temporary series of Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCN), known as the 0Y521 series, which includes the following ECCNs: 0A521 (systems, equipment, and components), 0B521 (test, inspection, and production equipment), 0C521 (materials), 0D521 (software), and 0E521 (technology). Commodities added to any 0Y521 series ECCN are controlled for Regional Stability (RS) Column 1 reasons, which triggers licensing requirements for exports or reexports to any country besides Canada.
 
The first category in the series to be enumerated is 0D521, which covers geospatial imagery software specially designed for training a Deep Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) to automate the analysis of geospatial imagery and point clouds, and having all of the following characteristics:
 
(1) Provides a graphical user interface that enables the user to identify objects (e.g., vehicles, houses, etc.) from within geospatial imagery and point clouds in order to extract positive and negative samples of an object of interest;
 
(2) Reduces pixel variation by performing scale, color, and rotational normalization on the positive samples;
 
(3) Trains a Deep CNN to detect the object of interest from positive and negative samples; and
 
(4) Identifies objects in geospatial imagery using the trained Deep CNN by matching the rotational pattern from the positive samples with the rotational pattern of objects in the geospatial imagery.
 
The new rule further clarifies: “A point cloud is a collection of data points defined by a given coordinate system. A point cloud is also known as a digital surface model.”
 
The practical scope of the restrictions is dependent on the interpretation of “geospatial imagery and point clouds,” which remains to be seen. Companies reviewing their operations and the applicability of these regulations should therefore keep in mind that the controls could include software training AI in the recognition of a broad range of imagery.
 
Compliance Considerations
 
Those working with software used to train AI systems in image recognition should review the software to determine whether it is captured under the new classification. If the software is classified as 0D521, anyone handling or with access to U.S.-origin 0D521 software may require an export license for the following:
 
– International sales of 0D521 software;
– Transport of 0D521 software on computers or thumb drives outside of the United States; and
– Access to 0D521 software by non-U.S.-person employees or researchers.
 
Affected companies should account for product classification analysis and potential license processing time when planning their product fulfillment timelines. In addition, U.S. companies that deal in software classified under ECCN 0D521 may now be subject to mandatory filing requirements with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) if they are the target of non-U.S. investment.
 
This temporary export classification under the 0Y521 series will last for up to one year, at which point BIS must reclassify the item under a different ECCN. Although the controls described in this alert are effective immediately, interested parties may submit comments on the control of the items to BIS until March 6, 2020, for consideration during the reclassification process.
 
AI companies and institutions should consider using this opportunity to take stock of their AI-related software and technology in preparation for additional future controls. The U.S. government is conducting ongoing efforts pursuant to the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (ECRA) to identify “emerging technologies” not currently subject to export licensing requirements, but which for military or foreign policy purposes may warrant additional controls. Though the licensing requirements detailed in this alert are not implemented as a part of the ECRA, additional controls on AI are widely expected in the coming year.

 
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COM_a310.
Miller & Co: “Reduction in China Section 301 List 4A Duty Rate”
(Source: Miller & Company P.C., millercompanypc@millerco.com, 1-816-561-4999)
 
On January 16, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced a reduction in the China Section 301 List 4A duties from 15% to 7.5% effective February 14, 2020.  The reduction is in response to the signing of a “Phase One” agreement between the U.S. and China, the full text of which is available here.  The agreement covers intellectual property, technology transfer, agriculture, financial services, and Chinese commitments to purchase various goods and services.
 
Clients may consider delaying the filing of Customs entries of merchandise subject to China Section 301 List 4A duties until the lower rate goes into effect on February 14.  Upon arrival, clients may defer entry or FTZ admission up to fifteen (15) days to take advantage of the lower duty rate.  There is no specific direction on the rate of duty that applies for FTZ on-hand inventory subject to China Section 301 List 4A duties in Privileged Foreign (PF) status, which may be impacted by ACE programming issues because no new HTSUS provision was created for the reduced duty rate.

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TEEX/IM MOVERS & SHAKERS

TEEX/IM TRAINING EVENTS & CONFERENCES

TE_112. ECS Presents “ITAR/EAR Boot Camp:  Achieving Compliance” on 11-12 Feb in Tampa

(Source: ECS)
 
*What:  ITAR/EAR Boot Camp:  Achieving Compliance
*When:  February 11-12, 2020
*Where:  
DoubleTree Beach Resort
; Tampa, Forida
*Sponsor:  Export Compliance Solutions & Consulting (ECS)
*ECS Speaker Panel: Suzanne Palmer, Mal Zerden
*Register 
here
 or by calling 866-238-4018 or email 
spalmer@exportcompliancesolutions.com.

