The Daily Bugle Weekly Highlights: Week 6 (3-7 February 2020)

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

  1. State/DDTC Announces Launch of DEECS Platform on February 18th; The Daily Bugle; Tuesday, 4 February 2020; Item #5.
  2. UK ECJU Publishes Notice to Exporters 2020/04: Changes to Inspection Procedures; The Daily Bugle; Thursday, 7 February 2020; Item #5.
  3. Treasury/OFAC Issues Mali Sanctions Regulations; The Daily Bugle; Wednesday, 29 January 2020; Item #5.
  4. EU Amends Restrictive Measures Concerning Somalia; The Daily Bugle; Wednesday, 29 January 2020; Item #6.


1. State/DDTC Announces Launch of DEECS Platform on February 18th

(Source: State/DDTC, 4 Feb 2020)

The Registration and Licensing applications will be released on the DECCS platform on February 18th! Until that time, please continue to process requests as normal. More information will be posted here on how to get started with DECCS on February 4th.


2. UK ECJU Publishes Notice to Exporters 2020/04: Changes to Inspection Procedures

(Source: UK ECJU, 6 Feb 2020)

The Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) has amended its inspection process regarding the use of open licences and electronic standard individual export licences (SIELs) with immediate effect.

Businesses will now be informed of the exact date when an inspection of their records will take place. Please note that this means we are no longer able to offer alternative dates. We will still try to give businesses between 4 and 6 weeks’ notice of the inspection date.

This change has become necessary because of the problems we have experienced trying to arrange on-site inspections at businesses. These issues have caused an unacceptable reduction in the total number of inspections we have been able to carry out.

This change does not diminish the ECJU’s authority, as given under Article 31 (2) of the Export Control Order 2008 (as amended), to enter premises, at any reasonable hour, to inspect records. ECJU will continue to exercise this authority as necessary.

Failure to permit an inspection to take place would be a breach of the order and HM Revenue & Customs will be informed of any acts of non-compliance in this regard.


3. Treasury/OFAC Issues Mali Sanctions Regulations

(Source: Treasury/OFAC, 6 Feb 2020)

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is issuing regulations to implement Executive Order 13882 of July 26, 2019 (“Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Mali”).  These regulations are currently available for public inspection with the Federal Register and will take effect upon publication in the Federal Register on February 7, 2020.  OFAC intends to supplement this part 555 with a more comprehensive set of regulations, which may include additional interpretive and definitional guidance and additional general licenses and statements of licensing policy.


4. EU Amends Restrictive Measures Concerning Somalia

(Source: Official Journal of the European Union, 7 Feb 2020)


* Council Regulation (EU) 2020/169 of 6 February 2020 amending Regulation (EC) No 147/2003 concerning restrictive measures in respect of Somalia


* Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/170 of 6 February 2020 amending Decision 2010/231/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Somalia

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