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Thursday, 2 July 2020

  1. DOJ: “Comments Request Extension – Firearm Inquiry Statistics (FIST) Program”
  2. State Department: “Statutory Debarment Under the AECA and the ITAR”
  1. Items Scheduled for Future Federal Register Edition
  2. Commerce/BIS: “Order Denying Export Privileges for Mahin Mojtahedzadeh and Others”
  3. Commerce/BIS Releases Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory
  4. DHS/CBP: “Section 301 Filing Requirements Related to Changes in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Effective 1 Jul”
  5. State/DDTC: (No new postings)
  6. Treasury/OFAC: “Revocation of Venezuela-Related General License; Venezuela-Related Designations Removals”
  7. Hong Kong TID: “Imports of U.S.-origin Electronics and Telecommunications Products”
  1. EU Sanctions: “Finnish NGO Granted UN Sanctions Exemption for N. Korea Aid”
  2. Reuters: “U.S. Commerce Official Resigns, Viewed as Moderating Voice on China Export Issues”
  3. Reuters: “U.S. House Passes Bill to Sanction Chinese Banks Over Hong Kong”
  1. C. Tinaves: “Changes to EEI Filing Requirements for Exports to China, Russia, and Venezuela”
  2. Husch Blackwell: “Opportunity to Request Administrative Review”
  3. Kelley Drye: “A First Step: BIS Eliminates Certain Hong Kong Export License Exceptions”
  4. Midwest Trade Law: “OFAC Keeps Busy with Iran, Syria, and Venezuela Designations”
  5. Thompson Hine: “U.S. Tightens Export Controls for Hong Kong – Pompeo States That If China Treats Hong Kong as ‘One Country, One System,’ So Must the U.S.”
  1. ECS Presents: 15-16 Oct; Toronto, CA; “ITAR/EAR Controls for Non-US Companies”
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EXIM ITEMS FROM TODAY’S FEDERAL REGISTER

(Source:
Federal Register
, 2 Jul 2020) [Excerpts]

 
85 FR 39935: Notice
* AGENCY: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Department of Justice.
* ACTION: 30-Day notice.
* SUMMARY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register allowing a 60-day comment period. BJS received one comment in response. The comment supported expanding the collection to a census of all agencies rather than a sample, changes to the questions from previous versions of the survey, and requested expansion of the data collection to include information on prosecutions of firearm dealers and timelier reporting. BJS retained the changes to the questions. In reviewing the methodology, BJS decided to continue using a sample rather than a census of checking agencies to keep a lower total burden. The FIST program is not able to capture the information required to report on prosecutions of firearm dealers.
* DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 30 days until August 3, 2020. 

 
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85 FR 39967: Notice
* ACTION: Notice; correction.
* SUMMARY: The Department of State is correcting Public Notice 11118 published in the Federal Register on May 20, 2020 imposing statutory debarment under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) on persons convicted of violating, or conspiracy to violate, the Arms Export Control Act (AECA). The effective date for the imposition of statutory debarment remains May 20, 2020.
* FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jae E. Shin, Director, Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Department of State at (202) 632-2107.

 
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OGS OTHER GOVERNMENT SOURCES

(Source:
Federal Register
)

 
* Justice/ATF; NOTICES;
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals:
Federal Firearms Licensee Firearms Inventory Theft/Loss Report
; [Pub. Date: 6 Jul 2020]
(PDF)
 
* Treasury/OFAC;
NOTICES
;
Blocking or Unblocking of Persons and Properties
; [Pub. Date: 6 Jul 2020] (PDF)

 
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(Source:
Commerce/BIS
,
1 Jul 2020) [Excerpts]
 
On January 30, 2020, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, Mahin Mojtahedzadeh, a.k.a. Mahin Toussi Mojtahedzadeh, a.k.a. Mahin Mojtahedzadeh Toussi (“Mojtahedzadeh”), was convicted of violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C § 1701, et seq. (2012)) (“IEEPA”). Specifically, Mojtahedzadeh was convicted of violating IEEPA by conspiring to unlawfully export gas turbine parts from the United States to Iran without having first obtained the required U.S. Government authorization.  …  
 
Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED:
(I)
First
, from the date of this Order until January 30, 2030, Mahin Mojtahedzadeh, a.k.a. Mahin Toussi Mojtahedzadeh, a.k.a. Mahin Mojtahedzadeh Toussi, with a last known address of No 63, Aghaghia 3, Milad 16, Sajjad BLVD, Mashhad. Iran, and when acting 
for or on her behalf, her successors, assigns, employees, agents or representatives (“the Denied Person”), may not directly or indirectly participate in any way in any transaction involving any commodity, software or technology (hereinafter collectively referred to as “item”) exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, . . . .
. . .
(VI)
Sixth
, this Order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until January 30, 2030.

 
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OGS_a35. Commerce/BIS Releases Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory

(Source:
Commerce/BIS,
1 Jul 2020)
 
The Department of Commerce, along with the Departments of State, the Treasury, and Homeland Security, are issuing a business advisory to highlight risks and considerations for businesses with supply chain exposure to entities engaged in forced labor and other human rights abuses in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

“China continues to commit brutal human rights abuses against ethnic minorities from Xinjiang, including operating dystopian surveillance systems and employing the contemptible practice of forced labor,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “This business advisory highlights the risks U.S. companies, individuals, and other organizations face when dealing with entities involved in these human rights abuses.”

The business advisory follows Department of Commerce Entity List designations of 37 Chinese entities engaged in or enabling human rights abuses in Xinjiang, the most recent of which became effective on June 5. These Entity List actions further restrict access to U.S. goods and technology through the establishment of entity-specific license requirements for the export, re-export and transfer of U.S goods to these designated parties.

The Chinese Communist Party continues to carry out a campaign of repression in Xinjiang, targeting members of Muslim minority groups.  Specific abuses include mass arbitrary detentions, severe physical abuse, forced labor, and other labor abuses, oppressive surveillance used arbitrarily or unlawfully, religious persecution, and other infringements of the rights of members of those groups in Xinjiang. 

In order to mitigate reputational and other risks, businesses, individuals, and other organizations that choose to operate in Xinjiang or engage with entities that use labor from Xinjiang elsewhere in China should be aware of various risks associated with certain types of involvement with entities that commit human rights abuses.
For more information on the Business Advisory, please click here.

 
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(Source:
DHS/CBP, 1 Jul 2020)
 
BACKGROUND

   Effective July 1, 2020, certain statistical breakouts under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) have been modified. Some of these statistical breakouts affect tariff classifications subject to Section 301 duties.
 
GUIDANCE

   CBP is awaiting forthcoming guidance from the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to implement updates to Section 301-related HTSUS numbers.
  One HTSUS modification subject to Section 301 duties will be available in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) as of 7 am eastern standard time, July 7, 2020:
Previous Statistical Breakout
7310100010
New Statistical Breakout

7310100015
  For entries filed on or after July 1, 2020, once ACE programming has been updated for the modifications to the HTSUS numbers subject to Section 301 duties, importers/filers should submit entry summary corrections through Post Summary Corrections (PSCs) for entry lines filed between July 1, 2020, and the effective date of the Section 301 HTSUS updates in ACE.
  Reminder: importers, brokers, and/or filers should refer to CSMS 39587858 (Entry Summary Order of Reporting for Multiple HTS when 98 or 99 HTS are required) for guidance when filing an entry summary in which a heading or subheading in Chapter 99 is claimed on imported merchandise.
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

   Questions related to the information and guidance contained within this CSMS should be referred to Trade Remedies Branch. Questions from the importing community concerning ACE entry rejections involving product exclusions should be referred to their CBP Client Representative. For questions related to Section 301 entry-filing requirements, please refer to CSMS message #42203908 (Information on Trade Remedy Questions and Resources)

 
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCBP/bulletins/283fb04.