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TE_a213. Full Circle Compliance Presents: Export Compliance Training Seminars
(Source: Full Circle Compliance)

U.S. Export Controls: ITAR

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, Amsterdam
More Info

U.S. Export Controls: EAR

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, Amsterdam
More Info

The ABC of Foreign Military Sales (FMS)

Tuesday, 9 April 2020, Amsterdam

 
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(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. 
   

 
* 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

* Webinar Series: “Complying with US Export Controls“; Commerce/BIS

* E-Seminars: “Webinars On-Demand Library“; Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.
* Online: “International Trade Webinars“; Global Training Center

* Online: “ITAR – Requirements for Government Contractors“; Williams Mullins, LLP

*
 
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

 

* Jan 20-23; San Diego, CA; “ITAR Controls / EAR & OFAC Export Controls Seminar Series“, ECTI; 540-433-3977   

* Jan 22; Arlington, VA; “
Volunteer and Speaker of the Year Business Luncheon
;” Society for International Affairs

* Jan 22-23: New York, NY; “AML & OFAC for the Insurance Industry“; American Conference Institute  

* Jan 23: Orlando, FL; “Customs/Import Boot Camp“; Partnering for Compliance

* Jan 28: Leeds, UK; “
Export Documentation & Import Procedures“; Chamber International

* Jan 29-30 Tyson Corner, VA; ”
ITAR for the Empowered Official
“;
FD Associates

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

* Feb 5: Las Vegas, NV; “Export Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training

* Feb 5-6; Munich, Germany; “Export Compliance in Europe Conference“; NielsonSmith

* Feb 11: Leeds, UK; “Incoterms 2020“; Chamber International

* Feb 11 Madison, WI; Trade Compliance Hits the Big Time; Madison Int’l

Trade Assoc. (MITA)

* Feb 11-12: Tampa, FL; “ITAR/EAR Boot Camp: Achieving Compliance“; ECS
 


* Feb 12: Anaheim, CA; “Exporting Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training

* Feb 12: Plymouth, UK; “
Intermediate Seminar: Strategic Export Controls“; UK DIT

* Feb 12 – 14: Houston, TX; “5th Annual Advanced Topics in Customs Compliance Conference 2020“; Braumiller Law Group

* Feb 13: Adelaide, Austrlia; “ITAR/EAR/AU Export Control Awareness“; Goal Professional Services Pty Ltd

* Feb 13: Plymouth, UK; “
Foundation Workshop: Strategic Export Controls“; UK DIT
* Feb 13: Plymouth, UK; “
Licenses Workshop: Strategic Export Controls“; UK DIT

* Feb 17-20; Huntsville, AL; ”
ITAR Controls / EAR & OFAC Export Controls Seminar Series
“, ECTI; 540-433-3977

* Feb 20: Charlotte, NC; “Exporting Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training

* Feb 20-21; Berlin, Germany; “
14. Exportkontrolltag
“; ZAR

* Feb 24-26; Las Vegas, NV; “Winter Back to Basics Conference“; Society for International Affairs

* Feb 25-26: St. Antonio, TX; “
Complying with U.S. Export Controls
“; Commerce/BIS

* Feb 26: Washington D.C.; “Women Leaders in Defense and Aerospace Law & Compliance; ACI

* Feb 27: Cincinnati, OH; “Exporting Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training

* Mar 2: Alexandria, VA; “ITAR Defense Trade Controls / EAR Export Controls“; WITA

* Mar 2-5; Washington D.C.; ”
ITAR Controls / EAR & OFAC Export Controls Seminar Series
“, ECTI; 540-433-3977

* Mar 3-5; Vienna, Austria; “Lehrgang Exportkontrolle & Export Compliance“; OPWZ

* Mar 4: Birmingham, UK; “
Intermediate Seminar: Strategic Export Controls
“; UK DIT
* Mar 5: Birmingham, UK; “
Foundation Workshop: Strategic Export Controls
“; UK DIT
* Mar 5: Birmingham, UK; “
 
Licenses Workshop: Strategic Export Controls
“; UK DIT

* Mar 10; Leeds, UK; “
Understanding Exporting & Incoterms
“; Chamber International

#
* Mar 10-11: Anaheim, CA; 

CBP Annual Trade Symposium

* Mar 10-12: Orlando, FL; ”
‘Partnering for Compliance’ Export/Import Control Training and Education Program“; Partnering for Compliance

* Mar 17-18: Orlando, FL; “Complying with U.S. Export Controls“; Commerce/BIS
* Mar 19: Orlando, FL; “How to Build an Export Compliance Program“; Commerce/BIS

* Mar 24: “Export Documentation“; Chamber International

* Mar 24; Kansas, City, MO; “FTZ 101“; Miller & Company P.C.

