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The Daily Bugle Weekly Highlights: Week 28 (12-16 Jul 2021)

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Last week’s highlights of The Daily Bugle included in this edition are:

  1. Commerce/BIS Amends EAR to Add/Remove Entities on Entity List, Unverified List, and Military End-User List; Monday, 12 Jul 2021; Item #1
  2. Commerce/BIS Notice of Meeting of SITAC on 27 Jul 2021; Tuesday, 13 Jul 2021; Item #1
  3. DHS/CBP: CSMS #48755560 – INFORMATION: Expiration of General Approved Exclusion Harmonized Tariff Scheduled (HTS) 7208.39.0015; Tuesday, 13 Jul 2021; Item #4
  4. Treasury/OFAC: Issuance of Venezuela-related General License 40 and Frequently Asked Questions; Tuesday, 13 Jul 2021; Item #6
  5. Commerce/BIS: “Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting”; Wednesday, 14 Jul 2021; Item #1

 

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Commerce/BIS Amends EAR to Add/Remove Entities on Entity List, Unverified List, and Military End-User List

(Source: Federal Register, 12 Jul 2021) [Excerpts]

 

86 FR 36496: Rule

* AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

* ACTION: Final rule.

* SUMMARY: This final rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding thirty-four entities under forty-three entries to the Entity List. These thirty-four entities have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the foreign policy interests of the United States and will be listed on the Entity List under the destinations of Canada; People’s Republic of China (China); Iran; Lebanon; Netherlands (The Netherlands); Pakistan; Russia; Singapore; South Korea; Taiwan; Turkey; the United Arab Emirates (UAE); and the United Kingdom. This final rule also revises one entry on the Entity List under the destination of China. This final rule also removes one entry from the Entity List under the destination of Germany. This final rule removes one entity from the Unverified List, as a conforming change to this same entity being added to the Entity List. In addition, this final rule amends the EAR by adding one entity to the Military End-User (MEU) List under the destination of Russia.

* DATES: This rule is effective July 12, 2021.

 

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Commerce/BIS Notice of Meeting of SITAC on 27 Jul 2021

(Source: Federal Register, 13 Jul 2021) [Excerpts]

 

86 FR 36701: Notice of Meeting The Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee (SITAC)

* AGENCY: Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security

* ACTION: Notice of Partially Closed Meeting

* SUMMARY: Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting The Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee (SITAC) will meet on July 27, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, via remote teleconference. 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.

The open session will be accessible via teleconference on a first come, first serve basis. To join the conference, submit inquiries to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yvette.Springer@bis.doc.gov no later than July 20, 2021. A limited number of seats will be available during the public session of the meeting. 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 distribution of public presentation materials to the Committee members, the Committee suggests that the materials be forwarded before the meeting to Ms. Springer.  For more information contact Yvette Springer, (202) 482-2813.

 

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DHS/CBP: CSMS #48755560 – INFORMATION: Expiration of General Approved Exclusion Harmonized Tariff Scheduled (HTS) 7208.39.0015

(Source: CSMS #48755560, 13 July 2021)

 

The purpose of this message is to inform the trade community of the expiration of Section 232 General Approved Exclusion (GAE) number 92.S for Harmonized Tariff Scheduled (HTS) 7208.39.0015 on Flat Rolled Iron as of midnight June 30, 2021.

HTS 7208.39.0015 was established as GAE 92.S in 85 FR 81600. The Department of Commerce has determined that the GAE status of HTS 7208.39.0015 will be permitted to expire along with the HTS number 7208.39.0015 in the latest round of 484(f) Committee Changes to HTS and Schedule B implemented on July 1, 2021.

The two replacement HTS numbers for 7208.39.0015 are HTS 7208.39.0020 and HTS 7208.30.0025.  These replacement HTS numbers will be subject to Section 232 duties and quotas on their effective date of July 1, 2021. 

For questions regarding the expired GAE, please contact the Department of Commence at Steel232@bis.doc.gov.   For questions regarding Section 232 quotas, please contact the HQ Quota Branch at HQQuota@cbp.dhs.gov.  For questions regarding Section 232 trade remedies, 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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Treasury/OFAC: Issuance of Venezuela-related General License 40 and Frequently Asked Questions

(Source: OFAC, 12 Jul 2021)

 

The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is issuing Venezuela-related General License 40, “Authorizing Certain Transactions Involving the Exportation or Reexportation of Liquefied Petroleum Gas to Venezuela.” In addition, OFAC is issuing related new Frequently Asked Questions 914 and 915.

For more information on this specific action, please visit this page.

 

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Commerce/BIS: “Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting”

(Source: Federal Register, 14 Jul 2021) [Excerpts]

 

86 FR 37117: Notice

   The Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee (ISTAC) will meet on July 28 and 29, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. The meetings will be available via teleconference. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration on technical questions that affect the level of export controls applicable to information systems equipment and technology.

Wednesday, July 28

Open Session

(1) Welcome and Announcements

(2) Working Group Reports

(3) New Business

Thursday, July 29:

Closed Session

(4) Discussion of matters determined to be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 Sec. Sec. 

10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3).

  The open session will be accessible via teleconference. To join the conference, submit inquiries to Ms. Yvette Springer at 

Yvette.Springer@bis.doc.gov, no later than July 21, 2021.

  To the extent time permits, members of the public may present oral statements to the Committee. The public may submit written statements at any time before or after the meeting. However, to facilitate distribution of public presentation materials to Committee members, the Committee suggests that public presentation materials or comments be forwarded before the meeting to Ms. Springer.

  For more information, call Yvette Springer at (202) 482-2813.

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