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(Source:
Treasury/OFAC, 2 Jul 2020) [Excerpt]
 
OFAC is revoking and archiving on its website Venezuela-related General License 37 “Authorizing the Wind Down of Transactions Involving Delos Voyager Shipping Ltd, Romina Maritime Co Inc, and Certain Vessels.”
In addition, OFAC has removed the following names from its list of Specially Designated Nationals.

 
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   This circular informs traders of the U.S. export licence requirement for U.S.-origin electronics and telecommunications products export / re-export to or transfer within Hong Kong starting from 30 June 2020.   
 

Details
   According to the Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s latest announcement on 30 June 2020 about the U.S.’ licensing requirements for export / re-export to or transfer within Hong Kong, with effect from 30 June 2020, U.S. export authorisation, which is usually in the form of an individual validated licence issued by the BIS, will be required for electronics and telecommunications products under Export Control Classification Numbers (“ECCN”) 3A001, 3A002.h, 3B001, 3B002, 3C002.a, 3C005, 3C006, 5A001, 5B001 and their sub-categories, amongst other types of products1.
  There is
 
no change
 
to Hong Kong’s import and export licensing control on strategic commodities as required under the Import and Export Ordinance (Chapter 60 of the Laws of Hong Kong) and the Import and Export (Strategic Commodities) Regulations (Chapter 60G of the Laws of Hong Kong).
Traders importing the U.S.-origin products concerned are advised to liaise and check with their exporters / manufacturers, particularly to obtain the necessary and applicable U.S. export authorisation according to the latest requirements.
In this connection, since U.S. Licence Exception GBS is inapplicable for export / re-export to or transfer within Hong Kong with effective from 30 June 2020, TID will liaise with the licensees concerned to cancel the relevant unused licences.  Otherwise, traders might risk themselves violating the relevant U.S. laws and regulations.     
 

Enquiry

   If you have any enquiry concerning this circular, please contact Miss Cas Lam at telephone number 2398 5575 or by email at

 
stc@tid.gov.hk.

 
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COM NEWS

NWS_a110.
EU Sanctions: “Finnish NGO Granted UN Sanctions Exemption for N. Korea Aid”

(Source:
EU Sanctions, 1 Jul 2020) [Excerpts]
 
   The UN Security Council has 
granted
 
Finn Church Aid’s request for exemption from UN sanctions for 6 months. Finn Church Aid has been authorised to import items within the scope of its humanitarian assistance project, which aims to enhance the food security of primary school aged children in 2 North Korean counties, and to conduct disaster risk and emergency education to “bolster the resilience of vulnerable children and their families”. The transfer of funds for staff, office management, learning materials and transport, and imports of technology such as laptops have been authorised.

NWS_a211.
Reuters: “U.S. Commerce Official Resigns, Viewed as Moderating Voice on China Export Issues”

(Source: Reuters, 1 Jul 20
20
)
 
A senior U.S. Commerce Department official involved in export policy has resigned, a spokesman said on Wednesday, marking the departure of a moderating voice in the Trump administration about export restrictions on Huawei and other Chinese companies.
Richard Ashooh, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Export Administration for the past three years, was known as neither a hardliner nor a dove, according to people familiar with him.
Ashooh’s resignation will be effective on July 16, the department spokesman confirmed. He declined to comment on a reason for Ashooh’s move.

NWS_a312.
Reuters: “U.S. House Passes Bill to Sanction Chinese Banks Over Hong Kong”

(Source:
Reuters, 2 Jul 2020) [Excerpts]
 
   The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday that would penalize banks doing business with Chinese officials who implement a national security law that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called a “brutal, sweeping crackdown” on Hong Kong.
   The measure passed by unanimous consent, reflecting concern in Washington over China’s enactment of a security law seen as ending the autonomy that allowed the former British colony to thrive as an international financial center.
The U.S. Senate passed similar legislation last week, but under congressional rules the bill must return to the Senate and be passed there before being sent to the White House for President Donald Trump to sign into law or veto.
Earlier, Pelosi made an unusual appearance at a committee hearing on the situation in Hong Kong to say the security law marked the death of the “One Country, Two Systems” principle.
  “The law is a brutal, sweeping crackdown against the people of Hong Kong, intended to destroy the freedoms they were promised,” Pelosi said at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing.
   Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the security law was an affront to all nations and Washington would continue to implement Trump’s directive to end the territory’s special status.