#
* Mar 24-25: San Francisco; “Global Encryption, Cloud & Cyber Export Controls“; ACI

* Mar 25; Kansas City, MO; “FTZ 201“; Miller & Company P.C.

* Mar 25-26: Park City, UT; “Managing ITAR/EAR Complexities Seminar“; ECS

* Mar 25-26:
Tysons Corner, VA;”ITAR Fundamentals“; FD Associates

* Mar 26:
San Francisco; “12th Advanced Forum on International Technology Transfers“; ACI
* Mar 27: Philadelphia, PA; “Exporting Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training  


* Mar 30-Apr 2: Orlando, FL; “ITAR Controls (Mar 30-31) / EAR & OFAC Export Controls (Apr 1-2)“; ECTI; 540-433-397 

* Apr 7-8: Washington D.C.; “6th National Conference on CFIUS & Team Telecom; ACI

* Apr 15-16: Harrisburg, PA; “Complying with U.S. Export Controls“; Commerce/BIS
* Apr 21-22: New Orleans, LA; “Mastering ITAR/EAR Challenges Seminar“; ECS
* Apr 22: London, UK; “
Intermediate Seminar: Strategic Export Controls
“; UK DIT
* Apr 23: London, UK; “
Foundation Workshop: Strategic Export Controls
“; UK DIT
* Apr 23: London, UK; “
 
Licenses Workshop: Strategic Export Controls
“; UK DIT
 

* Apr 23: Atlanta, GA; “Exporting Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training
* Apr 23: Charlotte, NC; “Exporting Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training
* Apr 23: Cleveland, OH; “Exporting Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training
* Apr 23: Minneapolis, MN; “Exporting Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training

* Apr 28-29: Orange County, CA; “Complying with U.S. Export Controls“; Commerce/BIS 
* Apr 29-30: Washington DC; “
Economic Sanctions Enforcement and Compliance
“; American Conference Institute

#
* May 12-13: Berlin, Germany; “
Berlin Forum on Global Economic Sanctions“; C5

* May 13: St. Louis, MO; “Exporting Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training
* May 14: Milwaukee, WI; “Exporting Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training

* May 19-20: Charleston, SC; “Complying with U.S. Export Controls“; Commerce/BIS

* May 20:
Tysons Corner, VA”EAR Basics“; FD Associates 

* May 21: Louisville, KY; “Exporting Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training

* May 27-28: Hong Kong, China; “Hong Kong Summit on Economic Sanctions Enforcement and Compliance“;
American Conference Institute

* Jun 4-5: Seattle, WA;
Complying with U.S. Export Controls“; Commerce/BIS

* Jun 9-10: Shanghai, China; “China Forum for Legal and Compliance Officers“; American Conference Institute

* Jun 11: San Diego, CA; “Exporting Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training

* Jun 17: London, UK; “Trade & Customs Compliance Group“; TechUK

* Jun 22-25: San Diego, CA; “ITAR Controls (June 22-23) / EAR & OFAC Export Controls (June 24-25)“; ECTI; 540-433-3977

* Jun 25: Boston, MA; “Exporting Procedures Seminar“; International Business Training

* Jul 21-22: Washington DC; “FCPA High Risks Markets“; American Conference Institute

* Aug 4-5: Orlando, FL;
Complying with U.S. Export Controls“; Commerce/BIS

* Aug 19-20:
Tysons Corner, VA; “
ITAR FUNdamentals
“; FD Associates

* Sep 14-15: Los Angeles, CA; “Complying with U.S. Export Controls“; Commerce/BIS

* Sep 23-24: Los Angeles, CA;
Complying with U.S. Export Controls“; Commerce/BIS

* Oct 21-23: Tysons Corner, VA; “
U.S. Export Controls From A Foreign Perspective
“; FD Associates
*November 11-12: Tysons Corner, VA; “
ITAR for the Empowered Official
“; FD Associates

 

Webinars  
 

* Jan 22: Webinar: “Export Jurisdiction and Classification Determination Basics“; Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg

* Jan 23: Webinar: Challenges in Compliance and Corporate Governance“, Gibson Dunn

* Jan 23: Webinar; “
Exporting Procedures
“; Global Training Center


* Jan 24: Webinar; “
Incoterms 
“; Global Training Center
* Jan 25: Webinar: “
Roadmap to a Successful Voluntary Self-Disclosure
“; U.S. Census
* Jan 27: Webinar; “
Tariff Classification
“; Global Training Center
* Jan 28: Webinar; “
NAFTA Rules of Origin
“; Global Training Center
* Jan 29: Webinar; “
Importing Procedures
“; Global Training Center
* Jan 30: Webinar; “
Importing 201
“; Global Training Center
* Jan 31: Webinar; “
International Logistics
“; Global Training Center

