Source: ATF Along with other agencies, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will participate in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) pilot test of the International Trade Data System (ITDS), using electronic processing of export data through the Automated Export System (AES) which is accessed within CBP’s Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). ACE, […]

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Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury-OFAC OFAC updated the Frequently Asked Questions Relating to the Lifting of Certain U.S. Sanctions Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, amending two FAQs related to Financial and Banking Measures (C.7 and C.15), amending one FAQ related to Foreign Entities Owned or Controlled by U.S. Persons (K.19), and adding three […]

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DDTC invites to attend a webinar introducing the first release of the Defense Export Control Compliance System (DECCS); the IT Modernization effort which will replace DTrade and EFS with an easy to use, online system that provides industry with a content rich home page, the ability to save work in progress, and the ability to copy in-progress […]

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Source: U.S. Department of State-DDTC As part of the President’s Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by revising Category XII (fire control, laser, imaging, and guidance equipment) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to remove certain items from control on the USML and to describe more […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Commerce-BIS Alexey Barysheff of Brooklyn, New York, a naturalized citizen of the United States, was arrested on federal charges of illegally exporting controlled technology from the United States to end-users in Russia. Simultaneously, two Russian nationals, Dmitrii Aleksandrovich Karpenko and Alexey Krutilin, were arrested in Denver, Colorado, on charges of conspiring […]

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DDTC invites to attend a webinar introducing the first release of the Defense Export Control Compliance System (DECCS); the IT Modernization effort which will replace DTrade and EFS with an easy to use, online system that provides industry with a content rich home page, the ability to save work in progress, and the ability to […]

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Source: The Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON—The Obama administration agreed to back the lifting of United Nations sanctions on two Iranian state banks blacklisted for financing Iran’s ballistic-missile program on the same day in January that Tehran released four American citizens from prison, according to U.S. officials and congressional staff briefed on the deliberations. The U.N. […]

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Source: European Commission The European Commission proposes to strengthen controls on exports of certain goods and technologies that – in addition to legitimate civilian applications – may also be misused for severe human rights violations, terrorist acts or the development of weapons of mass destruction. A main element of today’s proposal is a new “human […]

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Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury – OFAC OFAC has released a Biennial Report of Licensing Activities pursuant to Section 906(c) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (“TSRA”), covering activities undertaken by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) under Section 906(a)(1) of the TSRA from October 2012 […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Public Affairs WASHINGTON – Amin Yu, 55, of Orlando, Florida, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for acting in the U.S. as an illegal agent of a foreign government without prior notification to the Attorney General and for conspiring to commit international money laundering. Assistant […]

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