   The United States has already begun eliminating Hong Kong’s special status, halting defense exports and restricting the territory’s access to high technology products.

COM COMMENTARY

(Source: Author, 2 Jul 2020)
 
 
On Monday, June 29
th, the
final rule expanding controls for military end use or military end users in China, Russia, or Venezuela (the “Military End User” (MEU) rule) entered into effect. In addition to expanding license requirements for exports of certain items to “military end users” and expanding the definition of “military end use” in Section 744.21 of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the final rule also revised Section 758.1 of the EAR.

The new rule expanded Electronic Export Information (EEI) filing requirements in the Automated Export System (AES) to require EEI filing for exports of any value of items on the Commerce Control List to China, Russia, or Venezuela, unless the shipment is eligible for License Exception Governments and International Organizations (GOV). Previously, shipments to these countries below $2,500 that did not require an export license did not trigger the EEI filing requirement. Notably, EAR99 items are not subject to this requirement. The EAR99 designation is used for items that fall under the jurisdiction of the Commerce Department, but are not listed on the CCL. This point was specifically addressed by BIS in
FAQs posted to its website earlier this week.

The EEI filing requirements will be staggered. Currently, exports of items listed in
Supplement 2 to Part 744 destined for China, Russia, and Venezuela require an EEI to be submitted, regardless of whether a license is required or the value of the items. This includes many items that otherwise would only be controlled for anti-terrorism reasons, like mass market encryption items classified under ECCNs 5A992 and 5D992 or aircraft parts and components classified under 9A991. On September 27, 2020 however, the EEI requirement for products controlled under other ECCNs to these countries will begin. As such, exporters shipping items destined for China, Russia, or Venezuela should take a close look at the export classification of their products prior to shipment.

 
* Principal Author: Camron J. Greer, 1-202-378-2413, Husch Blackwell LLP
 
  On July 1, 2020, Commerce announced in the Federal Register the opportunity to request an annual administrative review for products that are currently subject to antidumping and countervailing duties.
The products and countries that have July anniversary months are the following:
  • Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Belgium, Colombia, and Thailand
  • Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from India, Korea, Taiwan, and China
  • Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from India, Italy, Korea, Taiwan, and China
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film from India and Taiwan
  • Certain Pasta from Italy and Turkey
  • Steel Nails from Malaysia, Oman, Vietnam, and Taiwan
  • Welded Stainless Steel Pressure Pipe from Malaysia, Vietnam, and Thailand
  • Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Thailand and China
  • Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Turkey
  • Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Korea and Taiwan
  • Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) from Ukraine
  • In-Shell Pistachios from Iran
  • Various products from Japan and from China
   As part of this annual review process, Commerce intends to select respondents based on an analysis of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data for U.S. imports during the period of review which is released only to legal counsel for interested parties. Any party wishing to participate in the antidumping and countervailing duty review process or who may be affected by duties on the products identified in the Federal Register notice should file a request for review no later than July 31, 2020.  In order to be eligible to participate in the review, a party must either be an exporter or importer of the specific products and during the specific time periods identified in the Federal Register notice.

COM_a215.
Kelley Drye: “A First Step: BIS Eliminates Certain Hong Kong Export License Exceptions”

(Source:
Kelley Drye, 1 Jul 2020)
 


* Principal Author: 
Scott Wise
, 
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP


 
   Today the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
 
announced
 
that it is suspending license exceptions for exports, re-exports, or transfers to or within Hong Kong that provide differential treatment than license exceptions available for shipments to mainland China.  In other words, if a license exception is not available for shipments to China, then it can no longer be used for shipments to Hong Kong.  The rule change comes in response to new national security restrictions imposed on the territory by China.  If your company uses license exceptions to make shipments to Hong Kong, you must carefully review this rule to determine whether the license exception remains valid.  Several common license exceptions, including Additional Permissive Reexports (“APR”) and Temporary Imports, Exports, Reexports, and Transfers (“TMP”), among others, are affected.
   The new rule is effective today, but there is a savings clause that authorizes the use of license exceptions for shipments that were on the dock for loading, already loaded, or already en route by today.  Certain deemed exports and deemed re-exports are also authorized under existing license exceptions until August 28, 2020.
   This rule did not change the Export Administration Regulations’ (EAR) Country Chart, which means that all items that could be exported, re-exported, or transferred to Hong Kong without a license or the use of a license exception may still be shipped.  However, it is likely that further restrictions on exports to Hong Kong are coming, given recent statements from the
 