#
* Feb 11: Webinar: “German Corporate Sanctions Act“; Gibson Dunn

Feb 18: Webinar: “Drop Shipments & Routed Transactions“; NCBFAA

* Feb 28: Webinar; “
CTPAT
 
“; Global Training Center

* Mar 10: Webinar: “Cultural Sensitivity Program” NCBFAA

* Mar 19: Webinar; “
Export to Mexico
“; Global Training Center
* Mar 20: Webinar; “
Export to Canada
“; Global Training Center
* Mar 23: Webinar; “
Tariff Classification
“; Global Training Center
* Mar 24: Webinar; “
NAFTA Rules of Origin
“; Global Training Center
* Mar 25: Webinar; “
International Logistics
“; Global Training Center
* Mar 26: Webinar; “
Letters of Credit
“; Global Training Center
* Apr 06: Webinar; “
Importing Procedures
“; Global Training Center
* Apr 07: Webinar; “
Importing 201
“; Global Training Center
* Apr 14: Webinar: “
ACE Export Reports for Compliance
“; NCBFAA
* May 07: Webinar; “
CTPAT
“; Global Training Center
* May 11: Webinar; “
International Logistics
“; Global Training Center
* May 12: Webinar; “
Letters of Credit
“; Global Training Center
* May 19: Webinar; “
Exporting Procedures
“; Global Training Center
* May 20: Webinar; “
Incoterms
“; Global Training Center
* May 21: Webinar; “
Export to Mexico
“; Global Training Center
* May 22: Webinar; “
Export to Canada
“; Global Training Center
* Jun 16: Webinar; “
Tariff Classification
“; Global Training Center
* Jun 17: Webinar; “
NAFTA Rules of Origin
“; Global Training Center

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ENEDITOR’S NOTES

EN_a115. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations

(Source: Editor)



Muhammad Ali
 (born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.; 17 Jan 1942 – 3 Jun 2016, was an American 
professional boxer
, widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century.)
  – “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'”
  – “I don’t trust anyone who’s nice to me but rude to the waiter. Because they would treat me the same way if I were in that position.”
 

Benjamin Franklin
 (17 Jan 1706 – 17 Apr 1790, was one of the 
Founding Fathers of the United States
. Franklin was a renowned 
polymath
 and a leading author, printer, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As an inventor, he is known for the 
lightning rod

bifocals
, and the 
Franklin stove
, among other inventions.)
 – “
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
 
Friday Funnies — Signs of the Times: 
 
At an optometrist’s office: 
“If you don’t see what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place.”
 
At a tire shop in Milwaukee: 
“Invite us to your next blowout.”
 
In a veterinarian’s waiting room:
“Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!”
 
At a propane filling station:
“Thank Heaven for little grills.”
 
In a Chicago radiator shop: 
“Best place in town to take a leak.”

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EN_a216. 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 are listed below.
 
Agency 
Regulations 
Latest Update 
DHS CUSTOMS REGULATIONS: 19 CFR, Ch. 1, Pts. 0-199.  5 Apr 2019:  5 Apr 2019: 84 FR 13499-13513: Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation.
DOC EXPORT ADMINISTRATION REGULATIONS (EAR): 15 CFR Subtit. B, Ch. VII, Pts. 730-774.

6 Jan 2020:
85 FR 459-462
: Addition of Software Specially Designed to Automate the Analysis of Geospatial Imagery to the Export Control Classification Number 0Y521 Series.

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

23 Feb 2015: 80 FR 9359,

comprehensive updating of regulations, updates the activities and technologies subject to specific authorization and DOE reporting requirements.  

DOE EXPORT AND IMPORT OF NUCLEAR EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL; 10 CFR Part 110. 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.

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.

85 FR 2020-2022: Department of State 2020 Civil Monetary Penalties Inflationary Adjustment

 

DOT FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL REGULATIONS (OFAC FACR): 31 CFR, Parts 500-599, Embargoes, Sanctions, Executive Orders.
22 Nov 2019:

84 FR 64415-64417: Venezuela Sanctions Regulations

USITC HARMONIZED TARIFF SCHEDULE OF THE UNITED STATES (HTS, HTSA or HTSUSA),

1 Jan 2019: 19 USC 1202 Annex. 
  – HTS codes for AES are available here.
  – HTS codes that are not valid for AES are available here.

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