Commerce
 
and the
 
State Departments and
 
proposed legislation under consideration in the Senate.  Continued monitoring of these issues will be necessary to ensure compliance in this rapidly changing landscape.


COM_a316.
Midwest Trade Law: “OFAC Keeps Busy with Iran, Syria, and Venezuela Designations”

(Source: 
Midwest Trade Law, 30 Jun 2020)

 

* Author: 
Valentin. A Povarchuk, Esq., 1-651-237-2173, 
Midwest Trade Law 
 
   It is evident now that the U.S. government officials charged with implementing U.S. sanctions policies remain hard at work, even while they are confined at homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In June alone, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) in the Department of the Treasury has acted 6 times to make new designations, amend, and remove designations under its sanctions programs on Iran, Syria, and Venezuela.  These actions, among others, can be found on OFAC Recent Actions page.
   On one hand, there is nothing very remarkable about OFAC’s tinkering with its Specially Designated Nationals (“SDN”) list, adding some parties here, amending entries, and sometimes removing some parties there.  This is a routine activity for OFAC, and as long as your organization conducts restricted party screening using the U.S. government’s Consolidated Screening List, or, better yet, one of the many commercial solutions, that screening process should capture all the changes to the SDN list.
  What is worth noting, though, is that a substantial portion of the individuals and entities designated by OFAC through these actions, are not in Iran, Syria, or Venezuela.  In fact, the SDN parties hail from places as diverse as the United Kingdom, Germany, Greece, Malta, Liberia, India, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Panama, Bahamas, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Canada, and . . . (drum roll), the United States of America.
(Another notable thing is that on June 17, 2020, OFAC designated as SDNs Bashar Al-Assad, President of Syria, and his family members.  Though, arguably, these designations are well-deserved, it is highly unusual, as a matter of diplomacy, to designate a current head of a sovereign state.)
What is the significance of the fact that OFAC sanctions targeting Iran, Syria, and Venezuela are resulting in SDN designations in 18 other countries?  Remember, also, that under OFAC’s so-called “50 percent rule,” U.S. persons (and, under some sanction programs, also their non-U.S. affiliates) are prohibited from dealing not only with the specifically-designated parties, but also with unlisted entities that are 50 percent or more owned by one or more designated parties.
   I think the important takeaway from this is that you do not need to be doing business in Iran, Syria, and Venezuela, or even in the vicinity of these countries, to run afoul of OFAC sanctions.  Almost any enterprise engaged in transnational business runs some risk of violating OFAC sanctions (and then there are the UN, EU, UK, Japanese, and other sanctions programs).  Of course, not all international businesses have equally high risks.  But, that is why OFAC and other sanctions enforcement authorities expect that companies engaging in business internationally maintain a risk-based sanctions compliance program.  I have discussed OFAC’s expectations for sanctions compliance program earlier in this blog post.


COM_a417.
Thompson Hine: “U.S. Tightens Export Controls for Hong Kong – Pompeo States That If China Treats Hong Kong as ‘One Country, One System,’ So Must the U.S.”

(Source:
Trump and Trade, 30 Jun 2020)
 


   On June 29, 2020, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
 
announced
 
that the United States was ending exports of U.S.-origin defense equipment to Hong Kong and “will take steps toward imposing the same restrictions on U.S. defense and dual-use technologies to Hong Kong as it does for China.” The secretary noted that the United States “can no longer distinguish between the export of controlled items to Hong Kong or to mainland China. We cannot risk these items falling into the hands of the People’s Liberation Army.” Since China’s actions in June 2019 to crack down on Hong Kong protests
, Pompeo stated that because “Beijing now treats Hong Kong as ‘One Country, One System,’ so must we.” While no formal notice of a regulatory change has been posted to date by the Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), all interested parties must assume that as of June 30, 2020, all exports of defense/military articles under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) will be reviewed for export licenses under a general policy of denial.


   Similarly, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has
 
announced
 
that with China’s imposition of new security measures on Hong Kong, “the risk that sensitive U.S. technology will be diverted to the People’s Liberation Army or Ministry of State Security has increased.” As a result, he stated that Commerce Department regulations providing preferential trade and export control treatment to Hong Kong, including the availability of export license exceptions, have been suspended. On June 30, 2020, the Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
 
posted an announcement
 
noting that effective immediately, “BIS is hereby suspending any License Exceptions for exports to Hong Kong, reexports to Hong Kong, and transfers (in-country) within Hong Kong of items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 CFR Parts 730-774, that provide differential treatment than those available to the People’s Republic of China.” As a result of this action, no items subject to the EAR may be exported to Hong Kong based upon a license exception (except for transactions that would otherwise be eligible for a license exception if exported to China).
BIS has clarified that any shipments of items to Hong Kong that were on dock for loading, on lighter, laden aboard an exporting or transferring carrier, or en route aboard a carrier to a port of export or reexport on June 30, 2020, may proceed to their destination under any previous license exception eligibility. Further, deemed export/reexport transactions involving Hong Kong persons authorized due to license exception eligibility prior to June 30, 2020 may continue to be authorized under such provision until August 28, 2020, after which such transactions will require a license.


TE EX/IM TRAINING EVENTS & CONFERENCES

TE_a1
18.
ECS Presents: 15-16 Oct; Toronto, CA; “ITAR/EAR Controls for Non-US Companies”

(Source: ECS)
 
*What:  ITAR/EAR Controls for Non-U.S. Companies
*When:  15-16 Oct
*Where:  Toronto, CA
*Sponsor: Export Compliance Solutions & Consulting (ECS)
*ECS Speakers:  Suzanne Palmer, Mal Zerden
*Register: 
here or write to liz@exportcompliancesolutions.com or call 1-866-238-4018

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EN EDITOR’S NOTES

EN_a119. Bartlett’s Unfamiliar Quotations

(Source: Editor)

 

* Hermann Hesse (Hermann Karl Hesse; 2 Jul 1877 – 9 Aug 1962; was a German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Demian, Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.)
  – “Those who cannot think or take responsibility for themselves need, and clamor for, a leader.”
  – “Only the ideas that we really live have any value.”

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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: 84 FR 13499:

Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation. 
DOC EXPORT ADMINISTRATION REGULATIONS (EAR): 15 CFR Subtit. B, Ch. VII, Pts. 730-774. 
DOC FOREIGN TRADE REGULATIONS (FTR): 15 CFR Part 30.   24 Apr 2018: 83 FR 17749: 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.  

15 Nov 2017, 82 FR 52823: miscellaneous corrections include correcting references, an address and a misspelling.

 
DOJ ATF ARMS IMPORT REGULATIONS: 27 CFR Part 447-Importation of Arms, Ammunition, and Implements of War. 
14 Mar 2019: 84 FR 9239: Bump-Stock-Type Devices.

DOS INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC IN ARMS REGULATIONS (ITAR): 22 C.F.R. Ch. I, Subch. M, Pts. 120-130. 
6 May 2020: 85 FR 26847: Notice (not an amendment) temporarily reducing the registration fee schedule in ITAR 122.3 until April 30, 2021. 
 
DOT FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL REGULATIONS (OFAC FACR): 31 CFR, Parts 500-599, Embargoes, Sanctions, Executive Orders

5 Jun 2020:
85 FR 84510:

Syria Sanctions Regulations. 

 
 
 
USITC HARMONIZED TARIFF SCHEDULE OF THE UNITED STATES (HTS, HTSA or HTSUSA), Revision 8.

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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